Springhead Park at Ebbsfleet Garden City marks its Final Milestone
Springhead Park at Ebbsfleet Garden City marks its final milestone
When Countryside’s Springhead Park development was launched in 2007, it was one of the first schemes of its kind, at what was then the very new, Ebbsfleet Garden City.
Comprising a total of 800 homes, the development was part of a bold new vision to create a community of 15,000 homes and amenities between London and Kent. Located along the banks of the River Thames, this new community would comprise a mix of neighbourhoods, workplaces schools and town centres.
The site itself is strategically located in the Thames Estuary Growth Area, joining up parts of north Kent. The masterplan was modelled on the Garden City benchmark, a legacy of Ebenezer Howard’s original Garden Cities at Welwyn and Letchworth, to create a place founded on place-making, community building and sustainability.
The whole site is anticipated to complete in 2035, but now, Springhead Park has secured its final buyer. The development has been a huge success, with both its mix of sought-after one- and two-bedroom apartments, and two-, three- and four-bedroom houses selling at record speed. This is not only a testament to the team but also the quality of the new homes on offer, as well as Countryside’s commitment to create places people love.
At the core of the success of the development is the community feel that has been created in part by its 2.5-acre Central Park, which is at the heart of the scheme. The development’s generous gardens on selected houses and the contemporary design of the homes on offer, have also all contributed to the high demand for homes at the scheme.
A Springhead Park buyer and delighted Countryside customer, Harry Boyd said: “It’s clear that open space has been central to the design of Springhead Park, and there’s always people out with their dogs, children running about and people playing football. It’s great for the community, and for people to meet each other.
“There’s a real sense of community at Springhead Park, with so many community events around the year, people often get together. Countryside also hosted a ‘Meet the builder’ night when we moved in, and we were able to meet the site managers as well as some of our neighbours. Molly and I thought that this was a great welcome to our new neighbourhood, which you wouldn’t get with buying an older property. The support we received from Countryside throughout the buying process was second to none, and as a first-time buyer it was really nice to have this extra assurance.”