Published: 13:53, 07 July 2021
| Updated: 13:55, 07 July 2021
New homes released on a massive garden city development have been snapped up in less than two days.
Buyers on the Springhead Park development in Ebbsfleet grabbed the 17 houses available on shared ownership schemes.
Moat Housing – the housing association building the three-bedroom properties – released the homes in May and all were reserved in under 48 hours.
The developer said 130 people expressed an interest and the final 20 houses and apartments are set to launch later this year.
It comes as work on further properties in the Ebbsfleet and Greenhithe areas are started by developers.
More shared housing properties have been launched by housing association Clarion at the Unity Gardens site in Ebbsfleet.
One and two-bedroom apartments and two and three-bedroom houses are being released in the final phase of the site.
Shares in the properties begin at 35% to 75% with the remaining unsold portion paid for through rent.
The homes all have private gardens and parking while the apartments also offer either a terrace or balcony.
Victoria Finch, sales director at Clarion Housing Group, said: “Unity Gardens is a unique opportunity for first-time buyers to purchase affordable housing in such a well-designed space.
"Ebbsfleet Garden City is not like any other development, it offers an incredibly high standard of living and is home to a plethora of green space, lakes and parks, with enviable connections to central London in 17 minutes and even a direct train service to Paris.”
Meanwhile, construction on 258 brand new apartments has begun at the Crossways Quarter development in Greenhithe.
The five-acre site off St Mary's Road and Crossways Boulevard will see seven apartment buildings built on the grassland area and feature a pack and podium courtyard.
"There’s always a sense of anticipation when construction work begins on a new site..."
It will include a range of one, two and three-bedroom apartments.
A total of 207 homes are available on the open market with 51 on affordable rent and shared ownership schemes.
Tom Sherriff, managing director of Bellway Thames Gateway, said: “There’s always a sense of anticipation when construction work begins on a new site, and we are looking forward to unlocking the potential of this disused land off Crossways Boulevard to create an attractive new neighbourhood in Greenhithe.
“As well as providing much-needed high-quality housing for the borough of Dartford, the development will revitalise a previously unloved and neglected piece of land which has become something of an eyesore.
“The homes we are building have been designed to accommodate buyers at various stages of the property ladder.
"The range of one and two-bedroom apartments are ideal for first-time buyers, while the larger three-bedroom properties will be well-suited to families."
The first homes are set for release next year and were approved by Dartford council in December.