Top 10 new build homes developments in Lewisham

It’s hard to find anywhere in London with more of a fresh energy vibe than the southern docklands. It’s fun, full of new developments and opportunities, but with some bargains still to be found. Lewisham is a top hotspot for those who want the South London lifestyle. Want to know if it’s for you? Then check out our latest roundup of the best new build homes developments in Lewisham.

Where is Lewisham?

Lewisham is a southeast London borough that sits just across the river from the Isle of Dogs. This places it just 6 miles from central London, and just over 10-minutes commuting time from London Bridge.

Why live in Lewisham?

Like so much of south east London, Lewisham is rich in history but also has a great future ahead of it. After being blitzed heavily during World War 2, Lewisham remained underdeveloped and a little unloved for decades. However, the 1990s saw investments in the area leap forward, and Lewisham quickly began to take on more of its old confidence.

Even so, gentrification came to Lewisham far more slowly than the likes of nearby Greenwich, Peckham and Forest Hill. This made Lewisham a great choice for buyers and renters looking to move to southeast London on a budget. Its days as a value location may be numbered though, as a recent surge of new builds development means that house prices in Lewisham are rapidly on the rise.

If you want to live somewhere with plenty of docklands character, but where regeneration is created new energy and opportunity, Lewisham is for you. It still has plenty of soul, with bustling local markets selling everything you can think of. Right alongside the old neighbourhood favourites, new craft beer brewhouses, artisanal bakeries and independent art galleries are popping up quicker than you can blink.

Transport in Lewisham

Lewisham connects well to the London public transport network. It has especially excellent local roads. Bus routes give good coverage for the rest of South London, while rail services can take you to London Bridge, Waterloo East and Cannon Street, all within 12-18 minutes. Canary Wharf is also accessible in just 16 minutes via the DLR.

There are no London Underground connections in Lewisham at the moment, but it will benefit from the Bakerloo Line Extension. Lewisham is the last stop on the currently planned extension. This will bring added convenience and accessibility to the area.

Lewisham property prices

Sadly, Lewisham is no longer a cheap South London alternative. The price of its rapid development and fresh outlook is that prices have risen sharply and continue to do so. Current (December 2022) house price averages for Lewisham are at £556,000, according to Zoopla. Flats come in at an average of £350,000.

Despite the price hikes, there are still some holdouts in the area where you can find some bargains, if you keep your eyes open.

Top 10 new build homes developments in Lewisham

Without further ado, let’s see what Lewisham has to offer in terms of exciting new build developments. These are the top-ranked new builds in Lewisham, according to the people who live there. By basing our list purely on their ratings, it offers a higher level of accuracy about what it’s really like to live in these top-tier new builds.

*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.

Top of the table is Fizzy Lewisham, a contemporary residential development now managed by Greystar as of December 2021. It offers one and two-bedroom flats to rent in a prime location close to Lewisham Station, providing great connections to central London.
In addition, all apartments are pet friendly, and come with free award-winning Broadband. Residents here love the stylish interiors, sensible layout, and very friendly management team.

Read reviews and details of Fizzy Lewisham, SE13

In 2nd, Greenland Place by Barratt London is a mixed-use scheme featuring 679 residential units including one, two and three-bedroom apartments, studios as well as three, four and five-bedroom houses across a number of different buildings. The development also has a business centre, a children’s nursery as well as various commercial units. Surrey Quays is the nearest station with connections to the Overground.

Read reviews and details of Greenland Place, SE8

In at a close third, Deptford Foundry is a mixed-use development right in the middle of Lewisham, giving it an upbeat and energic atmosphere. It’s set on the site of an old metal foundry built in the 1800s. The development offers more than 300 homes with a mix of private and social housing apartments. It welcomed its first residents at the end of 2018.

Read reviews and details of Deptford Foundry, SE14

The fourth top-ranked development of the list is UNCLE New Cross, a rental-only development comprising one, two and three-bedroom apartments in south-east London. It’s conveniently located for Canary Wharf, the City and Greenwich, and its nearest transport links come courtesy of New Cross station and New Cross Gate station. Residents call this a “lovely place to live,” and say that “Uncle are a conscientious and reliable landlord”.

Read reviews and details of Uncle New Cross, SE14

In 5th, Renaissance is a Barratt London development with an Assael design that offers a selection of 788, studio, one, two, three and four bedroom residential units spanning over its 24 storeys. The development itself is surrounded by various local amenities including the Lewisham Shopping Centre and Tesco Superstore. Lewisham Station is within walking distance and offers various speedy rail services into Central London.

Read reviews and details of Renaissance, SE13

In 6th, the Silkworks is developed by St James and designed by ESA Architecture. The development comprises 330 studio, one and two-bedroom apartments, most of which have balconies and some offer a dedicated car parking space. It is located just an 8-minute walk from the station as well.

Read reviews and details of Silkworks, SE13

Based right in the centre of Lewisham, Portrait is a high-rise development comprising one to three-bedroom apartments and penthouses. The property was built by Muse and designed by architect, PRP. It’s also conveniently close to the station, and all of the most sought-after local amenities and hotspots.

Read reviews and details of Portrait, SE13

8th place goes to Riverdale House, which was developed by Galliard Homes. The residence overlooks the scenic Mill pond and River Ravensbourne. Riverdale House also has a wide variety of studio, one and two bedroom apartments, including a communal landscaped roof garden. The development is a five-minute walk from Lewisham Station, and just a two-minute walk from Lewisham shopping centre.

Read reviews and details of Riverdale House, SE13

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In 9th, Vida House, managed by Way of Life, is a residential development just a stone’s throw from central London. The development is only a short walk away from Surrey Quays Overground station as well as Canada Water Underground station. Each of the 138 one and two-bedroom apartments on site have an open plan layout. These come with a fully fitted kitchen with integrated dishwasher, washer/dryer and a fridge-freezer. In addition, the apartments have large bathrooms, bright and airy receptions as well as spacious double bedrooms with a walk-in cupboard for additional storage space. Residents also have access to a secure car park and ample underground bike storage area. Similarly, there is a dedicated management team on site with 24 hour CCTV security.

Read reviews and details of Vida House, SE8

And finally, at number 10 we have Thurston Point, another new build residential development by L&Q Group. This one is set on busy Thurston Road, and residents benefit from access to the on-site Asda supermarket and ‘The Gym Group’ fitness centre. There are one, two and three-bedroom apartments available here, and it’s all just up the road from Lewisham Station.

Read reviews and details of L&Q at Thurston Point Private Rental, SE13

Hopefully, our best new build developments in Lewisham roundup provides some useful insight into what’s on offer. If you want to wider your search, check out our dedicated area guide below.

Lewisham lies just a few miles south-east of Central London. A borough given a little more than just a fresh coat of paint in recent years. In fact, this area has seen plenty in the way of renovation. Including, a transformation of the town Read more about Borough of Lewisham

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