New build homes in North East London: 10 best developments

Where are the best new build homes in North East London? If you’re looking to buy or rent in the area, we’ve got you covered. Thanks to ratings and reviews left by verified residents, we can reveal the region’s top 10 developments. Curious? Read on to learn more.

Where is North East London?

North East London is a sub-region of Great London. Its main districts include Barking and Dagenham, Havering, Newham, Redbridge, Tower Hamlets, and Waltham Forest. The counties of Bedfordshire and Essex adjoin its northern border.

Living in North East London

The End End has always been imbued with romantic notions of togetherness – and that vibe still makes the region popular today. Combine this atmosphere with a host of trendy pubs, arts venues, and foodie havens reflecting the area’s diverse cultural milieu, and you have a mecca for families and young professionals alike.

Waltham Forest’s tight-knit community is a big draw, with the bustling neighbourhood around Francis Road affectionately dubbed Leyton Village. Here you’ll find a pub with a marble floor in the old town hall, Scottish inspired fare including haggis toasties, and cosmopolitan street markets. Meanwhile, Leyton Flats promises idyllic picnics, a boating lake, and biking opportunities – all just a half a mile walk from Snaresbrook station.

The surrounding districts also boast amazing outdoor spaces, such as Wanstead Park, which links into Epping Forest. Further south, you can enjoy fantastic sporting facilities at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, roam the adjoining Hackney Marshes, or shop at Westfield Stratford City.

Heading east, Barking & Dagenham is set for a major boost once it’s incorporated into the Thames Gateway regeneration scheme. While Barking town will take centre stage, Dagenham Dock will become a hub for green industry. The Eastbrook Studios development also promises to put the area’s film industry on the map and boost the local economy.

Transport in North East London

North East London is well connected by road, with several A-roads linking into Central London, South London, the M11/M25, Chelmsford and Southend-on-Sea. At the same time, a multitude of Underground stations and Victoria and Central line services operate in the area. Crossrail is also destined to upgrade the rail links around the region.  

When you need to head south of the Thames, you can do so via Tower Bridge, a cable car service, the Woolwich Ferry and various road and foot tunnels. Looking to commute or escape further? London City Airport lies north of the river and offers connections to over 20 major European cities and destinations.

North East London property prices

Rightmove’s February 2022 data shows that the average property in North East London costs £573,089. This means the area is slightly more expensive than East London but more affordable than North and Central London. Hackney came in higher, with prices achieving a weighty £675,120, while Redbridge averaged £531,669.

In terms of property types, flats levelled out at £446,512, while terraced and semi-detached homes sold for £646,158 and £680,876, respectively. Overall, prices have risen by 3 per cent in the previous year and 10 per cent since 2019.

Although rental prices vary depending on the district, the average rental price in North East London was £1,949 at the time of writing ( February 2022). One-bedroom homes achieved around £1,608 PCM, rising to over £3,000 for a five-bedroom property.

New builds in North East London: 10 highest rated developments

With so much on your doorstep, new build homes in North East London are an appealing choice. HomeViews can separate the wheat from the chaff by analysing residents’ honest feedback. So, which developments cut the mustard? Let’s find out.

*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.

Blackhorse Mills tops our list of resident-reviewed new homes in NE London. Described as a way of life, residents are free to paint the walls, bring pets, swim in the lido, chill on the roof terrace, work out in the gym, host friends in the dining rooms, and stretch in the yoga studio.

Overlooking the wilds of Walthamstow Wetlands, yet just 20 minutes to Central London on the Victoria line from Blackhorse Road station, Blackhorse Mills has nature and city life down. Whether you’re after seclusion or connection, wildlife or a wild night, E17 is about balance and choice.

Residents seem to agree that Blackhorse Mills is ‘a lovely, uplifting place to live with outstanding facilities and services and environmental awareness at the heart of its ethos’. They also rave about the management staff and maintenance team, who are ‘friendly, professional, and extremely helpful’ and ‘create a warm and harmonious community feel’.

Read reviews and details of Blackhorse Mills, E17

In second place, Fizzy Walthamstow is a collection of one, two and three-bedroom apartments from Build to Rent operator Fizzy Living. Winner of multiple HomeViews awards for two years running, the development is close to Blackhorse Road Overground and Underground station. Additionally, it is an easy walk from the Walthamstow Reservoirs, which lies just to the west of the development.

