The 4,000th home milestone has been reached in the major regeneration project in North Kent.
Ebbsfleet Garden City is on track to provide up to 15,000 homes, with a commitment to provide 30% Affordable Homes, 40% green and blue space along with a wide range of retail, commercial, leisure and community space across the Urban Development Area.
Established in 2015, Ebbsfleet Development Corporation has been charged with leading the regeneration of Ebbsfleet Valley in North Kent, with plans and progress to date hailed as an emerging exemplar ‘21st Century Garden City’.
Progress to date has seen 4,000 homes completed across the development area, alongside the delivery of community buildings, vital infrastructure and millions of pounds generated in Social Value for the benefit of the local community.
The 4,000th home is a new apartment within the Keepmoat Cable Wharf development in Northfleet forming part of the Ebbsfleet Garden City regeneration scheme.
The thriving neighbourhood of Cable Wharf currently enjoys access to local amenities and will soon see the relocation of Rosherville Church of England Academy to meet demand for primary school places in the Borough of Gravesham.
Ian Piper, Chief Executive of Ebbsfleet Development Corporation said:
“Ebbsfleet Garden City is one of the biggest regeneration schemes across the UK, and arguably one of, if not, the fastest scheme taking place today. In 2023 alone, over 650 new homes have been completed.
“Our commitment to residents and the local community is to facilitate the delivery of a place that is responsive to the needs of residents and local people and will make a huge difference to the quality of life for people of Dartford & Gravesham. We will continue to facilitate the delivery of Ebbsfleet Garden City, and working with our partners to ensure the scheme is a success for residents, visitors and investors alike.”
Adam Knight, Regional Managing Director at Keepmoat, South Midlands, said:
“We’re delighted to be celebrating this huge milestone at Cable Wharf and it’s great to see our partnership with Ebbsfleet Development Corporation building momentum, delivering good quality, sustainable housing to support the local community.
“Our focus is on delivering homes where they’re needed most and we’re working closely with partners in Northfleet to redevelop the area and provide people with a great place to live and work”.
Cable Wharf is a riverside development which has transformed the former Northfleet Industrial Estate, bringing 598 much-needed new homes to the area. Cable Wharf is currently in its second phase with one- and two-bedroom apartments and three and four bedroom homes available to purchase.
Set between a backdrop of chalk white cliffs and the River Thames, the development takes inspiration from its rich industrial heritage and paves the way to reopen this part of the river for the first time in more than 100 years.
The housing development also offers a range of local amenities with 5,666 sq ft of commercial space, new transport links and a primary school to create a thriving community.
The thriving Ebbsfleet community already has open spaces, parks, play areas, community orchards that residents can enjoy, and a city-wide activity programme for all ages.
Seven house builders are currently building a variety of homes; upon completion of Ebbsfleet Garden City there will be a population of around thirty thousand, a city-style centre next to Ebbsfleet International Station, plus groundbreaking travel services and transport networks including all electric Fast Track buses connecting to Bluewater Shopping Centre for walkers, cyclists and public transport users.