New build homes in North West London: 10 best developments

Why are new build homes in North West London so sought-after? Maybe it has something to do with this affluent region’s green spaces, creative culture and historical landmarks. But which developments in the area offer the best quality and value for money? With a little help from our verified residents, HomeViews can answer your most pressing questions. Just read on to find out more.

Where is North West London?

Bound by the River Thames to the south and the M25 to the north, North West London contains large parts of the London Boroughs of Barnet, Brent and Camden. It also covers small parts of Westminster and Ealing, Hammersmith and Fulham, Harrow, Islington and Kensington & Chelsea.

Living in North West London

Effortlessly blending beautiful parklands, stunning cityscape views, and a cosmopolitan cultural backdrop, North West London needs little advertisement. The area also draws families for its great schools and interesting high streets – and London Zoo! – while young professionals benefit from the wealth of entertainment and leisure facilities at their fingertips. Think music venues, trendy delis, pubs, and the famous market in Camden Town.

When you need to escape the hubbub of city life, tour the formal gardens of Regent’s Park or Kensington Gardens or ramble the wilds of Hampstead Heath. The latter is dotted with cafés, bathing ponds, and sports facilities, as well as an open-air theatre. Sporting enthusiasts can also enjoy regular visits to the Lord’s Cricket Ground and Wembley Stadium.

All this might seem like enough to keep you entertained, but of course, you’ll always be close to many of London’s other major draws, including the British Museum, Covent Garden, and Westminster – to name a few. Travelling across the City is a breeze too, thanks to the extensive Overground and Tube network serving the region. Meanwhile, the M1 runs diagonally from the northwest to the southeast, connecting the City to the M25, Luton, and the heart of England. Alternatively, hop on the A40 for a speedy trip to Colne Valley Regional Park or a quick diversion to Heathrow Airport.

North West London property prices

Recent figures from Rightmove show that the average property price in North West London is currently £856,811 (February 2022). At £1,189,967, Camden came in as the most expensive, with Harrow offering a more affordable average of £596,319. While flats sold for £640,988, semi-detached and terraced properties averaged £939,160 and £989,435, respectively. Overall, the area proved more expensive than North London but cheaper than West and Central London.

Rentals vary a lot across the region, but a quick survey shows that prices currently stand at £1921 PCM in Barnet, £2,442 in Brent, and £4,374 in Camden Town on average ( February 2022).

New builds in North West London: 10 highest rated developments

So, which new build homes in North West London should you consider buying or renting? On the surface, it can seem like there’s little to distinguish the leading developers in the field. But is this really the case? We asked current residents to share their inside intel to create our Top 10.

*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.

4.57 (57 reviews)
4.57 (57 reviews)

Kicking things off is Bradstowe House. Located in the heart of Harrow, the Comer Houses development is managed by Greystar and offers one and two-bedroom rental apartments and penthouses. Residents at Bradstowe House have access to an on-site gym, lounge and a 24hr concierge service. Over the past few years, it has won multiple HomeViews excellence awards based on residents’ feedback.

Read reviews and details of Bradstowe House, HA1

In second place, Uncle Wembley comprises 239 one, two, and three-bedroom pet-friendly apartments in Wembley. Residents here benefit from a private gym, wellness room and a roof terrace. The development is also just a 4-minute walk from Wembley Central station and various local amenities. The building benefits from a security system and a staffed reception to assist residents and collect parcels.

Read reviews and details of Uncle Wembley, HA9

The Rise is a collection of contemporary one, two and three-bedroom apartments located close to the revitalised waterside in Alperton, a convenient short walk from the Piccadilly line. You only need to walk for a few minutes to find Alperton station, Sainsbury’s, Indian stores and more, plus there’s a bus stop just in front of the building and free evening street parking. Our residents rated The Rise into third place, describing it as ‘clean and tidy’, with ‘friendly staff’ and lovely communal spaces.

Read reviews and details of The Rise, HA0

Eastman Village, by Barratt London, sits in Harrow – and fourth position. Comprising one to three-bedroom houses, this regeneration development will include restaurants, cafés, shops and offices around a landscaped park. Residents here will benefit from a gym, 1GB per second fibre-optic broadband connections and excellent transport links.

Read reviews and details of Eastman Village, HA1

Claiming its place in the Top 5, Millbrook Park lies in Zone 4, with Mill Hill East Underground station just a short walk away. All the homes come with their own private outdoor space, and residents will enjoy landscaped gardens and local amenities. Reviewers have mentioned the ‘very responsive and quality property management’, the great interior finish and the ‘very friendly neighbourhood’.

Read reviews and details of Millbrook Park by Barratt London, NW7

4.06 (11 reviews)
4.06 (11 reviews)

At number six, Echo One by Hill and Origin Housing sits in Harrow, just 25-minutes from Central London. Residents benefit from being close to Lowlands Recreational Ground, great schools and the local high street, which gives residents access to a wide variety of amenities and leisure facilities. One reviewer complimented the ‘spacious and well-thought-out design’, the rear landscaped garden courtyard and the ‘prompt’ management team.

Read reviews and details of Echo One, HA2

Harrow View East is our seventh most highly rated development. Located close to two Tube stations, the ‘well-designed’ and ‘spacious’ apartments lie just four stops away from Harrow’s town centre by bus, which you catch just outside. You’ll also find a range of shops and amenities close by, free on-street parking, and three-hour visitors’ parking managed via an app.

Read reviews and details of Harrow View East, HA1

Middlesex House is a new development located on the outskirts of Edgware town centre – and in eighth place. The development mainly comprises studio flats alongside a small number of one and two-bedroom apartments.

Residents tell us that Middlesex House has been recently renovated to include large glass windows, stainless steel appliances, white painted walls, and hardwood floors. The building is also regularly cleaned, plus there’s parking available for residents at a fee.

Nearby Edgware High Street features a range of shops, such as the Broadwalk Shopping Centre with TK Maxx and an Argos, restaurants, and a choice of supermarkets. The development also lies near Edgware Station (Northern Line), Canons Park (Jubilee), and bus services.

Read reviews and details of Middlesex House, HA8

L&Q at Colindale Gardens is our penultimate development. Comprised of 211 apartments, which range from one, two and three bedrooms, it features an on-site concierge and private balconies. It’s also only a 10-minute walk from Colindale station, serviced by the Northern line. Residents say that the development is set within a tranquil and safe family-oriented community near a police station and police academy.

Read reviews and details of L&Q at Colindale Gardens Private Rental, NW9

3.83 (16 reviews)
3.83 (16 reviews)

Williamson Heights, which comprises one, two, and three-bedroom Shared Ownership apartments, finishes off the Top 10. It offers an ideal investment for single professionals, young couples or families and comes with multiple communal areas for leisure, relaxation or work.

Two minutes away, Wembley Stadium station runs direct services to London Marylebone within 10 minutes – or head over to Wembley Park station to hop on the Metropolitan line. You’ll also find London Designer Outlet, BOXPARK food court, and the stadium and arena on your doorstep.

Read reviews and details of Williamson Heights, HA9

Want even more information about the best new build homes in North West London? Our dedicated area guide has you covered – just click the link below.

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