Shared ownership is another way to buy your own home. You buy a percentage, and pay rent on the rest. The housing association owns part of it — but you’re living there, you decorate it, and you decide when to sell.

Buying a percentage means a smaller deposit and smaller mortgage. It’s a sooner first step on the ladder for lots of people. Usually, you can also carry on buying shares, to own it 100%.

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Orbit at Victory Pier, 1-3 bed homes


Marina Heights, Gillingham, Medway, ME7 1FA

Shared ownership

Starting prices

30% share from
£42,150
Full price
£140,500
Monthly rent
£193

Overview

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Welcome to Orbit at Victory Pier, a beautiful collection of Manhattan studios, one, two and three bedroom apartments at this superb new development, Victory Pier, part of the Medway’s waterfront regeneration project.

The development is set in landscaped grounds overlooking the river and constructed by Berkeley Homes. These stunning apartments are finished to a very high contemporary specification and are available to buy with Shared Ownership.


Local area information

Life at Victory Pier is never dull with plenty of places to eat, drink and entertain you at Chatham Maritime and the Dockside outlet park. Only a 20 minute drive away (16 miles) is the Bluewater shopping centre; or try the boutique shopping at historic Rochester.

The waterside has plenty of attractions like sailing, kayaking, or Golf at Gillingham’s 18 hole course, the Kent countryside has more than its share of history and beauty from castles and cathedrals to the lovely Kent coastline. For its abundance of orchards and hop gardens there is no wonder Kent is called the ‘Garden of England’.


Plot availability

Plot number 108
Tenure Shared ownership
Availability Available
Bathrooms 1
Minimum share 30%
Minimum share price £42,150
Full market price £140,500
Monthly rent £225
Monthly service charge £132
Ownership Leasehold
  • Contemporary designed kitchen with fitted wall and base units
  • Integrated Smeg electric oven, Integrated Smeg hob, Integrated Smeg extractor,  Integrated Smeg A+ rated fridge/freezer, Integrated Smeg dishwasher (slimline in some apartment types)
  • Media plate providing TV aerial, telecom, satellite and power points
  • Sky Q wired to communal satellite dish (buyer subscription required)
  • Glass shower screen to bathroom
  • Full-height large-format ceramic/ porcelain tiling to bath area
  • Fitted wardrobe to master bedroom
  • TV and telecom point to master bedroom

 

Plot number HJ212
Tenure Shared ownership
Availability Available
Bathrooms 1
Minimum share 30%
Minimum share price £57,750
Full market price £192,500
Monthly rent £308
Monthly service charge £160
Ownership Leasehold
Plot number P102
Tenure Shared ownership
Availability Available
Bathrooms 1
Minimum share 30%
Minimum share price £76,950
Full market price £256,500
Monthly rent £419
Monthly service charge £227
Ownership Leasehold
  • Contemporary designed kitchen with fitted wall and base units
  • Integrated Smeg electric oven, Integrated Smeg hob, Integrated Smeg extractor,  Integrated Smeg A+ rated fridge/freezer, Integrated Smeg dishwasher (slimline in some apartment types)
  • Media plate providing TV aerial, telecom, satellite and power points
  • Sky Q wired to communal satellite dish (buyer subscription required)
  • Glass shower screen to bathroom
  • Full-height large-format ceramic/ porcelain tiling to bath area
  • Fitted wardrobe to master bedroom
  • TV and telecom point to master bedroom
Plot number HJ302
Tenure Shared ownership
Availability Available
Bathrooms 1
Minimum share 30%
Minimum share price £81,000
Full market price £270,000
Monthly rent £433
Monthly service charge £214
Ownership Leasehold
Plot number P403
Tenure Shared ownership
Availability Available
Bathrooms 1
Minimum share 30%
Minimum share price £81,600
Full market price £272,000
Monthly rent £446
Monthly service charge £226
Ownership Leasehold
  • Contemporary designed kitchen with fitted wall and base units
  • Integrated Smeg electric oven, Integrated Smeg hob, Integrated Smeg extractor,  Integrated Smeg A+ rated fridge/freezer, Integrated Smeg dishwasher (slimline in some apartment types)
  • Media plate providing TV aerial, telecom, satellite and power points
  • Sky Q wired to communal satellite dish (buyer subscription required)
  • Glass shower screen to bathroom
  • Full-height large-format ceramic/ porcelain tiling to bath area
  • Fitted wardrobe to master bedroom
  • TV and telecom point to master bedroom
Plot number HJ309
Tenure Shared ownership
Availability Available
Bathrooms 2
Minimum share 30%
Minimum share price £82,500
Full market price £275,000
Monthly rent £441
Monthly service charge £243
Ownership Leasehold

Charter Quay Plot HJ309
Sales Suite and Show Homes open daily 10am - 5pm

Available with the Shared Ownership Scheme*, A minimum of 30% of this property can be purchased for £82,500 with a monthly rent of £441.15 and other monthly charges of £198.49.

The Apartment
Located on the third floor of Charter Quay, this property is a fabulous 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment with a good size kitchen/living/dining room and a private south easterly facing balcony with side views of the water. The master bedroom has built-in wardrobes and an en-suite shower whilst bedroom two is also a double. There is a family bathroom and plenty of storage space. Residents will also benefit from access to an on-site WIFI lounge and gym.

Sold with one right to park space and a fully inclusive specification. Available for immediate occupation.

