London New Homes Round-up – the Best New Builds in the Capital’s Property Market

Posted 13 May 2019 by Rebecca Burns

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

Despite subdued house prices in the capital, it is still the most expensive place in the country to buy a home – with an average price tag of £460,000.

London is said to have helped push up the UK's overall house price growth in April after a higher volume of sales in the capital, and pricier new build properties.

That said, we have managed to find some housing developments there that are offering brand new properties at prices below the quoted average, alongside other developments at the luxury end of the market.

Alexandra House in Acton, West London, W3 (Vivant Homes)

Alexandra House (Vivant Homes)This innovative new residential building is located in a quiet spot just off Acton High Street in West London, with a total of 24, studio one- and two-bedroom apartments set over five storeys.

Blending period features of a 1920s building on the lower floors with modern extensions above, Alexandra House has created contemporary, open-plan designs in all its apartments, with every one unique and all of them offering generous storage space, access to a communal roof terrace, and secure cycle storage.

There is a focus on technology and sustainability throughout, all of which is designed to minimise residents’ impact on the environment – including app-controlled lighting and heating systems, and superb connectivity.

Positioned between affluent Chiswick, Ealing and Shepherd’s Bush, this residential district is laid-back and yet also has a great high street filled with independent shops alongside well-known brands. There are lovely local parks, weekend street markets to browse, and a great social scene. When it comes to transport, the arrival of Crossrail at Acton Main Line station in December 2019 will boost both accessibility and property values in the area.

Prices: On request.

Find out more at alexandrahousew3.co.uk or call the agents on 020 8614 1222.

New Mill Quarter in Hackbridge Road, Wallington, Greater London (Barratt London)

New Mill Quarter (Barratt Homes)Less than 30 minutes' commute from central London, New Mill Quarter offers a collection of one- and two-bedroom homes in a Zone 4 location right next to Hackbridge station, which has direct links to London Blackfriars and Victoria.

This area of south west London promises opportunities to embrace the outdoors, with local running and cycle trails, walks through the 143-acre Beddington Park, and space to relax within the development itself in landscaped gardens and family play areas. There is a supermarket, and proposals for a café and shops, meaning everything residents need will be close to hand.

Help to Buy is available on the remaining two-bedroom apartments in Phase 1, all of which come with parking.

Prices: One-bedroom apartments from £299,995 to £314,995, two-bedroom apartments from £362,995 to £371,995.

Find out more about New Mill Quarter from Barratt London

Upton Gardens in Upton Park, Greater London, E13 (Barratt London)

Upton Gardens (Barratt Homes)Located in Zone 3, this collection of homes is within a six-minute walk of Upton Park Tube station, providing quick connections into central London in less than 15 minutes. Availability includes one- or three-bedroom options.

The location makes it ideal for many professionals and families, and all the homes come with either a balcony or terrace, plus shared landscaped grounds and family play areas. The development's on-site amenities also include a gym, concierge service, car club, and a proposed café and community space.

The house builder’s website promotes the development as representing an investment opportunity with up to a 5% rental yield, and says that Upton Gardens is contributing to a major regeneration across the local area.

Prices: From £338,000 for a one-bedroom apartment to £491,000 for a three-bedroom property.

Find out more about Upton Gardens from Barratt London

Liberty Building in Limeharbour, London, E14 (Telford Homes)

Liberty Building (Telford Homes)Liberty Building lies at the heart of a thriving community offering a whole host of things to do. The apartments themselves offer city views towards The River Thames and The O2, with some also taking in views towards Canary Wharf.

The local area has a lively programme of cultural events, a cool cafe scene, all the latest films at Everyman Cinema, and a local cycle hire facility if you fancy exploring the area by bike. Residents can pick up groceries at Waitrose in Canada Place in Canary Wharf, and there are endless shops, bars and restaurants to enjoy within easy walking distance.

When it comes to travel, the DLR at Crossharbour (Zone 2) is only 115 metres – or a minute's walk – from the Liberty Building, while the nearest Tube is only at Canary Wharf (Zone 2).

Prices: From £852,500 to £915,000 for two- to three-bedroom properties with private balconies.

Find out more at www.telfordhomes.london or call 020 8023 5970.

Lincoln Square, London, WC2 (Lodha Group)

Lincoln Square (Lodha Group)Situated just a stroll away from the River Thames, just south of Lincoln’s Inn Fields, this brand new residential development is ideally sandwiched between the City of London and popular Covent Garden, with its superb shops, restaurants and entertainment.

It's a ten-storey building incorporating 221 apartments ranging from studios up to four-bedroom penthouses, all designed by PLP Architecture. At the heart of the development is a peaceful courtyard garden designed by award-winning landscapers Gustafson Porter + Bowman.

Virtually on its doorstep are the Royal Courts of Justice, the London School of Economics, and King’s College London. This unique setting gives residents access to some of the capital’s finest culture, education and dining options. Covent Garden boasts the Royal Opera House, as well as some of the world’s top boutique shops and restaurants, while the British Museum is only a short walk away. A number of London’s best primary and secondary schools, such as St Paul’s Cathedral School and City of London School for Boys and Girls, are also within easy walking distance.

Prices: From £1,600,000 for a one-bedroom apartment to £3,950,000 for a three-bedroom apartment.

Find out more at www.lodhagroup.co.uk or call 020 7004 0910.

The Villas in Barnes Village, London, SW13 (Berkeley)

The Villas (Berkeley)Just one modern five-bedroom, five-bathroom townhouse is now available at this elegant, high-end development in the heart of leafy Barnes Village. With secure basement parking and a sought-after London address, this home also benefits from being close to Barnes station. Offering a total of 3,111 square feet of living space, the property includes an open-plan kitchen/living/dining area, and bi-fold doors opening into a private garden.

Although village life may feel far removed from the hectic city, all the advantages of the capital are close enough to enjoy – with central London less than 25 minutes away by train. Barnes has a good collection of independent shops and amenities along its high street, as well as riverside and woodland walks and the attractive and historic Barnes Village conservation area, where many of the district's mid-19th century properties are concentrated. And while Barnes is not on the London Underground network, it is served directly by two National Rail stations, both of which are in London's Travelcard Zone 3. Nearby railway stations can also be found at Putney and Mortlake.

Price: £3,750,000.

Find out more at www.berkeleygroup.co.uk or call 020 3883 7310.

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