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

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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

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Number of Developments

45

Ratings

4.20 Rating

Rating (based on 1426 reviews)

Excellent

45.44%

Very Good

44.25%

Average

7.64%

Disappointing

1.68%

Very Poor

0.98%

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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)

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5
Design
5
Location
4
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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.

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

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

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5
Design
5
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4
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It is quiet but there is so much on your doorstep and the perfect location to get out and explore.

We moved here for the location and proximity to the park. Having moved in from the country (where we were bored) green space was important to us as well as an apartment we could personalise. Vista provides both of these – with views of the park you can often forget how central you are to London and the flat was modern and blank inside but gave me the ability to change and make it more personal to my taste.
People have commented that they thought the commuting would be difficult but have clearly never taken a bus. Getting the bus over the bridge and up to Sloane Square really does take minutes but as I no longer need to worry about a commute in the morning I personally like the excuse to stretch my legs. It is quiet but there is so much on your doorstep and the perfect location to get out and explore.

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The charge for a parking space in ridiculous but there are streets nearby with free weekend parking which is useful for guests and it would be helpful if this type of information was available upon arrival.

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5
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Overpriced even for London

After living there for almost 2 years, it’s clear that was overpaying.

Cons:

The build quality is poor, and the heating and cooling system is dodgy, which means I’m forced to pay for it even when I’m not using it (!!!) – The heating, hot water, and cooling systems are a rip-off because you have to pay for them on top of your energy bills. Also, it takes time to top up, which means you could be out of hot water for hours while it’s being processed (isn’t it insane 😮 lol). You also have to pay for cooling, even in winter.

Unfortunately, the corridors are almost never cleaned, and the windows are always extremely dirty, lifts don’t work very often; The refuse chute is always broken, and a permanent collection of trash smells very bad. The spa and pool are worn out very quickly, and the steam room is broken all the time.

The staff is super nice but overstaffed and useless. The management is clueless and unable to help with any issues.

Even though the level 56 facilities are nice, accessing them is impossible if you’re working. The cinema system is often broken.

Additionally, the cracking sound in the flat caused by the wind was insane. It was definitely stronger than in most of the towers I’ve ever lived in. Given that it’s very windy in Canary Wharf in general, the cracking noise was a very common occurrence in the flat 🙁

What made me move out was the smell of food from the pizza restaurant downstairs that has recently opened. Even with the windows closed the smell was so strong in my flat (16th floor) and even in the lobby of the building, no one seems to care despite the complaints.

Pros:

Some pros of my living situation were the design of the flat, which I found to be aesthetically pleasing. The view of Canary Wharf from my flat was also cool. Another nice aspect of the building was that it was brand new. I enjoyed the facilities that were available anytime, I loved the gym that was available almost 24/7.

So after +– 2 years, the building has become very tacky and cheap.

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

The location of the building is a great transportation hub, with the DLR only 2 minutes away, and the metro a mere 5 minutes away. This convenience made commuting a breeze. However, the area has become quite overcrowded due to its small size. Another tower is being built right next to it, which may cause concern for existing tenants.

Despite this, there is a small Tesco shop only 1 minute away from the tower, which is a convenient place to do some quick shopping. Unfortunately, the Tesco is poorly managed and can become quite overcrowded at times. However, there is a pizza restaurant located in the tower which is a great option for a quick bite to eat.

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

I wish i knew about the cooling / hot water system – it is a real rip off . And in winter you still feel extremely cold.

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

Unfortunately, I found that the management team was not very helpful during my time living there. Whenever I had any issues, I felt as though I was left to deal with them on my own without any support or assistance. It was a frustrating experience to feel unsupported by the people who were supposed to be managing the building and looking after the residents.

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Design
5
Location
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