Sold with a fully inclusive specification including:
* Contemporary designed kitchen with fitted wall and base units
* Integrated SMEG electric oven, extractor, hob and A+ rated fridge/freezer and dishwasher (slimline in some apartment types)
* Stone worktops and matching upstands
* Space for washer/dryer in hall cupboard
* Fitted wardrobes to master bedrooms
* Timber effect flooring to living areas
* Wool mix carpets to bedrooms
* Low voltage recessed downlights and ceiling pendants
* Branded sanitaryware and brassware to bathrooms and en-suites

Dimensions
Gross Internal Area - 65.8 sq m (709.2 sq ft)
Kitchen/Dining/Living - 6.7m x 3.7m (22'0" x 12'5")
Master Bedroom - 4.8m x 2.7m (15'10" x 9'0")
Bedroom 2 - 3.0m x 1.9m (10'1" x 6'6")

Shared Ownership
Shared ownership provides an affordable way for you to take that first step onto the property ladder; simply buy a share in a new home and pay a subsidised rent on the remaining share.

The initial share you buy will usually be between 25% and 75% of the full purchase price and is tailored to suit your circumstances, meaning it is not only affordable for you now but in the future too.

In most cases you have the opportunity to purchase further shares in your home if you wish to; this is known as 'staircasing'. When you purchase further shares in your home the rent reduces accordingly and if you staircase to 100% ownership there is no rent to pay.

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Victory Pier is a beautiful collection of Manhattan studio, one, two and three bedroom apartments, and forms part of the Medway's waterfront regeneration project.

The development is set in landscaped grounds overlooking the river and constructed by Berkeley Homes. These stunning apartments are finished to a very high quality and have a fully inclusive specification, access to WIFI lounges and a gym.

Life at Victory Pier is never dull with plenty of places to eat, drink and entertain you at Chatham Maritime and the Dockside outlet park. Only a 20 minute drive away (16 miles) is the Bluewater shopping centre; or try the boutique shopping at historic Rochester.

The waterside has plenty of attractions like sailing, kayaking, or Golf at Gillingham's 18-hole course, the Kent countryside has more than its share of history and beauty from castles and cathedrals to the lovely Kent coastline. The Riverside Country Park promises serene walks and a chance to cherish Kent's beauty. For its abundance of orchards and hop gardens, it is no wonder Kent is called the 'Garden of England'.

The Historic Dockyard Chatham, the Royal Engineers Museum and Fort Amherst Heritage Trust offer plenty of chances for culture buffs to soak up the rich history of England.

London is within easy reach, with trains from Gillingham Station taking 43 minutes to London St Pancras.

Disclaimers
Photography and images
Imagery shown are generic images and may not apply specifically to this development.
 
Floor Plan
This information is subject to change without prior notice. Every effort has been made to maintain the accuracy of the information supplied, however you are recommended to consult the development's sales agents to obtain the current specification. The sizes indicated are not intended to be used for furnishing or appliance sizes. These particulars are intended for guidance only and they do not constitute a contract or part of a contract of warranty.

Miscellaneous
*Shared Ownership is subject to qualification.

Plot number P502
Tenure Shared ownership
Availability Available
Bathrooms 2
Minimum share 30%
Minimum share price £83,400
Full market price £278,000
Monthly rent £446
Monthly service charge £227
Ownership Leasehold

Located on the fifth floor of The Portway, this property is a fabulous 2 bedroom apartment with a good size double aspect kitchen/living/dining room and a private north easterly facing balcony. The master bedroom has built-in wardrobes and en-suite shower. The second bedroom is a double and there is a well appointed family bathroom and plenty of storage. Residents will also benefit from access to an on-site WIFI lounge and gym.

Sold with one right to park space and a fully inclusive specification. Available for immediate occupation.

Plot number HJ115
Tenure Shared ownership
Availability Available
Bathrooms 1
Minimum share 30%
Minimum share price £88,500
Full market price £295,000
Monthly rent £473
Monthly service charge £268
Ownership Leasehold
Plot number HJ314
Tenure Shared ownership
Availability Available
Bathrooms 1
Minimum share 30%
Minimum share price £93,000
Full market price £310,000
Monthly rent £497
Monthly service charge £283
Ownership Leasehold
Plot number HJ118
Tenure Shared ownership
Availability Available
Bathrooms 1
Minimum share 30%
Minimum share price £102,000
Full market price £340,000
Monthly rent £545
Monthly service charge £330
Ownership Leasehold

FAQ's

Min share price from: £42,150 for a 30% share
Full price from: £140,500
Monthly rent from: £225
Bedrooms: 0
Bathrooms: 1

There are 10 available ranging from £42,150 for a 30% share to £102,000 for a 30% share.

It’s the same as buying on the open-market but you’re buying a share of a property, so therefore pay a mortgage on the part you own.

An independent mortgage advisor can help suggest which type of mortgage might be best for you, based on your situation.

Leasehold, which is essentially the contract for the share you've bought.

It means you've got the right to keep your home for a certain number of years (usually at least 125), but the land belongs to someone else. Your lease also sets out how much you need to pay each month, your responsibilities while living there and all the details of your agreement with the housing association. Make sure you go through it and ask lots of questions.

Your solicitor can help you with this.

Yes, but it all depends on your lease (your contract with the housing association) so check it thoroughly and ask questions before you buy.

Housing Provider

Orbit
Shared ownership

Starting prices

30% share from
£42,150
Full price
£140,500
Monthly rent
£193