Ecology area completed as The Quarry transformation continues

Apr 28, 2017

Work is well underway at The Quarry as the ecology area is completed and foundations are laid for the school

Construction at The Quarry site in Erith gathers pace as the impressive eco-development sets to launch to the public this autumn.

Since 2016 the site has gone through a significant transformation, reaching a key milestone this April as work on the ecology area is now finished.

The first housing frames are also set to go up this month, and work has begun on the school, with the foundations and groundwork starting.   

Ensuring the ecology is maintained and nurtured on site is a key focus, and much of the work so far has centred on developing this 3.25 hectare area.

Three low level lakes are in the process of being constructed, while bird and bat boxes have been installed around The Quarry to encourage wildlife to nest this spring.

Stuart Pankhurst, the site’s ecologist, said: “The ecology area is such a fantastic addition to the site as it will provide a great resource for everyone. Not only will residents be able to use the area but local people will also be able to enjoy the space too. Even if they’re not interested in the wildlife, they can just go outside and walk in an area that they previously couldn’t.”

The site is due to open to the first residents before the end of the year, and April has seen the erection of the timber frames for the initial batch of 48 houses, measuring 4,500 square meters in total.

Once completed, the first phase of houses will be a mix of two and three storeys, and each house will feature generous outdoor space in the form of a private garden, as well as at least one undercroft car park space.

Work has also begun on the foundations of the school, which is set to open once a third of homeowners – roughly 200 homes - have moved into The Quarry. 

Sean Emmett, operations director for The Anderson Group, said: “It’s incredible to see The Quarry transforming into our combined vision for a sustainable eco-development, and moving further away from the site it once was. There’s still a long way to go before the site is fully finished, but now the housing frames have gone up and the ecology area is now  complete, you can really see the site starting to come to life.”

Christine Osborne, Regional Sales Director at L&Q: “We can’t wait for the first residents to move in and experience all The Quarry has to offer. The development has been created with the future residents in mind, ensuring it’s a place where families and communities can grow, and we’re confident it’s a place people will love living in.”

The marketing suite is set to launch this summer, where prospective buyers can express their interest in purchasing one of the homes. Homebuyers interested in finding out more about The Quarry can register their interest at and follow developments on Facebook and Twitter.

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