Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Bellway creates new community on brownfield site in Grays

A BROWNFIELD site in Grays has been transformed into a vibrant new community by Bellway.

All 102 homes at Devonshire Place in Devonshire Road have been sold. Most of the new neighbours have already moved in, with the final few to follow in the coming months as construction work is completed.

Homes at Devonshire Place range from two-bedroom apartments to two, three and four-bedroom houses.

Emma Hamlett, Sales Director for Bellway Thames Gateway said: “As soon as our ‘coming soon’ signs were in place at Devonshire Place we were receiving calls from people who wanted to know more. The first reservations were made on the day the homes were released for sale and this momentum has been maintained throughout.

“Devonshire Place sits within an established residential area, surrounded by nature reserves. Bellway has regenerated one of the area’s former quarries to create homes in a desirable new address.

“We were mindful of creating a broad range of homes to fit people’s differing needs and feel confident we achieved this aim.

“People have chosen to live at Devonshire Place because it has everything they need. Every home has allocated parking and all houses have gardens, some of the homes are wheelchair adaptable and many have spaces which can be used as a home office or study.

“Lakeside shopping centre is nearby and Grays High Street and market are only one mile away. Grays Railway Station is a five-minute drive away and the nearby road links mean people can easily travel across the South East by car.”

Bellway contributed more than £500,000 towards new school places and £40,000 for healthcare as part of its planning agreement with Thurrock Council. The developer also provided 23 affordable homes for people who live in the Thurrock area.

Bellway is currently building new homes at St George’s Park in Hornchurch as part of the regeneration of the former airfield and hospital site. New homes are also under construction at Copperhouse Green in Dartford and at Ebbsfleet Cross, in Ebbsfleet Garden City.

For more information, visit bellway.co.uk.


  1. I strongly object to this being called a brownfield site, this was a much valued sports ground that had been enjoyed by local people for generations.

  2. Regenerated a former quarry is taking the piss, this was the site of a football pitch, a cricket pitch and two bowls greens, bellend homes is more suitable.

  3. It will be the same down the A1089 if certain councillors and developers get their way, Build another load of houses on the Little Thurrock Marshes and then the developers move on, and Little Thurrock will flood after the first heavy rain fall, with nowhere for the water to flow to.


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