New homes launching at Kitchener Barracks

In light of increasing energy prices, 58% of Nationwide survey participants stated that energy efficiency is a must-have when buying a new home. Featuring precision-engineered 3D modular technology, St Arthur Homes’ collection of Shared Ownership properties at Kitchener Barracks has been built in partnership with leading 3D modular housebuilder, TopHat. With the average energy consumption of a TopHat home 30% lower than average across its lifetime, buyers will benefit from exceptional energy-efficiency and reduced running costs. Located in the historic Kent town of Chatham, homes here are set to launch in October.

With the 300-year-old Napoleonic Fortress, Fort Amherst positioned at the entrance of the gated community, buyers at Kitchener Barracks can enjoy a contemporary new home on a site imbued with rich military heritage. Comprising a collection of 32 one and two-bedroom homes, each home has been carefully designed with buyers in mind. Created with patented technology and precision-engineering techniques, enhanced levels of insulation in each property ensures homes will be cheaper to heat in the winter months. Spacious kitchens feature a selection of high-quality, integrated appliances. Primary bedrooms come complete with a mirrored sliding wardrobe and an en-suite bathroom to two-bedroom apartments. Complete with Luvanto laminate flooring and soft carpeting throughout, each apartment also benefits from its own outdoor space in the form of a large private balcony. The development also benefits from parking spaces on-site, as well as a car club.

Louise Mills, Sales & Marketing Director at St Arthur Homes, comments: “We are delighted to be preparing for the launch of our Shared Ownership homes at Kitchener Barracks. Working alongside TopHat, these 3D modular homes are able to provide high-quality and sustainable properties at an affordable price. Located on a site with great historic significance, buyers will have a unique opportunity to purchase a home that benefits from lower running costs whilst also being surrounded by centuries of military heritage. With this in mind, we anticipate high demand for these properties and would urge prospective purchasers to register their interest as soon as possible.”

For residents looking to make the most of their surroundings, there is plenty to explore in and around Chatham. Shoppers will be delighted by the range of stores on offer at the nearby Pentagon and Dockside Shopping Centres. Those looking to enjoy an evening of entertainment are well-placed to benefit from Chatham’s 9-screen Odeon cinema and from The Brook Theatre, which showcases both professional and community theatre projects. Ideal for catching up with friends, Chatham hosts a selection of bars, pubs and restaurants, including The Pumproom at Copper Rivet Distillery, where visitors can sample the distillery’s own vodka, gin or whisky.

Homes at Kitchener Barracks are surrounded by stunning green spaces. Just a short walk from the development, Great Line Heritage Park offers 70 hectares of parkland that features cycle routes, nature walks, and a designated wildflower area. Alternatively, Capstone Farm Country Park is just a 10-minute drive away and offers 114 hectares of former farmland to explore. In addition to hosting a variety of habitats from woodlands to meadows, the park also includes a selection of outdoor gym equipment, a café, and a fishing lake.

Ideal for getting around, Chatham railway station is just a 5-minute cycle away and offers direct services to destinations including Rochester (3 minutes), London St Pancras (41 minutes) and London Victoria (47 minutes). There is also an excellent network of road links nearby, with the M2 providing easy access to Maidstone, Canterbury and Dover. For international travel needs, Gatwick Airport can be reached in under an hour by car.