Weston Homes has acquired the 3.1 hectares Mill Ponds site, once part of the Victorian era Wellcome factory, near Dartford Town Centre. It will be transformed into an £80 mln (approx. €102 mln) (GDV) mixed-use 400 home waterside ‘Garden Village’: a 21st century take on the garden suburb.
Fronting onto a historic Mill Pond and the River Darent, the new ‘Garden Village’ will provide 400 homes, including one and two bedroom apartments and two and three bedroom houses. Located by Dartford Railway Station, the new settlement will have a build program of three years. Once completed, it will feature a large village pond and local high street providing 2654 m² of retail/commercial space complete with 24,990 m² of residential accommodation consisting of apartment buildings and houses designed around green spaces, leafy lanes and roads.
Inside the M25 motorway and just 30 minutes into central London, the new ‘Garden Village’ will be ideal for families and couples wanting to live in a leafy garden suburb setting within easy commuting distance of the capital.
Bob Weston, Chairman & Managing Director of Weston Homes said: “Our new £80 mln (approx. €102 mln) garden village will transform surplus industrial land and bring it back to use as high quality residential housing and commercial premises. The Mill Pond and river setting will provide attractive waterfeatures for the adjoining homes and the leafy garden suburb inspired design will create a highly attractive place to live. It will be ideal for families and executives wanting a home within the M25 providing easy commuting into central London.”
Source: Weston Homes