People will soon be able to take a 360° virtual tour of apartments in Ramsgate’s Royal Sands development

Royal Sands development (Image Blueberry Homes)

The marketing of the first 26 luxury apartments at the Royal Sands site in Ramsgate will start in mid-August – and a 360° virtual property tour will also be available.

The development, on the former Pleasurama plot at Ramsgate seafront, has been undertaken by Thanet-based Blueberry Homes which started work in June. The firm says it hopes to complete within a two to three year time-span, with faster sales resulting in the shorter build time.

The complex will be made up of 107 apartments, a 60-bed hotel and gym and leisure and retail units. There are also plans for an upmarket spa franchise at the site.

The full structural shell of the first phase of development should be complete by the beginning of December with the first batch of apartments ready for residents to move in by next Spring, say the team behind the construction.

The first phase of the build is at the Ramsgate Tunnels end of the site with the planned hotel at the Wetherspoon end of the plot being in the last phase.

Retail units, taking up some 16,000 square foot, will be built alongside each phase with larger units at the hotel end of the site.

The shops will be at the front, below the transfer slab, with apartments above. Parking will be at the rear via an access road.

The Royal Sands has been designed and themed so that each part of the development has a seafaring-themed name. These are Water’s Edge and Sea View in phase one followed by The Horizon , The Sail and Harbour View.

During the next few weeks details of each apartment in the first phase, as well as a 360° virtual walk through some of the properties, will be published on the development website.

The Royal Sands project

The first phase has a limited number of penthouse properties.

Prices and details are due to be released next month. The ‘Help to Buy’ scheme will be available on a limited number of apartments.

The plot has been empty since a fire in 1998 devastated the former funfair on the land. Thanet council made a compulsory purchase on the land in 2001 after plans for a shopping centre failed to take place.  In 2004 planning permission was granted for a 60-bed hotel, 107 residential apartments, leisure facilities and retail.

The deal was headed by development company SFP Venture UK but work never got underway and lengthy wrangles followed.

Last year significant control of the Ramsgate Development Company, which holds the leases, was taken over by Martin Rigden of Blueberry Homes.

Keep up to date on the Royal Sands website at:
www.royalsandsramsgate.com
www.blueberryhomes.co.uk

14 Comments

    • For some reason half of my comment above was deleted? This is what I said:

      I was interested in buying one of these flats until I saw Blurberry homes was involved. I’m currently sitting in one of their builds which was advertised as ‘luxury’. I can tell you it is not luxury its of a poor standard like most new builds that were developed since 2007. The word’luxury’ must be developer talk for simply ‘new’.

  1. That’ll be nice with a giant cargo plane over your flat every 15 minutes, rushing in those national shortages of freeze dried fish and luxury racing cars (according to RSP). I doubt they’ll sell well with the monstrosity of aviation development hanging over Ramsgate like a cloud of plane spotting doom.

    Remember folks, the MP who said yes to the cargo hub said he recognised there would be an impact on Ramsgate but hey, visitors can go elsewhere in Thanet instead.

    Says the MP for Pendle, Lancashire who’s probably never been over the Wantsum Channel.

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  2. Who cares another corrupt venture under a new name Thanet council should look at the mess Ramsgate is in not fill
    There pockets ..murder drug dealing is this the bigger picture ..

  3. All the aviation “experts” might to well to actually concentrate on what’s actually happening under their noses instead of what’s NOT happening above their head. There is still no sea defences, despite this being zoned by the Environment Agency as “at severe risk of sea flooding”, and the fact that the sea wall only a couple of hundred yards along the seafront has just been raised substantially to protect Granville Marina from flooding,which is a very real and extant risk. Only one outcome, come searches time for buyers. Insurance will also be interesting. Hey-ho, time will tell…

  4. For some reason half of my comment above was deleted? This is what I said:

    I was interested in buying one of these flats until I saw Blurberry homes was involved. I’m currently sitting in one of their builds which was advertised as ‘luxury’. I can tell you it is not luxury its of a poor standard like most new builds that were developed since 2007. The word’luxury’ must be developer talk for simply ‘new’.

  5. An eyesore and an embarrasement to the beautiful historic town of Ramsgate. A dated design before it is even built. The scale and density is insensitive to the historic context. Developers cramming in as much as possible for the money. The beach will no longer be visible from the promenade above. Unbelievable that the council have not even requested a flood risk assessment. We should be investing in our empry high street before building new. The 7 flats nearby took years to sell. It could be a park, performance space, skate park, public space. Surely after all this time we should re-assess what is best for the town. Investment is better than a building site but an empty ugly building will be far worse for Ramsgate.

  6. Would be lovely but won’t sell as who wants to live under a flight path with old dirty pollution belching aeroplanes landing directly overhead tourism is dead for Ramsgate sadly!

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