More than three quarters of the homes for sale at Bellway’s Ebbsfleet Cross development have already been purchased – before the first residents have even moved in.

Bellway is building 100 homes at the site off Craylands Lane in Ebbsfleet Garden City, including 70 properties for private sale and 30 affordable homes for rent or shared ownership.

A total of 59 out of the 70 private homes have now been sold at the development, which is being built on a former chalk pit south of the A226 London Road.

Ten of the other 11 properties for sale – five apartments and five houses – are currently available to purchase, while the final plot, the three-bedroom showhome, is set to be released onto the market in due course.

Construction work on the 4.25-acre site began last year, and the first buyers are due to move into their homes before the end of this year.

Emma Hamlett, Sales Director for Bellway Thames Gateway, said: “The mix of apartments and two and three-bedroom houses at Ebbsfleet Cross have proved incredibly popular, particularly with downsizers and first-time buyers.

“The fact that Bluewater Shopping Centre is only two miles away has been a significant draw for buyers, while the good transport links are ideal for commuters. Swanscombe railway station, which has services to Dartford and Gravesend, is just a 10-minute walk away, while it’s only 10 minutes by car to Ebbsfleet International, meaning homeowners at the development can get from their front door to central London in just over half an hour.

“All five apartments currently available are priced below £275,000, making them attainable for people looking to get onto the property ladder, while all of the homes fall below the £500,000 stamp duty holiday threshold, meaning buyers will pay no stamp duty if they complete their purchase before 31 March next year.”

Help to Buy enables purchasers to buy a new-build home with a five per cent deposit and a 75 per cent mortgage. The remaining 20 per cent is provided in the form of a Government-backed equity loan, which is interest-free for the first five years of homeownership.

A selection of one-bedroom apartments and three-bedroom houses are currently available at Ebbsfleet Cross, with prices ranging from £232,495 to £411,495.

The sales centre and three-bedroom Coleton showhome at the development are open for viewings by prior appointment only.

For more information, or to make an appointment, visit bellway.co.uk or call the sales team on 01987 208491.