In the heart of historic Greenhithe
Little Hithe is a proposal for the construction of a residential development scheme in North Kent close to the Bluewater Shopping Centre with doorstep rail links direct to London and Europe.
The plans are to accommodate a total of 270 high-quality apartments of varying sizes, incorporating a market mix of residential units, partly consisting of 1 and 2 bedroom flats including a Swimming pool, Spa & Gymnasium.
This proposed scheme aims to create a modern residential facility at a site which benefits from excellent rail connections to London and North Kent. Residents will have exclusive use of landscaped communal garden areas in addition to individual private balconies.
Two levels of private parking will sit below the landscaped podium, providing in excess of 200 car parking spaces that can be accessed via a ramped entrance from the western corner of the site. This access road continues to the north-western corner of the site, where there is a drop off, loading bay, and turning point, outside the main entrance to the concierge.
From this location, a direct foot passenger link onto the train platform has been proposed, offering highly sustainable transport connections to commuters, existing residents and visitors alike.
The site is located on a plot of land which is bounded by the railway line and London Road, in the heart of the historic Greenhithe area. In close proximity to the small town sits the M25, an easy and direct route into the heart of London.
High Speed 1
The High Speed 1’s Ebbsfleet International Station is particularly close by with journeys into London taking only 19 minutes. In addition to excellent transport accessibility.
Greenhithe is home to the renowned Bluewater Shopping Centre, offering locals and tourists luxury shopping accessibility.
Proposed Projects Surrounding Little Hithe
The Little Hithe development is in close proximity to some of the UK’s biggest development proposals which, if approved, will create an influx of popular demand for Little Hithe as these projects begin to develop.
The London Paramount
The London Paramount resort in Kent is a £2 billion proposed theme park resort, which will rival the likes of Disney Land Paris. The site is expected to attract 50,000 new tourists every day to the Swanscombe Peninsula and is almost twice the size of the current Olympic Park, measuring approximately 872 acres. Ebbsfleet International station, on the Eurostar route between London and Paris, is close by offering quick and easy access to transport links to and from the site. The theme park is being financed by Kuwait’s Al-Humaidi family and is set to feature attractions themed around BBC Worldwide shows, Aardman Animations and Paramount Pictures, the oldest major Hollywood studio in existence.
Attractions will include theatres, live music venues, rides, cinemas, a water park and around 5,000 hotel rooms, with elements from famous films including Mission: Impossible and The Godfather featuring across the resort. In addition, Paramount has made a deal with the BBC to feature themes from Doctor Who and include some of the corporation’s biggest characters.
Following meetings with local residents, construction is now set to begin in 2018. It is estimated that the resort will create around 27,000 jobs in the area and boost tourism to other attractions on the outskirts of London such as Knole and Hever castles.
Bluewater Shopping Centre is 17.8 miles south-east of London’s centre. The complex opened on 16th March 1999 in a former chalk quarry after three years of building, comprising of a handful of car parks accumulating over 13,000 parking spaces, with 330 stores over two levels; making it the fourth largest shopping centre in the UK.
With further expansion and development in the shopping centre industry since Bluewater’s opening in 1999, perhaps most prominently the entry of the Westfield Shopping Centres into the market, Bluewater has looked to make changes to its offering to keep the centre up-to date and provide new customer experiences.
Numerous stores have been refurbished, expanded or relocated in recent years as the centre looks to expand and upgrade its mix of retailers, and there have been some major construction plans for further expansion into additional shopping villages, located on the western side of the complex.