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The Elizabeth Line: New Homes From Reading To Farringdon

Posted 6 November 2023 by Keith Osborne

We’ve taken a look at the current range of new homes for sale and rent along the Elizabeth line, from Reading to Farringdon....

The Elizabeth line is a high-frequency rail service, serving 41 stations, running from Shenfield and Abbey Wood to Reading and Heathrow.

Thanks to the benefits the line brings, with its state-of-the-art trains and speedy, frequent services that have dramatically improved the journey times from east to west of the capital, the reach of this trainline makes the route an extremely popular place to live, and there is an extensive range of brand new homes available in these towns and suburbs.

We’ve taken a look at the current range of new homes for sale and rent along the line, we start in the east and look at some of the station stops on the route from Reading to Farringdon…


Around a 10-minute drive from the station, St Edward’s Bankside Gardens is a lakeside development surrounded by acres of parkland and landscaped gardens. There are great amenities for people living here, with a co-working studio, residents' gym and a cinema room as well as a useful concierge service. A new station here will connect with Reading in just six minutes. The available one- and two-bedroom apartments here range in price from £430,000 to £565,000. Find out more here.

With over 60% of homes now sold, L&Q at Huntley Wharf is under a mile of the station and right now offers a collection of ready-to-move-into one-bedroom riverside homes, which are available to purchase exclusively through Shared Ownership. They have a contemporary design with neutral colour palette and feature fully fitted kitchens and floor-to-ceiling windows, and there are also a podium garden, cycle-paths, and riverside walkways on their doorstep. Prices start from £73,125 for a 25% share of a one-bedroom apartment (full market value £307,500). Find out more at lqhomes.com.


From Countryside comes Watermark, a new canalside community offering green space, water features, pocket parks and direct access to Library Square. Homes at the development benefit from either a private balcony or terrace, integrated kitchen appliances, space to work from home and fitted wardrobe to principal bedroom. As well as the proximity to the Elizabeth Line, the development benefits from excellent road connections via the M4. Two-bedroom apartments are available, with prices starting from £350,000. Find out more about the development.

Waterside Quarter from Shanly Homes is a collection of one- and two-bedroom apartments and penthouses located in the heart of the Maidenhead regeneration area. Waterside Quarter is located close to a number of restaurants, cafes, retail and leisure facilities, and is just over half a mile from Maidenhead train station, offering direct services to London Paddington in 19 minutes, and the Elizabeth Line service. The homes offer open-plan layouts, underfloor heating and double glazed windows, and many benefit from a balcony or terrace. View more about Waterside Quarter.

The BoathousesThe Boathouses


The Boathouses at Taplow Riverside is an exclusive development of just eight luxury riverside three-bedroom homes, each house with a spectacular views along the River Thames and its own river mooring. Prices are on application but among the specification features are things such as bespoke kitchen cabinetry, top-of-the-range white goods, contemporary bathrooms, master bedroom en-suites and dressing rooms, and state-of-the-art smart home technology. Find out more at gageproperties.co.uk.


Beeches Lodge is a new collection of 46 one- and two-bedroom apartments from Churchill Retirement Living, located just a few hundred yards from the Post Office and a number of shops and a weekly market. A lodge manager looks after day-to-day matters and there’s a 24-hour emergency careline support. Residents can enjoy the coffee bar and owners’ lounge, and there are landscaped gardens outside. The development provides lift access to all floors and free parking. Find out more.


Horlicks Quarter, from Berkeley Homes, is located in central Slough and involves the restoration of iconic buildings, including the Horlicks Factory, and offers a collection of one-, two and three-bedroom homes. Residents will also find a nursery, gym and co-working hub in addition to public open spaces and retail and commercial units. Current availability ranges from £279,950 to £684,950. Find out more.

Hayes VillageHayes Village

Hayes & Harlington

Hayes Village from Barratt Homes is a new neighbourhood consisting of some 1,500 new homes on the former site of the Nestle Factory. Located next to the Grand Union Canal and surrounded by nine acres of green open space, it’s just a short walk to the station and a number of shops and useful amenities. Buyers can currently choose from a variety of one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments with starting prices from £323,000 to £579,000. Find out more about Hayes Village.

Build your own incentive up to £20,000* - the choice is yours at The Venue, Hayes.  Explore a fantastic collection of apartments surrounding a central private podium garden. With a fully inclusive specification, everything is included - there's no extra cost. All homes feature open-plan living areas, bespoke designer kitchens and luxurious bathrooms with Smart tech.  Save 20% of the market value and enjoy 100% ownership with Discount Market Sale*. Click here for details of the scheme.  Now over 70% sold, explore the one-bedroom apartments currently priced from £250,000 for a Discount Market Sale home (price includes the saving) and from £300,000 for open market sale properties. Find out more about Weston Homes 


Evolution is just a seven-minute walk from Southall station and this successful scheme now has only a few remaining apartments for sale. The development comprises three buildings set around a shared podium level courtyard garden, providing a communal space for neighbours to come together. The landscaped rooftop gardens also offer a place for residents to socialise. All apartments are available through Shared Ownership with prices starting from £75,000 for a 25% share of a one-bedroom apartment. Find out more at www.networkhomessales.co.uk.

