Another national award shortlist nod for our client Anderson

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Today we are celebrating the fact that Anderson, in partnership with L&Q, has been shortlisted for yet another accolade – Best Large Development category at the First Time Buyer Readers’ Awards.

Their entry celebrates The Quarry in Erith, a once derelict 50-acre site in London that includes 849 new homes and a 630-place primary school.

Despite the fact the site was once considered to be undevelopable, the companies worked together to preserve its rich ecological value and a 12-acre ecology zone to protect important species.

Glenn Potter, Managing Director of Development at Anderson, based in Chelmsford, said: “We are thrilled that The Quarry has been shortlisted for Best Large Development in the First Time Buyer Readers’ Awards.

“It’s a real honour to receive recognition for the regeneration of this site which will see it become a true asset to the community.

“Along with our partners, L&Q, we have managed to blend lovely family homes and a fantastic new primary school building in ecological surroundings.”

When quarrying at the site ended in the 1960s, it was filled-in with rubble and waste materials and, as a result, the site was neglected for 30 years, with no-one prepared to accept the cost of remediation.

The joint venture partnership met the specific regeneration need head-on with a proposal which secured planning permission in 2015.

The site’s redevelopment has brought several environmental benefits including creating extensive public open space and retaining six acres of existing woodland belt.

In addition to a public eco-walkway, more than 800 trees are set to be planted in and around the 12-acre ecology park and 200 bird boxes will be installed.

Claire Brenlund, Sales and Marketing Director at L&Q, said: “We are so proud The Quarry has been shortlisted for Best Large Development at the First Time Buyer Readers’ Awards. 

“Together with Anderson, our vision for the 50-acre site is to create a new neighbourhood of 849 homes in the heart of Erith, suitable for all. 

“We are passionate about masterminding something truly special on the site of a disused Quarry.” 

Voting is now open to choose the winners of the awards until August 5 via: 

The winners will be revealed at a prestigious awards ceremony in September. Get voting – and watch this space!

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