This riverside neighbourhood is often cited as one to watch due to its excellent Crossrail-ready transport links, respected large-scale developments, and popular Georgian terraced homes. But which new build homes in Woolwich are worth your attention? We have asked residents to rate and review a few of the area’s latest offerings. Who came out on top? Read on to find out.
New build homes in Woolwich: highest rated developments
Let’s get straight to it and find out which new build homes in Woolwich our residents rated the highest.
*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.
Woolwich Central – a mixed-use Spenhill development designed by Sheppard Robson architects – is our highest-rated Woolwich development. The complex comprises of a Tesco superstore located on the ground level with 259 one, two and three-bedroom apartments situated over the retail area. Woolwich Arsenal Station is a short walk from the development and offers rail and DLR services. Residents tell us that the atmopshere is quiet and peaceful yet offers convenience thanks to the nearby shops and restaurants such as Dial Arch and Con Gusto. They also love the 24-hour concierge service.
In second place, Trinity Walk is a large residential development of 445 apartments and 13 townhouses. Properties are available as affordable rents, private purchases or as part of the London Help To Buy scheme. In addition, the development is a six-minute walk from Woolwich Arsenal station and a mile away from the new Crossrail station at Woolwich. Our reviewers compliment the concierge service and love the spacious layout inside. Location is also a major factor in this development’s popularity, with the Elizabeth line promising further improvements, and a number of parks and a Tesco nearby.
Our final development is Mast Quay – a Comer Homes development. It is comprised of 181 apartments, which range from one, two or three bedrooms. Residents benefit from secure parking, communal rooftop gardens, a concierge and being a 5-minute walk from Woolwich Arsenal station, Woolwich market and the high street. Most residents comment on the amount of space inside and the wonderful views of the river from their balconies.
Where is Woolwich?
Woolwich is a South East London (SE18) district in the Royal Borough of Greenwich. Two-and-half kilometres of it faces the south bank of the River Thames before rising along the northern slopes of Shooter’s Hill towards a centuries-old common and the ancient London-Dover Road. North Woolwich, in the London Borough of Newham, lies across the river. Plumstead borders to the east, New Charlton to the west, and Eltham to the south.
Living in Woolwich
Woolwich’s military and naval history began with the construction of Henry VIII’s Royal Dockyard. A series of military developments followed suit, with the area’s modern and extensive urban regeneration schemes now defining a new era. Royal Arsenal Riverside, located on the site of one of the UK’s largest munition factories, is a prime example.
Woolwich’s historical origins are also evident in Beresford Square Market, dating back to the 1600s, and the Royal Arsenal Farmers’ Market. While the former has a strong reputation for street food and good-value fresh produce, you’ll find the latter in a Grade II listed building during the colder seasons. Many traders operate here, from bakers and greengrocers to cheesemongers and florists.
In addition, the area’s gastropubs offer a place to relax and socialise in your free time. One to note is The Woolwich Equitable in General Gordon Square. Inside, a blend of marble, vintage decor and design delights form the backdrop for Sunday roasts and a variety of events.
And when you fancy a meal out, you’re spoilt for choice. For breakfast, try the coffee and pastries at artisan French bakery Boulangerie Jade or pick from Woolwich’s fantastic Nepalese and Tibetan restaurants, where delicious momos are definitely on the menu. If you haven’t had your fill of historical landmarks yet, pop into Con Gusto, an Italian restaurant operating out of a listed former guardhouse.
After refuelling, head to Powis Street – a boulevard lined with shops, supermarkets, eateries, and essential amenities near the Woolwich ferry. But there’s more to do in the area than eat, drink, and shop. Woolwich Works has transformed local heritage industrial buildings into a thriving cultural and artistic hub. The base for acclaimed theatre companies, it also features concert venues, studios and workspaces. This amazing facility goes hand-in-hand with Greenwich University’s dramatic arts department, based in the Bathway Quarter.
Transport in Woolwich
Woolwich is well connected to the surrounding neighbourhoods and regions via rail, bus, and river services. Woolwich Arsenal and Woolwich Dockyard run Southeastern services towards Barnehurst, Dartford, Gravesend, Cannon Street and Charing Cross. DLR also offer trains from Woolwich Arsenal to London City Airport, Bank, and Stratford International. Once Crossrail is complete, you’ll benefit from quick links to Canary Wharf, Tottenham Court Road and Bond Street too.
Alternatively, the Woolwich Ferry connects trucks, cars, cyclists and pedestrians to North Woolwich, just across the Thames. Meanwhile, the foot tunnel creates an easy route for pedestrians at any time of day. The Thames Clippers’ service also runs daily at peak hours to Embankment Pier from the Woolwich Arsenal Pier.
Woolwich property prices
With an average price of £393,187, homes in Woolwich are decidedly more affordable than the London average (Zoopla: December 2022). Reflecting the trend in the capital, flat sales drove mostly drove the market, selling for £337,189 on average. At the same time, terraced properties sold for around £428,966, with semi-detached properties achieving a healthy £479,309.
In comparison, Woolwich rental prices are slightly closer to the London average of £3,033 PCM. According to Home.co.uk, rentals are currently going for around £1,950 PCM. However, this ranges from a low of £1,750 PCM for smaller properties to £3,000 PCM for five-bedroom homes (December 2022).
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