Build to Rent Awards 2021: Top 10 London Developments

Build to Rent Awards 2021: Top 10 London Developments

The 2021 Build to Rent Resident Choice awards took place at the UKAA Build to Rent Fayre in London on November 16th. These are the only resident-led awards for the Build to Rent industry, and aim to celebrate top-performers in the industry and highlight best-practice examples. Here we take a look at the winner and nine other top-rated Build to Rent developments in London.

Awards criteria

HomeViews Top Development Awards listings are calculated by taking all BTR developments on HomeViews.com with 20+ resident reviews received between 1st January – 17th October 2021. The winner and Top 10 rankings are based on the overall star ratings the buildings achieve. This star rating is an average of the five main review criteria on HomeViews: Design, Location, Management, Value and Facilities.

The annual HomeViews Build to Rent Awards are the industry’s only ‘resident choice’ awards, calculated purely on verified resident ratings for their developments. This provides the most accurate picture of the industry’s top performers. These best-practice examples are essential for raising standards across the sector, as well as celebrating its key successes.

★ 2021 AWARD WINNERS ★

Top 10 London Developments 2021

1. 8 Water Street, E14

Vertus
4.36 (37 reviews) 4.36 (37 reviews)
Area guide to Canary Wharf
Image of 8 Water Street, E14

Our award-winning London development for 2021 is 8 Water Street – a hugely popular development of 174 apartments in Canary Wharf. Residents enjoy access to a landscaped private garden overlooking South Dock and the quiet boardwalks and floating pavilions of Water Square. Similarly, the development also boasts an expansive roof terrace, the largest outdoor space in the Vertus portfolio.

Read reviews and details of 8 Water Street, E14

2. The Quarters Croydon, CR0

The Quarters by Bravo
4.70 (97 reviews) 4.70 (97 reviews)
Area guide to Croydon
Image of The Quarters Croydon, CR0
Long-term letting scheme The Quarters Croydon offers residents a stylish and convenient base in this thriving South London suburb. There are 151 high-specification studios at the development, with Croydon station only a 4-minute walk away. Trains reach London Bridge in just 14 minutes, while Gatwick Airport is also easily accessible.   Read reviews and details of The Quarters Croydon, CR0

3. 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
be:here Hayes is a residential development comprising of 119 one, two and three-bedroom apartments. It offers commercial units including restaurants, leisure amenities and a music venue. In addition, the development is close to Hayes & Harlington station, the M4, M25 and Heathrow Airport. Read reviews and details of be:here Hayes, UB3

4. 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
The Quarters Kilburn is located in north-west London, and is offering 82 self-contained studios. Additionally,  Kilburn Park station is a 5 minute journey away. As a result, residents have access to central London as Euston is only a 7-minute journey.  Furthermore, residents have access to parking, a concierge and a lounge. Read reviews and details of The Quarters Kilburn, NW6

5. Sailmakers, E14

Greystar
4.58 (100 reviews) 4.58 (100 reviews)
Area guide to Canary Wharf
Image of Sailmakers, E14
Greystar’s Sailmakers is a Build to Rent scheme, which comprises of 327 units. It is 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 […] Read reviews and details of Sailmakers, E14

6. 10 George Street, E14

Vertus
4.69 (59 reviews) 4.69 (59 reviews)
Area guide to Canary Wharf
Image of 10 George Street, E14
10 George Street rises 37 storeys above Canary Wharf’s new district, Wood Wharf. The development comprises of 327 apartments, which overlook waterside gardens and boardwalks below. In addition, residents have exclusive access to “Club Vertus.”  This includes access to a 24/7 gym studio, self-service bar, private dining room and lounge which opens out onto a […] Read reviews and details of 10 George Street, E14

7. Vantage Point, N19

Essential Living
4.68 (124 reviews) 4.68 (124 reviews)
Area guide to Holloway
Image of Vantage Point, N19
Vantage Point is a Build to Rent development by Essential Living, offering 118 apartments – studios, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments. All Vantage Point residents get access to a range of features and amenities. These include a 24-hour onsite team, a roof terrace, games room and exercise room. In addition, the development is above Archway London […] Read reviews and details of Vantage Point, N19

8. Bradstowe House, HA1

Greystar
4.57 (58 reviews) 4.57 (58 reviews)
Area guide to Harrow
Image of Bradstowe House, HA1
Bradstowe House is located in the heart of Harrow, just a short walk from Harrow on the Hill train station. Built by Comer Houses and managed by Greystar, the development houses one and two-bedroom apartments. Along with this, it also features a number of penthouses, all of which are available as rental-only. Residents’ at Bradstowe […] Read reviews and details of Bradstowe House, HA1

9. Elephant Central, SE1

Get Living
4.50 (102 reviews) 4.50 (102 reviews)
Area guide to Southwark
Image of Elephant Central, SE1
Elephant Central by Get Living is located in the heart of London’s Elephant & Castle. In zone 1, it has great connections to the City, and walking distance to London Bridge, and the South Bank. There’s a mix of, one to three bedroom apartments, duplexes and penthouses available fully-furnished. All with superfast WiFi included and […] Read reviews and details of Elephant Central, SE1

10. Fizzy Lewisham, SE13

Fizzy Living, Greystar
4.37 (313 reviews) 4.37 (313 reviews)
Area guide to Lewisham
Image of Fizzy Lewisham, SE13
Fizzy Lewisham is a contemporary residential development, now managed by Greystar as of December 2021. They offer one and two-bedroom flats to rent. In addition, they are pet friendly, and come with free award winning Broadband. It also has a prime location close to Lewisham Station, with good connections to central London. Read reviews and details of Fizzy Lewisham, SE13

HomeViews National Build to Rent Report 2022

The 2022 HomeViews National Build to Rent Report will be released in January 2022.

Drawing on detailed review data covering 64% of completed BTR stock in the UK, the report will provide the most comprehensive insights available on the Build to Rent sector.


HomeViews provides verified resident reviews of the UK’s housing developments. We’re working with developers, house builders, operators, housing associations and the Government to recognise high performers and help improve standards in the built environment.

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