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Jobs fair held in Ebbsfleet Garden City

Ebbsfleet Development Corporation helped stage a jobs fair for students and members of the public. Companies at the event included Erith Earthworks, Countryside Properties, Balfour Beatty, Ebbsfleet International/HS1 and Barton Willmore,  SE Local

New coffee company sets up in Ebbsfleet Garden City

A new coffee company has set up in Ebbsfleet Garden City. The Blue Bean Coffee Company can be found near platform 5 at Ebbsfleet International. The firm also has an online business at

Take a look at our Springhead Bridge now

The concrete has been poured and Springhead Bridge is continuing its rapid progression. Take a look at our latest drone footage to see how the bridge looks now. It's a far cry from when

Your chance to have your say on the future of Dartford

Dartford Borough Council is working on its new Local Plan. This will set out the overall approach to development in the Borough to 2036, including major development locations, the amount and type of housing,

Get ready for our Winter Gathering

Following the success of our Gathering event last year, we have a Winter Gathering date for your diary. With magical illuminations, live entertainment and the chance to sample local food and drink, you won't

The concrete is poured on to Springhead Bridge

The concrete has gone in as part of Springhead Bridge construction project. There will be three pours in total and you can see our drone footage showing the second taking place here.

Don’t miss your chance to give your views

A public consultation is to take place into plans for new homes in Alkerden village in Whitecliffe. Barratt David Wilson will have members of their design team to answer any questions. Details below.  

Springhead Bridge is an award winner

Our Springhead Bridge project has been awarded Bronze in the Building and Construction category at the Green Apple Awards for Environmental Best Practice 2019. The ceremony, held at the Houses of Parliament on 25th

Google is coming to Ebbsfleet Garden City

Don't miss web giants Google and their skills provider, Upskill Digital, as they host an innovative Digital Garage event at Ebbsfleet Academy. On Monday 16th December, Google's expert trainers are coming to Ebbsfleet Garden

Public consultation on barn plan

The developers of Whitecliffe are looking to create a new public park surrounding Alkerden Barn. The new park will include the existing barn, as well as containing a number of new public and community

Springhead Bridge newsletter is out

The latest issue of the Balfour Beatty newsletter is out. Balfour Beatty is building our Springhead Bridge and is keeping residents informed of the latest progress.

Got a creative idea? Please get in touch

We have launched a creative ideas fund and can offer up to £500 to anyone who has an idea to start up an activity  in Ebbsfleet Garden City, Swanscombe and Northfleet. Ideas could

Castle Hill in Ebbsfleet Garden City is taking shape

Castle Hill in Ebbsfleet Garden City is the first of three villages that will define Whitecliffe in Ebbsfleet Garden City. And it's really starting to take shape from one of the first communities formed

Fourth beam is lifted to Springhead Bridge

The fourth beam out of a total of six was lifted into Springhead Bridge. You can watch the footage here as engineers lift the beam into place using an 80ft tall crane.  

Beams are lifted into place at Springhead Bridge

The first set of beams have been lifted into place at our Springhead Bridge site. With the most intricate of detail, engineers have just 1mm space in which to get things right. To see

A2 improvement – ground investigations to start

Major plans to improve the A2 around Ebbsfleet Garden City will see investigation groundworks take place over the next three months. Highways England will carry out the works around Bean north and south roundabouts,

Second summer fete for Ebbsfleet Garden City

A second Ebbsfleet Garden City summer fayre is to be held. This time it will be at Ebbsfleet Green here  There'll be free food and refreshments and representatives from the new Ebbbslfeet Green Primary

Ebbsfleet Garden City’s first store is open

The first store in Ebbsfleet Garden City has opened. The Co-op is now open at Ebbsfleet Green (Weldon) and becomes the first store to open in the area. It is based on Redrow's development

Our Get Active app is in line for a prestigious award

Ebbsfleet Development Corporation has been shortlisted for an award for its Get Active app. The app, powered by BetterPoints, encourages users in and around Ebbsfleet Garden City, to be more active and in return

Plans approved that shape future of Ebbsfleet Garden City

Important plans which will define one of the largest areas of Ebbsfleet Garden City have been approved. Ebbsfleet Development Corporation’s Planning Committee approved masterplans and design codes for the villages of Ashmere and Alkerden.

