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Rocheway, Rochford


Approval Status


Fully Approved

Delivery Status


Construction In Progress

Expected Completion Date


Spring 2027

The Rocheway site is owned freehold by Essex County Council and covers 7.5 acres. It was occupied by a vacant school building built in 1937 with a developed area of 2.6 acres, with the remaining 4.9 acres presently used as playing fields/open space. The school building was most recently used by Adult Community Learning prior to vacation in 2013 and is surplus to educational requirements. The school building was demolished in November 2018 following the securing of planning permission for 74 units of development by Essex Housing.

Construction has recently commenced on a development of 14 new private homes which acts as a facilitating first phase. The opportunity exists for Getting Building Fund investment to be used to provide a range of site infrastructure and enabling works for phase 2 – 60 units of independent living (Extra Care) for older people.

Project Outputs/Outcomes
Jobs created/safeguarded 264
Homes unlocked/delivered 74
New Broadband Connections 74

£85m of investment to East Sussex, Essex, Kent, Medway, Southend and Thurrock

The Getting Building Fund focuses on projects that can progress quickly and that will stimulate and better integrate economies in some of the most economically impacted and COVID-affected parts of the South East.

£85m of Getting Building Fund investment has been secured, enabling delivery of 45 projects across East Sussex, Essex, Kent, Medway, Southend and Thurrock.

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Funding value: £713,000
Total Project cost: £5,836,247
Return to Capital Investment