This centre provides 1200 sq. m of commercial accommodation, focusing on the needs of small and starter businesses, particularly those in the Arts, Crafts and Design sectors. The accommodation comprises of a range of small studios, workshops, office units and communal facilities, designed with flexibility in mind which will include a gallery and breakout space. Other benefits include on site management, high speed internet access, free parking, business support and sign posting along with a stunning location within the The Historic Dockyard, Chatham. There is a thriving business community with over 140 small businesses employing over 1,000 people. A variety of companies are based here including high-tech design companies, management companies, solicitors, accountants, ship builders, sign writers and traditional craft businesses, such as wood carving and furniture restoration. All these businesses are housed in buildings ranging from properties that have been refurbished to a very high specification, to more traditional premises retaining their original character. Over 400 people also live within The Historic Dockyard’s walls - in properties that range from historic residences, large and small, to modern new homes.