Rochester Riverside opens its doors to Medway residents


Medway Council Leader Cllr Alan Jarrett unveils new show home at £419m regeneration scheme

The brand-new marketing suite and show home at Rochester Riverside, Countryside and Hyde's £419m regeneration scheme in Medway, have been officially unveiled by Cllr Alan Jarrett, Leader of Medway Council.

At an event to mark the occasion, Cllr Jarrett opened the marketing suite and show home to Medway residents for the first time. With the initial homes at Rochester Riverside now available for sale, it marks a major milestone in the development of the landmark scheme.

When complete, Rochester Riverside will provide up to 1,400 new homes across four distinctive neighbourhoods. The first homes now on sale include one and two-bedroom apartments, and three and four-bedroom terraced, semi-detached and detached houses, with prices starting from £199,950. Help to Buy is available on all properties.

The development will also deliver a new primary school, retail space, a hotel and over ten acres of green, open space, thereby creating a landmark destination on the banks of the River Medway.

Situated next to Rochester Station, residents will benefit from high-speed train links to Stratford International (30 minutes) and St Pancras International (38 minutes).

Cllr Alan Jarrett, Leader of Medway Council, said: “Rochester Riverside is an exciting development and is fundamental to our monumental regeneration programme, which will provide growth for all. I am pleased the development is progressing well and it is no surprise to hear that there is already a lot of interest in the new homes.

“Rochester Riverside will provide a choice of properties to meet the growing demand for homes of all sizes in Medway. The site will also include affordable housing, as well as a new school. Medway is already a great place to live, work, learn and visit, and Rochester Riverside is another area which provides opportunities for all.”

Rochester Riverside launch event
David Gannicott (Hyde), Cllr. Alan Jarrett (Medway Council), Steve Rundle (Countryside Partnerships)

Andy Fancy, Managing Director for Partnerships South (North and South London) at Countryside, said: “This unveiling marks a significant milestone in the creation of much needed new homes and amenities for Rochester. Construction on Rochester Riverside only started earlier this year and we are pleased to be making such rapid progress. 

“Following early interest, we have already sold over 20 homes, a testament to the design and vision of the scheme and the demand for high quality new homes in the area. We are looking forward to welcoming the first residents to the development next year.”

David Gannicott, Group Director of Business Development for Hyde, said: “We are delighted to open Rochester Riverside’s first show apartment to the Medway community. From the very beginning we have put the Rochester community at the heart of this scheme, from its array of amenities and mix of new homes to vast open space and a new river walkway.

“To be able to welcome the Rochester community and prospective buyers to the new show apartment after less than a year of construction demonstrates our commitment to providing Rochester with the new homes it needs.”

Rochester Riverside is the region’s flagship regeneration scheme, transforming a previously unused site into a new destination over the next 12 years. The development will uniquely feature 10 acres of landscaped and green open space such as play areas and parks, whilst the new 2.5 km public riverside walkway opens up a key part of the riverside.

Construction at the scheme has begun on the first three phases, comprising 489 homes and a hotel, along with 2,200 sq m of commercial floorspace. The first wave of new homes is anticipated to complete from March 2019 onwards.

Rochester Riverside is located on Corys Road, Rochester, Kent, ME1 1PZ. The marketing suite will be open seven days a week from 10am to 5pm. For more information, buyers can call Countryside on 01634 776 942 or visit