Due to launch to the public in 2017, The Quarry is a truly impressive eco-development set to breathe new life into the disused Erith Quarry site which has lain neglected for the past 40 years, and will be transformed into a collection of new homes including 2 bedroom maisonettes, 3 and 4 bedroom terraced houses, 3 and 4 bedroom semi-detached houses and 3 and 4 bedroom detached houses.

With sustainability at its heart, this innovatively designed development will establish high quality, considered living, educational and community spaces which encourage nature and build on the ecology of the site.

It will also become a commuter’s paradise, located just 30 minutes by train from central London and easily accessible for the planned Crossrail line from Abbey Wood and Woolwich stations.


The state-of-the-art primary school is The Quarry’s most important landmark, signifying the heart and main entrance to the development. 

The footprint of the school will be a pure circular ring. Composed of two storeys, the building will sit comfortably in the landscape, elevated above terraced communal spaces.

It’s design is both bold and inspirational, providing a playful and aspirational environment aimed at motivating pupils to aspire to high standards. The school’s shape maximises natural daylight and ventilation, and provides flexibility of space that will allow a variety of teaching and learning styles. It also lends itself to a much more democratic building arrangement and provides space for a central, external courtyard.


The Quarry spans approximately 20 hectares and is broadly bounded by housing and industrial areas. It will comprise of up to 600 new homes, a three form-entry primary school, community facilities retained ecological areas and newly provided open space.

Example Floorplans

Typical Floor Plan - Type E2B* Two Bedroom Maisonette TOTAL 88.9 sq.m. 956.9 sq.ft.

Typical Floor Plan - Type H1* Three Bedroom House TOTAL 103.9 sq.m. 1,118.4 sq.ft.

Typical Floor Plan - Type H2A* Four Bedroom House TOTAL 130.5 sq.m. 1,404.7 sq.ft.

Reasons to buy


Erith Quarry was integral to the local community for nearly two centuries. It was an important source of gravel and loam, mined for everything from ballast for ships to loam for the nearby armaments foundry during WWII.

When quarrying ended in the 1960s, it was filled-in with rubble and other waste materials, as Erith began post-war reconstruction. For the last 30 years, Erith Quarry has lay neglected as its former owners considered it too difficult to develop.

Now it will be transformed with a landmark new school and community spaces to complement much needed new homes.


Local resident, Ken Chamberlain, gives a fascinating insight into the rich history of Erith Quarry.

Having first visited the quarry as a child, when his father would bring him to work, Ken talks about the close knit community that existed and how he followed in his father's footsteps by starting working there when he finished school.


The Quarry will provide the community with a selection of activities and areas to get fit as well and relax and unwind.

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About L&Q

L&Q is one of the UK’s leading housing associations and one of London’s largest residential developers.