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

Posted 25 October 2017 by Rebecca Burns

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

Despite London house prices registering their first annual fall in eight years, competition amongst buyers remains tough. Data published at the end of September by mortgage lender Nationwide Building Society revealed a "marked slowdown" in London, while the rest of the country saw prices continue to rise.

Some reports suggest London sellers are dropping their asking prices in order to secure a sale – which is great news for first time buyers.

Here we've put together a selection of some exciting new developments currently available in the capital, or coming soon – including Shared Ownership options to suit first-time buyers, and inspiration for those who are planning to shift up the housing ladder.

Dylon Works in Lower Sydenham, Bromley (Crest Nicholson)

Dylon WorksAll 223 homes at Dylon Works will be available through Help to Buy London, so prospective buyers can move in with a deposit of just 5%. Alongside the residential apartments there will be a new retail space, a café and a crèche.

Situated in south-east London, the development has already welcomed its first residents, with more homes set to be ready this autumn. Dylon Works is made up of one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments situated adjacent to Lower Sydenham station – just a 16 minute commute from London Bridge. Ideal for first time buyers, investors and second steppers, the properties all come with parking and a clean, contemporary design, with a communal garden for residents to enjoy.

The development is open from 11.00am to 7.00pm Tuesday to Friday, 11.00am to 4.00pm on Saturdays and Sundays and noon to 7.00pm on Mondays.

Prices: From £227,997

Find out more about Dylon Workd from Crest Nicholson

Upton Gardens in Upton Park, Newham (Barratt London)

Upton GardensJust 15 minutes' travel from London, and with an estimated gross rental yield of between 3.50% and 4.00%, this Newham development is likely to spark the interest of buy-to-let landlords searching for strong investment opportunities. There is also a stamp duty offer on selected plots for eligible purchasers.

Upton Park tube station is only six minutes' walk away, offering direct links to central London in less than 15 minutes.

The development offers 842 properties, including one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom options, all of which will offer private outdoor space and access to communal gardens. Featuring open-plan living and dining areas, the residences also benefit from a 12-hour concierge (from summer 2018), cycle storage, and underground parking (the latter included on selected plots only). By summer 2019 there will also be a residents' fitness suite.

Prices: From £349,995

Find out more about Upton Gardens from Barratt London

The Foundry in Fish Island, Hackney (Weston Homes)

The Foundry (Weston Homes)Set in the heart of the colourful new canalside Fish Island community, The Foundry has a selection of one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments and three-bedroom maisonettes.

Surrounded by a rich industrial and residential heritage and set within a strongly artistic community, the properties are also close to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The whole area is enjoying significant regeneration, and this new development will deliver some 121 new homes to the area – each incorporating modern, luxury fixtures and fittings, designer kitchens and high specification bathrooms.

Help to Buy London is available on selected properties and a show home is now open to visit.

Prices: From £399,950

Find out more at ; 020 8985 5597

Packington Square in Islington (Hyde New Homes)

Packington SquareIdeal for young working professionals seeking out a great quality of life in the city, this Islington development has just released the final phase of private sale one- and two-bedroom apartments.

It is offering starting prices that are well below the average cost of a property in this popular area, and all of the apartments have their own private balcony, underfloor heating, floor-to-ceiling windows and generous storage space.

The location promises a good work/life balance within an established residential community in Zone 2, which has recently been transformed thanks to a £170m regeneration scheme. Residents will enjoy easy access to the digital quarter, several parks, and easy transport links to Kings Cross (a two-minute Tube journey away) and Oxford Circus and the West End (a 20-minute cab ride away), amongst other key city destinations.

Prices: From £495,000

Find out more at ;  020 7226 7439 (JLL)

Marine Wharf East in Surrey Quays, Southwark (Galliard Homes)

Marine Wharf EastSet in attractive landscaped grounds in a tranquil maritime spot just a minute away from the River Thames Path Walk, this development offers a choice of executive one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments. They are spread across two main residential blocks: Canary Point and Harbourside.

