Welcoming Ebbsfleet Development Corporation to share knowledge

In September, the team welcomed the Ebbsfleet Development Corporation Board for a presentation about the progress of the development to date and to join walking tour around the site, to learn lessons from York Central.  

Ebbsfleet is a pioneering project – the first garden city in 100 years that is being created across 2,500 acres of previously used, brownfield land on the Kent Thames riverside. 

Located just 20 minutes from central London, Ebbsfleet brings together a network of individual neighbourhoods, each with its own carefully designed character. The vision is for it to be somewhere to grow a family, build a business, socialise, and enjoy a unique city-country lifestyle on the edge of London and Kent.  

Over time, it will grow into one of the South East’s leading places to live and work. 

The Ebbsfleet Development Corporation was set up to accelerate delivery of up to 15,000 homes and the Board were keen to learn from York Central and see how this knowledge could support the Garden City vision.  

Simon Dudley, Board Chair, Ian Piper CEO and other board members Fred Maroudas,  Neil Cameron, Nick Shattock, Valerie Owen, Jeremy Kite, Izzy Grigg and Director of Corporate Services Gerard Whiteman, Director of Planning  & Place Mark Pullin,  Director of Development, Jen Hunt, Director of Infrastructure & Enabling Works, Paul Abrahams , Head of HR and Corporate Governance (EDC Board Secretariat) James Richards, joined representatives from York Central including Homes England and Sisk to compare notes on collaboration and transfer knowledge on the similar brownfield schemes.  

If your team is interested in finding out more about the York Central scheme or have ideas that you think could work for the site and would like to share, get in touch at yorkcentral@homesengland.gov.uk.