About Berkeley Homes

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Berkeley Homes is part of Berkeley Group – one of Britain’s best-known property developers. Operating across London, Birmingham and the South of England, the company established in the 1970s. Made up of a number of companies – along with Berkeley Homes, there’s St Edward, St George, St Joseph, St James and St William.

From family friendly neighbourhoods to slick city apartments, the Berkeley Group commits to building lasting communities with a focus on sustainability.

Berkeley Homes developments

HomeViews lists Berkeley Homes properties across the capital. From Central London base West End Gate (close to glamorous Little Venice), to Saffron Square, a skyscraper in the heart of edgy Croydon. Additionally, apartments with a River Thames view come courtesy of properties like Chelsea Bridge Wharf, 9 Albert Embankment and Marine Wharf West.

The location is perfect for city commuters with a short walk to both Surrey Quays and Canada Water Stations. There is a small Tesco Express on site as well as numerous cafe’s, restaurants, a gym, spa and even a gentlemans barbers. There is also a 24 hour concierge, all of whom are wonderfully helpful.” – Ben, verified resident at Marine Wharf West

Reviews

Caspian Wharf is a lovely place to live. The development is kept clean and safe by the staff, who are on the whole very professional and friendly. The grounds are beautifully landscaped and maintained. There is a gym, tesco express, play park and other facilities within the development. Being situated along the Limehouse Cut is nice, as there’s wildlife and easy access to the Lea River valley. Access to public transport is excellent.” – Ed D, verified at Caspian Wharf resident

You can read reviews of Berkeley Homes developments by clicking on the properties in the list below. Moreover, do you live in a Berkeley Homes development? Leave your comments here.

Number of Developments

45

Ratings

4.20 Rating

Rating (based on 1432 reviews)

Excellent

45.39%

Very Good

44.90%

Average

7.40%

Disappointing

1.47%

Very Poor

0.84%

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Worth a look, excellent choice for young professionals and young families

Well thought through designs with modern facilities – the more modern blocks have wet rooms and FTTP broadband. We hear very little noise from our neighbours as the flats are well insulated. The flats never get cold in the winter and are cheap to heat, they can get hot in the summer but this is a good time to make use of the balconies and nearby parks.

Woodberry Wetlands is a nice place to pop by for a walk to clear the cobwebs and Clissold Park is not far either.

Good supermarket options onsite – there’s a Sainsbury’s Local, Goldstar and a Co-op opening soon. At least 4 Cafes in the immediate area (Zer Cafe, Woodberry Wetlands, West Reservoir, Finsbury Park Cafe).

For meeting friends, the Naturalist is always relaxed and serves a great Sunday Roast. Easy to get to central and south London (via Thameslink). When you want to have nights out elsewhere in London there are infinite easy options for getting home – Piccadilly/Victoria line night tube, night buses, well inside inner London so no taxi troubles.

Getting out of London via car is not so convenient. I would estimate it takes 45 minutes to get from here to the M25. Parking is a challenge too unless you have a dedicated parking space. The development seems to be designed around not using a car on a daily basis (which generally works for us) – just rent a zipcar when you have an Ikea trip, an airport run or a family visit to make.

Building/Property Management – I have found them responsive and whenever i’ve needed them they’ve got things sorted for me. Recently changed building management company in some blocks (in Feb 2020) and so we’ll see how that goes.

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Modern, comfortable and convenient area to live with plenty of outdoor space. Everything you need on your doorstop – supermarkets, cafes, bars, pubs, wildlife, sports facilities, dry cleaners, doctors, tube and overground.

Generally peaceful and with easy access to the rest of London.

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

Wireless Festival in Finsbury Park can be noisy for the 1 weekend in the summer if you are on a higher floor with the windows open.

If there is one thing you would change about your flat or property what would it be:

The doors in the corridors are built with safety first and can make quite a noise if neighbours aren’t careful. I would change the mechanism so they don’t slam (Premier Inn has really nice safe non-slammy doors as an example)

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
4
Value
4
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Beautiful buildings but poor estate management.

