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Further intel has been shared on the £500m Better Queensway project which is set to transform Southend-on-Sea.

The scheme, being brought forward by Swan Housing and Southend-on-Sea Council, will see numerous apartment blocks being built with some as high as 18-storeys with incredible views across the Thames Estuary, replacing current high rise flats which are set to be demolished. The new blocks planned will range in height from three to eighteen storeys.

The new details show that every new property will include private outside space with a garden, terrace or balcony, with almost 1,700 homes being delivered in total. 31% of those are set for affordable housing.

Geoff Pearce, Chairman of the Porters Place Southend Board, said: “The residents and their feedback have been central to our approach and their voices are echoed in the proposals. We are committed to getting this project right, not just for the existing residents of Queensway, but for the whole of Southend ensuring the £500m we will be investing in Southend supports a bright future for the town.”

Council leader Ian Gilbert said: “The council is contributing the value of the land and Swan Housing are using their resources to finance the building project. The end product will be owned on a 50/50 basis between the council and Swan Housing. We had £15million Government funding. The Government continues to look for projects to accelerate so we are on the look out for further available funding.”

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