About the restoration project
The work to restore Eastgate House was made possible through generous funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Buxton Building Contractors Limited completed the work on the house in the spring, 2017, The works included essential repairs to the roof, windows and floors and the installation of heating and lighting. In addition, unsightly pipe work and wiring was removed, and modern plaster work was replaced using traditional methods.
Access for visitors has also been improved with a new lift to the upper floors and the reinstatement of a staircase that was removed more than a century ago.
Founded in 1924, Buxton has over 90 years of experience in working with historic and listed buildings, and also worked on the Heritage Lottery Funded ‘Hidden Treasures, Fresh Expressions’ project at Rochester Cathedral. You can find out more about Buxton’s work on their website at
Eastgate house is now open again and the displays tell the story of those who lived in the house throughout the centuries. Space is also available to hire.
An artist’s impression of the lift extension to the rear of Eastgate House, as drawn by John Richards RIBA (Thomas Ford & Partners).
Plan your visit or enquire about room hire on the Visit Medway website.
Lift extension: Steel frame for the new lift extension as shown at 2nd floor level.
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