Thinking of what and where to buy in 2011?

20th December 2010

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In spring 2011, Berkeley will launch Victory Pier, a striking new waterside village at Medway Waterfront next to one of Kent's most popular marinas. 

As one of the first developments kick-starting this major regeneration project, buyers have the chance to buy early in an area only set to increase in value and status in the forthcoming years. 

Matthew Biddle, managing director of Berkeley First who is delivering the scheme said:  "We are very excited about Victory Pier which is transforming a former brownfield site into a highly desirable destination in its own right.  It will offer a choice of well designed homes, commercial space for restaurants, cafés and retail uses, a 120 bedroom hotel, residents' gym, riverside walks and moorings for boat owners."

The arrival of Berkeley to Medway Waterfront is also a 'first' by the award winning developer who has a strong track record in delivering regeneration projects of this size and status and is currently working on Royal Arsenal at Woolwich and many other schemes throughout London and the South East. Known for its build quality, specification and customer service, The Berkeley Group also boasts enviable environmental credentials and holds the much coveted Queen's Award for Enterprise.

The first homes for sale at Victory Pier are located in a striking eight-storey building called The Boathouse, directly overlooking the historic pier which is undergoing major refurbishment.  Buyers will have an excellent choice of studios, suites, one and two-bedroom apartments and luxury penthouses, with prices starting from just £99,950. 

"What I think many people will find surprising is that for less than £100,000, you will be able to buy a waterside home built to Berkeley's exacting standards that is less than a 45 minute commute to London", says Matthew Biddle, adding: "This represents a real chance for first time buyers to get on the property ladder and we believe they are the only new homes available this close to London within this price range.  Investors may be interested too with Medway's vast university population providing a constant source of potential tenants along with 95 businesses at Gillingham Business Park."

Many homeowners in The Boathouse will have superb views over the river and all have balconies or roof terraces, private parking and use of a residents' gym and WiFi-enabled hotel-style lounge.  The ground floor will also have approximately 10,000 sq ft of commercial space for restaurant and retail uses. 

Early buyers often fear a long wait until some of the amenities are provided but at Victory Pier a Tesco Express, Domino's Pizza and Subway have already opened.  With Chatham Maritime just over a mile away there's plenty of additional leisure choices including a nine screen cinema within a short distance while serious retail therapy can be found at Bluewater, around 20 minutes' away by car. 

Excellent transport links make living at Victory Pier very convenient for commuters to London with a direct service to four mainline stations ranging from 40 - 54 minutes. Kent's other main towns are also within easy reach by rail: Whitstable (34 minutes), Canterbury (38 minutes), Maidstone (37 minutes) and Rochester (6 minutes).  Eurostar services run to Brussels and Paris from Ebbsfleet which is around 25 minutes' away by road, while Gatwick airport is under an hour away by car.

For further information and to register your interest in The Boathouse at Victory Pier, located off

Pier Road, ME7 1AF, please telephone 01932 584555, or

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