South East England Fellows learn about Ebbsfleet Valley at the inaugural Breakfast Briefing

Tom Venner, Development Director of Ebbsfleet Valley spoke to Fellows about Land Securities’ plans for the site.

ICE South East Fellows in the beautiful Bridge Chapel in Rochester
ICE South East Fellows in the beautiful Bridge Chapel in Rochester

ICE South East Fellows met today (Thursday 22nd October) at the beautiful Bridge Chapel in Rochester to discuss the proposed Ebbsfleet Valley scheme in Kent.

Ebbsfleet Valley is set to be the first garden city in the UK for 100 years. It will provide over 15,000 new homes when completed, will be accessible to Kings Cross St Pancras Station in 17 minutes and will connect to both the M25 and a recently improved four-lane A2. With consent for over 9 million square feet of office, retail, leisure and community space, the scheme is predicted to create over 20,000 permanent jobs.

Leading the discussion was Tom Venner, Development Director at Land Securities, who is managing the project. Tom gave an overview of the scheme and discussed how his team were working to deliver the project.

Following the presentation, Stewart Biggs, ICE Kent and East Sussex Chair, led a discussion about the various infrastructure required to support the development.

The Breakfast Briefing was attended by senior members of the civil engineering community, including representatives from Robert McAlpine, Waterman, London Bridge Associates and BAM Nuttall.

The event was the first in a series of Breakfast Briefings in the South East region, where Fellows are given the opportunity to discuss topical issues with experts and decision makers. The next Briefing will be on Thursday 19th November in Brighton with Keith Clarke, ICE Vice President who will discuss the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris.

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