GreenGate is development operated by JLL and located in Greengate, Manchester. All residents benefit from a 24-hour concierge and a range of other communal facilities, such as: an on-site gym, a landscaped courtyard, a residents’ lounge, flexible parking and a family and friends guest suite. The development is situated just a 10-minute walk from local amenities and the key shopping areas of Bristol.
GreenGate featured in our Top 10 Developments to rent outside of London – discover more here.
We spoke to Tisha, a private tenant about her experiences of living there:
Renting at GreenGate
The main reason I chose to live at GreenGate was because I wanted to live in the centre and the price in comparison to my old flat was ok, especially with all the facilities included.
My flat met all my expectations and we got what we asked for, which was a lovely two-bedroom apartment with two bathrooms. Everything was explained very well when we moved in and the recommended build company was great. As everything was done in-house, the whole process of sorting out our tenancy was so much smoother and easier than that of renting with a private landlord.
The building management at our development is very responsive, as everything gets fixed within a 24-hour period. For example, one morning the lock on the inside of our flat fell off and I couldn’t get out of my flat to go to work. Within 5-minutes, they sent someone straight away to come and fix it and I was very happy to leave them in my flat, which they locked up once they were done. They seem to know all the residents, which is a nice and friendly touch. The reception area with the concierge service is quite an amazing change from previously renting with a private landlord. They collect all our deliveries and issue a text message when something has been delivered. These deliveries are then put in our lockers for us to collect and if for whatever reason, they can’t put them in our lockers, they keep the parcels behind the desk. It is a very secure and proficient service.
I would describe my flat as having a very modern and clean interior design with neutral tones and a clean colour palette, which is the perfect look for me. Most of our walls are white with a colour of dark patterned features walls. We have cream carpets and glossy varnished wood. We can’t drill into the walls, which is fair but do use a sticky back adhesive to attach photos to the walls. All the rooms are a good size with plenty of storage and wardrobe space. I really love the big king-sized beds, which come with great mattresses. As the building is only three-years old, we haven’t had any issues with snagging as the build-quality is of a very high standard.
Facilities and Amenities
I love the facilities available on site, particularly the free coffee available, which is great for when friends come over and when I am on my way to work. I also make use of the gym regularly at the weekends as it has lots of different apparatus. It’s free to use any time and has recently been expanded. I do have another gym membership at a gym closer to my work but having one on site is very useful at the weekends.
The amenities at GreenGate are amazing with dry cleaning services available as well as grooming services for pets and parking is only £2.50. There are also a couple of guest suites, which you can book out for friends to stay over, which although is at an additional cost, it is nice to have the service available. As the development is pet friendly, the only real issue we have encountered is some residents do not pick up their dog’s waste.
There is also a lovely garden area with a nice water feature, which is great to use in the summer. There have been many events held here as we have socials every quarter. I love the socials as they are a nice way to meet people and free food and drink is provided. The community itself at the site is lovely and very friendly. We have a Facebook group where we can report any problems to the management team, who are moderating the page as well as highlight any issues to other residents to help each other out. It’s a really good space for communicating with your neighbours.
The location is great for me as it is only a 15-minute walk away from work and only a 5-minute walk away from the Corner Exchange, where there are lots of bars and restaurants available. There is also a Sainsburys, which is seconds away. As our flat is in prime location, people opt to come here first before a night out. The Printworks is less than a 10-minute walk away, which has a discounted cinema. The only thing that is a bit further out is the more budget supermarkets like Aldi and Lidl. I’ve not had any issues personally with safety in the area, but a couple of muggings have been reported on our Facebook group.
One thing (or more) you wish you had known before you moved in
Everything was explained really well at each step of the way – in our viewing as well as when we got a tour of our flat when we moved in. Any issues we have had have been sorted very quickly. The place is exactly as it seems and has exceeded my expectations.
See how Tisha rated her development and read her neighbours reviews of GreenGate, Manchester.