Located on the former site of an 18th-century military barracks, St Arthur Homes has acquired a new collection of one and two-bedroom homes for Shared Ownership at TopHat’s Kitchener Barracks development in Chatham, Kent. Comprising 32 apartments, St. Arthur Homes is set to deliver a selection of high-quality, sustainable homes by early 2023.
With the 300-year-old Napoleonic Fortress, Fort Amherst, located at the entrance to the gated development, the site blends its historic military heritage with contemporary modular homes. Surrounded by 70 hectares of green space at Great Line Heritage Park and with some apartments overlooking the meandering River Medway, Kitchener Barracks benefits from a picturesque location. Just a 5-minute cycle away, Chatham rail station brings offers services to London St Pancras in as little as 38 minutes, ideal for commuters. Alternatively, parking spaces at the development alongside a car club, provide further options for prospective buyers.
TopHat is a leading 3D modular housebuilder which has recently announced it is building Europe’s largest homebuilding factory. The Kitchener Barracks apartments are being manufactured in TopHat’s existing factory at Foston in Derby where robotics and lean manufacturing techniques are used to increase housing supply, improve quality, reduce costs and protect the environment.
Jorden Rosenhaus, CEO of Tophat said:
“We are delighted to see our Kitchener Barracks on the brink of becoming homes through their sale to affordable housing provider St Arthur. 3D modular homes represent a future where homes are ever better quality, affordable, beautifully designed and both green to build and to live in.”
St Arthur Homes is a registered provider of affordable housing, committed to delivering high quality shared ownership homes. Working with a range of partners, St Arthur Homes acquires housing across London and the South of England, with plans to expand throughout The Midlands region. The deal with TopHat is the latest in a series of partnership deals as St Arthur Homes strives to deliver at least 2,000 homes by 2026.
Chief executive officer for St Arthur Homes comments:
“We are delighted to have secured a range of properties at Kitchener Barracks. Working alongside TopHat, our Shared Ownership homes will provide a unique opportunity for buyers to get onto the property ladder at a site embedded with a strong historic legacy. We are proud to play a role in providing high quality affordable housing that will benefit the local Medway community.”