Huge tour race comes to Ebbsfleet

Cyclopark will stage OVO Energy Women’s Tour this June as it hosts the race’s first-ever Kent stage. Te world’s best riders will tackle a 62.5-kilometre (25-lap) kermesse around the circuit on Tuesday 11 June

Take a bird’s eye view of Springhead Bridge

Work at our Springhead Bridge construction site is rapidly taking shape. Watch the latest drone footage here and see the huge progress that has been made in just a few months. To read about

New Ebbsfleet Garden City homes to be launched

Bellway is launching its new Ebbsfleet Garden City homes this weekend. A walk-in exhibition event, will take place at The Intercontinental O2, 1 Waterview Drive, Greenwich Peninsula, London SE10 0TW on Friday 17th May,

Springhead Bridge receives exceptional status

Our  flagship Springhead Bridge project has scored 44/50 at the latest Considerate Constructors Scheme Audit. The scheme’s aim is to promote best practice in construction and scores construction sites in five areas: appearance, community,

Ebbsfleet Garden City corporation strikes land deals

Two key sites have been bought by Ebbsfleet Development Corporation as part of its drive to improve connectivity for residents and businesses and offer a wider range of housing in the Garden City. It

Lighting up Ebbsfleet Garden City

Teams of electricity engineers have started work to install new equipment which will help unlock the economic growth of Ebbsfleet Garden City. UK Power Networks is delivering 77 megawatts of power to light up

Ebbsfleet Garden City winner goes global

The winner of Ebbsfleet Garden City's landscape competition has been shortlisted for another award on an international level. HALO, (Hives, Arcs, Links, Organics) was an idea for a series  of islands that would all

Redrow South East HQ moves to Ebbsfleet Garden City

Redrow’s leading South East division has relocated to the housebuilder’s flagship Ebbsfleet Green development. The new office, Redrow House, was officially opened by departing Redrow Chairman, Steve Morgan. The South East division was set-up

Ebbsfleet Garden City has talent!

Ebbsfleet Garden City staged a family festival which showcased talent from all ages and celebrate the area’s culture and community. Ebbsfleet Garden City’s Healthy New Towns project held the event called The Gathering on

New drone footage shows work on Ebbsfleet Garden City bridge

Progress is continuing at Springhead Bridge as this new drone footage shows. The bridge funded by Ebbsfleet Development Corporation,  will run from Springhead Park to Station Access Road, above the River Ebbsfleet.

Ebbsfleet Development Corporation has a new home

From today we have a new home. You can now find us at The Observatory in Eastern Quarry,  where 6,250 homes across three villages as well as a wealth of leisure, commercial & education facilities

Two Ebbsfleet Garden City schemes up for awards

An Ebbsfleet Garden City primary school and an affordable housing development are in the running for two major awards. Clarion’s Unity Gardens in Castle Hill has been nominated for the Best New Development in

Ebbsfleet Garden City’s first festival announced

Join us on Saturday February 2 for Ebbsfleet Garden City's first free festival. Fresh-tival will showcase all that's new and happening in the Garden City including the chance to sample local food and hear

Moves on Ebbsfleet Garden City’s new central area

Commercial property firm GVA has been appointed to help the Ebbsfleet Development Corporation (EDC) realise its ambitions for Ebbsfleet Central, a nine million sq ft mixed-use scheme which will act as the gateway to

Almost 500 new homes approved for Ebbsfleet Garden City

Plans were approved for almost 500 homes in Ebbsfleet Garden City. Ebbsfleet Development Corporation’s planning committee gave approval to Taylor Wimpey to build 332 homes and housing association Clarion to build 163 homes at

Get ready for another Ebbsfleet Garden City walk

Ebbsfleet Garden City’s Healthy New Towns project is organising another walk to help people discover more of the area. The walk is open to people who signed up to the Fitbit programme last year

172 homes approved for Ebbsfleet Garden City

A further 172 homes were tonight approved for Ebbsfleet Garden City. Countryside was given approval for the homes in the final phase of its scheme at Springhead Park, bringing the total it will build

