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

Posted 4 March 2019 by Rebecca Burns

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

Foreign buyers are being lured back to the London housing market thanks to flat prices and a weaker pound, according to press reports.

The London housing market suffered a difficult festive period at the end of 2018, seeing a greater-than-usual pre-Christmas slowdown – with sellers offering the largest discounts since 2012. But now it seems there may be some signs of the usual Spring seasonal uplift amongst UK buyers, alongside a slight upturn in foreign interest.

Our latest round-up of new developments in the capital includes a whole range of properties – from affordable homes for those on a tighter budget, right through to top-end developments for well-heeled buyers.

Upper Longcross in Longcross, Chertsey, Surrey (Crest Nicholson)

Upper Longcross (Crest Nicholson)Less than an hour west of central London, yet nestled within mature woodland, Upper Longcross is a sought-after collection of new-build one- and two-bedroom apartments and two-, three-, four- and five-bedroom houses.

Forming Surrey’s latest Garden Village, the development offers sustainable and contemporary living in a natural landscape combined with easy access to the M3, M25 and both Heathrow and Gatwick airports. Longcross Station is within walking distance, with direct links into London Waterloo in less than an hour.

High priority has been given to the architecture and energy efficiency of the properties, while at the same time drawing inspiration from surrounding characterful villages. Ultimately, the Garden Village will also offer opportunities to work and socialise.

Prices: Two-bedroom apartments from from £399,000.

Find out more about Upper Longcross from Crest Nicholson


The Essex Brewery in Walthamstow, E17 (Crest Nicholson)

The Essex Brewery (Crest Nicholson)Situated in vibrant and popular Walthamstow, which has a strong community atmosphere, this development offers a choice of one-, two- and three-bedroom homes to suit a good variety of buyers.

The neighbourhood is home to bags of culture, fantastic food options and great bars. Travel into central London is straightforward, with St James Street station just two minutes' walk away, or alternatively residents could take an eight-minute walk to get to Walthamstow Central.

The development itself is divided by a carefully-planned public area with restaurants and retail units. The apartments are set around an inner courtyard and all residences have an outside space, while some have access to a peaceful garden terrace.

Prices: From £422,500 to £565,000. Help to Buy London is available, and a Stamp Duty Paid offer for first time / single purchasers (Ts&Cs apply – please enquire with housebuilder for details).

Find out more about The Essex Brewery from Crest Nicholson


Harrow Square, Hygeia Building in Harrow, Middlesex (Barratt Homes)

Harrow Square (Barratt Homes)With the potential to move in this Spring, Harrow Square's one-, two- and three-bedroom homes are in an ideal location for commuters: just a minute from Harrow-on-the-Hill station, which has direct links to Baker Street in 19 minutes and Kings Cross St Pancras in 26 minutes.

In this landmark tower building there is also a communal roof terrace for residents to enjoy, and a 12-hour concierge service.

Harrow itself is a large suburban town in the north-west of Greater London. Harrow-on-the-Hill is a conservation area featuring Georgian-period listed buildings. The town is well-connected by public transport and is home to numerous schools, a large University of Westminster campus, and many major employers – including Kodak Alaris, the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital and Ladbrokes.

Prices: From £430,000 to £699,000.

Find out more about Barratt Homes


Baltimore Tower in Docklands, E14  (Galliard Homes)

Baltimore Tower (Galliard Homes)Just two minutes' walk from Crossharbour DLR station, and offering spectacular views, this luxurious development won the ‘Best Residential High-Rise Architecture’ accolade by the International Property Awards in 2017.

Rising up to 450ft above Canary Wharf’s legendary skyline, the tower incorporates one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments and penthouses, with just four properties now available.

The tower features glazed outer rings that shift at each level by minute degrees, providing solar shading for private balconies and terraces, as well as creating a striking visual impact.

Residents enjoy access to a whole array of luxury amenities, too – including access to the largest residential gym in London via the adjacent Baltimore Wharf building. There residents can also use a fully-equipped cardio suite. Other lifestyle facilities include a private screening room, and there are plans to create a sky level bar/restaurant on levels 43 to 45.

Prices: From £695,000 to £3,950,000.

Find out more at www.galliardhomes.com or call 020 8418 3730.


The Dumont, Albert Embankment, SE1 (St James)

The Dumont (St James)This is one of three buildings on the South Bank's Albert Embankment developed by St James, with direct views of the Palace of Westminster, London Eye, The City and beyond.

Designed by David Walker Architects, it's a luxurious development that now has just a handful of two- and three-bedroom apartments remaining. With 24-hour concierge and secure underground parking, residents there also have ten pin bowling and games room facilities, plus a 12th floor residents' lounge, dining room and roof terrace. They can also use the infinity pool, gym and spa facilities located in The Corniche.

Prices: From £2,350,000 to £3,685,000.

Find out more at www.berkeleygroup.co.uk or call 020 8108 3949.


West Green Place in Haringey, N17 (Pocket Living)

West Green Place (Pocket Living)Launching this Spring, West Green Place is a collection of 98 one- and two-bedroom affordable Pocket homes, 12 two-bedroom open market Pocket Edition homes, and 16 Pocket Edition open market town houses. The properties are arranged around a new landscaped street.

At the gateway to the development there is an architect-designed community centre and nursery, while green pathways connect residents to local cafes, playgrounds and the sports pitches of Downhills Park. Lively Green Lanes with its many restaurants, and foodie Stoke Newington are just down the road.

When it comes to commuting, from nearby Turnpike Lane and Seven Sisters stations residents can get into central London in just 17 minutes.

Prices: To be confirmed. The homes will be available to local first-time buyers at a 20% discount.

Find out more at www.pocketliving.com or call 020 7291 3683.

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