Chatham: new homes

Anthea Masey discovers an entirely new island community of homes that has become one of Chatham’s best addresses with 1,700 new homes being built, plus a 20-acre site overlooking the Medway with 775 new flats and houses
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Horsted Park, Chatham
From £310,000: three-bedroom terrace house at Horsted Park

St Mary’s Island sits at the northern end of the docks in Chatham, on the final loop of the River Medway before it meets the sea.

Here, developer Countryside Maritime (01634 891200) has built nearly 1,300 new homes - and when the development is finally complete in 2021, there will be a total of 1,700.

Forty two homes in the Riverside Quarter on St Mary’s Island for completion in September 2013. Only five two-bedroom flats remain, with prices starting at £185,000. The final phase of The Fishing Village, also on St Mary’s Island, starts on-site this month. Again, there are 42 homes available but prices are not yet released.

Horsted Park, in Horsted Way is an award-winning Countryside development of 336 new homes. In the first phase, 32 houses out of a total of 106 houses and eight flats are ready for occupation. Others are being sold off-plan and this phase will be complete in December 2016. Prices start at £310,000 for a three-bedroom house.

The Quays is a mixed-use dockside development of two towers (one of 19 storeys, the other of 16 storeys), a five-storey wharf building, a 320-berth marina, bars and restaurants from developer Ardmore. Prices range from £116,000 for a studio to £189,500 for a two-bedroom flat.





Victory Pier, Gillingham
From £114,950: new flats and houses at Gillingham's Victory Pier development

Victory Pier is a mixed-use development from Berkeley Homes on the 20-acre former Akzo Nobel chemical works overlooking the Medway in nearby Gillingham.

When complete there will be 775 new homes, shops and restaurants, a new hotel, a 1,100 student village and an extra-car facility.

One-, two- and three-bedroom flats are being sold in the latest phase, Marina Heights, with prices starting at £114,950 for a one-bedroom flat and £265,000 for a three-bedroom flat.



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