Top 10 new build homes developments in Greenwich

It’s not easy to combine space, peace and accessibility all in one London borough, but Greenwich absolutely nails this brief. Gorgeously green with room to breathe, but without being isolated, it’s a riverside borough with a lot to offer. Find out what’s happening with the property scene here as we explore the top 10 new build homes developments in Greenwich.

Where is Greenwich?

Greenwich is a small South East London borough. It hugs the River Thames as its northern border, with Woolwich to the east, Lewisham to the south and Deptford to the west.

Why live in Greenwich?

Greenwich is routinely among the most popular places to live in London because of its appealing mix of beauty and convenience. Its outstanding green spaces – especially those tied to the ‘riverside culture’ give it a relaxing, tranquil and welcoming environment. At the same time, it’s close enough to Canary Wharf and other London hotspots to feel part of the action.

This winning combination makes Greenwich suitable for young professionals, families and those who just want a peaceful existence close (but not too close) to the heart of the capital. For families, there’s an excellent selection of primary and secondary schools ranked ‘good’ to ‘outstanding’. Plus, the parks, green spaces and riverside walks are a major boon for entertaining children and family days out.

If you’re a history buff, Greenwich will also appeal. You can enjoy the unparalleled works of the masterful architect Christopher Wren if you head to the Old Royal Naval College. Here you can explore 500 years of British naval history in a sublime and storied setting. There’s also the chance to step aboard the Cutty Sark, the celebrated historic sailing ship and fastest of its time. Greenwich is also home to the Royal Observatory, the keeper of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).

Transport in Greenwich

Greenwich is just 6 miles from Central London. Getting there isn’t difficult, thanks to the regular train services to London Bridge, Blackfriars and Cannon Street. There’s also a Jubilee Line connection and varied bus routes to utilise.

If you want to hop over the river into North London, that’s easy too. The DLR (Docklands Light Railway) takes you directly to Canary Wharf and beyond. There’s also the fun and convenient Thames Clipper to consider. There’s even the Emirates Cable Car, if you have time and want a good view as you travel.

Greenwich property prices

Greenwich may be out of Central London, but it’s still a pricey place to buy and rent. Zoopla’s Greenwich house price average is currently (April 2022) at £638,884. There is a sliding scale at play here, though even flats average at around £475,000. Detached houses, particularly those on (or near to) the river, can reach around £2 million or more.

If you want to rent in Greenwich, expect to pay about £435 per week for the privilege.

Top 10 new build homes developments in Greenwich

Does the thought of strolling by the Thames and drinking in the delights of Greenwich sound too good to miss? Then you’ll need to get a better idea of what to expect from the current property market here.

Below is our list of the best new build developments in Greenwich on HomeViews, according to verified resident reviews. If you want to see any of the listings in more detail, just click to see their dedicated page.

*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.

Not only is Union Wharf the top-ranked development in Greenwich, it was also in our top 10 for all of London in 2020. This development from London property developer Essential Living features 249 rental-only apartments on the banks of Deptford Creek near Greenwich’s town centre. In addition, Union Wharf is close to the Cutty Sark DLR station for fast and frequent connections to Canary Wharf. Residents describe is as ‘superb’ in its design, and that the management team routinely go above and beyond the call of duty.

Read reviews and details of Union Wharf, SE8

Appropriately enough, No. 2 Upper Riverside in Greenwich Peninsula is our second best-ranked development. This Knight Dragon mixed-use scheme is home to 205 residential units, a mix of studio, one two and also three-bedroom apartments. Designed by Tom Dixon, it focuses on providing residents with culture, entertainment and wellbeing. Nearby North Greenwich tube station offers residents a speedy commute to Canary Wharf, London Bridge as well as, Waterloo. In addition to sky-high views, residents benefit from being on the water’s edge, home to riverside bars, cafes and restaurants.

