A major new centre at the heart of Ebbsfleet Garden City is to be created after a deal to buy land was completed.
Ebbsfleet Central will deliver a new commercial and residential centre within the Garden City providing jobs, homes, community and cultural facilities.
Whilst the land has been stalled to development up to now, the acquisition of 125 hectare (310 acres) site means that it can deliver the full potential for the Garden City.
Michael Cassidy CBE, chairman of the Ebbsfleet Development Corporation board said:
“This is the most exciting project to happen in Ebbsfleet Garden City to date. We aim to create a centre that is vibrant and creates economic opportunities that will be enjoyed by people for years to come.
“We will now be talking to developers and investors to maximise the enormous potential Ebbsfleet Central will bring for all.”
The Corporation’s vision is for the area to become a magnet for new business, education, research and development as well as for leisure and recreation.
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.
The corporation bought the land from EIGP which is a joint venture made up of Landsec and Ebbsfleet Property LLP.
There are currently more than 1,700 homes in Ebbsfleet Garden City with an estimated 4,000 residents. Eventually up to 15,000 homes will be created.