London new homes round-up – the best new builds in the capital’s property market

Posted 18 July 2017 by Keith Osborne

The WhatHouse? team looks at new build homes across London to suit a wide spectrum of requirements and budgets...

Two of the biggest names in the provision of affordable homes in London have now officially announced their merger, creating one organisation now in charge of 55,000 homes in the capital as well as a further 2,000 in the Home Counties.

Family Mosaic is now part of the Peabody group, though it will continue to use its own name for a while. Peabody has a 155-year history and the new group will now be looking after 110,000 residents as well as building thousands of new private market homes, where profits will fund the construction of more homes for social rent and schemes such as Shared Ownership.

New Peabody chief executive Brendan Sarsfield says: “We will put the most vulnerable first, building as many good quality homes for low-cost rent as we possibly can. We’ll create great places where people want to live. And we will help our people achieve all that they can in their lives through wide-ranging support and community programmes. Over the coming months we will be working to simplify the structure of the group. We aim to complete this in April 2018.”

The WhatHouse? team picks our top new build homes for sale in London across a wide budget range:


Platinum Apartments, Kilburn Quarter in Kilburn, Brent (Network Homes)

Platinum Apartments (Network Homes)The south Kilburn area, just a few miles from the very centre of the capital, has been benefitting from a £600m regeneration, part of which has been the 126-unit Kilburn Quarter, where developer, WhatHouse?-award-winning Network Homes, is now releasing the final homes, its Platinum Collection of three- and four-bedroom duplexes.

These eight spacious new homes have been designed by Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands and Alison Brook Architects and are entered on the fourth floor, with a range of layouts to suit different buyer needs. Common to all are modern fitted kitchens, en suite bathrooms, generous built-in storage, well-proportioned, high-ceilinged living rooms and private balconies. Residents also have access to a private courtyard garden, with underground parking and cycle storage also available, with a new public square and chiildren’s play area.

Kilburn High Road offers frequent bus services to other parts of London, such as Camden, Chelsea, Shepherd’s Bush and Oxford Circus, with Kilburn Park and Maida Vale Tube station on the Bakerloo line just a few minutes’ stroll away with links through the West End and north via Wembley to Harrow.

Lisa Ley, head of sales and marketing at Network Homes, says: “Kilburn Quarter effortlessly takes its place among the elegant mansion blocks that characterise the area and the architects have ensured that home comforts and premium design take equal billing. We are proud of the key role that Kilburn Quarter is playing in the regeneration of South Kilburn, an area that will only continue to grow as a lively community.”

Prices: From £1.095m

Find out more about Kilburn Quarter from Network Homes


Battersea Park View in Battersea, Wandsworth (Taylor Wimpey Central London) 

Battersea Park View (Taylor Wimpey Central London)Taylor Wimpey has released 45 new homes at this part of Battersea Exchange, with a choice of one-, two- and three-bedroom apartment options to meet a spectrum of budget and requirement. Each of the homes has a private outdoor space, with some also coming with a winter garden, with views across Battersea Park and towards The City.

The diamond-shaped, 16-storey building presents buyers with some interesting interior floor-plans and designs, representing the new aspect of the Battersea area under construction, between Queenstown Road and Battersea Park stations, with a new route between these transport links part of new public realm space. The Northern Line extension to Battersea Power station will open in 2020 and offer another transport option.

A new square with shopping and office spaces are also part of the design, with local St Mary’s Catholic primary school also benefitting through new facilities and a larger capacity.

Ingrid Osborne, managing director of Taylor Wimpey Central London, says: “Launching Battersea Park View is a big milestone. This collection of homes within such a characterful building offers a unique opportunity to be a part of a project of which we're hugely proud. This particular building, which has such a bold identity, commands impressive views of some of the best sights London has to offer.”

Prices: From £595,000

Find out more at ; 020 3866 0980


Shoreditch Exchange in Shoreditch, Hackney (Regal Homes)

Shoreditch Exchange (Regal Homes)One-, two- and three-bedroom apartments are the elements of this new development which will comprise 184 units when completed, set around private internal courtyards and with a number of un-site amenities, such as a gym, cinema room, Residents’ Club lounge and landscaped roof terraces to match the many new and existing facilities of the area around it.