Read reviews and details of No.2 Upper Riverside, Greenwich Peninsula, SE10

In 3rd we have a Berkeley development, Kidbrooke Village. It offers a selection of one, two and three-bedroom apartments alongside a selection of luxury freehold four-bedroom urban houses. Residents benefit from excellent connections into London via the close-by Kidbrooke Station. Residents say that the concierge and development teams work exceptionally hard to maintain the communal spaces, which are a delight to use.

Read reviews and details of Kidbrooke Village, SE3

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Our fourth spot goes to The Reach, in Greenwich’s West Thamesmead. This development is made up of smart red-brick apartments, complete with either a balcony or garden space for all units. Many homes here also feature private parking, while all residents can enjoy the communal gardens and children’s play areas, all well maintained. Residents also say that there is a strong sense of community, with neighbours being unfailingly friendly and welcoming.

Read reviews and details of The Reach, SE28

In 5th, Royal Arsenal Riverside is a large but beautiful tailor-made riverside neighbourhood. It offers one, two and three-bedroom apartments, many with unparalleled river and city views. Additionally, residents benefit from the convenient transport links, including National Rail, DLR and an on-site Thames Clipper link. Residents also have access to a gym, swimming pool and a dedicated concierge team.

Read reviews and details of Royal Arsenal Riverside, SE18

We’re back to Greenwich Peninsula where No.4 Upper Riverside takes 6th place. Much like No.2, residents have access to a wide range of facilities, including a state-of-the-art gym and pool with a view of Canary Warf, also designed by Tom Dixon. As well as this, North Greenwich station is only a 7-minute walk away, with links to Canary Wharf. Residents also benefit from sky-view terraces overlooking the Thames.

Read reviews and details of No.4 Upper Riverside, Greenwich Peninsula, SE10

In 7th, Synergy is a development by Fairview New Homes located in Charlton. Both Westcombe Park and Charlton Overground stations are just a 10-minute walk away, offering easy links into the City. There’s a great range of one, two and three-bedroom apartments, as well as four-bedroom homes on offer. In addition, Help to Buy scheme plans are available here.

Read reviews and details of Synergy, SE7

The third entrant on our list for Greenwich Peninsula. Located two minutes from the tube, No.3 Upper Riverside hosts a selection of various apartments and sits right on the waterfront. In addition, residents of No.3 will become a part of the Upper Riverside Club. This includes access to the gyms, sauna, a 15th-floor swimming pool, rooftop terraces as well as various shared spaces. Upper Riverside boasts a mix of innovative architecture, green riverfront walkways and a revolving cultural programme.

Read reviews and details of No.3 Upper Riverside, Greenwich Peninsula, SE10

A fourth and final entrant for Upper Riverside at Greenwich Peninsula, No.1 features 526 units, covering studios, one, two and three-bedroom apartments. In addition, North Greenwich tube station is just 2 minutes away. As well as green riverfront walkways, residents benefit from sky-high views, cafes, bars and restaurants.

Read reviews and details of No.1 Upper Riverside, Greenwich Peninsula, SE10

To finish, let’s take a trip to Trinity Walk, a large residential development of 445 apartments and 13 townhouses in Woolwich. Properties are available as affordable rents or private purchases. In addition, the development is just a six-minute walk from Woolwich Arsenal Station. Also, it’s only a mile away from the new Crossrail station at Woolwich.

Read reviews and details of Trinity Walk, SE18

We hope you find our list of the top 10 new build homes developments in Greenwich to be a useful yardstick. Remember that this is a borough that continues to develop and change, so check back on our list for regular updates on new homes in Greenwich. If you’d like to see more of what this exceptional borough has to offer, don’t forget to click our dedicated area guide below.

It may be just a few miles from Central London; but emerald-hued Greenwich can feel a world away from the buzz of the capital. This south-east slice sits close to the River Thames looking out towards Canary Wharf, and is blanketed in green. A Read more about Greenwich

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