Work finished on latest phase of construction at Rochester Riverside
12 Feb 2024

Work finished on latest phase of construction at Rochester Riverside

Countryside Homes has completed construction work on the latest phase of new homes at Rochester Riverside, which is bringing up to 1,400 properties to the area.

The housebuilder has built all 171 homes at Parkside Quarter, in the third phase of the wider Rochester Riverside project – a joint venture between Countryside Homes and Hyde, in partnership with Medway Council.

The wider scheme is transforming a 50-acre brownfield site into a new destination for the area, with 502 homes provided so far in the first three phases, along with a new primary school, a new plaza with shops and a hotel, and public open space including a river walkway.

Residents have moved into 151 of the 161 homes for private sale in the current phase at Parkside Quarter, while all of the 10 affordable homes provided for shared ownership have been handed over. There’s just one property remaining for sale – a two-bedroom ground-floor apartment.

Candice McCabe, marketing manager for Countryside Homes, said: “Construction has progressed well at Parkside Quarter, where we have finished building all of the properties and sold all but one in what is the third phase of the project.

“Our commitment to investing in the area is evidenced by the delivery of not only more than 500 new homes so far but also new facilities and open space for the use of new and existing residents.

“We are proud to have been directly involved in the construction of the new Rochester Riverside CofE Primary School, which opened in September and is providing a modern learning environment for children in the neighbourhood.”

The next phase of the development is due to launch in 2025, comprising 154 homes located directly to the south of the third phase, already has detailed planning permission.

The first homes, from a range of one and two-bedroom apartments and two, three and four-bedroom houses, are expected to be released for sale next year.

Candice said: “We expect the interest in the first phases at Rochester Riverside to be sustained for this new part of the scheme. The development has already attracted a mix of buyers, with most of them being local but many moving here from London, with property prices here being much more affordable than in the capital.

“The development is set in a stunning riverside location with Rochester’s historic High Street and Castle just a short walk away.

“The proximity of Rochester railway station is also a huge draw. So far, something like 80 per cent of the people who have moved in here commute to central London taking advantage of train services which reach Stratford International in about half an hour or St Pancras in as little as 36 minutes.”

A hybrid planning application for up to 1,400 new homes at Rochester Riverside was approved in February 2018.

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