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Atlas Place

St Mary’s Island, Chatham, Kent, ME4 3SWAtlas Place Extra Care Scheme        Atlas Place interior Image 

Opening September 2018

The Landlord for Atlas Place is Optivo.

Atlas Place extra care scheme at St Mary’s Island is being built as part of the 350 acre regeneration of Chatham Maritime.

Atlas Place consists of 62 spacious apartments available for rent and shared ownership. The regeneration will also provide over 20 acres of dedicated open space. Home zones benefit from traffic calming with raised flowerbeds and hedges.

Communal Space

Access to apartments is security controlled, ensuring residents’ privacy and peace of mind.

The courtyard area, accessible from the restaurant offers a great meeting place for residents and their families. Residents are also able to enjoy a private garden where they have access to a shed, greenhouse and with wheelchair accessible planters. The communal lounge is the hub of any extra care scheme with various activities taking place including coffee mornings and resident meetings. Activities are arranged to meet the needs and asks of the residents. These may range from armchair exercise to art classes and film nights.

Free Wi-Fi is also available throughout the ground floor for residents and their families and friends to use.

The restaurant on site, open 7 days a week, makes a great meeting place. The restaurant provides tasty home cooked food available to the residents, local community, family and friends. The restaurant welcomes suggestions and works with the residents to ensure dietary requirements can be met.

There are also a range of facilities which include:

  • Residents lounge
  • Mobility vehicle stores
  • Assisted spa bathroom
  • Guest suite
  • Hairdressers
  • Landscaped gardens


The scheme consists of 62 spacious apartments available for rent or shared ownership. The accommodation is designed for residents to live in complete comfort. Apartments are self-contained with a full wet room, fitted kitchen and large lounge. Residents have access to a care team that are on site 24 hours a day to provide care and respond to emergencies.

Special Features include:

  • Well-designed and wheelchair accessible homes
  • A safe, secure environment with fob only accessed areas
  • On site staff to help with housing related issues
  • Care delivered through an individually tailored care package to meet your needs at times to suit
  • Staff able to respond to emergencies between the hours of 10pm and 7am
  • Community alarm service and assistive technology
  • Parking for residents and guests


The rent and service charge costs will vary according to your individual circumstances and eligibility for benefits. All applicants will receive one to one help and advice on accessing benefits from Optivo's Money Matters Team.

Care package and Wellbeing charges will be separate.

Suitable applicants for rented apartments must submit an application form.

If you’re interested in a shared ownership property, please contact Optivo’s Home Ownership Team on 0800 121 6060 or 01795 434606.