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More than 500 new homes at Bexleyheath's Eastside Quarter

PUBLISHED: 07:00 31 October 2018

An artist impression of what Eastside Quarter will look like. Picture: Realm Architecture

An artist impression of what Eastside Quarter will look like. Picture: Realm Architecture

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More than 500 new homes are to be constructed in the heart of Bexleyheath on the former Civic Offices site.

The new community hub will include 117 affordable homes after the Greater London Authority (GLA) agreed final plans by Bellway Homes.

Plans were first approved by the London Borough of Bexley for the 518 homes after extensive planning consultation with the public, asking how the developments could provide benefits to the local area.

The GLA then finalised developments ready for work to start, agreeing the number of affordable homes with the national housebuilder.

The vacant Civic Office site, located in Highland Road, will be known as Eastside Quarter, transforming the area into a mixed-use scheme.

The development will bring together new apartments and a range of retail and leisure units as well as a new public realm to connect the site to the town centre.

Jamie MacArthur, planning manager of Bellway Homes’ Thames Gateway Division, said: “It is great to receive our final, full planning consent for this new development to transform the derelict area.

“We are excited to build a mixed-use scheme, including the much-needed affordable homes.

“Construction work is now under way.

“Our vision for the development is to create something sympathetic to the character of the town, while adding extensive parking and retail opportunities to create a flexible space that benefits all Bexley residents.”

The development’s transport links mean it is ideally situated for young professionals and first-time buyers.

The nearest railway stations are Bexleyheath, with regular services calling at Blackheath, Lewisham, London Cannon Street and London Victoria.

A number of schools are located near to the proposed development, such as Gravel Hill Primary School, Pelham Primary School and St Catherine’s Catholic School.

Danson Park, which extends for more than 180 acres, is located less than two miles from Eastside Quarter and its facilities include a boating lake, water sports centre, a nature reserve and a children’s playground.

To find out more about the development visit www.eastsidequarter.co.uk.

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