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Castle Hill

Ebbsfleet Valley, Ebbslfeet

Barratt Homes

150 new homes

BDW Kent

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Castle Hill is the first exciting phase of the new Ebbsfleet Garden City in Kent. The 150 new 3 and 4 bedroom homes reflect a Kentish village theme through the use of wetherboarding, tile hanging and traditional red brick. Set against a new country park and with further new homes and landscaped areas of open space to follow, residents will find themselves in the heart of Kent yet only minutes from Central London via Ebbslfeet International Station.

Integrating
into the neighbourhood

Integrating
into the neighbourhood

Integrating
into the neighbourhood

Detailed Site Plan

Integrating
into the neighbourhood

Detailed Site Plan

Integrating
into the neighbourhood

Castle Hill Phase 1 sits within the larger strategic site known as Eastern Quarry. As shown on the aerial view, the site is in close proximity to Bluewater Shopping Centre, Ebbsfleet International Station and the existing village of Swanscombe.

Integrating
into the neighbourhood

Castle Hill Phase 1 sits within the larger strategic site known as Eastern Quarry. As shown on the aerial view, the site is in close proximity to Bluewater Shopping Centre, Ebbsfleet International Station and the existing village of Swanscombe.

Integrating
into the neighbourhood

1. Connections

As part of the overall master plan for Eastern Quarry, Phase 1 is designed to link with the proposed cycle ways and pedestrian links around the rest of the overall development. The roads for this scheme have been thoughtfully designed in a range of contrasting surfaces to provide legibility and traffic calming. The roads meander to slow the traffic in an informal way and provide the opportunity for on street parking and landscape planting. Dedicated cycle routes are provided along the Northern Access road that then link through though the green spaces to provide links through into later phases of the overall development. Pedestrian routes within the development link with the planned routes. The internal roads consist of lanes and mews terminating in private drives at the ends of the roads providing full supervision of all parking areas. Informal traffic calming generated through a variety of measures from surface demarcation and building positioning to the inclusion of private drive areas; mean that there are opportunities for informal social spaces through out the development.

Integrating
into the neighbourhood

1. Connections

As part of the overall master plan for Eastern Quarry, Phase 1 is designed to link with the proposed cycle ways and pedestrian links around the rest of the overall development. The roads for this scheme have been thoughtfully designed in a range of contrasting surfaces to provide legibility and traffic calming. The roads meander to slow the traffic in an informal way and provide the opportunity for on street parking and landscape planting. Dedicated cycle routes are provided along the Northern Access road that then link through though the green spaces to provide links through into later phases of the overall development. Pedestrian routes within the development link with the planned routes. The internal roads consist of lanes and mews terminating in private drives at the ends of the roads providing full supervision of all parking areas. Informal traffic calming generated through a variety of measures from surface demarcation and building positioning to the inclusion of private drive areas; mean that there are opportunities for informal social spaces through out the development.

Integrating
into the neighbourhood

1. Connections

Extract of Castle Hill (including future phases) from the Eastern Quarry Site Wide Master Plan

Integrating
into the neighbourhood

1. Connections

Extract of Castle Hill (including future phases) from the Eastern Quarry Site Wide Master Plan

Integrating
into the neighbourhood

1. Connections

Eastern Quarry Site Wide Master Plan - future phases and their relationship to each other and surrounding uses

Integrating
into the neighbourhood

1. Connections

Eastern Quarry Site Wide Master Plan - future phases and their relationship to each other and surrounding uses

Integrating
into the neighbourhood

1. Connections

Landscaping plan to the northern boundary - showing the North East Local Park framing the entrance to Phase 1.

The entrance into Castle Hill is framed by a landscaped park leading into the tree line boulevards of Castle Hill Phase 1. The details for the park area and entrance into the site are under the control of the landowner.

Integrating
into the neighbourhood

1. Connections

Landscaping plan to the northern boundary - showing the North East Local Park framing the entrance to Phase 1.

The entrance into Castle Hill is framed by a landscaped park leading into the tree line boulevards of Castle Hill Phase 1. The details for the park area and entrance into the site are under the control of the landowner.

Integrating
into the neighbourhood

1. Connections

Site Layout

The entrance into Castle Hill is framed by a landscaped park leading into the tree line boulevards of Castle Hill Phase 1. The details for the park area and entrance into the site are under the control of the landowner.

Integrating
into the neighbourhood

1. Connections

Site Layout

The entrance into Castle Hill is framed by a landscaped park leading into the tree line boulevards of Castle Hill Phase 1. The details for the park area and entrance into the site are under the control of the landowner.

