Top 10 new build homes developments in Wandsworth

The borough of Wandsworth includes some of South West London’s most desirable neighbourhoods. Conveniently positioned and well-connected, with a healthy, laid-back pub and café scene and plenty of green space, Wandsworth really has a lot to offer. Find out more about living in the borough and discover the best new build homes developments in Wandsworth, as voted for by verified residents on HomeViews.

Where is Wandsworth?

You’ll find Wandsworth conveniently positioned alongside the River Thames in London’s transport zones 2 and 3. Battersea and Clapham to the east of the borough border Vauxhall and the edge of zone 1. The boundary stretches as far as Putney Heath and Roehampton to the west and Tooting to the south. Fulham is just a short hop across Wandsworth Bridge. Central London lies just a couple of miles to the northeast.

What’s it like to live in Wandsworth?

Wandsworth is home to some of the most desirable neighbourhoods of South West London. The popular centres of Putney, Clapham Junction and Balham feel like small towns in their own right. There’s also the villagey vibe of Southfields, Wandsworth Common and Wandsworth Town. Vibrant Tooting brings cultural diversity, with its indoor market and restaurants offering cuisine from around the world.

Wandsworth is one of London’s greenest boroughs, with the wide open spaces of the Common, Battersea Park, King George’s Park and parts of Putney Heath, Wimbledon Park and Clapham Common within its boundaries. The proximity of the world-famous All-England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club makes Wandsworth a tennis haven, with plenty of local courts for public use. Wandsworth is certainly a great place to be active, whether enjoying its parks, running by the river or working out at one of its many gyms or health clubs.

The area has a relaxed, family feel and is home to plenty of excellent restaurants and cafés. The historical association of Wandsworth with the Young’s brewery ensures Wandsworth has more than its fair share of fantastic pubs.

Wandsworth transport connections

Perhaps Wandsworth flies a little under the radar owing to its shortage of Underground services. Like many parts of South West London, the Underground doesn’t serve large parts of Wandsworth.

The area is well connected though, by other modes of transport. South West Trains services call across the borough. There are lines running out through Putney to the west and Wimbledon and Balham to the south. The District and Northern lines do provide some Underground coverage to the borough, but if you live in Wandsworth, there’s a good chance you’ll rely more on the excellent bus services and trains between the main areas.

By road, the A3 cuts from east to west across the borough, providing routes towards the Surrey suburbs. The A23 and A24 act as arteries leading out to the southerly London boroughs. While there are plenty of main roads connecting the borough, there are also excellent options for active travel. The borough has a wealth of cycling routes and scenic walks through Wandsworth’s many parks and along the River Thames.

Wandsworth property prices

Wandsworth’s house prices are more expensive than the London average. Zoopla’s data from December 2022 indicates the average house price in Wandsworth is just over £800,000, compared to a London average of £740,000. This is actually favourable compared to South West London overall, where the average house price is just over £1,000,000.

The extremely high prices in the most desirable parts of the borough skew Wandsworth’s prices somewhat, including Wandsworth Town, Balham and the exclusive riverside developments of Battersea. You can find more affordable options across the borough, such as Tooting and Earlsfield. One mitigating factor in Wandsworth’s high house prices is its council tax rates, which are famously the lowest in the country.

Top 10 new build homes developments in Wandsworth

If South West London’s on your property radar, take a look at the best new build homes developments in Wandsworth. The rankings below are based solely on the rating given by verified reviewers on HomeViews, and nothing else.

*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.

Our top spot goes to Embassy Gardens, which is walkable from Vauxhall, Battersea and the new Nine Elms station. It’s a mixed-use EcoWorld and Ballymore development, featuring luxury apartments and commercial units and designed by HAL Architects and Sir Terry Farrell CBE. It has a prime setting in the waterfront Nine Elms district, close to the River Thames and the US Embassy.