Union Walk at The Green Quarter is a development from housing provider Latimer. Located on Samara Drive, Union Walk offers a range of studio, one- and two-bedroom homes which are available through Shared Ownership, prices start at just £81,875 for a 25% share (based on a full market price of £320,000. Properties are ready to move into now. Find out more at www.latimerhomes.com.

Hanwell SquareHanwell Square


Hanwell Square offers apartments centred around a village square and landscaped courtyards, with amenities include a gym, concierge and roof terraces. Internally, the specification includes engineered wood and carpet flooring, top-brand kitchen appliances, fitted wardrobes to the main bedroom, underfloor heating, secure entry system and wiring for Hyperoptic broadband. Open market prices for the one- and two-bedroom apartments for sale range from £422,500 to £565,000. There are also homes available to purchase using the Shared Ownership scheme, with prices starting from £145,350 for a 38% share of a one-bedroom apartment. Find out more at www.fabrica.co.uk.

West Ealing

Located on Gordon Road, just a few minutes’ walk from the station, 127 West Ealing offers a collection of one-, two- and three-bedroom homes. There’s a clean, contemporary design throughout and features include full-height windows to maximise natural light, private outdoor space and practical things such as underfloor heating and fitted wardrobes to the main bedroom. Find out more at www.127west-ealing.com.

Acton Main Line

Acton Works is just over a mile from Acton Main Line train station (1.1 miles) and SNG (formerly Network Homes) and Hollybrook Homes have collaborated to build apartments with rooftop communal gardens, cycle storage and private allocated parking spaces to selected plots. A range of shopping and dining facilities are situated just moments from home here. The homes are available to purchase through Shared Ownership, prices here start from £83,125 for a 25% share of a one-bedroom apartment (based on full market value of £332,500). Find out more at www.networkhomessales.co.uk.

Paddington GardensPaddington Gardens


Paddington Gardens is a luxury residential development within Paddington Waterside, just five minutes from the station. Overlooking landscaped gardens, the spacious one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom apartments and penthouses feature bespoke kitchens, contemporary wood flooring, floor-to-ceiling windows, and a terrace, balcony or winter garden. Residents benefit from a 24-hour concierge service and underground car parking. Ready to move into, homes here range from £892,500 to £3.3575m. Find out more at paddingtongardens.com.

On Edgware Road, just a ten-minute walk from the station, is West End Gate, from WhatHouse? Best Large Housebuilder 2021, Berkeley Homes. There’s a wide choice of Manhattan, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments. The homes are set around private landscaped gardens and there are a number of exclusive amenities, including a pool, gym, spa, private cinema room and 24-hour concierge. Prices start from £800,000. Find out more.

Bond Street

For the utmost luxury, 1 Grosvenor Square in Mayfair has involved the brick-by-brick reconstruction of a landmark building into just 44 residences served by amenities including gym and private training studio, 25m swimming pool, spa and sauna facilities, a cinema and business suite. There’s also a Michelin Star restaurant on site. The development has a 24-hour concierge, secure underground parking and an around-the-clock valet service. Prices range from £9.25m to​ £11.5m. Find out more at www.savills.com.


Tottenham Court Road

Galliard Homes recently unveiled a Feng Shui inspired two-bedroom show apartment by interior designer Jack Qu from China Design Centre at its TCRW SOHO development, which fronts onto Oxford Street. There are two main buildings with a total of 81 studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments and 11 one-, two- and three-bedroom penthouses. Each building will have its own entrance and hotel-style reception foyer with concierge service. The show apartment is sold but prices start from £1.2million for available properties, and homes are ready to move into now. Find out more at www.galliardhomes.com.


Set on a former Royal Mail site on Mount Pleasant, Postmark London is being delivered in four distinct phases, with the first two phases already sold out. The six-acre site will feature 681 new homes together with over 20,000 sq ft of commercial space and a number of new public spaces. Farringdon station is only ten minutes away on foot, but on the doorstep are residents-only facilities such as a wellness centre, lounge, roof terrace, cinema and round-the-clock concierge. Homes at the current phases, Folio Gardens are ready to move into this year, and Monograph Square is available now. Prices range from £995,000 to £1.97m. Find out more at www.taylorwimpeycentrallondon.com.


Developments in our title image, clockwise from top left: Union Walk; Bankside Gardens; Elgar Place; Hanwell Square; Evolution; TCRW SOHO; West End Gate; The Venue.


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