New build homes in Acton: 10 highest rated developments

Beautiful parks, excellent rail links, and significant ongoing regeneration are perhaps partly why new build homes in Acton are attracting attention. Rubbing shoulders with the likes of Chiswick and Kew, this West London town is also due to be included in the upcoming Crossrail network and promises further growth over the next decade. But is the area suitable for you and, if so, which new developments match your needs and lifestyle? Read on to find out.

Where is Acton?

Acton is a town and residential suburb in West London, within the London Borough of Ealing. Lying 6 miles west of Charing Cross, it’s split into four wards: East Acton, Acton Central, South Acton and Southfield.

Living in Acton

From leafy residential streets thronged with period homes to pristine new apartment buildings, Acton offers a mix of new and old that you’d expect from West London. Converted warehouses have further advanced local regeneration while respecting the area’s industrial past, which you can learn more about at The London Museum of Water & Steam and the London Transport Museum Depot.

Meanwhile, Gunnersbury Park – the site of a former Rothschild mansion – and Acton Park represent a welcome injection of green. In the former 185-acre slice of parkland, you’ll find lakes, 20 football pitches and 15 tennis courts, and a cricket green. Various pop-up refreshments are also available, and the interactive museum is worth visiting too. At the same time, Acton Park offers sports courts alongside a bowling green, mini-golf, and plenty of fun diversions kids will love.

Chain restaurants, gastropubs, delis and wine bars populate the high street. Some local haunts include The George & Dragon, known for live music, and the sports-friendly Belvedere pub. If top-notch fresh produce is more your thing, head down to Crown Street Friday to Sunday to visit Acton Market.

Commuters and regular travellers are well catered for in Acton too. The area has several Underground stations, with East, North, and West Action stations running Central line services. Acton Town station operates the District and Piccadilly lines too. You can also catch Overground trains from Acton Central and South Acton. The mail line station operates National Rail services, and with Crossrail inching ever closer, journeys will soon get even easier. In addition, fast road links to the M1 and M4 make for a straightforward trip, whichever direction you’re headed.

Acton property prices

According to Zoopla, the average property in Acton sold for £662,796 over the last year (October 2022). Flats were the most popular and affordable choice, going for £436,757 on average. If you’re looking for something bigger, prepare to pay around £880,825 for a terrace home. This rises to £1,051,454 for a semi-detached house.

So, how do rents compare? At the time of writing, the average property in Acton costs £2,500 per calendar month. Smaller homes come in at around £1,700, but this rises along with property size to £4,750 for a five-bedroom property (, October 2022).

New build homes in Acton: 10 highest rated developments

If all of the above sounds good, you’ll also love what we have in store below. Our verified residents have penned reams of in-depth and candid reviews that expose the pros and cons of living in new build homes in Acton. Interested? Time to reveal the best of the bunch.

*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.

3.84 (50 reviews)
3.84 (50 reviews)

Taking top spot in Acton, The Rehearsal Rooms is a rental-only development managed by Savills in West London, right next door to North Acton station. There are 173 units here, which range from one to three-bedroom apartments. The building overlooks Victoria Road and is next to Acton Cemetery, plus there are several amenities within walking distance, such as a Tesco and Sainsbury’s, Costa Coffee, a Chinese food store, an iGym, and McDonald’s.

Read reviews and details of The Rehearsal Rooms, W3

Second-placed Acton Gardens is located in Acton, with Chiswick and Gunnersbury on its doorstep. In addition, the development benefits from being only a two-minute walk from Acton Town station. This provides access to the Piccadilly and District lines. Also, it is just 10-minutes from the popular Gunnersbury Park.

Read reviews and details of L&Q at Acton Gardens Shared Ownership, W3

4.34 (7 reviews)
4.34 (7 reviews)

Our third-placed contender, Acton Square is a Bellway Homes mixed-use development located in Ealing. It is comprised of 95 apartments, ranging from studios to three-bedrooms. Residents benefit from parking and from being situated near Acton Town centre, just a mile away, and four Tube stations within walking distance.

One reviewer said: ‘The development is extremely well built, the sound proofing is EXCELLENT. We tested this with our neighbours above, who played super loud music through their speakers, and we couldn’t hear a thing. The apartments are spacious and on the top few floors there are just two apartments per floor, so you have a lot of privacy. The building management is decent, we have cleaners and gardeners bi-weekly. The location is excellent as it’s easy to get to Acton high street, Shepherd’s Bush, Hammersmith, Chiswick, even Ealing! Lots of independent cafés and restaurants down Askew Road, lots of parks nearby too.’

