New Builds: 600 new homes are set to be built on a site the size of three football pitches in south London

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The Quarry, Bexley

A quarrying site that hasn’t been used in 40 years is set to be home to 600 new properties. The first new homes – 80 per cent of which will be modern family houses hoping to attract upsizers – will go on sale in the new year. There will also be a 630 cohort primary school on site, opening in 2018. A joint venture between The Anderson Group and L&Q, residents will have views towards the Thames and will be able to commute into Cannon Street in 37mins from Erith train station. Marketed as an eco-development, the site has an ecology area the size of three football pitches and is surrounded by woodland.

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Brook Valley Gardens, High Barnet

From £425,000

On the leafy borders of Hertfordshire and Barnet, there’s a regeneration project that’s hoping to lure in young professionals. The seven year project at Brook Valley Gardens is set to deliver 600 new homes to the area, as well as communal gardens and a new community centre. The latest collection of one to three bedroom homes are called Livingstone Apartments. Less than a mile from High Barnet tube station, commuters can be at King’s Cross in 30mins and Help to Buy is available on selected homes.

Call 020 84401872 or visit

Ashchurch Villas, Ravenscourt Park

From £2.25m

Struggling to find someone to put the nanny or au pair? Got an older relative or child living with you that’s pining for their independence? Need a secluded office space to work from home? This collection of five bedroom townhouses in west London come with a self-contained mews studio flat for that, as well as a separate garage and garden spaces. With impressive ceiling heights, developer First Base is releasing four of the three storey homes before Christmas and 11 will go on the market in the new year.

Call Savills on 020 7016 3865

Merchants Walk, Bow

From £375,000

These new homes by developer Peabody are flaunting their proximity to Canary Wharf to get professional renters on the housing ladder. The New Collection, one to three bedroom apartments, are the second phase of homes to go on sale at Merchants Walk, close to Devons Road DLR station. But if you don’t want to fork out for tube fares, you can walk to Canary Wharf in 20mins or cycle there in eight minutes along the newly improved Limehouse Cut pathway. Residents can also add an underground cycle or parking space.

Call 020 3369 8670 or visit

Oceanic House, St James

From £5.265m

The ocean liner HQ that sold tickets to board the Titanic is now a £100m collection of luxury apartments. It’s also been a Barclays Bank, the Ministry of Defence and the Texas Embassy but now it consists of six apartments and a duplex penthouse, whose interiors aim to recreate the glamour of “transatlantic luxury travel”. The Grade II Listed building is owned by the Crown Estate and has been refurbished in an Edwardian-style with Portland Stone.

Call 020 7499 7722 or visit

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