1. Large 2,3,4 bedroom family homes
These exceptional homes, mainly two and three storey houses, offer buyers a wide and varied choice. The majority of these contemporary houses are family houses, but the Quarry also features 2 bedroom maisonettes for sale and apartments to rent later on in the development.
This unique mix of high quality housing inspires a community feel that offers all residents a better way of living.
2. Landmark primary school
The strikingly modern primary school provides exceptional education facilities, offering a stimulating learning environment. This will provide 630 new school places from 2018, creating a valuable community resource - a local school for local people.
The school’s circular shape maximises natural daylight and ventilation, and provides flexibility of space allowing a variety of teaching and learning styles. It will also feature allotments, outdoor learning spaces, an amphitheatre and a climbing wall.
3. A walk in the park
Surrounded by established woodland, The Quarry provides plenty of green spaces, a network of cycle and walkways, and an ecology area the size of three football pitches.
With newly planted trees and shrubs, the well-defined public spaces provide focal points for community interaction and play for all ages.
These attractive recreation areas mean there are plenty of leisure facilities and local walks right on your doorstep. And, if that’s not enough, all family houses feature generous rear gardens.
4. Ecologically designed
The Quarry is a truly impressive eco-development designed to breathe new life into an area that’s been neglected for 40 years. With equal emphasis on open space, play, and the diversity and quality of housing, the new community is surrounded by woodland and features an extensive ecology area.
This is made up of retained areas of native grassland and scrub, with smaller wooded areas, as well as new wet pond features. Wherever possible trees have been retained and, where required, additional native trees have been planted.
5. London on your doorstep
If you travel to London, for work or leisure, The Quarry is perfectly situated for fast access. Located midway between Erith and Belvedere train stations, it’s just 35 minutes into Central London, with direct trains to London Canon Street and Tower Bridge.
From 2018, Crossrail will run from Abbey Wood (just 5 minutes from Erith station), speeding you into Liverpool Street in only 17 minutes.
6. 21st Century sustainable suburb
With sustainability at its heart, this innovatively designed development establishes high quality living areas, provides an exceptional educational facility and offers community spaces that encourage nature and build on the site’s existing ecology.
Within this environment, homeowners benefit from homes designed to meet Lifetime Homes Standards, with high levels of energy efficiency. Solar roof panels will be installed across the development, with apartment blocks also featuring green roof terraces to capture rainwater and provide greater insulation, reducing heat loss and cutting energy bills.
7. Modern build, with high interior specification throughout
Designed for today’s living, homes feature low maintenance materials, light and airy interiors, and generously-sized internal and outdoor spaces.
With a distinct yet harmonised architectural appearance the contemporary homes take aesthetic influence from the natural world e.g. buff brick, grey slate, timber and generous areas of glazing.
Where possible, living or kitchen spaces are south-facing with deeper gardens wrapping the south eastern corners to capture direct natural sunlight. Internal layouts have been designed to maximise light though the use of dual aspect and floor to ceiling windows.
8. Hidden parking to maximise space
Taking advantage of the natural gradients of the site, the majority of car parking at The Quarry will be ‘undercroft’, or below ground. This leaves more room for recreation and leisure, and reduces the visual impact of cars, giving residents uninterrupted views across an uncluttered landscape.
9. Blending with the existing topography
The design concept for The Quarry is driven by the site’s topography, with its network of streets arranged to hug the contours of the landscape and gently climb the hill in a series of terraced platforms. This means that the majority of residents will enjoy long views towards the River Thames and beyond.
A village green, positioned at the highest level of the site, gives a focal point for the community, while strengthening local links to neighbouring residential areas.
10. Escape to the country
With the wonderful and breath-taking North Downs only 30 minutes away, you’ll find a mix of rolling hills, national parks, ancient woods, country walks, picturesque villages, lovely country pubs and restaurants within easy reach and just waiting to be discovered.
The Quarry’s location offers residents of Erith the perfect opportunity to get away from city life and escape to the countryside and unwind.