The Docks, Azure, The Plaza CGI

Jump on Shore at the Docks, St Mary's Island

Countryside has recently launched its latest collection of homes on St Mary’s Island in Chatham, Kent. The Docks at Azure is the final phase of homes to be built on Britain’s first strategically planned island, marking the end of this 20-year development.

Located on the former site of the Royal Naval Dockyard, The Docks features an exclusive selection of one, two and three-bedroom apartments and three, four and five-bedroom houses, with many of the properties boasting impressive river views.

Forming part of the ongoing regeneration of the Chatham area, each phase of the successful development has been met with strong demand from house buyers seeking an attractive new build home in a unique setting. The Docks at Azure provides house-hunters with the final opportunity to purchase a home within this truly dynamic neighbourhood.

Emma Fearn, Associate Director for Sales & Marketing of Countryside’s New Homes and Communities South region comments: “Countryside has been involved with the regeneration of St Mary’s Island from the outset, and are proud to have watched the island grow and flourish during this time. This final phase of homes gives home-hunters the chance to buy a home in a truly fantastic location. With the great success of past phases at St Mary’s Island, we are expecting interest to be high and would urge potential purchasers to register their interest as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.”

The homes have been designed with modern living in mind and will feature carefully considered layouts to make the best use of natural light and space. The same attention to detail will be evident throughout, demonstrated in everything from the choice of materials to the stylish appliances in the kitchens and contemporary sanitaryware in the bathrooms. Each home will benefit from private outdoor space, in the form of a balcony or terrace at the apartments, with some properties boasting panoramic views of the River Medway and Upnor Castle.

For those who like to embrace the outdoors you are spoilt by the abundance of choice in the local area. Take a stroll along the River Medway, or enjoy the host of facilities available on St Mary’s Island, including an eclectic range of bars, restaurants and other amenities in Jetty 5. The Dockside Outlet Shopping Centre adjacent to the bridge leading onto the island, includes a recently refurbished pub, supermarket and over 70 retail outlets. For further shopping opportunities, Bluewater Shopping Centre is only 15 miles from the development.

Ticking all the boxes for a home perfectly located for easy access into London, St Mary’s Island is under four miles from Rochester train station, where high-speed services offer journey times of just 38 minutes into London St Pancras. The Kings Ferry coach also travels direct from St Mary’s Island to Canary Wharf in less than an hour, the City in one hour and 20 minutes, and Westminster in an hour and a half. By road, the island is within a short drive of both the A2 and the M2, providing access into London and down to Dover.