Contracts have been exchanged and plans approved by Keepmoat Homes, for over 600 new homes in a partnership agreement worth approximately £175 million at Northfleet in Kent, part of Ebbsfleet Garden City. The former industrial site will be fully redeveloped to provide a mix of homes including two and three storey traditional homes and contemporary apartments.
Keepmoat Homes is acquiring the land from the HCA (Homes and Communities Agency) and is working in partnership with them to transform the site into a thriving neighbourhood, including much needed new homes and community facilities. Working in partnership with the HCA will allow Keepmoat to accelerate the delivery of up to 100 homes per year; while also creating employment and training opportunities in the local area.
The Northfleet development will provide homes for outright sale, for starter homes (under the Governments Starter Homes Initiative) and for shared ownership and affordable rent. There will also be some retail uses including a café and local shops and community facilities.
Roland Grant, Regional Managing Director of Keepmoat Homes South said:
“The Northfleet site is a landmark development for Keepmoat Homes and represents the largest and most significant award in the area, since we expanded the business in to London and the South East in 2014.
“This is an important milestone in ensuring this scheme becomes a reality, and the acquisition and development of Northfleet will meet the clear demand in the region. It is another positive step for Keepmoat Homes’ ambitious growth plans in the Thames Gateway.”
HCA General Manager Paul Kitson said:
“This autumn, the HCA will relaunch as Homes England with the ambition of creating a better housing market. We’re determined to get more homes built now and increase the rate of future development.
“This development is a fantastic example of how we can work in partnership to help accelerate delivery and build the homes and communities that people need.”
Roland Grant added:
“We are proud to be working in partnership with the HCA to deliver this project, meeting the demand for housing in the area and reshaping the Thames Gateway.
“It makes an important contribution to the continued delivery of the Ebbsfleet Garden City Project and we are also pleased to be working with the Ebbsfleet Development Corporation in fulfilling both their vision and meeting their targets for the creation of this new and exciting garden city.
“Keepmoat Homes is a national housebuilder specialising in the regeneration of land through residential development. This site reinforces our plans to grow delivery of much needed housing in the South particularly providing homes for first time buyers and young families.”