Berkeley First Secures Consent for New Riverside Apartments at Medway Waterfront's Victory Pier

1st October 2010

Victory Pier, Berkeley First Secures Consent for New Riverside Apartments at Medway Waterfront's Victory Pier

Berkeley First, an award winning division of the Berkeley Group, has received the green light from Medway Council for plans to enhance its highly anticipated residential scheme, The Boathouse at Victory Pier, part of the new Medway Waterfront regeneration scheme next to Gillingham Marina.

The Boathouse will now comprise 124 residential units for private sale with a wide range of sizes and styles to suit buyer preferences including studios, Manhattan suites, one and two bedroom apartments and three bedroom penthouses. Buyers are able to register now for priority information on the new website Registered buyers will be invited to preview events and a sales launch in Spring 2011 with the first apartments due for completion from June 2011.

The apartments offer private balconies and stylish interiors and many have views of the river. The block's exterior design will ensure the scheme enhances the surrounding maritime heritage along the waterfront. There are penthouses on the 7th and 8th storeys with wide ranging panoramic views that can be enjoyed from either the roof terraces or balconies.

Situated adjacent to the waterfront, part of the ground floor of the block will provide a residents' gym and WiFi lounge as well as a new office for the Harbour Master. The rest of the ground floor offers the potential for restaurants, bars, cafés and leisure, to add vibrancy to Gillingham Pier and amenity to residents.

Berkeley First has also agreed to significantly improve Gillingham Pier, owned by Medway Council, as part of the planning agreement, whilst also upgrading the surrounding landscape and parking for residents and visitors.

Matthew Biddle, Managing Director of Berkeley First, comments:
"Victory Pier at Medway Waterfront continues to evolve and with the riverside apartments at The Boathouse progressing well, the project is positively changing the waterfront in Medway. Having already provided high quality student accommodation and retail at Victory Pier for operators such as Tesco Express, Domino's and Subway, we are pleased to gain consent from Medway Council to continue Berkeley's exciting regeneration of the waterfront".

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