The vision for Ebbsfleet Valley is to set a new standard in urban community development, a complete and sustainable mixed-use community with residential and commercial development, retail and leisure facilities, with local and regional transport links.
At Ebbsfleet Valley there will be development covering over 1,000 acres, giving rise to a nationally significant commercial centre and over 20,000 jobs. It will mean around 17 million square feet of residential, business, retail, leisure and community space. Up to 10,000 new homes will be set in 440 acres of new parks, open space and lakes, all supported by a new faster, effective transport network. Springhead Park is just the beginning of this monumental transformation.
The excellent transport links are part of what makes this development a truly unique and appealing location. Road links via the A2 are just a couple of minutes away and, with unrivalled connectivity offered by Ebbsfleet International Station, new High Speed 1 (HS1) rail services can get you to Stratford International in 12 minutes, London in just 17 minutes and Continental Europe in 70 minutes.
The M25 and Dartford Crossing are less than 3 miles away, providing excellent access to London and the UK motorway network, Continental Europe via the Channel Tunnel and via The Port of Dover. Springhead Park is just over 1 mile away from Northfleet Station. Services to Fenchurch Street can also be accessed in approximately 45 minutes from Tilbury Town station, located just two and a half miles away. Other nearby stations include Swanscombe and Gravesend, both within 2 miles of Springhead Park. Springhead Park is also conveniently situated for all major airports in the South East.
Fastrack is a new part of the public transport system in Kent. Positioned in the hierarchy of public transport between the railway service and current bus services. Arriva also operate a bus service which runs frequently.
The development is ideally placed in the heart of a thriving community and as such there are number of schools that make the location the perfect place to bring up a family. St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School is the closest primary school and Northfleet Technology College is the closest secondary school. Northfleet School for Girls is also just as close, giving a large choice in schools for all ages.
Bluewater, one of the largest shopping malls in Europe is less than 3 miles away from Springhead Park offering a fantastic choice of 330 stores and 40 cafes, bars and restaurants, plus a 13 screen cinema all under one roof. Less than 2 miles away is Gravesend town centre, a thriving local, historic Kentish town. There are a mixture of modern and traditional stores, two shopping centres and a six day market with plenty of parking. Sainsbury’s Superstore is on your door step, providing your everyday essential.
Kent benefits from over 1000 miles of glorious countryside and there are 360 miles of unspoilt coastline to explore. Encompassing stunning landscapes, from the White Cliffs of Dover to the mysterious and haunting landscapes of Dungeness and the Romney Marshes. Great value attractions make Kent a favourite destination for families. Paddle and play on classic, sandy beaches, go wild in exciting animal parks, meet knights at enchanting castles. You'll find boredom-busters to suit children of all ages - and parents can unwind, too.
If golf is your game, there is no better place to play golf than in Kent, home to some of the most famous moments in golfing history. The Open Golf Championship has been to the county many times and was hosted in Kent again in 2011 at the famous Royal St. Georges Golf Club, near Sandwich.
Recycling bins to help manage waste
Composting facilities to reduce waste and help the environment
Energy efficient 'A' rated appliances where possible that use less energy and water
Cycle storage - making it convenient to leave the car at home and encouraging greener travel
Water butt in garden to recycle rain water and help conserve this precious resource
Full cavity wall insulation to reduce heat loss and keep the warmth inside
Dual flush toilets - helping to reduce water usage
Insulated flooring - providing excellent thermal insulation
Low energy lighting - uses up to 80% less electricity than standard fittings
Photovoltaic panels - uses sunlight to generate electricity
Solar heating panels - use sunlight to heat your water
Energy efficient glazing - providing superior thermal insulation and reducing heating bills
Home office provided to reduce energy used for commuting to work
High efficiency, low emission boilers
Green/brown roof - a natural habitat for wildlife, filtering pollutants and providing thermal mass
Smart meter - helping you to run your home more efficiently
Mechanical ventilation & heat recovery system - moderates temperature within the home and helping to save energy