Weston Homes launching 400-home development in Dartford this weekend

Posted 4 March 2016 by Keith Osborne

Dartford's regeneration continues with the release of the first homes on a new 400-unit development on a brownfield site close to the town's Zone 6 station...

This Saturday 5 March, multi-award-winning housebuilder Weston Homes is officially launching its latest development in Kent, with the first properties for sale at Langley Square in Dartford.

The waterside ‘garden village’ is set on the former Wellcome factory site, just minutes from Dartford station, which was recently brought within the Oyster card boundary of Zone 6. The 400 new homes will comprise a mix of one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments and penthouses.

The development fronts onto an historic mill pond and the River Darent and its leafy roads will incorporate a large village pond, a new local high street with around 29,000 sq ft of commercial and retail space, and landscaped green spaces.

This is quite a transformation for the former industrial site, which hosted a paper mill for nearly 40 years before it was replaced by the pharmaceuticals factory founded by Henry Wellcome and Silas Borroughs in 1889. In its Edwardian heyday, the factory site covered 33 acres and employed 1,300 people. The entire site will provide over 1,000 new homes in addition to shops, offices, public open spaces and playgrounds.

Bob Weston, CEO of Weston Group, says: “We are delighted to launch Langley Square. The £90m Garden Village has transformed disused brownfield land into high-quality residential housing and commercial space, creating an attractive and enjoyable place to live. Langley Square is ideal for those looking to own a new home in a country village setting and benefits from excellent connections and outstanding lifestyle facilities on the doorstep.”

The new apartments at Langley Square are priced from £204,995.

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