Top 10 new property developments in London – February 2017

Wondering which new property developments in London are currently the hottest in town? We’ve got the answer!

Here’s the list of the most viewed new developments on Buildington in February 2017 (click on the development name to see the profile):

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1. Chelsea Barracks SW1

This exclusive development by Qatari Diar in Chelsea has a very desirable location close to River Thames, Sloane Square and Kings Road. Completing in phases from 2018.

2. West End Gate W2

This development by Berkeley on Edgware Road launched at the end of January 2017. It has a great location just a short walk from Hyde Park, Paddington Station and Oxford Street.

3. Nova SW1

Nova in Victoria is a new mecca for foodies. So many new and exciting restaurants and cafes have just opened or will be soon. More than a dozen, in fact. Just check out Nova Food here. Now imagine living next to all this!

4. No 1 Grosvenor Square W1

We don’t have the link to the sales site for No 1 Grosvenor Square in Mayfair yet. LODHA website says the development is coming soon! It is expected to complete in 2018.

5. Rathbone Square W1

The freehold of Rathbone Square was sold by Great Portland Estates for £435 million in February. The development will be completed in Spring 2017.

6. Clarges Mayfair W1

The offices at 7 Clarges Street were 83 per cent let on January. The 12 remaining apartments will be marketed in late 2017 upon completion of the development.

7. The Post Building WC1

In January managment consultant McKinsey announced it will take 100,000 sq ft of office space in this development. Completing in 2018.

8. Paddington Exchange W2

This development should now be complete.

9. Twenty Grosvenor Square W1

Exclusive development in Mayfair completing in 2018.

10. Thirty2 NW3

New show home opened here in February.


To find out which developments are trending RIGHT NOW in London, visit TRENDS.

The Residence by Bellway launch in Nine Elms SW8

The Residence ad in Homes & Property Nine Elms SW8

The Residence development in Nine Elms SW8 is launching in London on Thursday 2nd March 2017.

The development by Bellway offers 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments set in the heart of London’s new diplomatic quarter just 100 metres from the new Zone 1 underground station*.

Some apartments in the building are overlooking the new American Embassy.

Amenities include 24-hour concierge, gym, podium gardens, media lounge, meeting suite and secure car parking.

Prices start from £599,995 for 1-bedroom apartments. 2-beds from £699,995. 3-beds from £999,995. 3-bed penthouses from £POA.

Image: Advert in Homes & Property, Evening Standard 1.03.3017

New release at Wardian London

Wardian London February 2017 Release

New release of apartments are launching at Wardian London 2nd March 2017.

The prices for the apartments, which should be ready for occupation in 2019, start from £617,000.

The two-bed Hortorium apartments released at the launch all have their own individual garden terrace, up to 37.2 square metres in size, that will be looked after by an onsite Wardian gardener.

The atriums and communal areas in the buildings, including the swimming pool, will be surrounded by greenery with over 100 different species of exotic plants for residents to enjoy.

The development is named after Nathanial Bagshaw Ward, the man who created the Wardian case to transport exotic plants back to the UK during the British Empire.

The launch is held at the Design Cube, Marsh Wall. As part of the event two half hour talks will be given by Michael Pawlyn, the creator of the biomes at the Eden Project. The talks aim to provide more background on how incorporating nature into design and architecture has the potential to create a more positive and fulfilled lifestyle.

The development by ECOWorld and Ballymore is marketed by Knight Frank.

Image: Advert in Homes & Property, Evening Standard 22.02.2017

Top 10 estate agents selling new build homes in London

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How to be the first one to hear about the new build homes in London? Get on the right side of the right estate agent in town!

As you already know, Buildington collects information about ALL the new developments in London currently marketed (or will be soon) for sale or to let. That means we have a pretty good idea about which agents might have more new homes on their books.

Here are the top estate agents according to the 770 new developments listed on Buildington today (click on the name to see the connections):

Estate agent & number of development connections on Buildington

  1. Savills – 53
    Savills is selling new homes all around London.
  2. JLL – 52
    JLL knows most of the exclusive developments in town.
  3. CBRE – 46
    CBRE has both residential and commercial developments.
  4. Knight Frank – 41
    Knight Frank also markets actively in Hong Kong.
  5. Site Sales – 18
    Partner to developers building affordable apartments.
  6. Hamptons International – 15
    One of the leading residential estate agencies.Currently selling Paddington Exchange W2.
  7. Bridge – 14
    This super busy agent seems to have all the East London developments on their books.
  8. Colliers Residential – 13
    Well known international brand selling homes in Central London.
  9. Fraser & Co – 9
    Very active agent with main office in Paddington Basin W2.
  10. Currell Residential – 7
    Currell has a good portfolio of properties in East and North London
  11. Strutt & Parker – 7
    One of the oldest agencies, established by Mr Strutt and Mr Parker in 1885.

Of course, our list is by far not complete! Local agents with far less connections sometimes have the best offers in a certain postcode area.

New show apartment launch at The Corniche SE1

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New show apartment is opening today at The Corniche, a new development on Albert Embankment in London SE1.

The apartments at The Skyline Collection start from £3,350,000.

First completions of this development by St James start from Autumn 2017.

The residents of the building, designed by world-renowned architects Foster + Partners, will be able to enjoy amenities such as 24-hour concierge, swimming pool, sauna and steam room, fully fitted gym and the 19th-floor Skyline Club lounge with terrace. A range of facilities in the adjacent building The Dumont will also be available, including a screening room and ten-pin bowling.

The apartments are marketed by JLL and Knight Frank.

The Corniche – life ahead of the curve!

Image: Canary Wharf Magazine February 2017 via