Abbotts Site, Dartford
Knight Frank, in conjunction with Weston Homes, is set to launch Langley Square, a mixed use residential development in the highly desirable commuter town of Dartford, Kent. A former Victorian factory, the historic site is being transformed into a high specification one, two and three bedroom apartment development with a choice of designer finishes and outside space. Langley Square presents buyers with an opportunity to live in an area with a unique British heritage.
Langley Square is a luxury waterside development that will provide a new Garden Village by shops, landscaped gardens and lakes. Set on almost 8 acres of river frontage, Langley Square sits adjacent to a former mill pond and the River Darent, and is ideally positioned just minutes from Dartford Railway Station, providing direct access to Central London. It is also minutes from the modern Bluewater shopping centre, one of Europe’s largest shopping centres.
Dartford is the perfect blend of town and country. It is currently undergoing a £94 million regeneration project being spent to enhance the centre, with planned schemes working to revitalise the town centre, Fairfield Leisure Centre and Princes Park Community Stadium. The new garden village of Langley Square will further enhance the community of Dartford by providing a mix of 400 apartments and local high street with prime retail and commercial space.
Product: Stud & track with infill SFS
Site: Langley Square, Mill Pond, Dartford
Main Contractor: Datum Group
Client: Weston Homes
Materials: 150mm Infill SFS
Floors: Block 3 – 5 floors, Block 4 – 7 floors
Frameclad manufactured all of the internal/external frames for these two interlinked block five-storey residential development. Floors were constructed from lattice joists and also balcony cassettes were supplied to sit inside a hot rolled frame. Access was limited and due to the busy site location deliveries had to be carefully coordinated and time slots hit.
A superior alternative to a timber frame. The developer needed an alternative to timber frame to prevent costly delays and increased on-site costs, light steel framing was the solution.
Lighter, quicker and more stable LSF delivered these apartments on time and to budget whilst exceeding the client’s requirements