Integrating
into the neighbourhood

2. Facilities and services

Integrating
into the neighbourhood

2. Facilities and services

Integrating
into the neighbourhood

2. Facilities and services

Castle Hill Phase 1 Connections

Pedestrian and cycle routes will be integrated into the design of all phases within Eastern Quarry to ensure links to the rest of the development. Pedestrian and cycle routes will be created to allow access to Ebbsfleet International Station. In addition the creation of a fast track bus route through the centre of the development will connect residents to local shopping areas, amenities and public transport routes.

Integrating
into the neighbourhood

2. Facilities and services

Castle Hill Phase 1 Connections

Pedestrian and cycle routes will be integrated into the design of all phases within Eastern Quarry to ensure links to the rest of the development. Pedestrian and cycle routes will be created to allow access to Ebbsfleet International Station. In addition the creation of a fast track bus route through the centre of the development will connect residents to local shopping areas, amenities and public transport routes.

Integrating
into the neighbourhood

2. Facilities and services

Location of current bus stops close to the development

The development is currently served by bus routes along Southfleet Road as shown. In the near future a fast track bus route will be in place, running through the centre of the entire Eastern Quarry. Ebbsfleet International Train Station is within walking distance of the development, with a new path being installed between the site and the train station, providing residents with high speed rail into London, to the south coast and into mainland Europe.

Integrating
into the neighbourhood

2. Facilities and services

Location of current bus stops close to the development

The development is currently served by bus routes along Southfleet Road as shown. In the near future a fast track bus route will be in place, running through the centre of the entire Eastern Quarry. Ebbsfleet International Train Station is within walking distance of the development, with a new path being installed between the site and the train station, providing residents with high speed rail into London, to the south coast and into mainland Europe.

Integrating
into the neighbourhood

2. Facilities and services

Ebbslfeet Station

The development is currently served by bus routes along Southfleet Road as shown. In the near future a fast track bus route will be in place, running through the centre of the entire Eastern Quarry. Ebbsfleet International Train Station is within walking distance of the development, with a new path being installed between the site and the train station, providing residents with high speed rail into London, to the south coast and into mainland Europe.

Integrating
into the neighbourhood

2. Facilities and services

Ebbslfeet Station

The development is currently served by bus routes along Southfleet Road as shown. In the near future a fast track bus route will be in place, running through the centre of the entire Eastern Quarry. Ebbsfleet International Train Station is within walking distance of the development, with a new path being installed between the site and the train station, providing residents with high speed rail into London, to the south coast and into mainland Europe.

Integrating
into the neighbourhood

2. Facilities and services

Fast Track - dedicated bus route serving Dartford to Gravesend

The development is currently served by bus routes along Southfleet Road as shown. In the near future a fast track bus route will be in place, running through the centre of the entire Eastern Quarry. Ebbsfleet International Train Station is within walking distance of the development, with a new path being installed between the site and the train station, providing residents with high speed rail into London, to the south coast and into mainland Europe.

Integrating
into the neighbourhood

2. Facilities and services

Fast Track - dedicated bus route serving Dartford to Gravesend

The development is currently served by bus routes along Southfleet Road as shown. In the near future a fast track bus route will be in place, running through the centre of the entire Eastern Quarry. Ebbsfleet International Train Station is within walking distance of the development, with a new path being installed between the site and the train station, providing residents with high speed rail into London, to the south coast and into mainland Europe.

Integrating
into the neighbourhood

3. Public transport

The layout of streets and open spaces has been designed as a permeable grid to orientate people towards public transport and soft modes of travel. The provision of various street typologies and hierarchies will enable the creation of a high quality environment which provides a variety of spatial experience tailored to the overall design of each development parcel. Buildings and spaces, following the design code, will be designed to be memorable and aid way finding through the use of markers and gateways.

Integrating
into the neighbourhood

3. Public transport

The layout of streets and open spaces has been designed as a permeable grid to orientate people towards public transport and soft modes of travel. The provision of various street typologies and hierarchies will enable the creation of a high quality environment which provides a variety of spatial experience tailored to the overall design of each development parcel. Buildings and spaces, following the design code, will be designed to be memorable and aid way finding through the use of markers and gateways.