New pictures of bridge work in Ebbsfleet Garden City

      [envira-gallery id="8163"] These pictures show how work is progressing at our new Springhead Bridge site in Ebbsfleet Garden City. The bridge will link Springhead Park to Ebbsfleet International. You can see

It’s National Bike Week in Ebbsfleet Garden City

We want to set you a cycling challenge during National Bike week. From Sat 9th June - Sun 17th June you can earn an extra 5 BetterPoints per minute for every cycle you do over half a mile with Get

Whitstable Biennale comes to Ebbsfleet Garden City

[envira-gallery id="8116"] See the pictures from this week when Whitstable Biennale visited Ebbsfleet Garden City and read about what happened here below.

Ebbsfleet Garden City’s new app has a big winner

Congratulations to Natasha B from Ebbsfleet Garden City, who has won 50,000 BetterPoints in our recent prize draw for our new app. She has given £50 to Parkinson's UK for the matched 50,000 BetterPoints

Edible garden launched in Greenhithe

A new edible garden is set to grow in the grounds of St. Mary, Greenhithe, with construction of its first raised bed marking the project’s launch this week. The project is being funded through

Why I love Ebbsfleet Garden City

Castle Hill resident Christian Terry talks about his move to Ebbsfleet Garden City and why he and his family love living here.

Ebbsfleet Garden City three years on

By Ian Piper, Chief Executive, Ebbsfleet Development Corporation  It’s been three years since the Ebbsfleet Development Corporation was set up and when people ask what’s happened in that time it’s very easy to show

New bridge works under way in Ebbsfleet Garden City

Groundworks are continuing to prepare the way for a new bridge which will link residents from Springhead Park to Ebbsfleet International. New pictures shows detailed ground investigations taking place in the River Ebbsfleet. The

Ebbsfleet Garden City is hot property

Ebbsfleet Garden City has been rated as one of the best property hotspots outside London. Totally Money looked at average house price, length of commute time into London by train, the cost of a

Why I love Ebbsfleet Garden City

Watch Ebbsfleet Garden City resident Craig Young tell of his move to the area and why it is now home for him and his family.

Veteran footballers move into the digital age

A group of veteran football players have moved into the digital age – and now every kick of the ball will be monitored to record their fitness levels. Ebbsfleet United’s Walking Football Team, made

Ebbsfleet Garden City awards cash to gardens project

A group which has transformed a former derelict area into a tranquil community garden has received a grant to help finish creating a second space. No Walls Gardens, a local community interest company, has

New board member for Ebbsfleet Garden City

Ebbsfleet Development Corporation's board has appointed a new member. Sandra Fryer  is a planning and regeneration director who has worked mainly in the public sector. In 2005, after many years leading regeneration in Bristol,

Sir John visits Ebbsfleet Garden City

Sir John Armitt paid a visit to Ebbsfleet Garden City shortly after it was announced in the budget that he was the new chairman of Thames Estuary 2050 Growth Commission. Sir John made the

Ebbsfleet Garden City school to hold Christmas Fair

The Parents and Teachers Association and school staff team at the new Cherry Orchard Academy have come together with the local community to organise a Community Christmas Fair on 1 December. With plenty of

Ebbsfleet Garden City helps Kent’s economic success

Kent has some of the most exciting economic growth prospects thanks to Ebbsfleet Garden City, the annual Kent Property Market Report, said today. Developments such as the Garden City which are of significant national

Ebbsfleet Garden City already setting a good example

Ebbsfleet Garden City and our Healthy New Towns projct have been used as an example of  good practice in the Town and Country Planning Association's publication Planning for Green and Prosperous Places. This is

Ebbsfleet Garden City has its 700th home

The 700th home at Ebbsfleet Garden City has been completed. Ebbsfleet Development Corporation said there are now 703 properties complete, including 102 at Redrow’s Ebbsfleet Green site and 334 by Countryside properties at Springhead

Ebbsfleet Garden City’s first pub opens

Ebbsfleet Garden City’s first pub opens its doors today (September 4) The 220-cover Marston's pub, called Spring River,  is on Redrow’s 950-home development which is currently under construction, just off the A2 at Ebbsfleet