The first phase combines homes with spaces for shops, cafés, restaurants and workspaces with more commercial opportunities coming with the second phase of homes at a later date. All this is within walking distance of Liverpool  Street station – where Crossrail services will operates from 2019 – as well as a variety of Underground and National Rail links, such as Old Street and Hoxton stations.

Simon De Friend and Paul Eden, joint CEOs of Regal Homes, say of the new homes: “Shoreditch Exchange is an exciting project for us and one which will have a huge impact on the surrounding area, not only by providing new homes but also by opening up new public footpaths and introducing over 350,000 sq ft of new commercial space. Shoreditch Exchange will provide residents with a calm oasis in the middle of a hugely buzzing and ever-evolving area. With this in mind and its excellent location, we’re sure the development will appeal to a variety of potential buyers.”

Prices: From £686,000

Find out more at ; 020 7328 7171


King Edwards in Hackney (Linden Homes)

King Edwards (Linden Homes)A selection of luxury new homes, King Edwards from Linden Homes is located on King Edward’s Road in Hackney. Just a short walk from the development are London Fields and Victoria Park, giving residents access to plenty of green, open spaces. A range of local shops, restaurants, pubs and cafes are also nearby.

The development comprises one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments, and three- and four-bedroom duplexes. A selection of these homes are available using the Help to Buy London scheme.

The apartments feature a contemporary design throughout, and offer bright, spacious living. The convenient location gives residents easy transport links for commuting, with London Fields, Cambridge Heath and Hackney Central nearby. Some of the apartments also offer private outdoor space with either a balcony or terrace.

Prices: From £585,000

Find out more about Linden Homes’ current developments


Five Cannon Lane in Hampstead, Camden (Beauchamp Estates)

Five Cannon Lane (Beauchamp Estates)For the multi-millionaires among you, looking for a brand new homes of the highest specification in one of the capital’s prime residential areas, then this brand new property may be just what you’re after: set over five floors and providing nearly 8,000 sq ft of accommodation, Five Cannon Lane is on a quiet road just a few minutes from both Hampstead Heath and Hampstead Village matches its quality location with the very best of home luxuries.

This house has five bedrooms, five bathrooms, multiple reception areas, home cinema, a spa area and indoor pool, and comes complete with a terraced garden designed by Chelsea Flower Show gold medalist, Chris Beardshaw. Architect Claudio Silvestrin, known for his work with Armani and previous collaborations with Kanye West, Calvin Klein and Anish Kapoor, has replaced a nondescript house with something that makes the most of the location and views across the city.

Rosy Khalastchy, of Beauchamp Estates says: ’Five Cannon Lane is an exceptional property in a wonderfully secluded setting.  The discrete nature of the property: unobtrusively nestling in Cannon Lane, like a hidden gemstone.  Once inside, the true nature and scale of the house starts to reveal itself, showing clearly how the spectacular design and space is super for both relaxed living and entertaining.”

Price: £22.5m

Find out more at ; 020 7722 9793 


The Hereford Collection in Notting Hill, Kensington & Chelsea (City Village Collection/Rokstone)

 The Hereford Collection (City Village Collection/Rokstone)The Hereford Collection is the result of a conversion of a former mix-use site into a residential space comprising four new homes just a few minutes away from Notting Hill Gate Underground station and Portobello Road.

Developer City Village Collection and project management company LXA have combined to bring the properties, designed by architect Gebler Tooth, The Hereford Collection consists of ‘The California’ at 21 Hereford Road – already snapped up by an eager buyer – ‘Carlyle House’ at 19 Hereford Road, ‘Orme House’ at 17 Hereford Road, and 12 Rede Place, a very modern mews house with three bedrooms, two bathrooms and 1,791 sq ft of accommodation in total.

‘Carlyle House’ covers more than 3,000 sq ft over five floors and has four en suite bedrooms, galleried kitchen/dining room, two reception rooms, a terrace, patio and basement

‘Orme House’ is a 2,278 sq ft home with three bedrooms, two bathrooms, two reception rooms, a kitchen/dining room, west-facing terrace and patios.

Becky Fatemi, Rokstone’s managing director, says: “The Hereford Collection is a unique opportunity in the London market. The varying aesthetics within the homes adds a further USP to the project and has created an end product that cannot be replicated, true ‘one-offs’.”