Integrating
into the neighbourhood

3. Public transport

The layout of streets and open spaces has been designed as a permeable grid to orientate people towards public transport and soft modes of travel. The provision of various street typologies and hierarchies will enable the creation of a high quality environment which provides a variety of spatial experience tailored to the overall design of each development parcel. Buildings and spaces, following the design code, will be designed to be memorable and aid way finding through the use of markers and gateways.

Integrating
into the neighbourhood

3. Public transport

The layout of streets and open spaces has been designed as a permeable grid to orientate people towards public transport and soft modes of travel. The provision of various street typologies and hierarchies will enable the creation of a high quality environment which provides a variety of spatial experience tailored to the overall design of each development parcel. Buildings and spaces, following the design code, will be designed to be memorable and aid way finding through the use of markers and gateways.

Integrating
into the neighbourhood

4. Meeting local housing requirements

Affordable housing parcels have been pre-identified and mixed throughout Castle Hill allowing for the integration of affordable and market housing.

Integrating
into the neighbourhood

4. Meeting local housing requirements

Affordable housing parcels have been pre-identified and mixed throughout Castle Hill allowing for the integration of affordable and market housing.

Creating a Place

5. Character

Street Scenes

The Design Code identifies different character areas throughout Castle Hill as a whole. Phase 1 is identified as a Kent Village, with different character areas created through:

Streets & movement - hierarchies and typologies

Built form structure - different block morphology, building heights, building frontages

Architectural themes - varying streetscape composition and boundary treatments

Palettes - different materials and landscaping

The elevational treatments have been varied to distinguish between the 4 character zones - Arts and crafts, Country park edge, Kent village centre and Kent Village Centre Lanes

Creating a Place

5. Character

Street Scenes

The Design Code identifies different character areas throughout Castle Hill as a whole. Phase 1 is identified as a Kent Village, with different character areas created through:

Streets & movement - hierarchies and typologies

Built form structure - different block morphology, building heights, building frontages

Architectural themes - varying streetscape composition and boundary treatments

Palettes - different materials and landscaping

The elevational treatments have been varied to distinguish between the 4 character zones - Arts and crafts, Country park edge, Kent village centre and Kent Village Centre Lanes

Creating a Place

5. Character

The Design Code identifies different character areas throughout Castle Hill as a whole. Phase 1 is identified as a Kent Village, with different character areas created through:

Streets & movement - hierarchies and typologies

Built form structure - different block morphology, building heights, building frontages

Architectural themes - varying streetscape composition and boundary treatments

Palettes - different materials and landscaping

The elevational treatments have been varied to distinguish between the 4 character zones - Arts and crafts, Country park edge, Kent village centre and Kent Village Centre Lanes

Creating a Place

5. Character

The Design Code identifies different character areas throughout Castle Hill as a whole. Phase 1 is identified as a Kent Village, with different character areas created through:

Streets & movement - hierarchies and typologies

Built form structure - different block morphology, building heights, building frontages

Architectural themes - varying streetscape composition and boundary treatments

Palettes - different materials and landscaping

The elevational treatments have been varied to distinguish between the 4 character zones - Arts and crafts, Country park edge, Kent village centre and Kent Village Centre Lanes

Creating a Place

5. Character

The Design Code identifies different character areas throughout Castle Hill as a whole. Phase 1 is identified as a Kent Village, with different character areas created through:

Streets & movement - hierarchies and typologies

Built form structure - different block morphology, building heights, building frontages

Architectural themes - varying streetscape composition and boundary treatments

Palettes - different materials and landscaping

The elevational treatments have been varied to distinguish between the 4 character zones - Arts and crafts, Country park edge, Kent village centre and Kent Village Centre Lanes

Creating a Place

5. Character

The Design Code identifies different character areas throughout Castle Hill as a whole. Phase 1 is identified as a Kent Village, with different character areas created through:

Streets & movement - hierarchies and typologies

Built form structure - different block morphology, building heights, building frontages

Architectural themes - varying streetscape composition and boundary treatments

Palettes - different materials and landscaping

The elevational treatments have been varied to distinguish between the 4 character zones - Arts and crafts, Country park edge, Kent village centre and Kent Village Centre Lanes

Creating a Place

5. Character

The scheme is strongly rooted in the local vernacular with materiality and architectural detailing representing the identity synonymous with Kentish villages . In layout terms relative densities and dwelling arrangements further add to the distinctive cha

Creating a Place

5. Character

The scheme is strongly rooted in the local vernacular with materiality and architectural detailing representing the identity synonymous with Kentish villages . In layout terms relative densities and dwelling arrangements further add to the distinctive cha

Creating a Place

5. Character

Creating a Place

5. Character

Creating a Place

5. Character

The area of public open space within Phase 1 will be completed by the landowner. The soft landscaping within the development parcels is prescribed within the approved Design Code; the soft landscaping for each street hierarchy is set out with recommended species and sizes.