Ebbsfleet Garden City’s first school is open

The very first new school in Ebbsfleet Garden City has opened its doors to its first pupils. Cherry Orchard Primary in Castle Hill will eventually have 420 pupils but  the first intake has now

Tributes paid to former Ebbsfleet Garden City board member

Tributes are being paid to former Ebbsfleet Garden City board member and Gravesham Council leader John Cubuitt, who has died after an illness. Paul Spooner, Interim Chief Executive of Ebbsfleet Development Corporation, said: “John

Opening date for new Ebbsfleet Garden City pub

Ebbsfleet Garden City's first pub, the Spring River, opens its doors next month. The Marston's pub opens at 11.30am on September 4, just months after it was given permission by Ebbsfleet Development Corporation's planning

Ebbsfleet Garden City is the property hotspot to watch

The commuter spot to watch:15,000-home Ebbsfleet Garden City development offers super-fast commutes with 17-minute train service to central London. The North Kent town is attracting commuters with its affordable housing and quick access to

New Information Centre opens in Ebbsfleet Garden City

A stunning 3D model showing Ebbsfleet Garden City in its entirety is the centrepiece of a brand new visitor information centre opening today. Based on the main concourse at Ebbsfleet International Station, the Information

John Lewis styles new Ebbsfleet Garden City show home

An impressive show home, styled by John Lewis’ Home Design Service, has opened at Countryside’s Springhead Park development in Ebbsfleet Garden City. One of two show homes offering prospective purchasers the opportunity to experience

Be a part of Ebbsfleet Garden City

If you are a business in Ebbsfleet Garden City and want to use our new logo you can get in touch. The logo is already being adopted by our major house builders on sites

Plans approved for 138 new homes in Ebbsfleet Garden City

Taylor Wimpey has been given approval to build 138 lakeside  homes in Ebbsfleet Garden City. Ebbsfleet Development Corporation’s Planning Committee gave approval for the scheme in the first of three villages planned for Eastern

Programme will ensure smooth delivery of Ebbsfleet Garden City

Ebbsfleet Development Corporation has launched a programme with 40 partners that brings together all parties in Ebbsfleet Garden City to ensure a smooth delivery of housing and infrastructure. The Single Integrated Development Programme, known

Approval given to major Bluewater expansion

Bluewater Shopping Centre is set to undergo a major redevelopment that will bring more than 2,000 jobs with it. Planning permission was granted to extend the West village section of the shopping centre from

Ebbsfleet Garden City Enterprise Zone is open for business

The North Kent Enterprise Zone, which includes Ebbsfleet Garden City has gone live, bringing with it financial incentives for those businesses that make it their home. One of 12 new Enterprise Zones selected by Government,

Ebbsfleet Garden City’s first pub is well under way

Take a look at Ebbsfleet Garden City's first ever pub which has already started to spring up out of the ground. Marstons is building  the 220-cover pub and 104-bedroom hotel at Ebbsfleet Green to complement

Could Crossrail come to Ebbsfleet Garden City?

Network Rail's newly published draft Kent Route Study sets out the strategic vision for the future of the railway lines between Kent and London over the next 30 years. It says to  meet the projected

Ebbsfleet Garden City has a winning location

Ebbsfleet Garden City's combination of good road and rail links, nearby countryside and access to the sea appears to be a winning combination. Its high-speed trains take commuters to London’s Stratford International for Tubes

A2 improvement plans on display

Highways England carried out  a series of public information events on its A2 Bean and Ebbsfleet Junction improvement plan. In line with the Department for Transport’s ‘Road Investment Strategy for the 2015-2020 road period’, Highways

Ebbsfleet Garden City Christmas Fayre

  Don't miss the Ebbsfleet Garden City Christmas Fayre on December 18. There'll be plenty of fun for all the family, including a Castle Hill version of Bake Off! The fun starts at mid-day.

