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Where can new-build homebuyers make a splash with a London swimming pool property?

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Pool at One Blackfriars

The latest research from London lettings and estate agent, Benham and Reeves, has revealed where across the capital offers the best chance of a new-build property purchase with a swimming pool.

With summer in full swing, the current pandemic doesn’t have to dampen your appetite for a swimming pool property.

There are currently more than 1,500 new-build homes listed for sale across the capital that include the bonus of a swimming pool.

Tower Hamlets ranks top for swimming pool availability, with the borough currently home to 317 new-build developments for sale with a pool.

Pool at Battersea Power Station

Lambeth is home to the second-largest number of new-build homes with swimming pool availability at 213. Southwark (122), Westminster (119), Hackney (110), Hammersmith and Fulham (110) and Wandsworth (105) are also home to more than 100 available properties with access to a pool.

Benham and Reeves also looked at where homebuyers were snapping up new-build homes with a pool the quickest.

Based on the number of available properties already sold as a percentage of total available properties, Croydon is home to the highest demand for a pool-side property with demand at 18.2%.

Harrow (17.9%), Richmond (16.7%), Ealing (14.3%) and Lambeth (13.4%) also scored highly.

Pool at Fulham Reach Hammersmith

Director of Benham and Reeves, Marc von Grundherr, commented:

“We’ve seen a notable increase in homebuyer demand for properties that offer a range of additional features such as pools, green space and on-site gyms.

While traditionally popular features of a new build development, this demand has grown in prominence due to the recent lockdown and the restrictions this imposed on social and personal well being.

Although these restrictions are now being relaxed buyers are still wary of what the future might hold and so many are placing greater importance on these on-site amenities when house hunting.

The good news is that a large number of London boroughs are home to a wealth of great new-build developments with on-site pools, so the capital’s homebuyers shouldn’t struggle to find the right property to make a splash.”

London boroughs ranked by the largest number of new-build homes for sale with a swimming pool.
London Borough Properties For Sale
Tower Hamlets 317
Lambeth 213
Southwark 122
Westminster 119
Hackney 110
Hammersmith and Fulham 110
Wandsworth 105
Islington 93
City of London 82
Kensington and Chelsea 71
Camden 54
Greenwich 50
Newham 50
Barnet 34
Hillingdon 26
Brent 24
Harrow 23
Croydon 18
Haringey 12
Ealing 6
Havering 6
Richmond 5
Hounslow 3
Enfield 2
Kingston 1
Lewisham 1
Merton 1
Barking and Dagenham 0
Bexley 0
Bromley 0
Redbridge 0
Sutton 0
Waltham Forest 0
London boroughs ranked by the highest buyer demand for new-build homes with a swimming pool.
London Borough Buyer Demand
Croydon 18.2%
Harrow 17.9%
Richmond 16.7%
Ealing 14.3%
Lambeth 13.4%
Greenwich 9.1%
Wandsworth 8.7%
Newham 7.4%
Southwark 6.9%
Tower Hamlets 6.5%
Islington 5.1%
Hillingdon 3.7%
Kensington and Chelsea 2.7%
Hackney 2.7%
Camden 1.8%
Hammersmith and Fulham 1.8%
Westminster 1.7%
Barnet 0.0%
Brent 0.0%
City of London 0.0%
Enfield 0.0%
Haringey 0.0%
Havering 0.0%
Hounslow 0.0%
Kingston 0.0%
Lewisham 0.0%
Merton 0.0%

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Established in 1958, Benham and Reeves is one of London’s oldest, independently owned property lettings and sales agents. With specialism in residential sales, corporate lettings and property management in prime areas of London, the company operates from 21 prominently located branches and 14 international offices.