Creating a Place

5. Character

The area of public open space within Phase 1 will be completed by the landowner. The soft landscaping within the development parcels is prescribed within the approved Design Code; the soft landscaping for each street hierarchy is set out with recommended species and sizes.

Creating a Place

5. Character

Materials and palettes are prescribed within the approved Design Code, the design of Phase 1 accorded with those stipulated.

Creating a Place

5. Character

Materials and palettes are prescribed within the approved Design Code, the design of Phase 1 accorded with those stipulated.

Creating a Place

5. Character

Materials and palettes are prescribed within the approved Design Code, the design of Phase 1 accorded with those stipulated.

Creating a Place

5. Character

Materials and palettes are prescribed within the approved Design Code, the design of Phase 1 accorded with those stipulated.

Creating a Place

5. Character

Materials and palettes are prescribed within the approved Design Code, the design of Phase 1 accorded with those stipulated.

Creating a Place

5. Character

Materials and palettes are prescribed within the approved Design Code, the design of Phase 1 accorded with those stipulated.

Creating a Place

6. Working with the site and context

Views across the site

Creating a Place

6. Working with the site and context

Views across the site

Creating a Place

6. Working with the site and context

Views across the site

Creating a Place

6. Working with the site and context

Views across the site

Creating a Place

6. Working with the site and context

Creating a Place

6. Working with the site and context

Creating a Place

6. Working with the site and context

Retained landscaping plan

Existing landscaping to the north of the site is to be retained as a buffer.

Creating a Place

6. Working with the site and context

Retained landscaping plan

Existing landscaping to the north of the site is to be retained as a buffer.

Creating a Place

7. Creating well defined streets and spaces

Central neighbourhood green

Creating a Place

7. Creating well defined streets and spaces

Central neighbourhood green

Creating a Place

7. Creating well defined streets and spaces

Well defined spaces

Creating a Place

7. Creating well defined streets and spaces

Well defined spaces

Creating a Place

7. Creating well defined streets and spaces

Landscape features and quality have been consciously designed into this scheme to reinforce the character of the development whilst delineating ownership.

Creating a Place

7. Creating well defined streets and spaces

Landscape features and quality have been consciously designed into this scheme to reinforce the character of the development whilst delineating ownership.

Creating a Place

8. Easy to find your way around

The developments gently curving roads with through vistas in conjunction with use of focal buildings and permeable Open Space to the centre of the site mean the development is legible and easy to read.

Creating a Place

8. Easy to find your way around

The developments gently curving roads with through vistas in conjunction with use of focal buildings and permeable Open Space to the centre of the site mean the development is legible and easy to read.

Creating a Place

8. Easy to find your way around

Entrance of central access road marked with feature building

Creating a Place

8. Easy to find your way around

Entrance of central access road marked with feature building

Creating a Place

8. Easy to find your way around

Central Road passes alongside Neighbourhood Green

Creating a Place

8. Easy to find your way around

Central Road passes alongside Neighbourhood Green

Creating a Place

8. Easy to find your way around

Clear & easy access from central access road to local roads, providing links to mews and lanes

Creating a Place

8. Easy to find your way around

Clear & easy access from central access road to local roads, providing links to mews and lanes

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9. Streets for all

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9. Streets for all

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9. Streets for all

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9. Streets for all

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9. Streets for all

Allocated on street parking

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9. Streets for all

Allocated on street parking

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9. Streets for all

4 Bed with garage & private parking space

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9. Streets for all

4 Bed with garage & private parking space

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9. Streets for all

On street visitor parking

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9. Streets for all

On street visitor parking

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10. Car parking

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10. Car parking

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10. Car parking

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10. Car parking

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11. Public and private spaces

Green Zone to the West

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11. Public and private spaces

Green Zone to the West

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11. Public and private spaces

Public Park to the East

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11. Public and private spaces

Public Park to the East

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11. Public and private spaces

Public and private spaces are clearly differentiated with defensible landscaped space to all plots.

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11. Public and private spaces

Public and private spaces are clearly differentiated with defensible landscaped space to all plots.

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12. External storage and amenity space

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12. External storage and amenity space

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12. External storage and amenity space

Cycle Storage

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12. External storage and amenity space

Cycle Storage

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