Medway is situated in Kent in the south-east of England, just 45 mins from the centre of London, the channel tunnel and ports. Medway is made up of a number of towns including Strood, Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham, Rainham and some more rural areas, including the Hoo Peninsula.
The area has excellent access to the national motorway and rail networks. Medway council is a unitary authority and provides all local government services for a quarter of a million people. Medway has a highly skilled workforce and a young and culturally diverse population. Medway grew up around the river from which it takes its name and still continues this.
Due to Medway’s strategic location by the major crossing of the River Medway, it has made a wide and historically significant contribution to Kent, and to England, dating back thousands of years, as evident in the siting of Watling Street by the Romans and by Rochester Castle, Rochester Cathedral (the second oldest in Britain) and the Chatham naval dockyard.