The proposals

New homes for Basildon

Our proposals will deliver 492 new 1-and-2-bedroom homes, including affordable homes, to meet local housing need and create a new and diverse community on the doorstep of the Town Centre.

The apartments will be built specifically for rent, all professionally-managed by one reputable landlord. They will be built to a high specification and with good access to communal amenity space for co-working, relaxation and exercise, including courtyards and roof terraces.

Respondents to our consultation also expressed a wish to see affordable homes prioritised for local people. We are therefore looking to appoint a local housing provider to manage the affordable homes on site, which would prioritise residents on Basildon Council’s housing waiting list.

New homes for Basildon

Our proposals will deliver 492 new 1-and-2-bedroom homes, including affordable homes, to meet local housing need and create a new and diverse community on the doorstep of the Town Centre.

The apartments will be built specifically for rent, all professionally-managed by one reputable landlord. They will be built to a high specification and with good access to communal amenity space for co-working, relaxation and exercise, including courtyards and roof terraces.

Respondents to our consultation also expressed a wish to see affordable homes prioritised for local people. We are therefore looking to appoint a local housing provider to manage the affordable homes on site, which would prioritise residents on Basildon Council’s housing waiting list.

Boosting the local economy

The delivery of new homes, shops and restaurants, workspace for small businesses, and a new healthcare facility on the site has the potential to create a significant and diverse range of employment opportunities during construction and operation, as well as an increase in footfall to Basildon Town Centre.

Alongside the new leisure facilities being planned for East Square, the design of our development and provision of high-quality, modern retail units will create a vibrant and welcoming Town Centre destination, improving the retail and restaurant offer on the high street and boosting the night-time economy.

Approximately 285 sqm of incubator space has also been allocated for SME businesses, located adjacent to South Essex College. This space will provide a cost-effective and flexible solution for new or young businesses, encouraging entrepreneurship and collaboration.

Benefits for the community

Our proposals will introduce new infrastructure and amenities to support the development of new homes on the site, as well as providing wider benefits for the local community.

The introduction of new commercial space at street level, in addition to wider improvements to the surrounding public realm, will help to create a safe and welcoming environment at Market Square for the local community to enjoy during the day and into the evening.

Provision has also been made for a new healthcare facility within the development, to meet the needs of new and existing Town Centre residents.

Benefits for the community

Our proposals will introduce new infrastructure and amenities to support the development of new homes on the site, as well as providing wider benefits for the local community.

The introduction of new commercial space at street level, in addition to wider improvements to the surrounding public realm, will help to create a safe and welcoming environment at Market Square for the local community to enjoy during the day and into the evening.

Provision has also been made for a new healthcare facility within the development, to meet the needs of new and existing Town Centre residents.

Design & materials

The proposed development has been sustainably and sensitively designed, ensuring it reflects Basildon’s unique character. Brick has been selected due to being a high-quality, long-lasting material, which will also bring warmth to the Town Centre.

The building heights proposed vary from 17 storeys at the highest point towards St Martin’s Square, down to 2 storeys onto Town Square and Market Square. These heights are deemed appropriate for a highly accessible Town Centre location, delivering a greater number of homes in close proximity to local amenities and offsetting the need for unsustainable greenfield development elsewhere.

Design & materials

The proposed development has been sustainably and sensitively designed, ensuring it reflects Basildon’s unique character. Brick has been selected due to being a high-quality, long-lasting material, which will also bring warmth to the Town Centre.

The building heights proposed vary from 17 storeys at the highest point towards St Martin’s Square, down to 2 storeys onto Town Square and Market Square. These heights are deemed appropriate for a highly accessible Town Centre location, delivering a greater number of homes in close proximity to local amenities and offsetting the need for unsustainable greenfield development elsewhere.

Transport & connectivity

The site benefits from excellent access to the Town Centre and Basildon Railway and Bus Stations, between which a new transport hub is set to be developed. This will provide easy access for workers and residents of the development to other parts of the borough and into central London.

Given the Town Centre location of the site, there is provision for 70 car parking spaces, alongside 500 cycle parking spaces, to encourage sustainable travel. Residents will also be able to join a car sharing scheme to make on-demand car journeys.

Sustainability & ecology

The proposed scheme will achieve a 20% reduction in CO2 emissions via a ‘fabric first’ approach and other energy efficiency measures. Significant amounts of greening will also be incorporated into the scheme to increase biodiversity and improve the wellbeing of residents, as well as cycle parking and improved walking routes to encourage sustainable travel.

During construction, a number of sustainable measures will be implemented to maximise energy efficiency and use of renewable energy. Where possible, materials will be selected from low-carbon sources and local suppliers given priority.

Sustainability & ecology

The proposed scheme will achieve a 20% reduction in CO2 emissions via a ‘fabric first’ approach and other energy efficiency measures. Significant amounts of greening will also be incorporated into the scheme to increase biodiversity and improve the wellbeing of residents, as well as cycle parking and improved walking routes to encourage sustainable travel.

During construction, a number of sustainable measures will be implemented to maximise energy efficiency and use of renewable energy. Where possible, materials will be selected from low-carbon sources and local suppliers given priority.