Matthews & Goodman

Stunning Waterside Site - 14 Upnor Road, Rochester ME2 4XB

For Sale
2.1 acres (0.85 hectares)
£ Offers invited


The site is positioned adjacent to Upnor road on the northern bank of the River Medway close to the towns of Rochester, Strood, Chatham and Gillingham, boasting a wide range of facilities & mainline railway stations It overlooks the St Mary’s Island residential & leisure development of the former naval Dockyard on the opposite riverbank and is adjacent to the Medway Yacht Club. The site is highly accessible being situated within 1.5 miles of the A289 which in turn connects to the M2 and the M25. The closest train station is at Strood which offers a regular high-speed service into St Pancras (approx. 32 minutes journey time) as well as other local destinations. Other key distances include: Rochester - 3 miles, Strood Station - 3 miles, Junction 1 M2 - 5 miles, Ebbsfleet - 12 miles, Aylesford - 15 miles, Junction 2 M25 -15 miles, Maidstone -16 miles, Dartford Crossing -18 miles.


A freehold site with development potential measuring a total of 2.1 acres (0.85 hectares) on the northern bank of the Medway which previously housed an activity centre. There are a variety of buildings suitable for a range of uses still in situ as well as a jetty onto the River Medway.

The site is divided into two portions either side of Upnor Road and benefits from extensive river views, an attractive setting close to Cockham Wood, and its proximity to a range of pubs, restaurants and other amenities in the nearby village of Upnor.


The current use of the site is an adventure activity centre, which is use class C2. RPS Group have prepared feasibility studies for the site along with a pre-application document which was discussed at meetings with Medway Council on 22nd March and 6th April 2021. The pre-application response was in favour of re-development of the site, with comments outlining the development’s visual impact on the heritage of the townscape as a key area the local authority wished to understand further. The full documents are available on the dataroom.


The site is for sale freehold with vacant possession. The site is to be sold by way of informal tender. A date for the submission of offers will be confirmed. Consideration will be given to offers for each site individually or combined & on a conditional or unconditional basis.


The main site is regular in shape and comprises of 1.2 acres (0.49 hectares) and is currently home to the following buildings: dormitory block, swimming pool, classrooms, gymnasium, climbing wall, offices and dining room. These buildings measure a total of 21,207 sq ft.

The western site is triangular, measuring 0.9 acres (0.36 hectares), with a long boundary with the riverside path perpendicular to the jetty. At present is occupied by an old dormitory block and garage, measuring a combined 4,553 sq ft.

Eastern Site
Swimming Pool Building - 4,815 sq ft
Classroom 1 - 1,239 sq ft
Dormitory 1 - 5,105 sq ft
Main Building - 10,048 sq ft
Total Buildings - 21,207 sq. ft

Western Site
Buildings - 4,553 sq. ft

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