Every apartment will have its own private balcony or terrace, and the interior specifications are of a high quality, including modern kitchens fitted with Smeg appliances. Secure lower-ground parking can be arranged by separate negotiation, while alternatively there is secure cycle storage for bike owners.

From nearby Canada Water station it takes commuters just two minutes to reach Canary Wharf station. Surrey Quays Overground station will be a 10-minute walk away, and Surrey Quays Shopping Centre will be 15 minutes’ walk away.

Prices: From £604,500

Find out more at ; 020 3770 2153

Southbank Tower in South Bank, Lambeth (CIT/Jadwa)

Southbank PlaceSituated on London’s vibrant cultural mile, South Bank Tower is found between Royal Festival Hall and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, and next to the prominent Sea Containers House.

With some impressive residents' amenities – including a striking reception area, a residents' lounge with dining facilities, a 20-metre swimming pool, a private gym, and one of London's largest private roof gardens – this soaring, Modernist-style 41-storey tower is dominated by glass, offering sweeping views across the city. There are various apartment ranges available to suit different tastes, all of which are chic, contemporary and luxurious – but all of which are only accessible to buyers with a healthy budget.

Only this month the tower opened its doors for an exclusive launch event attended by some of London’s best-known names in fashion, entertainment and design – from Lily Cole and Erin O’Connor to Donna Air, Paloma Faith and Amber Le Bon. The first residents have now moved in, and the entire project is due for completion early in 2018.

Prices: From £2.45m

Find out more at ; 020 3267 1048

Hadley Wood in London Borough of Enfield (Bellis Homes)

Hadley WoodThis luxury housebuilder has launched two high-end properties in one of this sought-after area’s most prestigious roads, Camlet Way. Both are six-bedroom detached properties built in a Georgian style, called Mulliner House and Calleva House respectively.

Mulliner House, at £5.5m, gives over 8,000 sq ft of living space set out over four floors. Its features include a swimming pool with swim jet and steam room, a gym, and a private cinema room including Atmos surround sound, a 4K projector with 3.5m screen along. The lighting, sound, door entry, heating and air conditioning are under the control of a high-tech electronic system. The house also comes with staff accommodation.

At £4m, Calleva House provides 5,560 sq ft of accommodation, also across four floors. The property holds many of the same internal features as well as a unique games room with bar area on the lower ground floor. 

“We are seeing more and more buyers priced out of central London looking to this super suburb for luxurious homes,” says Henry Fordham, director of Bellis Homes.

Prices: From £4m

Find out more at ; 01279 424733

Castilla in Elephant & Castle, Southwark (Peabody)

Castilla​With some interesting Shared Ownership options, this freshly-launched development has excellent potential for first time buyers who are keen to live in a vibrant Zone 1 location at an affordable price.

A total of 64 one- and two-bedroom apartments are available through Shared Ownership, all of them completed to a high standard and incorporating their own private balcony as well as access to the 24-hour concierge service.

Castilla is right at the hub of the action in Elephant & Castle, an area which has witnessed a £3bn regeneration investment – including a newly-pedestrianised town centre, new green spaces and lots of additional retail units. Surrounded by bars, restaurants and street food options as well as a thriving artistic community, Elephant & Castle is an exciting area with a well-connected station providing links across the city.

Prices: From £112,500 (25% share)

Find out more at ; 020 7021 4842

Thirty2 in Hampstead, Camden (Fairview New Homes)

Thity2The housebuilder has put the final homes of this landmark residential development on sale now, with the last few apartments now available.

With a style inspired by the nearby Grade I listed Isokon building, this development is set to be completed the end of this month, with a final one-bedroom apartment and two two-bedroom alternatives the only properties remaining for sale.

Jeremy Gee, main board director for Fairview, says: “The architecturally striking building, coupled with the excellent location of the development with good transport links to central London, has made Thirty2 a huge success and a development which we are very proud of. We welcomed our first residents to their apartments in the spring, and look forward to greeting our final residents in the coming months.”

Prices: From £600,000

Find out more about Thirty2 from Fairview New Homes

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