Redrow secures planning approval for new Kent HQ

Redrow secures planning approval for new Kent HQ

Redrow Homes has secured planning consent to build a brand new headquarters for its South East division at the flagship Ebbsfleet Garden City in Kent.

Approval of proposals for the two storey office space further confirms the company’s long term commitment to Ebbsfleet Garden City, where the housebuilder is creating around 950 new homes at Ebbsfleet Green and investing in associated community resources including a new primary school.

It will also be a strategic move for the division to a location centrally positioned for its other Kent and Sussex developments, close to the major transport hub of Ebbsfleet International Station and within easy reach of the South East motorway network.

The approved plans are for a new 1,093 sq. m standalone commercial office building, which features 50 car parking spaces and complementary landscaping. It is expected that the office development will provide approximately 70 highly skilled jobs, and it will be positioned to sit alongside other future planned commercial spaces such as a neighbourhood food store, a pub/restaurant and hotel.

Chris Lilley, managing director of Redrow Homes (South East), said: “Ebbsfleet Garden City offers a more strategic location for our business as we will be ideally placed to build on our presence across Kent and beyond.

“Our new bespoke headquarters will accommodate our growing divisional company, currently with 165 employees and rising. We’re aiming to build 550 new homes and launch seven new developments in the next financial year and, as a result of such rapid growth, we are planning for our future through the eventual relocation to our flagship development.”

Paul Spooner, interim chief executive of Ebbsfleet Development Corporation, said: “We are delighted that Redrow has seen the enormous potential of relocating its regional headquarters to Ebbsfleet Garden City.”

Ebbsfleet Garden City is evolving into a new community where up to 15,000 homes will be built over the next two decades by a number of leading developers.

To find out more about the residential development at Ebbsfleet Green, click here.

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