Leicester is an increasingly popular option for property hunters seeking homes in the Midlands. House prices were enjoying a boom prior to the uncertainties of 2020 and are expected to bounce back thanks to the city’s strong economy. Historically connected to the textiles industry, retailers like Next, Asos and New Look have major sites in the city. Firms like KPMG, HSBC and British Gas also have offices there. Walker’s Crisps is also based in Leicester, operating the world’s largest crisp factory!
The location is very central with access to Highcross and all the shops and restaurants nearby. It is a very short 20 minute walk to the Train station and shorter walk to the St Margarets Bus station. There are plenty of nearby grocery shops. The Esquires Cafe downstairs is very handy and a new Gym has just opened downstairs within the building. There are two convenient lifts at either end of the building and it is very easy and straightforward to take out the trash with bin collections organised. The apartment communal areas are kept clean regularly. My apartment was facing the Church yard and therefore had no traffic nouse. The open spaces on the terrace are great including the large communal kitchen. This will be of great use in the future when COVID settles.
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I lived in a one bedroom flat which was spacious and allowed for a high quality of living. On moving in the, a welcome package was laid out on the kitchen counter, which was a lovely touch by the on-site team. The kitchen is well laid out with lots of storage space and has well functioning white goods and cooking space. The Juliette balcony and floor to ceiling windows allows a lot of natural light to fill the apartment which is important. The bathroom is also spacious with nice touches like a heated towel rack. The building hall ways, lobby, communal areas and space are all pristine and furnished with stylish and comfortable pieces of furniture. A lot of though has gone in to tertiary furnishings and decorations. If you have visitors over, they can park for free for 24 hours in the inside parking bay provided there is space. Arguably, the best thing about the property is the on-site concierge and team who are there 24/7 to deal with any issues and are at hand by phone or text and respond quickly. Any issues with the apartment or facilities are dealt with promptly and efficiently. For deliveries of packages, you never have to be home and they can be collected from the concierge at your leisure. This is definitely an underrated service that I will miss in the future. The staff are kind and friendly and make The Wullcomb the place it is. I would particularly like to thank the concierges Karl, Stef, and Johan for all their help, as well as Karl B for tenancy and related queries.
Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:
There are no additional tips that I have for moving in. A welcome package is organised for you when you arrive with documents on how everything in the apartment and building works. If you are unsure about anything, the team on site are readily available to help and answer questions. They provide you with a nice tote bag and keep cup for coffee in the welcome package.
How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:
If I had any problems with the flat or utilities, these were addressed quickly and the management team is responsive and sends you updates. The communication from their part is excellent which adds the extra level of customer service. They were always present to answers questions and provide solutions. In addition, the management team Way of Life have a special user friendly app/website where it is super easy to report any issues or faults that need fixing.
Once I moved out, I had a package delivered to the Wullcomb which I needed forward to my new address. The concierge Johan sorted the reposting for me after I sent him the shipping labels. This is an example of the extra mile the team at the wullcomb goes for.