Published: 16:23, 21 March 2021
| Updated: 09:56, 22 March 2021
Estate agents say they are expecting keen interest in the sale of Gillingham Marina and the associated Waterfront Leisure Centre.
The 19 acre marina site on the south bank of the Medway offers berths for up to 491 boats in two basins, and includes The Quarterdeck bar and restaurant, toilet/shower blocks, laundry, children’s playground, refuelling point, helicopter landing pad and on site car park.
International real estate advisor Savills is inviting offers on behalf of a private vendor for the freehold interest of the site which they say which comes with an "attractive redevelopment opportunity".
Specifically they note the chance to redevelop, subject to the necessary consents, the 33,026 sq ft (3,068 sq m) Waterfront Leisure Centre, which includes a swimming pool, squash and badminton courts, games room, gym and bar/restaurant, and has been closed permanently since February.
Kay Griffiths, Associate Director, Savills Leisure & Trading team, says: “Rarely does a marina of this scale come to market, especially with exciting value add opportunities on site, so this is expected to attract a lot of attention.
"The marina is perfectly situated to provide an ideal base from which to cruise locally on the River Medway or venture further afield with extended voyages to the East Coast and to France.”
Savills also note the site includes a large chandlery with road frontage onto the A289 (Pier Road) and workshop facilities comprising two boat hoists (65 and 20 tons capacity), crane (one tonne capacity), paint spraying booths for boats up to 26 metres in length, general workshop, shipwrights workshop, engineering & fabrication shop and secure storage area.
“Rarely does a marina of this scale come to market..."
The marina is recognised by The Yacht Harbour Association’s Five Gold Anchors award, which it has held for over 25 years.
A spokesperson for Savills said there was no estimated price as the agents were inviting offers.