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Knight Frank launches new Garden Village in prime waterside location

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, an area currently undergoing £90million of regeneration, on 12th and 13th March at the Mandarin Hotel, 5 Connaught Road, Central, HK. Langley Square will provide a new Garden Village for the UK, with 400 new homes positioned amongst landscaped gardens and new public realm, in an attractive waterside location.

A former Victorian factory, the historic site is being transformed into high specification one, two and three bedroom apartments and penthouses, ideal for first time buyers, owner occupiers and investors alike. 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 (Charing Cross station) from just 41 minutes.

Once complete in 2019, Langley Square will feature a village pond, as well as open green spaces and public walkways. A vibrant new high street will form the heart of the community, providing residents with a range of shops and local amenities.

Each home at Langley Square will be built to the highest quality, including Weston Homes signature high specification interiors, with engineered oak flooring and luxury carpeting, designer Oakwood kitchens with stone worktops, Zanussi appliances, Fascino basins and instant boiling water tap. The luxurious bathrooms will offer Laufen Pro wall hung basin, Roca Laura, wall hung WC and porcelain floor and wall tiling by RAK Ceramics.

Langley Square presents buyers with an opportunity to live in an area that has a unique British heritage; the iconic site has been occupied by various renowned pharmaceutical companies over the years, including GlaxoSmithKline. At the time of its initial formation in 1852, the factory produced medicine chests for the British royal family, as well as famous explorers and aviators, including Admiral Peary and Captain Amundsen, the first men to reach the North and South Pole’s, respectively. Once employing over 1,300 people and stretching over 33 acres, the factory relied on the large mill pond, which still remains today, to help power the factory.

Simon Capp, Associate at Knight Frank, commented: “We are very excited to be marketing Langley Square, on behalf of Weston Homes. The scheme combines modern architecture, local amenities and landscaped grounds; all centred around the historic Mill Pond lakes, providing many apartments with attractive waterside views.

Dartford is fast gaining the attention of buyers, fuelled by the £90million regeneration project. The town already boasts excellent shops, schools and community spaces. Located two minutes from Dartford Train station, Langley Square is extremely convenient for commuters, taking little over 40 minutes by train to Central London.”

Bob Weston, CEO of Weston Group commented: ”We are delighted to launch Langley Square. The £90 million Garden Village has transformed disused brownfield land into high quality residential housing and commercial space, creating an attractive and enjoyable place to live. Langley Square is ideal for those looking to own a new home in a country village setting and benefits from excellent connections and outstanding lifestyle facilities on the doorstep."

Prices at Langley Square start from £204,995 for a one bedroom apartment.