Best value new build homes in London according to residents

The view from the Hoxton Press building

Where are the best value new homes in London? Verified residents reveal the top 10 new developments that they say offer the best value in the city. These developments include rental and sales developments, and come in at a range of prices. So don’t assume these are all budget options! This list is all about homes that are considered good value for the price paid.

Good value homes

HomeViews reviews allow residents to rate their developments across five factors: location, design, management, facilities and value. The star ratings you see on the list below show the average overall ratings for each development. This takes into account all five ratings for that scheme.

However, the developments below are ranked according to value ratings only. We’ve also only include developments with 20+ reviews in the list to ensure that these ratings reflect the opinions of a significant number of residents. The star ratings you see next to each building here are for the overall scores, but the list is based on value scores only.

10 best value new build London homes

1. Hoxton Press, N1

4.76 (24 reviews) 4.76 (24 reviews)
Area guide to Islington
Image of Hoxton Press, N1

Residents at Hoxton Press rate their development as offering the best value in London, giving it a strong 4.55 rating. Hoxton Press is the regeneration of part of the old Colville Estate by developer Anthology. It comprises a selection of one, two and three-bedroom apartments and penthouses for sale. In addition, there is a café on the ground-floor for residents to use. It’s located next to Shoreditch Park and Regent’s Canal, bringing Hoxton station within only a 15-minute walk.

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2. The Quarters Watford, WD17

The Quarters by Bravo
4.68 (40 reviews) 4.68 (40 reviews)
Area guide to Watford
Image of The Quarters Watford, WD17

In second place is The Quarters Watford, with a value score of 4.54. This scheme is located in the heart of Watford’s central business district, making it is a short walk away from Watford Junction station and providing an ideal base for commuters. Euston is also accessible in as little as 14 minutes. There are 100 high-specification studios, which feature high-speed wireless internet access, a television, a kitchenette, laundry facilities as well as easy parking.

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3. Sailmakers, E14

4.58 (100 reviews) 4.58 (100 reviews)
Area guide to Canary Wharf
Image of Sailmakers, E14

Greystar’s Sailmakers scores an impressive 4.52 for value, placing it third in our list. Sailmakers is a Build to Rent scheme comprising 327 units within the mixed-use Galliard Homes development Harbour Central. The site is situated on the Isle of Dogs close to the River Thames, and less than a 10-minute walk from the heart of Canary Wharf. In addition, transport links come courtesy of nearby South Quay DLR and Canary Wharf’s DLR and Underground services.

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4. The Quarters Swiss Cottage, NW3

The Quarters by Bravo
4.72 (54 reviews) 4.72 (54 reviews)
Area guide to North West London
Image of The Quarters Swiss Cottage, NW3

The second of three developments by The Quarters by Bravo in this Top 10 list, The Quarters Swiss Cottage achieves a value score of 4.46, placing it in joint fourth with its sister development below. This scheme offers guests a seamless short-term living experience. The smartly designed building accommodates 102 self-contained spacious units. These are equipped with bespoke Italian furniture and state-of-the-art appliances, such as smart TV with Google Chromecast, super fast and protected Wi Fi, A/C, kitchenette and a en-suite work desk.

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5. The Quarters Kilburn, NW6

The Quarters by Bravo
4.75 (115 reviews) 4.75 (115 reviews)
Area guide to North West London
Image of The Quarters Kilburn, NW6

Also achieving a value score of 4.46 is The Quarters Kilburn, in joint fourth place. This popular scheme is located in North West London, near Little Venice, Abbey Road, Regent’s Park and Lord’s Cricket Ground. Just 5 minutes from Kilburn Park station, residents have access to central London with Euston only a 7-minute journey. There are 82 self-contained studios at The Quarters Kilburn, which offer residents a secure, managed environment.

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6. Gallions Point, E16

Telford Homes
4.12 (50 reviews) 4.12 (50 reviews)
Area guide to Royal Docks
Image of Gallions Point, E16

In sixth place with a value score of 4.45, Gallions Point is part of the mixed-use Gallions Quarter development by Telford Homes. It comprises 127 apartments. In addition, there is commercial space and landscaped courtyard gardens for residents to use. The development is located next to Gallions Reach DLR station, and near to Royal Albert Dock. Nearby Custom House will soon be home to a new Crossrail station.

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7. be:here Hayes, UB3

be:here, Apo
4.68 (143 reviews) 4.68 (143 reviews)
Area guide to Hayes
Image of be:here Hayes, UB3

In seventh place, be:here Hayes is a residential development from Build to Rent developer be:here, comprising 119 one, two and three-bedroom apartments. It is part of the Old Vinyl Factory development, which offers commercial units including restaurants, leisure amenities and a music venue. The development is close to Hayes & Harlington station, the M4, M25 and Heathrow Airport.

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8. 10 George Street, E14

4.69 (59 reviews) 4.69 (59 reviews)
Area guide to Canary Wharf
Image of 10 George Street, E14

10 George Street by Vertus is rated at number 8 on this list of the 10 best London developments for value. This new Build to Rent scheme achieves an impressive 4.38 rating for value, and rises 37 storeys above new district Wood Wharf. The development comprises 327 apartments overlooking waterside gardens and boardwalks below.

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9. CQ London by A2Dominion Rental Only, E14

A2Dominion Rental Only
4.13 (28 reviews) 4.13 (28 reviews)
Area guide to Tower Hamlets
Image of CQ London by A2Dominion Rental Only, E14

Rated at 4.35 for value, CQ London by A2Dominion Rental Only is comprised of 95 apartments. Residents can enjoy the 24-hour concierge and roof top views over London. In addition, CQ London is located in Limehouse, a short 6-minute walk away from Limehouse station. Residents can access a range of transport options, including DLR and c2c services.

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10. Lawrence Square, N15

Bellway Homes
4.17 (30 reviews) 4.17 (30 reviews)
Area guide to Haringey
Lawrence Square, N15

Completing the list in tenth place is Lawrence Square – a new-build development in Tottenham, North London comprising apartments, townhouses and co-working spaces. The development is a short walk from Seven Sisters station, which means residents can easily access the Victoria line and Overground train services.

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