Published: 12:08, 29 October 2019
| Updated: 12:09, 29 October 2019
The first 15 apartments of a new development on the site of Kent's garden city have been made available.
Redrow’s Ebbsfleet Green development will see 45 two-bedroom flats built on the former quarry site near Swanscombe.
It forms part of a wider project delivering 950 homes for Ebbsfleet Garden City, with the corporation responsible planning to build 15,000 by 2035.
The apartments are billed as ideal for first-time buyers, with price tags starting from £284,995, meaning no stamp duty is owed.
Work is under way to build the first few homes with 15 now available to purchase off-plan.
These will be modelled on the Kentish barn style, with open plan layouts and glass balconies, as well as allocated parking.
Residents already have access to an open pub and restaurant, hotel, and Co-op food store.
The estate will also be served by Ebbsfleet Green Primary School when it opens in September next year.
It is designed to accommodate up to 400 children, including 26 nursery places.
A total of seven primary schools are scheduled to be built within the Ebbsfleet garden development over the coming years in order to meet the growing need for places.
Earlier this month a "teddy bears' picnic" event was held where parents looking to secure a place for their child were interviewed.
Joanna Wiley, area sales manager at Redrow, said potential buyers will also benefit from the area's excellent train links.
Rail journeys to London King's Cross St Pancras take 17 minutes from Ebbsfleet International station.
The final beam was lifted into place at the beginning of the month for a new bridge linking residents to the transport hub.
It is scheduled for completion in the spring.