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Commissioner's Place - securing approval for residential development


  • To help secure the support of the local community and stakeholders for a proposed residential development in Medway 

  • Deliver a programme of community engagement and media relations support for the landowner  


Results and highlights 

  • Maxim worked closely with the landowners, planning consultants Barton Willmore, and Baca Architects on the proposals for 130 new homes in a former quarry in Strood, Medway. 

  • Maxim was responsible for: 

  • Naming the development, so it would resonate well with the local community 

  • Undertaking local stakeholder mapping to ensure we could get the right information to the right people during the project  

  • Developing the project website to provide clear and consistent information to the local community and stakeholders 

  • Organising and promoting the public exhibition at the local church hall, adjacent to the site 

  • Designing the invitation and its distribution to residents for the public exhibition 

  • Developing the content for the public exhibition panels in conjunction with the architects 

  • Providing a briefing note for local stakeholders 

  • Managing the public exhibition and monitoring attendance and comments, including a briefing for local councillors and media 

  • Operating the project office, which involved taking and responding to enquiries from the public via the project phone line or website 

  • Inputting the feedback from the public exhibition and engagement programme into the Statement of Community Involvement    

  • Commissioner’s Place was granted permission by Medway Council 



Services delivered

Services delivered 

Media relations, Public affairs, Community relations, Corporate communications, Event management 

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