Read reviews and details of Acton Square, W3

4.26 (6 reviews)
4.26 (6 reviews)

Vida is a residential development in the heart of Acton – and our fourth most highly regarded entrant. Developed by Hill Residential, apartments here vary from one to two bedrooms, and include a selection of two-bedroom duplex apartments and three-bedroom maisonettes. Nearby transport links include National Rail services at Acton Central and the Tube at East Acton Underground. The development is walking distance to Askew Road, which has loads of food shops, places to eat, and cute coffee shops. Ravenscourt Park and Acton park are also nearby.

This resident had lots of positive things to say: ‘The flat itself is beautiful, with big windows and top-notch materials used for all the fixtures, kitchen, bathrooms and floors. The bathrooms feel luxurious and having a balcony in London is fabulous. Our flat faces the school to the rear of the development and we get the sun all afternoon and evening. It feels very peaceful looking over a small park as well.’

Read reviews and details of Vida, W3

In fifth place, The Factory Quarter is a Notting Hill Genesis development located in Bedford Park. It is comprised of 453 apartments, ranging from one or two bedrooms and a few shops. It is situated a 15-minute walk from both Turnham Green station and Acton Central station, which are served by the District line and the Overground, respectively. Residents like the local Kiss gym, the spacious apartments, and the overall vibe and convenience of the location.

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Sitting midway through our list, West 3 London Apartments by Berkeley Homes is a mixed-use development located in Acton Vale. It comprises of 889 apartments, ranging from studio and one-bedroom properties to four-bedroom homes. Residents benefit from being located next to Acton Park and just a 16-minute walk from Acton Central station, which serves the London Overground. There are also plenty of bus routes nearby. Reviewers have commented on having access to a roof terrace and a gym on their doorstep.

Read reviews and details of West 3 London Apartments, W3

3.94 (13 reviews)
3.94 (13 reviews)

Churchfield Quarter by L&Q comprises of a range of one, two and three-bedroom homes for sale via Shared Ownership. Our seventh-placed contender, the development has direct access to the high street and Churchfield Road. There are plenty of shops, restaurants and cafés nearby and also local parks in Acton, such as Heathfield Gardens. Residents told us that the local bus and rail links are comprehensive, and the apartments and communal areas are well kept. Most of the apartments face inwards to the communal garden/park, which helps to reduce traffic noise.

Read reviews and details of L&Q at Churchfield Quarter, W3

Originally a warehouse, Tech West Lofts is a 48-unit residential apartment block in Acton, by De Vere Partners. The units are broken down into one, two and three bedroom-apartments, and residents are within close proximity to Acton Central station for Overground services into London.

Perhaps experiences like this are the reason the development has earned its place on our list: ‘I’ve been living here for three years, and I really love it. It’s a great building and overall everything is perfect for me. I live here on my own and the whole apartment is incredibly spacious. Every room is amazing and big enough for me! The caretakers within the building are really nice and helpful, they’re understanding too, all really great.’

Read reviews and details of Tech West Lofts, W3

3.68 (34 reviews)
3.68 (34 reviews)

Taking ninth place, Acton Gardens is a 52-acre redevelopment scheme with 3,400 new homes on site, each with their own private balcony or terrace. Neighbouring Chiswick and Shepherds Bush, residents are situated between five train stations, including South Acton and Acton Town, with connections to Overground services as well as to the District and Piccadilly lines. In addition, a number of shops are popping up on Acton high street, and it’s a pleasant walk towards Chiswick high street.

Read reviews and details of Acton Gardens, W3

Rounding off our top 10 in Acton, L&Q at Acton Gardens in an award-winning development which boasts ‘vibrant spirits’. L&Q are offering homes rent as well as buying options at Acton Gardens. The development benefits from being only a two-minute walk from Acton Town station, which is serviced by the Piccadilly and District lines. In addition, it is also just 10-minutes from the popular Gunnersbury Park, home of the Gunnersbury Park Museum.

Read reviews and details of L&Q at Acton Gardens Private Rental, W3

Traditionally, neighbours Chiswick and Ealing dominated the spotlight when it came to West London. But thanks to a burgeoning property scene, plentiful parks and stellar transport links, Acton is finally stepping out of the shadows. Where are the best places to live in Acton? Read more about Acton

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