Tracy Allison, West Kent's Chief Executive recently attended a ground-breaking ceremony for the start of works on the second phase of 65 social rent and shared ownership homes, hosted by Anderson Group.
Faversham Lakes is a development on the former gravel works and gunpowder factory in the north Kent town of Faversham. The 131-acre site consists of 330 one, two, three and four-bedroom homes, a mixture of shared ownership, affordable rent and private ownership. The site also boasts a country park, lake and a cultural and educational hub. The site is complete with two original cannons and Grade II listed work buildings restored to give acknowledgement to the site’s rich history.
Thirty-four have already been completed in phase one by developer Anderson and handed over to West Kent.
Faversham Lakes, which includes a collection of two-, three-, four- or five-bedroom homes, has scooped a number of awards this year including First Time Buyer Readers’ Award for Best Large Development and the Evening Standard New Homes Award for Best First Time Buyer Home.
West Kent's Chief Executive, Tracy Allison, said: “We are delighted to see this exciting, new development continuing to deliver much needed housing in the Faversham area, helping local people get onto the housing ladder for the first time, as well as providing much needed housing for affordable rent. Phase two will see another 65 affordable homes built at Faversham Lakes, and ahead of schedule, demonstrating the strength of our partnership with the Anderson, Swale Borough Council, Faversham Town Council and of course the local community, highlighting the very real difference we make to lives locally.”
Managing Director of Development at Anderson, Glenn Potter said: “From the outset of this project we committed to building all 99 affordable homes on site to form an integral part of Faversham Lakes. This milestone is a real testament to the close partnership we have formed with West Kent Housing Association and the continued support of Swale Borough Council, the Faversham Town Council, and our most immediate neighbours. As we lay foundations for the first affordable homes of this second phase, we look forward to seeing their new residents move in next year and enjoy what this historic town has to offer.”
Work is still ongoing at this site and new homes are coming in Winter 2022.