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Buying a property in or near London can really stretch your finances but that doesn’t mean there isn’t some excellent value to be found if you look hard enough.

Sarah Canning looks at some of the best deals around.


Barratt London – St Pier Court at Upton Gardens, 1 Academy House, Thunderer Street, London, E13 9DP.

St Pier Court will offer 181 new homes, to include studios, one, two and three-bedroom apartments, as well as one four-bedroom duplex, with first completions expected in September 2021. Barratt London’s iconic Upton Gardens development is transforming the site of the historic old Boleyn Ground in Upton Park. The site will provide 842 new homes, an on-site gym, as well as a concierge service, rooftop terraces, family play areas, open green space, landscaped walkways, public art and a proposed community space and café, forming a close-knit residents’ community.

All homes have a balcony or terrace, and central London is less than 15 minutes away via Upton Park Tube station. To maintain a feeling of nature in a city environment there is a green throughway at the centre of the development designed to celebrate the history of the former football ground. The on-site energy centre generates efficient clean energy for the site, including solar panels on rooftops – a saving which passed directly onto residents. There are also 64 electric vehicle charge points, storage for over 1,000 bikes and a car club scheme to encourage lowering carbon emissions. 

PRICES: At St Pier Court start from £365,000 for a one-bedroom apartment. Estimated first completions in September 2021. 

INFORMATION: 0330 057 6666  /

Barratt London – Poppy Mews and Buttercup Apartments at Millbrook Park, Bittacy Hill, Mill Hill, London, NW7 1BS.

Poppy Mews, a collection of seven new three and four-bedroom townhouses has just launched at Barratt London’s Millbrook Park development, along with Buttercup Apartments, which will offer 18 new one and two-bedroom apartments. Once complete, Barratt London’s new Millbrook Park development will offer one, two, three and four-bedroom homes, including 345 new apartments and 10 new houses, situated in popular Mill Hill, north London.

Part of a growing neighbourhood, residents will also benefit from access to an on-site primary school, brand new parks, a public piazza and the Millbrook Plaza, which will house shops, offices and restaurants. Millbrook Park is ideal for commuters, with Mill Hill East underground station located opposite the development, offering regular services to Euston Station in just 20 minutes. Millbrook Park is built on the former Inglis Army Barracks site, with the barracks in use from 1905 until 2007. Parking is included with all homes.


Starting price for Buttercup Apartments: £419,000 for a one-bedroom apartment. Estimated completions in Summer 2021. 

Starting price for Poppy Mews: £982,000 for a three-bedroom townhouse. Estimated completions in 2021/2022. 

INFORMATION: 0330 057 6666 /

Barratt London – Harp View Apartments at Hendon Waterside, Meadowlark House, Moorhen Drive, Hendon, London, NW9 7QA.

The latest release of new homes at Barratt London’s Hendon Waterside development, Harp View Apartments has recently launched and will include 143 new one and two-bedroom apartments housed in a 20 storey tower, boasting panoramic views on the bank of the Welsh Harp Reservoir. The reservoir is a Site of Special Scientific Interest, where residents can enjoy exploring the surrounding woods, trails and footpaths. The development incorporates landscaped courtyard gardens, with The Green park running through the communal outdoor space. Hendon railway station is a seven-minute walk away and offers services to London St Pancras International in just 17 minutes, while nearby Hendon Central tube station, travel zone 3 and 4, is on the Northern Line, with speedy services to Euston, and the Brent Cross shopping centre is only a 10 minute bus ride away. 

PRICES: Prices at Harp View Apartments are expected to start from £380,000 for a one-bedroom apartment. Estimated completions in 2022. 

INFORMATION: 0330 057 6666


Fernham Homes: Downsview North, Westerham, nr. Sevenoaks, Kent, TN16 1RY.

In an area steeped in British history, Downsview North is the second phase of a small development and will feature nine three-bedroom homes, situated a short walk away from Westerham Village. Home to the birthplace of General Wolfe and to Winston Churchill’s former home, Westerham is a small and quirky town with fantastic views and a close-knit local community.

The new homes at Downsview are ideally located for families, with a selection of ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted rated schools close to the development, and are located just over a mile from Westerham Golf Club.Commuting is also made easy, with Sevenoaks Station a short drive away, offering services to London Charing Cross in 33 minutes, and London Victoria in less than an hour. Though the homes are expected to launch at the end of October, two of the properties have already been reserved off-plan.

PRICE: Available from £695,000.

INFORMATION: or call 01732 379 947.

Fernham Homes – Boughton Park, Church Street, Boughton Monchelsea, ME17 4HU.

Fernham Homes launched the second phase of its popular Boughton Park development in the historic village of Boughton Monchelsea in Kent. Fernham Homes has redesigned its house type range with modern family lifestyles in mind, featuring open plan kitchen/diners, and externals which will blend in with the local architecture. Phase two at Boughton Park will introduce six different, new house types, ranging from the semi-detached, three-bedroom The Fairfield with its separate formal living room, to the generously sized and detached The Heverham, which boasts four double bedrooms and a handy utility room. All come with allocated parking spaces – some with a car port – and boast landscaped front gardens and turfed rear gardens with Indian sandstone patios, as well as large bi-fold doors.

The new homes are part of Fernham’s select development of 43 three, four and five-bedroom properties on the edge of the village. The location is ideal for families as the village primary school is just a few minutes’ walk away and there’s a great selection of amenities on hand, including a playground, village hall, shop, post office and farm shop. Maidstone station is just four miles away, offering services to Ashford International (with onward connections to mainland Europe) in 32 minutes, London St Pancras in 51 minutes and London Victoria in just over an hour, whilst Marden station is less than six miles away, offering services to London Charing Cross in under an hour. 

PRICES: Available from £385,000, with incentives available on selected plots.

INFORMATION: To make an appointment to view the show home visit or call 01622 230361.

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