Ebbsfleet Development Corporation has appointed a team of world class masterplanners, led by Weston Williamson and Allies and Morrison to create a new plan for Ebbsfleet Central.

Following the acquisition of Ebbsfleet Central in October 2019 and an extensive procurement process in which a large number of companies from all over the world expressed interest in the project, EDC have made the key appointments to start the process of delivering Ebbsfleet Central.

Weston Williamson and Allies and Morrison recently teamed up to deliver a strategic masterplan which will deliver a world class transformation of Victoria Station hub and its surroundings. Allies and Morrison were also responsible for master planning the transformation of King’s Cross. The masterplan team will also consist of Resilience Brokers and JOTT.

In other appointments made, Stantec UK Ltd were awarded the contract to lead on planning consultancy, environmental statement, ecology, landscape, air quality, noise and heritage. Pell Frischmann and Hoare Lea will lead on transport, engineering, sustainability and infrastructure and Aecom will lead on cost consultancy.

They are joined by Avison Young as Commercial Advisors and Pinsent Mason as Legal Advisors.

Ian Piper, Chief Executive of Ebbsfleet Development Corporation, said: “We now have a wealth of experience from all the companies involved in creating world class destinations. Our vision for Ebbsfleet Central is to deliver the heart of Ebbsfleet Garden City, which not only has quality housing but is also a magnet for new business, education, research and development, leisure and recreation.”.

The Corporation bought the land known as Ebbsfleet Central around Ebbsfleet International Station last year for £34 million. Ebbsfleet Central is strategically located to road and rail networks including a European high-speed rail hub, 17 minutes from Central London and two hours from Paris.

The 125-hectare Ebbsfleet Central will be a dynamic urban centre with a commercial core supported by quality homes, community and cultural facilities, serving the whole Ebbsfleet Garden City area and beyond.

There are currently more than 2,000 homes in Ebbsfleet Garden City with an estimated 4,800 residents. Eventually up to 15,000 homes will be created.