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The Best New Homes In The London Borough of Southwark

Posted 19 December 2023 by Keith Osborne

WhatHouse? takes a look at some of the current best new homes for sale in the London Borough of Southwark…

The borough of Southwark, bordered by Lambeth, Lewisham and Bromley, has a population of some 320,000 and has a mix of busy urban and quieter suburban districts for homebuyers to consider.

In addition to the landmark destinations in its northernmost part, there are also a host of large parks and commons across the borough, and many individual own centres offering a plenty of everyday shops, services and places to enjoy leisure time.

As well as its public transport connections to other parts of Greater London, there are a major roads, including the A2 and South Circular, which also offer straightforward routes around the city and beyond.

We take a look at some of the best new homes for sale in the London Borough of Southwark. Any special offers and deals mentioned here are subject to terms and conditions.

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Bankside , Bermondsey , Elephant & Castle , Old Kent Road , South Bank


Best new homes for sale at Old Kent Road

This famous part of London is on the eastern border of the borough. The vision for the upcoming regeneration [https://oldkentroad.org.uk/plans-for-the-future/our-vision/] of this area is huge, including the building of some 20,000 new homes, the benefit of brand new stations on the Bakerloo line extension, and the expansion of commercial property with job opportunities, and upgrading and creating many new community facilities.

Barratt London’s Bermondsey Heights, which is one of the highest-scoring developments in our current Location Ratings for transport links [link], is a 26-storey tower which is bringing 163 new apartments to the area with residents-only features including concierge service, landscaped gardens and a roof terrace. It’s proving popular, already over 50%, with the first of the one-, two- and three-bedroom homes set to be ready to move into in spring 2025. Right now, prices start at £449,000 and some plots come with a significant Stamp Duty paid offer. Find out more.

Avanton recently unveiled a first-time buyer assistance scheme at its development THE BeCa, the first part of a development of some 1,400 new homes and public realm space across a five-acre site, with residents benefitting from exclusive gym, games room and co-working space amenities. Current one- and two-bedroom apartments start at £440,000 and £575,000 respectively. Phase 2 launches inspiring 2024. Find out more at thebeca.co.uk.


Ecole from Higgins HomesEcole from Higgins Homes

Best new homes for sale in Bermondsey

The wider Bermondsey area has been benefitting from regeneration for many years and is now perhaps best-known for its Shad Thames riverside warehouse conversions and its fashionable High Street, which has many admired independent shops, cafés and restaurants, plus the popular ‘Beer Mile’ of craft breweries. Numerous museums, galleries and antiques market also make this a popular place to live and visit. The area has a Jubilee line Tube station and a National Rail station which is just one stop from the hub of London Bridge, and is well served by many bus routes.

Ecole is a Higgins Homes development in contemporary architecture comprising 30 studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments and two- and three-bedroom duplexes, many of them designed to be dual-aspect to maximise natural light and views. The standard specification includes handleless fitted kitchens with big-name integral appliances, up-to-date bathrooms and en suites, fitted wardrobes to main bedrooms, energy-efficient heating, flooring throughout and a secure video entry system. There’s also communal amenity space, roof terrace and secure cycle storage. Current prices range from £465,000 to £825,000. Find out more at www.higginshomes.co.uk.


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Best new homes for sale on the South Bank

This prime riverside district is known for cultural destinations such as the Royal Festival Hall, British Film Institute and National Theatre, its scenic Thameside path and the London Eye, which has attracted millions of visitors since it launched in 2000. Adjacent to Waterloo station, it is very easy to get to and from.

Southbank Place is a luxury development of apartments and penthouses, some of which look out to the London Eye and scenic, panoramic views across the City of London and beyond. The Portia Fox penthouse is among the final homes for sale here, set on the 27th floor. Price on application. Residents here can use an exclusive 18,000-sq-ft health and fitness facility which also has private lounge, business and meeting facilities and a screening room. Find out more at www.southbank-place.com.


Triptych Bankside from JTRE LondonTriptych Bankside from JTRE London

Best new homes for sale in Bankside

Located between the South Bank and London Bridge, Bankside has plenty of its own impressive features including Tate Modern, Shakespeare’s Globe and the Millennium Bridge. On its southern edge is Southwark Street, with lots of choice of places to shop, eat and drink, while Borough Market is another destination that foodies will find unmissable.

Triptych Bankside, from developer JTRE London, is a luxury apartment scheme set over two towers in a notable contemporary, curvaceous design inside and out, with floor-to-ceiling windows, open-plan kitchen/living rooms, utility cupboard, underfloor heating, bespoke bathrooms and private outdoor space. As well as a 24-hour concierge, there’s an exclusive residents’ lounge, workspace facilities, cinema room and games room. Prices start at £1.64million. Find out more at triptychbankside.com.


Best new homes for sale in Elephant & Castle

The Elephant & Castle areas has been undergoing massive regeneration, with more to come. The old shopping centre will be replaced by a new ‘town centre’ with up-to-date retail and commercial units, and the Elephant Park project features 4.5 hectares of public space, hundreds of new trees, water feature and play area. The campus of London South Bank University makes it a popular place for young people and with Northern line, Bakerloo line and National Rail services and many bus routes, this is a very well connected part of the capital.

Park & Sayer is a collection of 229 one- and two-bedroom apartments adjacent to Elephant Park, many offering views across London or the park. Common to each unit is an open-plan layout, utility cupboard with washing machine, private outdoor space, triple glazing and built-in wardrobes to the main bedroom. There’s a 24-hour concierge service, on-site gym, elevated garden and a 24th-floor Skylounge. Prices for available two-bedroom/two-bathroom apartments currently start at £986,000. Find out more at www.lendleaseliving.co.uk.


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