Interested in new build homes in Newham? HomeViews can help you pick the best property for you. We know which developments are worthy of your consideration, thanks to the honest, in-depth reviews and ratings provided by our verified residents. So, can Newham deliver on your dream? Let’s find out.
Where is Newham?
Newham lies 5 miles (8 km) east of the City of London. Its districts include East Ham, Stratford, Plaistow, Forest Gate and Canning Town. The River Thames separates the borough from Greenwich in the south, while Wanstead extends to the north. Barking and Hackney lie to the east and west, respectively.
Living in Newham
Newham’s participation in the London 2012 Olympics lives on in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and the London Stadium. The latter is the base for West Ham United, but the area is also known for its athletics club and a scattering of world-class facilities, such as the Rosetta Arts Centre and ExCeL London.
Newham is not just a sporting haven, however. The borough is a thriving retail hub and foodie’s paradise. From the historic Queen’s Market to Europe’s first boutique Asian shopping centre and Westfield, its largest shopping centre, variety comes guaranteed. While several parks are within the boundaries, Newham also borders Wanstead Flats, the southernmost tip of Epping Forest, and Hackney Marshes, providing lots of walking and cycling opportunities.
At the same time, the borough is home to two University of East London campuses and London City Airport. The Woolwich Ferry and Woolwich foot tunnel connect Newham to the south, along with the Emirates Air Line cable car. Meanwhile, a comprehensive DLR network supports the area’s six Underground stations. Newham also features a High Speed 1 link, with Crossrail set to run from east to west once complete.
Newham property prices
Recent figures from Rightmove show that Newham properties averaged £442,670 over the last year. This is a dip of one per cent from the previous year and well below London’s current average. Selling for around £467,793, terraced homes were the most popular choice, while semi-detached houses achieved a similar £467,397. Flats secured £408,746 on average.
As of February 2022, the average rental price for a London home is £1,760. According to data from Home.co.uk, Newham lets go for slightly less (£1,651). Prices start at £1,233 PCM for one-bedroom homes, rising to £2,223 PCM for five-bedroom properties.
New builds in Newham: Top 10 developments
Ready to discover the best new build homes in Newham? With so much redevelopment underway in the borough, it can be hard to know where to start your search. Our Top 10 reveals which providers offer the best value, facilities, and location – as decided by our verified residents – so why not begin right here?
*PLEASE NOTE these rankings take into account how many reviews a scheme has and how recently those reviews have been submitted, so may not match the overall star ratings shown. Buildings with a larger number of more recent reviews are given a greater weighting to reflect current building performance.
East Village is a vibrant community in East London and our most highly rated development. A regular HomeViews award winner, it offers fully furnished studios, one, two, three, and four-bedroom apartments and townhouses. These have superfast Wi-Fi, with free cycle storage provided and parking spaces and storage pods available to rent.
East Village is also well connected by the London Underground and other train services, taking you to King’s Cross in 7 minutes. Residents really love the local shops, amenities, and outdoor spaces on their doorstep.
Read reviews and details of East Village, E20
Another frequent award winner, Fizzy Canning Town E16 nabs the second spot in our Top 10. Now managed by Greystar, the development features one, two, and three-bedroom apartments in a multi-storey building.
Forming part of the larger Vermillion development, it’s only a few minutes’ walk from Canning Town station. Residents compliment the high-spec interiors and ‘great property management’. They also enjoy living near many shops and leisure facilities and being just a short hop from bus and rail services.
Read reviews and details of Fizzy Canning Town, E16
In third place, London City Island is a mixed-use 12-acre neighbourhood from EcoWorld and Ballymore. It includes Manhattan-style apartments and the City Island Social Club, which overlook the River Thames. As well as a wide variety of other amenities, the English National Ballet now headquarters here.
Furthermore, nearby Canning Town station is served by the Jubilee line and DLR, with buses also running to and from the island. One resident said that the community spirit is ‘one of the best things about the island’, with many social events organised for the locals.
Read reviews and details of London City Island, E14
Beckton Parkside by Bellway Homes sits in Viking Gardens – and fourth place. It offers a range of one, two and three-bedroom apartments. As well as this, residents enjoy a concierge service, a landscaped open space and a children’s play area. The development is located just 3 miles from Stratford and 4 miles from Canary Wharf. In addition, the A13 is nearby, making the development appealing to commuters.
Read reviews and details of Beckton Parkside, E6
The Treacle Works by L&Q sits comfortably in the middle of our list and comprises studio, one, two and three-bedroom homes. Located within the wider Royal Wharf development, The Treacle Works is just a few minutes’ walk from Pontoon Dock DLR station, where you’ll find connections to Canary Wharf in 9 minutes and Bank in under 20 minutes.
Residents here benefit from an on-site concierge service, a 25m swimming pool, and leisure and fitness facilities at The Clubhouse. They also comment on the local area, which is particularly lovely down by the waterfront.
Read reviews and details of L&Q at The Treacle Works, E16
Folio London take the sixth spot. They own and manage 401 apartments to rent at Stratford Halo by Notting Hill Genesis. The development borders the Olympic Park and the former Athletes’ Village, with great views of the Stadium and the Orbit Tower. Stratford station is also only a 10-minute walk away. On-site facilities mentioned by our residents include a ‘friendly’ concierge service, a gym, and secure motorbike storage.
Read reviews and details of Folio London at Stratford Halo, E15
Argo Apartments is a high-rise development built by Linkcity and now owned and managed by Grainger. Ranking seventh, it’s home to a selection of one and two-bedroom apartments located opposite Canning Town station. From here, residents can expect an easy commute into Bank, Canary Wharf, and Bond Street via the DLR or Jubilee line. Reviewers describe the development as clean and well managed and love using the roof terrace.
Read reviews and details of Argo Apartments, E16
In eighth place and located in London’s Canning Town, Hallsville Quarter is a mixed-use regeneration project. Still under construction, Hallsville Quarter is being delivered over five phases and should be completed in 2024. Once completed, the site will provide approximately 1,100 new homes alongside various leisure and retail spaces and a range of community facilities. Residents find it useful to have direct basement access to shops and great local rail and bus links close by.
Read reviews and details of Hallsville Quarter, E16
Fizzy East16 is located only 30 seconds from Canning Town Station. Our penultimate development comprises 292 studios and one, two, and three-bedroom apartments. In addition, residents have access to podium gardens – a co-working suite with a meeting room, resident lounges, and leisure facilities. The development is also pet-friendly.
Read reviews and details of Fizzy East16, E16
Rounding up our Top 10 is The Royal Wharf, which overlooks the River Thames and lies close to London City Airport. It comprises 3,385 homes and a high street, market square, and waterfront park and walkway. Residents mention the quiet atmosphere and the convenience of having a pharmacy and GP surgery on-site. London’s business districts of Canary Wharf and the City are within easy reach via the nearby Pontoon Dock DLR station. A 5-minute boat ride will also deliver you to Greenwich.
Read reviews and details of Royal Wharf, E16
If you are looking for a place to call home in London, the Borough of Newham is a great option. It is located in east London and has plenty to offer residents. In this guide, we will take a closer look at what makes Read more about Newham
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