Read reviews and details of Embassy Gardens, SW8

4.69 (11 reviews)
4.69 (11 reviews)

In second place is another Battersea address. Coda is a new development of apartments by Avanton. The development is situated right next to the Thames and is home to the Royal Academy of Dance. As well as the iconic exterior that makes it a proper South West London landmark, Coda also has an excellent on-site gym and plenty of local amenities in the form of riverside cafes, restaurants and more.

Read reviews and details of Coda, SW11

London Square in Putney takes third place in our list. Developed by London Square and designed by signature architects Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, it offers one, two and three-bedroom apartments and penthouses. The location is excellent, positioned between Putney Mainline and East Putney stations, just a short walk away from Putney High Street.

Read reviews and details of London Square Putney, SW15

In at number four is Junction House, a residential development by Taylor Wimpey that offers a selection of 93 one, two and three-bedroom apartments in York Gardens, Battersea. The development is just moments from the transport hub at Clapham Junction Station, which offers regular services to and from London’s South and South-West termini, Victoria and Waterloo in less than 10 minutes, as well as a whole range of local amenities available on St. John’s Road and Northcote Road.

Read reviews and details of Junction House, SW11

In 5th, Mapleton Crescent is a modular new-build in Wandsworth that was designed by architects Metropolitan Workshop and developed by Pocket Living. The 27-storey tower offers 53 one-bedroom Pocket homes available to first-time buyers, as well as larger Pocket Edition homes and a workspace area for residents. Mapleton Crescent is a 15-minute walk from Wandsworth Town station.

Read reviews and details of Mapleton Crescent, SW18

Number six is taken by The Schoolyard, an L&Q development also located in Battersea. It comprises six blocks, providing 139 one, two and three-bedroom apartments. Residents benefit from private parking and landscaped gardens. The development is conveniently situated just a 5-minute walk from Wandsworth Town station, which has direct trains to London Waterloo, taking less than 15 minutes.

Read reviews and details of The Schoolyard, SW18

In 7th, we have Wimbledon Grounds by Galliard Homes. Comprising more than 600 homes, including shared ownership housing by Catalyst, the development also includes dedicated community, leisure and retail spaces. Residents here benefit from being just a mile from both the District line and Northern lines at Wimbledon Park and Tooting Broadway respectively, giving residents quick access to central London. Everything Wimbledon itself has to offer is also on your doorstep.

Read reviews and details of Wimbledon Grounds, SW17

4.35 (10 reviews)
4.35 (10 reviews)

Our 8th pot goes to Putney Rise from Barratt London. Offering 125 one, two and three-bedroom apartments and 30 houses within a gated community, the development was designed by Carey Jones Architects. Trains from Putney Station reach London Waterloo in just under 20 minutes, and residents also have access to the District line at nearby East Putney and Putney Bridge stations.

Read reviews and details of Putney Rise, SW15

Yet another Battersea development makes the list. A St George development, Battersea Reach offers a selection of one, two and three-bedroom apartments and three-bedroom penthouses with views across the river to Chelsea Harbour. The development is well located the Chelsea and Wandsworth boroughs are all easily walkable from here and transport links to central London are accessible via the Overground Stations and Wandsworth Town and Battersea Park.

Read reviews and details of Battersea Reach, SW18

Last but by no means least, Ram Quarter is a new residential and retail destination. Designed by EPR Architects, the site comprises six impressive buildings housing 338 apartments in the heart of Wandsworth. Heritage and history have been preserved in the site’s listed building – an old brewery complex now converted to luxurious loft-style apartments. Brewing continues at the site on a small scale maintaining the legacy of Britain’s oldest brewery. The banks of the River Wandle, which runs through the site, have been opened to the public again for the first time in centuries. Central London is accessible in less than 15 minutes via Wandsworth Town station, only 400 metres from the site.

Read reviews and details of Ram Quarter, SW18

If our list of the best new build developments in Wandsworth has piqued your interest, you can check out our dedicated area guide below for more information. From there you can read more about living in this popular South West London borough, and explore more new homes to buy or rent.

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