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The Best New Homes And Places To Live In Medway

Posted 20 December 2022 by Keith Osborne

Our regular look at the best current new homes for sale in the Medway area, and the best places to live…

The WhatHouse? team takes a close look at some of the best places to live in the Medway region of north Kent, and the finest brand new homes currently for sale there.


Persimmon Homes is currently offering a number of brand new three-and four-bedroom houses at Colonial Wharf, a waterside development which when finished, will comprise a whole range of home types and well as a children’s play area and a landscaped quayside plaza. It’s a short drive from the town centre, High Speed-served Chatham station and on the doorstep of the many stores of the Dockside Factory Outlet Shopping Centre. It’s not dar from one of the area’s best schools, ‘Outstanding’-rated Fort Pitt Grammar School, and within walking distance of the University of Greenwich and MidKent College Gillingham Campus. Prices at Colonial Wharf currently range from £435,000 to £465,000.

For those seeking quayside apartment living, Aspen Woolf is offering some 199 apartments as part of the Chatham Waters masterplan, a project which is complementing new homes with some already completed facilities including retail, leisure and education facilities. Prices on application.

Azure is a Countryside development on St Mary’s Island, which was once part of the Royal Dockyard on the northern part of Chatham. Over 25 years of redevelopment are nearly completed but there are still some apartments and houses for sale at Azure, providing properties with from one to five bedrooms and starting prices from £259,995 to £649,995. Until the end of December, there’s a Stamp Duty Paid offer on some of the apartments. Shops, a gym and cinema are all under a mile away from the front door here, and for young families, St Mary's Island Church of England (Aided) Primary School is rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted.

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On the eastmost part of the Medway area, Rainham is well connected due to its proximity to the A2 and M2, and frequent services from its station. In addition to its range of shops and services, there are also parks and play areas, a golf course, a nature reserve and it borders the Kent Downs AONB to the south.

Otterham Park is a Persimmon Homes development which currently offers a great range of two-, three- and four-bedroom terraced, semi-detached and detached houses in contemporary design, priced £330,000 to £490,000, meaning it will appeal to many different requirements and budgets. The town’s main amenities, including the station and Ofsted ‘Good’ rated Riverside Primary School are within a short walk of home here.

Retiree house-hunters can enquire about Bond Lodge from specialist developer Churchill Retirement Living, which will soon be offering 55 one- and two-bedroom well-specified, energy efficient apartments designed for older buyers, with the bonus of a communal lounge to meet the neighbours and enjoy social events. These secure new homes are close to shops and transport links. Prices on application.


Rochester is best known for its Castle and Cathedral, and as well as its regular award-winning farmers’ market, its busy shopping streets host numerous popular events throughout the year. The bridge connecting the city with Strood crosses the River Medway and offers panoramic views of the area, with a riverside walk and the green open space of The Esplanade.

Osprey Rise is part of Peters Village, a major development around five miles south of the city with a brand new primary school and plans for numerous community facilities. Bovis Homes is offering three- and four-bedroom properties with starting prices between £425,000 and £554,995. For a limited time, house-hunters can ask about a range of incentives and offers on selected plots which can save estate agents fees or contribute to mortgage payments.


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Featured Developments
Chatham, Kent ME4
£395,000 - £460,000
Colonial Wharf
Chatham, Kent ME4 
3 - 4 bedroom properties
Persimmon Homes
Chatham, Kent
Price on application
X1 Chatham Waters
Chatham, Kent 
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Aspen Woolf
St. Marys Island, Kent ME4
£264,995 - £775,000
St. Marys Island, Kent ME4 
1 - 5 bedroom properties
Rainham, Kent ME8
£325,000 - £485,000
Otterham Park
Rainham, Kent ME8 
2 - 4 bedroom properties
Persimmon Homes
Rainham, Kent ME8
Price on application
Bond Lodge
Rainham, Kent ME8 
1 & 2 bedroom apartments
Churchill Retirement Living
Rochester, Kent ME1
£519,995 - £529,995
Osprey Rise
Rochester, Kent ME1 
4 bedroom properties
Bovis Homes
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