Top 10 new build homes developments in Canary Wharf

Since emerging in the 1990s as a global centre for business and finance, Canary Wharf has welcomed huge swathes of new residential developments to become one of the most exclusive and sought-after addresses in London. This modern peninsula continues to be a popular place to live and work, with its superb connections to Central London. Let’s take a look at some of the best new build homes developments in Canary Wharf, according to the reviews of verified residents.

Where is Canary Wharf?

Canary Wharf is the name of the 97-acre area occupied by the Canary Wharf Estate. It’s located on the site of former docklands on the Isle of Dogs, two and a half miles east of the City of London. The Jubilee Line Underground station at Canary Wharf sits in Zone 2, just three stops from London Bridge.

Top 10 new build homes developments in Canary Wharf

If you’re attracted to the modern city living of Canary Wharf and want to explore further, start by looking at our list of top new builds below. The list ranks the best new build homes on offer across Canary Wharf. The rankings are based solely on the rating given by verified reviewers on HomeViews.

*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.

30 Harbord Square takes top spot in Canary Wharf. The development by Canary Wharf Group offers a selection of affordable studios, one, two and three-bedroom apartments in Canary Wharf. Every apartment has been designed to a high-specification and all residents benefit from waterside views of the Thames or westwards towards Canary Wharf.

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4.63 (118 reviews)
4.63 (118 reviews)

Second place is taken by Greystar’s Sailmakers, a Build to Rent scheme, comprising 327 units. It is within the mixed-use Galliard Homes development, Harbour Central. The site is situated on the Isle of Dogs close to the River Thames, and less than a 10-minute walk from the heart of Canary Wharf. In addition, transport links come courtesy of nearby South Quay DLR and Canary Wharf’s DLR and Underground services. Residents enjoy fast and frequent connections to the likes of Bank and Monument.

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In third is Wardian London, a unique residential development from EcoWorld and Ballymore. The development offers apartments from studios to penthouses, and benefits from proximity to Canary Wharf’s Jubilee line, DLR, and London City Airport. Furthermore, residents have access to a cinema, a pool and a gym, as well as other facilities.

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In fourth place the Liberty Building is a residential development from Telford Homes, It features one, two and three-bedroom apartments and a penthouse. There are 155 units here (30% affordable) in a trio of ‘cluster’ towers that dominate the Canary Wharf skyline. Also, residents have access to enviable transport links to the City, Stratford and the West End.

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In 5th, Manhattan Plaza is a relative newcomer to this list. It features a collection of one, two and three-bedroom luxury apartments from Telford Homes. Set right in the heart of Canary Wharf, it is close to the area’s Jubilee and DLR services. Also, the 02 Arena is very easy to get to. In addition, booming Stratford is nearby, home to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, East Village and the Westfield Stratford shopping mall.

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4.17 (54 reviews)
4.17 (54 reviews)

Sixth-placed Newfoundland offers 636 rental-only apartments. Residents can choose to look out over Canary Wharf, or the Thames and the City. Also, residents have access to private resident amenities including a gym, lounge, terrace and children’s play area.

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3.57 (24 reviews)
3.57 (24 reviews)

In 7th, New Union Wharf is a development in the heart of a vibrant riverside community on the Isle of Dogs. The scheme provides a mix of apartments and maisonettes arranged around shared podium courtyards. Additionally, most of the units here have views across the River Thames.

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In eighth place is 10 George Street. This rental-only development rises 37 storeys above Canary Wharf’s new district, Wood Wharf, and comprises 327 apartments overlooking waterside gardens and boardwalks below. In addition, residents have exclusive access to ‘Club Vertus’, with its 24/7 gym studio, self-service bar, private dining room and lounge which opens out onto a large, south-facing terrace. The 24-hour concierge is available to sign for parcels, arrange for dry cleaning and welcome you home.

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Ninth is Baltimore Wharf, a mixed-use development from Galliard Homes, comprising residential units, retail outlets and a hotel. There are one and two-bedroom apartments, premium duplexes and penthouses on offer here. The development is moments from the Crossharbour DLR Station and Canary Wharf is less than a 10-minute walk away, which carries the Jubilee Line services.

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Rounding off the top 10 in Canary Wharf is Ability Place by Ability Group, a residential development offering 600 apartments over 21 floors. There’s a mix of studios, one, two and three-bedroom apartments on offer, as well as a selection of penthouses. South Quay DLR station is the closest to the property, but there’s also a reliable bus network locally and the Jubilee Line is close by via Canary Wharf.

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Living in Canary Wharf

Canary Wharf’s star has risen rapidly. From a place once seen as somewhat soulless, the transformation of Canary Wharf’s residential areas has brought plenty of life and vibrancy in the form of various restaurants, cafés and communal open spaces. Redeveloped wharf buildings at West India Quay have added character to the steel and glass surroundings. Canary Wharf’s waterside setting also lends it a distinctive atmosphere.

More than 100,000 people work across the Canary Wharf Estate. Increasing numbers choose to live close to their workplace. The majority of developments on the estate are modern skyscraper apartment buildings. The peninsula does, however, offer some more traditional housing options, particularly to the south of the Isle of Dogs.

One of the biggest attractions of living in Canary Wharf is its excellent transport connections. The area is three stops from London Bridge and five from Waterloo on the Jubilee Line. The City of London is just five stops away on the DLR. Just a short hop across the Thames is The O2 and its world-class entertainment venues.

Canary Wharf property prices

According to Zoopla, Canary Wharf’s average property price in the 12 months to January 2023 was £533,600. Despite its reputation as an exclusive, luxury location, this is substantially below the London average of £740,000. One of the main reasons for this is the high proportion of apartments in Canary Wharf. The average price of an apartment in the area is £509,000. This is slightly below the London average of just over £523,000.

Are you considering Canary Wharf for your property search? If our list of the best new build developments in Canary Wharf interests you, read our dedicated area guide below. The guide includes more detail on living and working in the area, as well as information on the best new build developments to buy and rent across Canary Wharf.

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