With the London skyline constantly changing down to the help of ambitious regeneration zones, there are tons of exciting new homes on the horizon. Whether you’re looking to rent, buy or invest, we’ve taken a look at some of the most interesting property developments happening across the capital. With some more focused on design, and some with the environment as a priority, it’s an exciting time for London residents or those dreaming of moving to the city.
This regeneration project promises to ‘be the capital’s most boldly modern cultural landscape’. With £8.4billion being invested into Greenwich Peninsula, the development will provide 3,930 new affordable homes, create 7 emerging neighbourhoods with over 150 acres of land, 2 new schools and 48 acres of green space.
Although a 20 year wait until completion, a one-of-its-kind ‘design district’ is set to open in the development in 2020 providing a pedestrianised space with artists’ studios, a market hall and flexible work spaces.
Working on the design of the project independently from one another are 8 architectural companies including Schulze and Grassov from Copenhagen, Architecture 00, Mole and 6a.
Vauxhall Cross Island
Redevelopment has been confirmed at the Vauxhall Cross Island site near Vauxhall Station as part of the huge Nine Elms regeneration project. 257 new homes, offices, retail sites, a 618-room hotel and a new public square are amongst some of the proposed developments. The development will be a major project featuring a 53 and 42 storey tower connected by a shared podium.
Approved by planning officers because of the contribution to affordable housing as well as the land swap, the development will replace a bus station that is currently at the site and change the road leading to the Vauxhall roundabout back to a two-way road.
Over 200 stylish new homes will be built at the old Empire Cinema site in Ealing town centre. Built in 1934, the project will see the original Art Deco style brought back to life with columns and cast-iron detailing at the front. The development project by St George at Berkeley Group will see the highly sought after apartments built around a central piazza creating a one of a kind property.
Ealing Filmworks will also include an 8 screen Picturehouse cinema, and a variety of restaurants, community facilities and shops including Planet Organic and Vapiano, with all the amenities you could need. The apartments are now available to view and with the arrival of Crossrail they’re only 11 minutes from Bond Street.
With over 2,000 homes promised as well as an art house cinema and smarter shops, the new £2billion regeneration project in Barking offers first-time buyers homes for less than £84,000. This is a fantastic opportunity for property-obsessed Londoners looking to relocate to an award-winning designed development near green space and Barking Station.
A number of different properties are being built, ranging from apartment towers to restaurants, cafes and commercial buildings. The regeneration project will create a hub in East London with many new building works planned to inject life back into the area and create a desirable place for people to live.
One Blackfriars is an exciting new addition to London’s skyline, standing on the site of the former Sainsbury’s supermarket headquarters on Blackfriars bridge overlooking the River Thames. Once complete the building is expected to be one of London’s most outstanding examples of architecture.
The development is envisioned and carefully designed by British architect Ian Simpson of SimpsonHaugh and Partners. The 170-metre high tower and 274 apartments are located perfectly to embrace the cultural life that exists on the South Bank and will create a really exciting place to live.
Patchwork London is a new tool launched by housebuilder the Berkeley Group that delves into the backstory of London and highlights some of the key areas of regeneration in the capital. Offering an in-depth journey through London’s past, it provides insights in to the changing landscape of the boroughs and examples of the incredible architecture and design that has created exciting new homes across the city.