A flourishing new community in the heart of Medway
Rochester Riverside: A flourishing new community in the heart of Medway
It’s been nearly three years since we broke ground on the first three phases of Rochester Riverside, Medway’s £419 million landmark regeneration scheme, delivered by Countryside and Hyde, one of the largest housing associations in the country.
Since the works began, a previously unused site situated on the banks of the River Medway has changed beyond recognition, bringing a first wave of much-needed new houses, apartments and amenities to the area as part of a wider 12-year programme designed to deliver 1,400 homes and community facilities.
The development recently secured planning permission for its third phase, which will see the creation of a further 171 homes, comprised of 128 apartments and 43 houses, a large park, and an additional section of the new river walk.
Earlier this year, the primary school at Rochester Riverside received planning approval, with construction works expected to commence in Spring 2021.
The school will add to the range of facilities already available to residents, including a Co-op supermarket on their doorstep and Costa Coffee. Another recent addition, a new landscaped public plaza, creates an inviting entrance to the development from Rochester station, located a three-minute walk from the development, making it a desirable place to live for commuters.
Last year, Travelodge opened the second of its three hotels in Kent at Rochester Riverside, offering a total of 81 rooms driven by demand from tourists from across the UK and Europe, drawn to this waterside town because of its cultural offering, including the annual Dickensian Festival and regular concerts at Rochester Castle.
Despite the uncertainty triggered by the global pandemic, Rochester Riverside has seen continuous interest, particularly from families, with three different types of three-bedroom home – The Horsted, The Shellduck and The Darland – all selling out this year. As buyers from the surrounding area and Londoners looking for more space continue to flock to Rochester to get more value for their money and access to state-of-the-art amenities, we’ve seen consistent interest in our four-bedroom semi-detached houses with uninterrupted views over the River Medway, starting from £585,000.
We look forward to creating further new homes and facilities for this picturesque Kentish town as part of our wider vision to firmly establish Rochester among the most sought-after places to live in the South-East.