A regeneration project to turn the former Northfleet cement works site into a new 532-home neighbourhood is underway.
Bellway has begun groundworks at the Harbour Village development on the south bank of the Thames, part of the major Ebbsfleet Garden City regeneration zone.
Located off The Creek, the brownfield site has been earmarked for redevelopment since the closure of the cement works in 2008.
A total of 532 new homes will be delivered, including a mix of one and two-bedroom apartments and two to four-bedroom houses. There will be 372 properties for private sale and 160 affordable homes for rent or shared ownership.
Bellway will also provide a new community centre, open spaces, parks and a riverside promenade running along the Thames.
As part of the wider transformation of the former cement works site, approximately 46,000 square metres of retail, commercial and office space will be constructed alongside Bellway’s development to create a thriving new community.
John Haggerstone, Construction Director at Bellway Thames Gateway, said: “Harbour Village represents a key element of the ongoing Ebbsfleet Garden City development, which will eventually deliver around 15,000 new homes along the Thames Gateway.
“This development will transform a derelict former industrial site into a thriving new residential and commercial neighbourhood, connecting the existing settlement of Northfleet to the river.
“Harbour Village is situated in an important commuter location. It’s just a 10-minute walk from Northfleet railway station, which has direct services to central London in an hour, and a 15-minute walk from Ebbsfleet International Station for high-speed services into London taking less than 20 minutes.
“There will be a selection of apartments and houses available, designed to meet the needs of first-time buyers, young professionals working in the city, and local families.”
The first homes at Harbour Village at Ebbsfleet Garden City are due to go on sale in 2023.
For more information about the development, visit bellway.co.uk or call 01474 444 233.