Prices: From £2.995m

Find out more at; 020 7580 2030


The Timberyard in Deptford, Lewisham (Lendlease)

The Timberyard (Lendlease)Since its launch early in 2016 [], The Timberyard has continued to demonstrate the ongoing success of the regeneration of Deptford [] in south-east London. Now, a new release of homes is bringing further options to homebuyers in the area.

The Panoramic Collection at Cedarwood Square provides one- to three-bedroom apartments, just part of this 203-unit phase of a conversion of a former industrial site into a stylish residential area.

Richard Cook, head of residential at Lendlease, says: “Cedarwood Square is an exciting new chapter of The Timberyard Deptford, encompassing the heritage and rich history of the local area to inspire a positive legacy for Deptford. These new homes have been thoughtfully designed to be reflective of Deptford’s unique character – and the new linear water-lined park, which many of The Panoramic Collection homes overlook, is a great accolade to the area’s history.”

This development complements its new homes with almost 100,000 sq ft of flexible new retail and commercial scene, and an old pub that will be turned back to its original use after a phase as an “incubator space” for local, independent businesses.

Prices: From £447,500

Find out more at


Thurlow Park Road in West Dulwich, Lambeth (CityStyle/Site Sales)

Thurlow Park Road (CityStyle/Site Sales)An exclusive collection of just nine luxury homes, Thurlow Park Road is located in idyllic West Dulwich, and these homes are now available on the Shared Ownership scheme. The development features eight three-bedroom split level apartments, and a four-bedroom penthouse, which was sold off-plan. The eight spilt level apartments are situated across on the ground, first and second floors.  Internally they benefit from a contemporary and stylish decor. Layouts are perfect for modern living and provide spacious accommodation in a choice of layouts, ranging in size from 1173 sq ft to 1356 sq ft.

Eloise Robbins of Site Sales comments: “This is a rare opportunity to own a shared ownership home in a fantastic location, on the edge of Dulwich Conservation Area. It’s not often you find a development featuring high-tech modern living in such a traditional area, amongst period homes. At Thurlow Park Road residents can get a feel of being close to Dulwich Village, while enjoying life in a luxurious modern home.” For peace of mind, the development has a good level of security, with private onsite parking, video entrance system, alarm systems and CCTV in most of the communal areas.

Thurlow Park Road is well-located near to a selection of shops, several parks, including Brockwell and Bel Air. There are independent shops and several gastropubs and restaurants in the area, creating a charming village feel, while being ideally placed for central London, Sussex and Kent. West Dulwich station is just a six-minute walk away, and Tulse Hill and West Norwood stations are also within easy walking distance.

Prices start from £195,000 for a 25% (minimum) share, £780,000 full asking price.



Lyon Square in Harrow (Redrow Homes)

Lyons Square (Redrow Homes)Baldwin Court is the newest phase at Redrow’s Lyon Square, less than five-minutes walk from Harrow on the Hill station, giving residents quick journey times to Baker Street (17 minutes) Kings Cross (25 minutes) and the upcoming Crossrail will be accessible via Ealing Broadway in just 20 minutes.

Ideal for first-time buyers, Baldwin Court was launched last month, and offers a selection of 42 one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments. Baldwin Court is part of Lyon Square, a collection of 310 one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments, with residents benefiting from a concierge service, a gym and courtyard with a playground and plenty of green space. 

Simon Halfhide, sales director for Redrow, comments: “The launch of Baldwin Court represents a fantastic opportunity for first time buyers and families. The spacious apartments are ideal for those seeking a modern home that offers quick access to Central London, green space and excellent onsite facilities such as a gym and concierge service that are usually only found in Central London developments. With the completion date for Crossrail drawing ever closer, these homes are perfect for professionals who want to benefit from exceptional transport links while being a stone’s throw from a greener, village setting.”

Lyon Square’s location within the affluent Harrow on the Hill locale makes it particularly attractive. Acres of green space, quaint cobbled streets featuring classic tearooms and pubs and a picturesque village setting offer residents the perfect blend of modern convenience within a nostalgic landscape.

Prices: From £350,000

View more about Lyon Square from Redrow Homes



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