Eastern Quarry planning application event

The developers of Eastern Quarry are preparing to submit a planning application to make what are known as ‘minor material amendments’ to the existing planning permission for the whole site. The proposals involve alterations to the layout and distribution of the

Join our Garden City Open Days

We want to tell you about the future of the Garden City and we're taking our vision on the road. Come and join us at any one of our events throughout October, talk to EDC staff

New Redrow HQ comes to Ebbsfleet Garden City

Redrow Homes has secured planning consent to build a brand new headquarters for its South East division at the flagship Ebbsfleet Garden City in Kent. Approval of proposals for the two storey office space further

Launch for Ebbsfleet Garden City magazine

The first issue of Ebbsfleet Garden City magazine will be launched at Minerva House on Montague Close on 22 September. The event, hosted at the Winckworth Sherwood offices from 5-7pm, will be attended by

Get to know your Garden City neighbours

Don't miss out on the chance to get to know your Garden City neighbours - over a glass of Pimms. Fun for all the family as well with face painting and games for the

Ebbsfleet Garden City apartments go on sale

Home buyers will have their first chance to buy apartments on a new development at Castle Hill in Ebbsfleet next month. Barratt Homes began construction work on the 112 homes in the spring and

Seeing real progress in Ebbsfleet Garden City

Ebbsfleet Development Corporation's Board took a tour of the Garden City to see the latest progress being made. They met with developers and saw sites around the Garden City including: Ebbsfleet Green where Redrow

Send us your Garden City pictures

We want to see your pictures from the Garden City. Have you been out and about and captured something interesting? Or have you been to an event? Whatever the picture, we'd like to see

Thames Estuary growth plan welcomed by Garden City

The launch of a Thames Estuary growth plan, to boost productivity, attract and retain skilled workers and capitalise on major infrastructure works was today welcomed by Ebbsfleet Garden City bosses. The ‘Thames Estuary 2050

Home building continues at pace in the Garden City

It’s business as usual – that’s the message from house builders in the Garden City following last week’s referendum result. A meeting between Ebbsfleet Development Corporation, land owners and those building in the Garden

Planners discuss Garden City design

Ebbsfleet Development Corporation's planning team and its planning committee has held its first Garden City design workshop. The team and the committee looked at examples of good and bad design from around the world

New Garden City homes available this summer

The latest set of new homes at Ebbsfleet Garden City will become available to buyers this summer. Developer Countryside is currently building 123 new homes in Springhead Park, Ebbsfleet Valley. A quarter of the

New life in Garden City Project – Property Week

A series of deals unveiled in recent weeks coupled with the imminent publication of a development framework for the garden city have breathed new life into the project. So could we be on the cusp of genuine

Another 154 homes approved for the Garden City

A further 154 homes for Ebbsfleet Garden City have been approved as work starts on the ground for more than 470 new properties this month. The latest planning permission was given to David Wilson

First primary school for Garden City is approved

Ebbsfleet Garden City is to get its first primary school after permission was given tonight (Wednesday March 16) for a 420-pupil building. The school – and a new community centre – will be built

Garden City is a Healthy New Town

Ten new housing developments in England including the Garden City are to be built with healthy living in mind, under an NHS scheme. Clinicians, designers and technology experts will work together to create the

Affordable homes approved for Ebbsfleet Garden City

Planning approval for 125 'affordable' homes within the new Ebbsfleet Garden City has been given to a leading Kent social housing provider. Circle Housing Russet will start construction work within Castle Hill, the first

A city of the future

Help us build the city of the future. That’s the message to the people of Dartford and Gravesend from the team behind Ebbsfleet Garden City. See the story here

£310 million announced for Garden City

Chancellor George Osborne attempted to galvanise reluctant house builders into delivering more homes with a £6.9bn package of measures. Critically the affordable housing package in the combined Autumn Statement and Spending Review includes cash

Firm appointed to draw up Garden City masterplan

Consultancy AECOM has been appointed to draw up a masterplan for the proposed Ebbsfleet garden city in Kent. In the 2014 Budget, chancellor George Osborne said that a garden city with an initial 15,000

New Garden City for Ebbsfleet is announced

A garden city with an initial 15,000 homes will be built at Ebbsfleet in Kent, George Osborne has announced. The chancellor told the BBC's Andrew Marr Show the site was chosen because there was "fantastic"