Kitchener Barracks is ideally located to enjoy the very best of thriving Chatham, as well as benefiting from the other nearby towns of Rochester and Gillingham. Only a short walk from the development, Chatham High Street offers a diverse range of restaurants, pubs and bars, whilst an Odeon cinema is located just beyond Chatham’s Historic Dockyard. For further leisure opportunities, Rochester is less than two miles away offering plenty of artisan shops, restaurants, and heritage attractions; meaning entertainment is never far away.
Located on River Medway, there is no better place to take a breath of fresh air, enjoy picturesque walks and soak up the scenery. There is lots to see and do in the area, including Chatham’s historic Fort Amherst, located next door to the development. The Fort, which was constructed during Napoleonic times, is perfect for family days out, featuring 20 acres of beautiful parkland, a café and a network of underground tunnels to explore.
For adrenaline junkies, pay a visit to nearby Chatham Ski & Snowboard Centre, offering a range of fun activities including skiing, snowboarding, tobogganing and snow tubing. In addition, there is a host of water sports activities for residents to enjoy on the River Medway including sailing, canoeing and kayaking.
Kitchener Barracks also boasts an on-site gym for residents and plenty of open green spaces and communal areas within this exciting, brand-new neighbourhood.
Situated just a stone’s throw from Kitchener Barracks is a plethora of shopping opportunities. The High Street and Pentagon Shopping Centre are only a short walk from the development, boasting a range of high street favourites including TK Maxx, Debenhams, Primark, New Look, Wilko, Pandora and Boots. The Dockside Outlet Shopping Centre, provides over 70 popular retail outlets only 1.5 miles away and Bluewater, the UK’s fourth largest shopping centre, is only a 25 minute drive. You’ll never want for great shopping!
For everyday essentials and needs, there is a Sainsbury’s supermarket, as well as several banks, a post office and dry cleaners on your doorstep.
Families are exceptionally well catered for in Chatham with a variety of top schools, catering for a range of ages from nursery, up to secondary schools and beyond. Brompton-Westbrook Primary School which provides education for ages three to 11 and is rated Good by Ofsted, is only a 10-minute walk from Kitchener Barracks, making the school drop off in the morning quick and convenient for parents. Other schools in the area include St John’s Church of England Infant School, Chatham Grammar School for Girls and Rochester Independent College. Fort Pitt Grammar School also caters for students between the age of 11 and 18 and is rated by Ofsted as Outstanding.
Located only two miles from Kitchener Barracks is Medway Maritime Hospital, the largest hospital in Kent, offering a wide range of specialist and general hospital services including Accident and Emergency.
For GP services, there are a number of local doctor surgeries within close proximity to the development. MCH Pentagon practice is situated within the Pentagon Shopping Centre, just a short walk from the development. Other nearby surgeries include The Halfway Surgery, Brompton Medical Centre and Bryant Street Medical Practice, all approximately half a mile from Kitchener Barracks.
Ideal for commuters, Kitchener Barracks enjoys excellent travel connectivity into London and the surrounding area. Chatham railway station is only half a mile from the development, taking passengers direct to London Victoria or London St Pancras International in less than 40 minutes. Ebbsfleet International is approximately a 20-minute drive away, where trains connect to Stratford International in just 12 minutes and London St Pancras International in 19 minutes, as well as offering Eurostar
services to Paris in around two hours. For commuters keen to sit back and relax on their daily journey to work, the Kings Ferry Coach service runs from Chatham Railway Station to a range of London locations including Canary Wharf, Tower Hill, Temple, Fenchurch Street and Victoria. By road, the development is a short drive from both the A2 and the M2, providing access into London and Dover.