East London is a fascinating patchwork of old and new. It’s a trendsetting place, leading on everything from fashion trends to property market changes. If you’re looking to be part of the East London vibe, but without spending the earth, then new build homes in Canning Town can provide both the lifestyle and the convenience you’re after. Come explore what this exciting district has to offer.
Where is Canning Town?Canning Town is a district in the East London Borough of Newham. Its southern part pushes up against the River Lea, just before it flows into the River Thames. It’s bordered on the north by Plaistow, on the east by Beckton, on the south by Custom House, and on the west by Leamouth.
New build homes in Canning Town: 10 highest rated developmentsWhile the general attraction of Canning Town is easy to explain, it’s important to see what’s happening on the ground. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of the 10 highest-rated developments featuring new build homes in Canning Town. As always, this list is based purely on reviews given by verified residents. This means you can trust that the score is based on insiders’ opinions and genuine experiences of living there.
Take a look, and see if there’s a place in Canning Town you would like to call home.
*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.
We start our list with a Fizzy Living favourite – Fizzy Canning Town. On offer here are one, two and also three-bedroom apartments in a multi-storey building. It actually forms part of the larger Vermillion development, which is a few minutes’ walk from Canning Town Station. The staff here are repeatedly praised as being outstandingly professional, friendly and caring.
Read reviews and details of Fizzy Canning Town, E16
Hot on the heels of Fizzy Canning Town is another Fizzy Living development, Fizzy East16. It’s located a mere 30-second walk from Canning Town Station. The homes here comprise 292 apartments, with a mix of studios and one, two and three-beds available. In addition, residents have access to podium gardens, a co-working suite with a meeting room and resident lounges to meet, work and play. The development is also pet-friendly, in-line with the Fizzy Living model.
Read reviews and details of Fizzy East16, E16
In third, Argo Apartments is a high-rise development built by Linkcity and now owned and managed by Grainger. It’s home to a selection of one and two-bedroom apartments, and is also located opposite Canning Town station. From here, residents can expect an easy commute into Bank, Canary Wharf and Bond Street via the DLR or Jubilee line.
Read reviews and details of Argo Apartments, E16
In fourth, Hallsville Quarter is a mixed-use regeneration project. Still in construction, Hallsville Quarter is being delivered over five phases and is due to be fully completed in 2024. Once that’s accomplished, the site will provide approximately 1,100 new homes alongside various leisure and retail spaces as well as a range of community facilities. Already though, reviewers are ranking it highly across all categories, showcasing its great potential.
Read reviews and details of Hallsville Quarter, E16
Our number five spot goes to St Luke’s Square, a Galliard Homes development comprising 162 one and two-bedroom apartments. Residents here benefit from a 24-hour concierge, communal cycle storage and beautifully landscaped grounds. The development is located a seven-minute walk away from Canning Town underground station.
Read reviews and details of St Luke’s Square, E16
In sixth, Royal Gateway is another Galliard Homes development, this time in the very desirable Royal Victoria Dock area. This enormous development is made up of five towers, and is home to some 336 studios, one, two and three-bedroom apartments. There are also a handful of two-bedroom duplex penthouses on offer. Canning Town tube station is just five minutes’ walk away, and you can reach Custom House within 15 minutes – the latter offering Crossrail services.
Read reviews and details of Royal Gateway, E16
In seventh, East City Point is a huge regeneration project, part of the multi-billion-pound investment from Countryside Properties, the London Borough of Newham and Clarion Housing Group. There are 649 homes on offer here – a mix of apartments, townhouses, penthouses and Countryside’s signature ‘uberhauses’, featuring outstanding design and attention to detail. As an added plus, there’s an onsite primary school.
Read reviews and details of East City Point, E16
In eighth place, Rathbone Market is an award-winning mixed-use development comprising one and two-bedroom apartments and an attached commercial space for added convenience and a greater sense of community. It was developed as a joint venture between Muse, Legal & General and the Homes & Communities Agency, and completed over three phases. The development is on the north side of the A13, and is also close to Canning Town Station.
Read reviews and details of Rathbone Market, E16
In ninth, Brunel Street Works is a Linden Homes development with nearly 1,000 homes on offer, ranging from one to two and three-bedroom apartments spread over 26 storeys. Residents here benefit from excellent views over the O2 Arena, the River Thames and Canary Wharf, improved by the presence of rooftop terraces. There’s also a 24-hour concierge. As well as this, the development is situated just a four-minute walk from Canning Town station.
Read reviews and details of Brunel Street Works, E16
Why live in Canning Town?Like so much of East London, Canning Town is undergoing an amazing transformation. Back in 2012, the Newham Council greenlit the ‘Canning Town and Custom House Regeneration Programme’, a £3.7 billion project to completely revitalise the area.
Ten years on, and Canning Town is more desirable than ever as a place to live. Thousands of new build homes, shops, culture and leisure developments have added depth, colour and convenience to the district. Add in its useful location – easy striking distance from Central London – as well as good schools and an improving safety record, and it’s clear to see why more people are interested in making Canning Town their home.
The urban regeneration work here isn’t slowing down either. In 2024, we should see the development of a £600 million new town centre. Attached residential construction projects to support the growth of the area means that we can expect a further wave of new build developments in Canning Town.
Transport in Canning TownCanning Town is well connected by rail, road and underground. It benefits from its DLR connection which continues to expand and add value. The Jubilee Line is also a great option for commuters, putting Custom House, Royal Victoria and Canary Wharf just 4 minutes away.
The A13 provides great road connections to Central London as well as Barking and Dagenham. For something a bit different, there’s also the Emirates Cable Car to whisk you over the River Thames to Greenwich. Perfect for a fun day out or just a break from the regular commute.
Property prices in Canning TownCanning town is not cheap for buying property. The days of knock-down prices here are long gone. However, it is comparatively cheaper than the rest of the borough. This is especially the case when you look at the likes of Silverton and Victoria Docks.
Currently (January 2023), Zoopla has the Canning Town house price average at around £398,000. Again, this isn’t cheap, but there are plenty of great options ranging from period brick homes to desirable modern new builds.
If you want to catch the best Canning Town new builds while they’re on the up and up then check out our area guide below. There’s plenty to explore here, from information about the area and its history, to a full listing of all the properties and their attached rankings.
Canning Town is in the West Ham area of the London Borough of Newham. It’s situated in the former Royal Docks district on the north side of the River Thames. Another of East London’s regeneration success stories, the area has welcomed huge transformation since Read more about Canning Town
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