Northfleet regenerates over 12 hectares of former industrial land, forming a sustainable new riverfront neighbourhood within Ebbsfleet Garden City that continues BPTW’s ongoing urban extension across the Thames Gateway and Medway.
|Number of Homes||532|
|Tenure Mix||30% affordable, 70% private|
Designed on behalf of Bellway, the housing-led masterplan sets out detailed proposals for up to 532 new homes containing a mixture of apartments and houses. The design team have devised a series of architectural character areas that respond to their locations within the masterplan, and which combine to form a cohesive network of streets and open spaces while supporting and large areas of vegetation that contains a wealth of wildlife habitats.
The massing and urban grain of the masterplan responds to the site’s gentle slope towards the River Thames. Taller buildings are concentrated nearer the river to maximise river views, and set back from the shoreline to provide for a new riverside park and promenade – part of a wider strategy to reconnect Ebbsfleet with the Thames, and to allow the riverfront to become a leisure destination within the wider Garden City. The built forms, heights and material palettes of each character area respond to their locations within the masterplan reflecting their connection to the former industrial buildings that once stood on the site.