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Wow-factor new-build homes

If you’re in the market for a home with real wow-factor, then these stunning new-builds could fit the bill.

Words by: Nic Hopkirk

Senior Editor

Wow factor: Thames-side city views, £4.1 million 

Wow factor new-builds: Thames-side city views, £4.1 million 

Set in the former Shell building next to the Thames, this seriously high-end, luxurious three-bed apartment is a city-lover's dream.

With views taking in the London Eye, Westminster, the City and Beyond, this 5th-floor pad has three bedrooms, the master with a walk-in wardrobe, three bathrooms and an open plan lounge/dining area and kitchen.

Expect all the mod cons, including touch-controlled integrated appliances, a steam oven, coffee maker, wine cooler and more.

Residents can enjoy state of the art onsite amenities at all the shops, restaurants and cafés coming to South Bank Place.

Available from: LiFE Residential, South Bank

Wow factor: rooftop garden and bar, Liverpool, £200,000

This one-bed apartment is coming soon to the heart of Liverpool city. 

The striking skyscraper will offer some lovely perks for residents, including a rooftop bar with skyline views, a spa and, unusually, even a museum. 

The eco-conscious development will link the Baltic Triangle with the Docks and is just minutes from the M&S Bank Arena, the Tate Liverpool Art Gallery and Chinatown. 

Central Station and Liverpool Lime Street Station are both within 10 minutes walk.

Available from: RW Invest Liverpool

Wow factor: private terrace with skyline views, London, £495,000

Wow factor new-builds: private terrace with skyline views, London, £495,000

With knockout views across to the capital, this one-bed loft-style penthouse has its own private terrace and residents can enjoy access to extensive landscaped gardens.

Designed using high quality materials and finishes, the apartment features cutting edge fixtures and fittings. 

And energy-efficiency is at the forefront, with air source heat pumps and heat recovery ventilation.

The living areas and terraces are orientated to maximise the afternoon and evening sun, and tall ceilings create an airy ambience. 

All penthouses have new 250-year leases and a peppercorn ground rent.

South Woodford’s tube station, cinema, shops and restaurants are all just moments away, as is Epping Forest.

Available from: The Stow Brothers - New Homes

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Wow factor: sky lounge, cinema, Scandinavian-style spa, London, from £475,500

Wow factor new-builds: sky lounge, cinema, Scandinavian-style spa, London, £937,000

An indoor pool with Thames-side views, state-of-the-art gym and studio, cinema, work lounge, communal dry dock space and a 29th floor sky lounge.

All of these 5-star facilities can be found at Goodluck Hope in London, voted the Best New Place to Live and Development of the Year in 2022 at the London Planning Awards

Surrounded by water on three sides, Goodluck Hope is an island neighbourhood comprised of an eclectic mix of contemporary buildings that reimagine warehouse living, all set on the site of the former East India Company. 

Available from: Ballymore - Goodluck Hope

Wow factor: a flourishing oasis and one of the highest bars in London, prices coming soon

Wow factor new-builds: a flourishing oasis and one of the highest bars in London, £799,000

With apartments offering wraparound sky gardens and panoramic views of Canary Wharf, Wardian London features one of the highest bars in London. 

Characterised by its biophilic (nature-loving) design, this Docklands development features a botanically-inspired residents’ sky bar.

Developed by EcoWorld Ballymore, Wardian London has over 100 species of exotic plants in, around and on the top of its two iconic towers located on the water’s edge of South Dock.

A gym and cinema to compete with any of London’s boutique offerings are located on the floor above, while a business lounge for those unable to completely unplug can be found next to the landscaped podium garden. 

Just a five-minute walk from Canary Wharf station, Wardian residents can enjoy fast transport connections into central London and beyond thanks to the Jubilee line and DLR. 

Available from: Ballymore - Wardian

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