Eight of the most exciting developments / South London
These new and exciting developments in South London offer a huge choice of luxury, location and lifestyle amenities. While some of the best new developments offer breathtaking modernity, others have their roots in history that see South London iconic landmarks transformed into extraordinary new homes.
From developments that focus on design to those that prioritise the environment, here are eight of the most exciting developments in South London.
- Deptford Foundry luxury new homes and design space
Located in lively South East London, the contemporary Deptford Foundry development sits on the site of an old metal foundry initially built in the 1800s. The 300 luxury one, two and three-bedroom apartments on offer provide a mixture of both private and social housing. Alongside the communal landscaped garden, there is also workspace available for designers, artists and makers.
- Nine Elms Battersea regeneration
One of the largest regeneration projects Europe has seen for several years, Nine Elms is one of London’s most exciting new neighbourhoods. It aims to turn the once industrial area into a business, leisure, entertainment and residential district to rival the best in London with 4,996 private new units built during the last five years, and an additional 4,810 units currently under construction. New riverside developments have transformed the area which is now home to some of the most luxurious apartments in the city – boasting private cinemas, rooftop swimming pools and some of the most stunning views across the London skyline.
- Dulwich Hamlet Football Stadium redevelopment
Planning permission has been granted for the Dulwich Hamlet Football Stadium in Southwark to create a brand new 4,000-capacity stadium on the neighbouring Green Dale open space. The stadium’s relocation and increased capacity will help to secure the clubs’ future. The redevelopment will also see 219 new homes built on the club’s existing Champion Hill pitch.
- Dartford’s new £75m cultural quarter
Although not strictly in London, the ambitious Westgate Dartford masterplan will see the town centre transformed with 120 new homes and a multitude of leisure facilities such as restaurants, bars and refurbishing the Co-Operative building into an 85-bedroomed hotel which will retain the existing art-deco exterior. The new £75m cultural quarter also includes public open spaces, a new multi-storey car park and spaces available for health and wellbeing services.
- Greenwich Peninsula Masterplan
One of Europe’s biggest and most ambitious regeneration schemes, the Greenwich Peninsula Masterplan, will create what has been described as the city’s ultimate village for arty, foody and design-savvy Londoners. The vast Thames-side site, best known for being the home of the O2 arena, will create 17,500 homes across the peninsula.
- Croydon’s multi-phased Queen’s Square development
Queen’s Square is a multi-phased development situated in the centre of Croydon town centre’s multi-million-pound regeneration programme. The new six residential buildings will be linked by a collection of squares and public streets – offering a selection of studio, one, two and three-bedroom stylish, contemporary apartments. Highgrove Tower was once the Nestle Building and is the first of the buildings to be made available to the market. Exquisite views across the city, a residents’ lounge, concierge service, roof gardens and gym will complement the apartments’ beautiful interiors.
- Elephant Park’s eco-friendly regeneration scheme
In one of the biggest regeneration schemes that London has ever seen, Elephant Park is an impressive new development that will replace the Elephant and Castle shopping centre and transform the town centre. There are around 24 separate projects at the centre of this regeneration project which will take place across five phases. With a completion date of 2025, the development will provide 3,000 new homes, 50 new shops, cafés and restaurants, taking inspiration from the area’s history. The development intends to tackle critical environmental issues such as air pollution and carbon emissions by joining the Climate Positive Development Programme and will be climate positive by the time the regeneration is complete.
- Bexley’s Eastside Quarter Development
Built on the site of the town’s former civic offices, the Eastside Quarter development regenerated brownfield land to create much-needed housing for Bexley. The development will provide more than 500 homes, consisting of studio, two and three-bedroom apartments. Just a few minutes away from the vibrant town centre, the development is ideally situated with shops, restaurants and leisure facilities on the doorstep. The development plans include a £3 million investment into the local area, including £30,000 allocated to the town’s car club to promote sustainable travel.
Within the next ten years, South London will experience an even faster rate of change than it saw in the last decade. With thousands of new homes already in the planning pipeline, we can expect to see even more significant and faster change on the horizon.