A property developer is delivering 518 new homes at its Eastside Quarter development in Bexleyheath.

The site will transform the former civic offices on Broadway.

An additional 218 private apartments will have been built by the end of November.

The building of three apartment blocks, Alderton Court, Craft Court and Ernest Court have also been completed.

209 of 400 apartments for private sale have been purchased and most are now occupied.

The remaining properties are provided as "affordable housing" for residents through rent or shared ownership, according to Bellway.

Sales director for Bellway London, Emma Hamlett said: “Reaching the major milestone of completing construction on all three of the buildings known as Alderton Court, Craft Court and Ernest Court at Eastside Quarter is a positive step towards completing the delivery of these sought-after apartments.

“Taking advantage of the Help to Buy scheme, many residents have managed to stay in this area, highlighting its appeal and the need for more homes across Bexleyheath.”

Bellway London have also made plans for Liberty Court, where completions will be due in the autumn of 2022.

What is the Help to Buy scheme?

The Help to Buy scheme was introduced by the Government that aims to help first time buyers onto the property market.

Help to Buy provides buyers a new-build home up to the value of £600,000 with a five per cent deposit and 55 per cent mortgage.

The remaining 40 per cent is provided in the form of a Government-backed equity loan, interest free for the first five years.

READ MORE: Proposal introduced for Meridian House in Greenwich

The scheme was first announced in April 2013.