Residents enjoy having a Co-op downstairs for their day-to-day needs, plus there’s a retail park just one Tube stop away from the flat. They also comment that the maintenance team are quick to respond, while the management ‘are just lovely and make you feel super welcomed’.

Read reviews and details of Fizzy Walthamstow, E17

3.84 (32 reviews)
3.84 (32 reviews)

The Shared Ownership Collection at Motion offers a collection of two and three-bedroom apartments set over 17 floors and around a landscaped courtyard. Our residents voted it into third place because of its excellent transport links to Stratford/Tottenham Hale and several bus routes into Central London. You also have access to Hackney Marshes, Walthamstow Marshes, and Jubilee Park, plus a range of independent shops and supermarkets.

Read reviews and details of Motion, E10

Voted into fourth position, L&Q at Oaklands Hamlet in Chigwell features a range of shared ownership two, three and five-bedroom homes. As well as this, the development comes surrounded by 53 acres of countryside and two grand golf courses. In addition, residents benefit from parkland and easy access into London, with Hainault station only 2.3 miles away.

This is what one resident thought: ‘The development has lovely detached houses, a lot of green space, and feels very leafy thanks to the adjoining golf course. The roads and lanes are charming, and the whole area is well designed, with lots of grass everywhere. There are also plans to develop a park at the end of the development’.

Read reviews and details of L&Q at Oaklands Hamlet Shared Ownership, IG7

Ranking midway in our Top 10 is The Quant Building – a Hiltongrove development located in the heart of Walthamstow – and fourth position. Comprising 60 ‘spacious, modern, and attractive’ apartments, the development has a range of facilities on-site, including a concierge, gym and sauna.

Walthamstow Central station is only a 4-minute walk away, offering connections to the Overground and the Victoria line. Residents also love having plenty of shops, restaurants, and bars quite literally on their doorstep, with Central London around 20 mins away on the Victoria line.

Read reviews and details of The Quant Building, E17

4.17 (21 reviews)
4.17 (21 reviews)

At number six, Feature 17 is a Countryside development located on Wood Street in Walthamstow. Comprising 98 apartments, the development sits in a bustling street, close to amenities and transport links. As well as this, residents benefit from private balconies, open spaces and modern apartments. One resident commented on the ‘real community feel’, which is increasing alongside the genesis of new grass-roots businesses opening in the area. There’s also a local library and pool nearby.

Read reviews and details of Feature 17, E17

In seventh place, The Ilford Works matches a contemporary lifestyle with a local shopping centre and open fields on your doorstep. The City and the West End are easily accessible, while inside, you’ll find ‘clean and modern’ apartments with integrated appliances and a ‘good air purifying and circulation system’. Residents like having electronic fob locks on doors leading to apartments and a video intercom system.

Read reviews and details of Ilford Works, IG1

Becketts House in Ilford offers 167 residential apartments with integrated Siemens appliances, a concierge service, parking, and a secure fob entry system. Reviewed into eighth place, the development features easy access to Liverpool Street and proximity to two gyms, a Sainsbury’s, and a shopping centre. Stratford is around 10 minutes by train.

Read reviews and details of Becketts House, IG1

4.09 (10 reviews)
4.09 (10 reviews)

Our penultimate development, Images is a Taylor Wimpey development located in Gants Hill. It comprises 214 one and two-bedroom homes, conveniently situated just a 2-minute walk from Gants Hill station, which is served by the Central line. You’ll also find plenty of shops and restaurants nearby. Residents praise the layout and design of the apartments.

Read reviews and details of Images, IG2

Claiming the last spot in the Top 10, Highams Green by Fairview New Homes consists of 336 one to four-bedroom ‘well-insulated’ apartments. The development is just a 5-minute walk from Highams Park station, in Zone 4, where Overground services run to Liverpool Street in 26 minutes. Reviewers say the area is quiet and peaceful, with a good range of shops. The management team also has an office just around the corner and provides a quick and efficient service.

Read reviews and details of Highams Green, E4

Ready to learn more about the best new build homes in North East London? Our dedicated area guide provides more information about this thriving region and gives you easy access to all our reviews.

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