St. Modwen Homes


Award-winning housebuilder St. Modwen Homes has secured planning permission for 230 homes on the site of the former Ford factory in South Ockendon, Essex — its first residential scheme in the county.

Accessed from Arisdale Avenue, the new 10 acre neighbourhood will comprise a mixture of one and two bedroom apartments and two, three and four bedroom homes. A new public park, open spaces and well-lit pedestrian and cycle routes will also be created.

New homeowners will benefit from shops, services and schools within easy reach and Lakeside shopping centre just three miles away. South Ockendon station is immediately adjacent, providing a direct rail service to central London with 30 minutes.

St. Modwen Homes aims to start work on the new homes early next month, with the first houses due to be released for sale at the beginning of 2019.

Dave Smith, Managing Director at St. Modwen Homes, said: “We are really pleased to have secured planning permission for new homes at South Ockendon – our first venture in the area. The area is very popular with families and commuters and we expect our new homes to be snapped up.

“We are building a wide range of homes so will have something for everyone – from renters and first time buyers to families and those looking for extra space.”

St. Modwen Homes has gained a strong reputation for its stand out house designs, which boast full height central windows, large, open living spaces and a variety of materials used on external elevations. Each property is designed with the housebuilder’s philosophy of light and height, meaning large windows and higher than average ceilings in every room. Additionally, new homeowners can expect luxurious finishes throughout, including designer kitchens with built-in appliances and eco-friendly technology fitted as standard.

The company is one of only a handful of builders across the country to have received a five star rating from the House Builder’s Federation, the highest accolade to be granted by the national housebuilding body.

Anyone wishing to register their interest in the new homes at South Ockendon can do so by calling 0844 243 4899 or visiting More information about St. Modwen Homes can also be found on Twitter and Instagram (@StModwenHomes).