Beautiful landscape. Wonderful natural habitat with two reservoirs. Glass predominant apartment buildings reflect the sunlight in a pleasing manner in the summer. Decent facilities although I would appreciate a bit more such as yoga studios, gyms and martial arts clubs. Our household is rather sporty and I am sure many locals would appreciate. Another point that our family agree on is that there needs to be more zebra crossings in the area.

Management team as I have mentioned are not good. Parcels are constantly being lost – especially during lockdown. I guess these are the difficulties of living in a flat rather than a house. The service maintenance fees of living here are extortionate for a service that is basically non-existent. The green space should be gated and residents only, because lots of outsiders come and use it and litter everywhere and yet the residents pay maintenance.

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I like the look of the overall area. My entire family who are currently writing these reviews here agree that this is the strongest point. The ease of access in to central London as well as ethnic pockets of London like Stamford hill, Haringey and Islington make this a very diverse area.

I dislike the management team. My father and I had to wrestle with them for 3 years straight to sort out some issues with leaks in the buildings and flats we own. They are awfully inefficient and I feel that the developer made a poor choice in picking the estate management team.

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

I wish I had known how bad the management team would be.

What is the best feature of your home:

Architecture that is interspersed with a vibrant natural environment. I love the wetlands and the birds

4
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
4
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1
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Unique, green area for london with reservoir at your doorstep

I think the proximity to the reservoir and green spaces make this unique in London. The development is great in terms of accessibility to grassy areas. Being a new build it is very modern and fresh. Th e rivulet apartments in particular are well designed in terms of proportions and storage . In some other buildings the kitchen area is oddly shaped with respect to the terrace and less ergonomic.

I dislike the lack of restaurants nearby and there is nowhere I would go out to eat here. The quality isn’t too good in comparison to the price and so I go to green lane to eat out . On the development one pub is relatively good but more variety of restaurants would be good. It is clear barclays is trying to attract local restaurants but it isn’t working too much as most have been too expensive (for example 14.50 for a burger and 5.50 for a pint) . There are some constraints by regulations in terms of some planning. The investments made in lanscaping is very good with high diversity and large variety of plant species. However the area has not been great at encouraging business. I mostly get my groceries from Sainsburys which is close by and convenient which is useful .

There are some landlord issues as some people are renting from people who are based abroad and the proportion of unoccupied flats is high. You don’t get many people buying here. However there is a relatively good community feel and weekly communal drinks.

Please tell us what you like and dislike about this area:

I really like the location, the reservoir, the childrens park and the interior of my apartment building in particular.

I dislike thst some flats are unoccupied and the lack of good restaurants available on the development itself (there are good restaurants close by though).

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

I would have liked to have known this is a very good compromise in terms of cheap transport but still green space and still accessible for inner city commute. I recommend living here.

5
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4
Design
4
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A truly flexible place to live with amazing views!

Living on the Royal Arsenal development has been a really pleasant experience and has given us so much more than we ever hoped living in London would bring. Stunning views, great facilities at the doorstep, flexibility for travelling into and out of London and an incredible sense of community You’d normally expect from somewhere far more rural!

The design of the development is flexible for both shopping and socialising, whilst also allowing easy access to explore areas slightly further afield – when you need a bit of escapism.

The buildings are clean and well kept and the Property management team will always do their best to help with any problems – even if it sometimes isn’t always an instant response.

Although aesthetically pleasing, some of the communal areas around the development (Especially the water features) can attract an influx of excited children throughout the Summer days which (although lovely) can sometimes make working from home a very noisy experience due to the noise amplification of many buildings close together.

It’s been great to see a bigger security presence in recent months. We generally feel quite safe living here, but as isolated incidents do happen – it’s reassuring to see well lit walkways, CCTV and extra security presence.

Please tell us what you like and dislike about this area:

We love the local transport links – bus, DLR and train all close by and being able to catch the Thames Clipper to work from the pier is a real dream! The local pubs are good but it would be great to have a bigger variety of places to eat too.

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

That the delays to cross rail would be so significant!

If there is one thing you would change about your flat or property what would it be:

We’d love to have the ability to change heating supplier as we pay a high charge currently but are locked into the community heat project.

3
Facilities
4
Design
4
Location
3
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