Chatham Docks

Due for completion summer 2019

Leisure Centre

WD Outlet Management Ltd

A conversion of a Grade II* listed, former British Royal Navy No.8 Machine Shop to leisure use, this development, supported by the Chatham Maritime Trust, is part of one of the largest historical regeneration schemes in the UK.


The Machine Shop is a former dry dock slip-cover originally built in the mid 1840s by Fox Henderson & Co. for the Woolwich Dockyard and is believed to be the earliest surviving metal-framed slip cover in existence. Following the dockyard's closure in 1865, it was deconstructed and rebuilt at Chatham where it came to be used as a machine shop.


The juxtaposition of the historic frame and the proposed modern development provides a truly unique setting for leisure use, which will attract visitors both nationally and internationally.