New homes in Merseyside: 10 best developments

Thinking about renting or buying a new home in Merseyside? Then you’ll probably need to know where to find high-quality new builds offering great value for money, functionality and location. That’s where HomeViews comes in. We have been busy asking verified residents across Merseyside to rate and review their developments. Read on to learn some key facts about this thriving metropolitan county and discover which schemes took the top spots.

Where is Merseyside?

So, where exactly is Merseyside? The North West county, which gets its name from the River Mersey, extends along the banks forming the estuary mouth. It is bordered to the north-east by Lancashire. Greater Manchester lies to the east, with Cheshire to the south and south-east, and the Irish Sea to the west.

Populated by around 1.38 million people, Merseyside centres on the city of Liverpool. The area also includes the boroughs of Knowsley, St Helens, Sefton, and the Wirral. While the county is split in two by the estuary, the two Mersey Tunnels, the Mersey Ferry and the Wirral Line connect the divided banks together.

Living in Merseyside

Boasting cultural attractions intermingled with a fascinating maritime history, the region draws those desiring a varied lifestyle. Liverpool sits at its beating heart. Here you can explore a world-renowned waterfront and an equally famous football team. Not to mention the fantastic shopping and dining amenities or the city’s beautiful architecture.

Just a short journey by car, rail or ferry, the Wirral Peninsula blends coastline and countryside and hosts the traditional seaside resort of New Brighton. Meanwhile, the neighbouring boroughs offer stunning parks, racecourses, and golf clubs. Families will love the top-class schools on their doorstep. Easy links to nearby Manchester via the M62, and Preston and Birmingham via the M6, will please commuters too.

Merseyside property prices

Based on the latest figures from Zoopla, the average price of a Merseyside property was £183,127 (November 2021). Flats sold for around £147,586, with terraced houses achieving £118,257. In contrast, semi-detached homes weighed in at £194,908 and detached homes at £334,738.

According to a recent rental price analysis by a popular property search engine, the average rental in Merseyside is around £805 PCM. This ranges from £625 PCM for a one-bedroom home to £1069 PCM for five bedrooms (as of November 2021).

New build homes in Merseyside: Top 10 developments

It’s now time to explore Merseyside’s 10 best developments. Our ranking system is based on five distinct categories – facilities, design, location, value and management – rated by HomeViews verified residents. Narrow down your choices by listening to those in the know!

In first place, Abbotsfield offers a collection of two, three and four-bedroom family homes with excellent retail and leisure opportunities nearby.

Only a 7-minute walk from the site, the train station provides direct services to Liverpool and Manchester. Ravenshead Retail Park is just 6 miles away, with Sherdley Park also nearby for those looking to spend more time in nature.

Excellent schools in the area include Mill Green School, Parish Church of England Primary School, and Allanson Street Primary School.

Read reviews and details of Simple Life at Abbotsfield, WA9

Beating almost all the competition, The Keel in Queen’s Dock, Liverpool, takes the second slot. A build-to-rent development managed by Allsop, it contains 240 apartments overlooking the River Mersey.

Residents benefit from an on-site concierge service and a private residents’ gym. The development is also pet friendly and has access to a wide variety of transport links.

Read reviews and details of The Keel, L3

In at number three, Earle Street is a rental development located in the western part of Newton-Le-Willows in Earlestown.

The area has a small, yet busy town centre with an array of good local amenities, including a large Tesco superstore, a medical centre, post office, local market and other popular high street shops, pubs and restaurants. There is also a wide choice of primary and secondary schools with ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Good’ Ofsted ratings nearby.

The area benefits from excellent train links, with direct services to Liverpool, Chester, Warrington and Manchester. It’s also only 4 miles from the M6 if travelling by car.

Read reviews and details of Simple Life at Earle Street, WA12

4.45 (90 reviews)
4.45 (90 reviews)

The pet friendly Cargo Building takes fourth place on our list. Managed by Savills on behalf of Hermes, it features 324 one, two and three-bedroom rental apartments.

Located in Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle, facing the Albert Dock, its residents have access to free broadband, a residents’ lounge, a private gym, on-site management, underground parking, and 24-hour security.

Read reviews and details of The Cargo Building, L1

In mid position, No.1 Princes Dock, by Peel Holdings, sits on the Leeds Liverpool Canal. With 162 apartments over 22 storeys, residents benefit from high-speed broadband and a 24-hour concierge service. The development also boasts waterside views, bike storage and car parking.

Read reviews and details of No.1 Princes Dock, L3

Located less than 2 miles from the centre of Kirkby, Highfield Place is a well-connected development that nabs the sixth spot on our list. It offers easy access to the train station and shopping and leisure centres, among many other sough-after amenities.

Read reviews and details of Simple Life at Highfield Place, L33

4.31 (15 reviews)
4.31 (15 reviews)

At number seven, Quay Central is located in the wider Central Docks development – Liverpool Water’s future cultural and leisure hub. The development has 108 units in total, all featuring high quality finishes and views over the river.

Read reviews and details of Quay Central, L3

4.31 (24 reviews)
4.31 (24 reviews)

The Copper House, an INSTRATA Lifestyle Residence managed by Greystar, sits on Liverpool’s dockside – and at spot number eight. This landmark collection of 382 premium rental apartments features multiple shared spaces, including an entrance courtyard, lounge and fully equipped gym, plus a 16th floor garden offering far-reaching views across the Liverpool skyline.

Read reviews and details of The Copper House, L1

You’ll find Alexandra Tower, owned by Mersey Investments Ltd, on the River Mersey, Liverpool. Our ninth best rated development, it was built in 2008 and contains 201 apartments across 27 storeys.

Residents here benefit from secure indoor parking and an entry-phone access system. As well as this, the development has a 24-hour concierge service and lovely river views.

Read reviews and details of Alexandra Tower, L3

At number 10, Prescot Park is the fourth Simple Life development that has made our top rated list! Located in Knowsley, the rental development features 140 homes, from two- and 3-bedroom houses to one and two-bedroom apartments.

Completed in November 2019, the site provides easy access to local schools, amenities and transport links. In addition, Prescot and Huyton train stations run direct services to Liverpool and Manchester.

Prescot town centre’s amenities are less than a mile away, and offer a medical centre, post office, high street shops and banks – as well as Cables Retail Park, which has a Next and Boots store, a Tesco’s supermarket and M&S food store. You’ll also discover 50 ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted-rated primary and secondary schools in the area.

Read reviews and details of Simple Life at Prescot Park, L34

Is Merseyside the right place for you to rent or buy? Check out our area guide below to see what this coastal county has to offer.

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