Top 10 new build homes developments in Hackney

Once seen as one of London’s least desirable places to live, Hackney has been the scene of a remarkable transformation in recent decades. Today it stands as one of the trendiest, most sought-after locations in the capital. Verified residents of the best new build homes developments in Hackney have been reviewing their homes on HomeViews. From their reviews, we’ve created this list of the highest ranking new builds in the borough.

Where is Hackney?

Hackney sits squarely in TFL zone 2, in the east of the capital. Islington is to the west and Tower Hamlets to the south-east. The borough benefits from being within touching distance of the City of London. The financial and business hub of Canary Wharf is also easily accessible.

Living in Hackney

Hackney’s renaissance has been remarkable to witness. From a reputation as a London borough to avoid, Hackney has become one of its most popular areas. Today, it’s hard to see why Hackney was ever maligned in such a way. It features plenty of open green spaces along with a location adjacent to the City of London. Also, the borough has bustling, diverse high streets and row upon row of attractive period housing.

The area has long been a haven for creative types and a centre of culture, music, fashion and design. Popular venues include the Hackney Empire, the Arcola and the Hackney Picturehouse. Each provides an opportunity to see the best in live music, theatre or film. On the edge of the borough, the London College of Fashion welcomes aspiring designers from across the world.

Hackney’s colourful street art and bustling highways, filled with buskers and street food sellers reflects the area’s young, independent spirit. The borough is truly a feast for the senses. You can dine around the world in Hackney’s varied restaurants, street markets and pop-up endeavours. You could also find a fantastic plate of food served in venues doubling up as bicycle repair shops, record stores or vegan food markets.

Hackney’s many markets, independent shops and vintage specialists make it a perfect place to pick up something unique. For more conventional needs, central Hackney also offers a choice of high street retailers.

But it’s not all non-stop culture and nightlife across the borough, and several spots retain a villagey, relaxed atmosphere. The numerous parks across Hackney provide the perfect setting to exercise or take some time out. You can get lost in Victoria Park or enjoy the lido at London Fields. You could also have a kickabout on the famous amateur football Mecca of Hackney Marshes.

Transport in Hackney

Most of Hackney sits in TFL’s zone 2, and the borough is served mainly by London Overground services. Stations across the borough provide routes into Central London and the major terminal of Liverpool Street. The area also connects to Central London via a comprehensive bus service.

Buying property in Hackney

Hackney’s resurgence has taken house prices to slightly above the average for London, according to Zoopla. A property in Hackney will set you back an average of £750,000. This compares to the London average of £728,000. A flat in Hackney costs around £519,000 on average, while the borough’s many terraced houses have an average price of £1,199,000.

Top 10 new build homes developments in Hackney

As numerous new build developments spring up across Hackney, the borough’s appeal looks set to grow and grow. You can check out our rankings of the best new builds in Hackney below. The rankings are based solely on the ratings 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.

4.49 (20 reviews)
4.49 (20 reviews)

Top spot in Hackney is taken by Stone Studios, a development by Telford Homes consisting of one, two and three-bedroom apartments. Stone Studios is a two-minute walk from Hackney Wick station, with Stratford only two minutes and Kings Cross 20 minutes away by train. Additionally, residents at the development benefit from amenities such as a 12-hour concierge, bike storage, communal courtyards and car parking.

Read reviews and details of Stone Studios, E9

4.27 (312 reviews)
4.27 (312 reviews)

In second place, Woodberry Down is located only moments from Finsbury Park. The development features over 5,500 new homes set across 64 acres. The development by Berkeley Homes features a range of one, two and three-bedroom apartments as well as three and four-bedroom townhouses. Additionally, it is located just eight minutes from Kings Cross and just 20 minutes from the City in Zone 2.

Read reviews and details of Woodberry Down, N4

4.76 (24 reviews)
4.76 (24 reviews)

Third place is taken by Anthology Hoxton Press, a selection of studio, one, two, and three-bedroom homes. It comprises two landmark buildings, Mono and Duo, as well as a community café and landscaped gardens. Nestled between Shoreditch Park and the Regents Canal, Hoxton Press celebrates the heritage left by the site’s former occupiers, The Mullord Brothers Printing Press. Hoxton Press has excellent links to the rest of London. Angel and Old Street Underground Stations are close by, as well as Cross Rail from Farringdon and Whitechapel. Additionally, there is easy access to Overground services from Hoxton and Essex Road.

Read reviews and details of Hoxton Press, N1

4.73 (7 reviews)
4.73 (7 reviews)

Fourth place is occupied by The Otto. This development by Londonewcastle and the London Borough of Hackney features 90 one, two, three and four-bedroom apartments alongside a primary school on the ground and first floors. The development is moments away from Hackney Downs park and Clapton, Rectory Road and Hackney Downs stations are all within a mile.

Read reviews and details of The Otto, E5

4.59 (12 reviews)
4.59 (12 reviews)

In fifth place it’s The Makers, a Londonewcastle and London Borough of Hackney development located in Hoxton. It comprises 175 apartments over 28 floors, ranging from studio and one-bedroom apartments to three-bedroom apartments. The development is conveniently situated a seven-minute walk from Old Street station, which is served by the Northern Line and national rail services.

Read reviews and details of The Makers, N1

4.36 (35 reviews)
4.36 (35 reviews)

In sixth it’s Dalston Works. The development by Regal London and managed by Native, features a selection of one, two and three-bedroom apartments in the heart of Dalston. Each home benefits from a private balcony, Conran furnished interiors, concierge service, resident-only roof terraces, bike storage, free super-fast WIFI and spacious layouts. All apartments come complete with white goods, including a washing machine and dishwasher. Dalston Works is within a seven-minute walk of both Dalston Kingsland and Dalston Junction Overground stations. Additionally, Hackney Downs station is just a little further on.

Read reviews and details of Dalston Works, E8

4.31 (16 reviews)
4.31 (16 reviews)

In seventh, The Vibe offers one, two and three-bedroom apartments and penthouses close to Dalston Junction. Telford Homes took on this unique project of 101 apartments and the Holy Trinity primary school. The school now sits on the lower three levels of the development. The Vibe has won numerous awards, including the Wharf Property Award for Architectural Achievement.

Read reviews and details of The Vibe, E8

4.31 (15 reviews)
4.31 (15 reviews)

Eighth in Hackney is Pembury Circus, located a short walk away from Hackney Downs overground station, which serves directly into Liverpool Street Station in approximately 10 minutes. This Bellway Homes development boasts 268 units, comprising one to four-bedroom apartments and a few studios.

Read reviews and details of Pembury Circus, E5

Ninth place is taken by Packington Square by The Hyde Group. Located on the boundary between Hackney and Islington, it comprises 142 units, ranging from studio to two-bedroom apartments. The development is conveniently located between Essex Road station and Angel underground station, approximately a 10-minute walk from both.

Read reviews and details of Packington Square, N1

The top 10 in Hackney is rounded off by Packington Estate, a joint venture by the Hyde Group and Rydon located next to the Regent’s Canal on the border of Islington and Hackney. The development features 791 new homes with a mix of one, two and three-bedroom apartments and studios alongside three, four, five and six-bedroom houses. Angel station is only a 15-minute walk away, with connections to the Northern line.

Read reviews and details of Packington Estate, N1

If you want to find out more about Hackney life, read our dedicated area guide below. The guide includes more information about this buzzing borough in north-east London. It also includes information on the best new build developments to buy and rent in Hackney.

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