South West London likely to see 165,000 new homes with 36,000 by 2020

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Nearly 60% of new housing supply in south west London will be concentrated in Wandsworth, Lambeth and Hammersmith and Fulham local authority areas, according to new research. An estimated 165,000 new homes could be delivered in south west London with 36,000 being delivered to the market in the next five years, the report from Savills Research says, with these three borough providing 60% of this supply. The new housing will be in clusters at Nine Elms, White City, Earls Court and Wandsworth Town. The borough of Wandsworth is anticipated to supply the market with the largest quantum of units at almost 8,000 over five years. Taking south west London as a whole, 45% of the five year supply pipeline is anticipated to be priced above £1,000 per square foot, 43% is between £450 per square foot and £1,000 per square foot, with the remaining 12% priced under £450 per square foot. Much of the anticipated development will be built along the river, with the highest values in the study area found along the river at the South Bank, Nine Elms and Fulham. The report breaks the possibilities into sectors. In White City the five year new housing pipeline amounts to 2,300 private units with three schemes greater than 1,000. The average new build values are expected to be £900 per square foot to £1,200 per square foot. The area is likely to be popular due to significant investment from institutions such as the BBC and Imperial College London, the report explains and the scale of development is underpinned by the fact that White City is an Opportunity Area consisting of 110 hectares, with potential for 4,500 new homes. No schemes have been brought to the market yet but BBC Television Centre is due to launch in 2015/2016. In Putney the five year sales pipeline amounts to 470 units ranging from small to medium sized developments of 20 to 155 homes. The average new build values are predicted to be £800 per square foot to £1,050 per square foot. Demand is likely from a wide pool of people including investors, young professionals and second home owners which have already has helped drive development along the Upper Richmond Road. Many new developments are replacing post-war office blocks by developers such as Crest Nicholson, London Realty and Art Estates. London Square’s development has helped mitigate loss of commercial space by also providing adaptable office premises, the report points out. In Vauxhall Town the five year pipeline amounts to 1,750 units with average new build values of £900 per square foot to £1,250 per square foot, ranging from 40 to 700 units. The report says that significant investment into infrastructure is helping drive development including the transformation of Vauxhall gyratory. The Northern Line extension will help to reduce traffic through Vauxhall station. In Ealing Town the five year pipeline amounts to 200 private units with an average values of £700 per square foot to £1,000 per… Taylor Scott International

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