About Clarion Housing Group

Clarion Housing Group is the UK’s largest housing association, with 125,000 properties across the nation housing 360,000 residents. Clarion aims to ‘build homes and develop futures’, and is set to deliver 50,000 more residential units over the next ten years. The company is focused on sustainable regeneration of existing communities and has won a plethora of industry awards.

Clarion Housing Group developments

Sherwood Close Estate is a colossal Clarion Housing Group development in Ealing. Currently in construction, the development is a transformation of a Seventies housing estate, and will brag 300 contemporary new homes when complete.

The majority of buildings in Sherwood Close Estate will be mid-rise apartment blocks. The architects have ensured that all units will be bright and airy with the installation of full-height windows throughout. Like many new developments, Sherwood Close Estate will offer open-plan living arrangements in the reception areas of units, with some bedrooms benefitting from en suite bathrooms. Many apartments will have private balconies to maximise the feeling of space.” – HomeViews Property Pro on Sherwood Close Estate

Clarion Housing Group reviews

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Number of Developments

9

Ratings

3.83 Rating

Rating (based on 67 reviews)

Excellent

23.88%

Very Good

56.72%

Average

10.45%

Disappointing

2.99%

Very Poor

5.97%

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Briefing of Forsteque/Breakspear Gardens – A Resident’s perspective:

Cleaning is OK, also the Gardens. Bins evacuated promptly. They responded quite quickly when I complained of leaking Tap in Bathroom.

There is already BT & Virgin Broadband connections, saving you stress and reducing costs of installation (although it is not free).

Also, I’m happy for the many electric Vehicles charging points. You don’t need to go outside the premises to charge your Car.
There are 2 disabled parking available which is useful.

I was impressed that they allowed Residents hang TVs on the Walls (with permission). Some new buildings do not allow it to avoid damage to the Walls.

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

The property is well maintained, use of high quality materials, courtesy window blinds, security. The Manual is a very useful guide.

Salt wasn’t spread on the ground during the snow until a few days later, a risk for Residents.

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The Council tax is highehr than I anticipated (no fault of theirs).
There is enough dedicated parking space for each Flat but it was not properly marked, rather than side by side, it was front to back and therefore limited the spaces. However, Residents have sorted it out.

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I like the design of the development, when I moved in Banbury park was so vibrant and new, so it is a shame when some people spoil it for others in terms of mess, this in the past has been caused by school children loitering at lunch times. Since schools closures outside has been much more cleaner.

Having no facilities on the complex apart from an over priced co op has let the development down. To encourage more of a community vibe it would of been nice to have a gym or community/youth hub for residence only a place where people could go not to complain but to create ideas and small events for the residence on the development. Non homeowners she be included in more things not just the homeowners.

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I like my home the area however has problems with anti social behaviour which Clarion is tackling and has kept us updated with and I find this reassuring as well as having monitored CCTV.

Shops and post office are nearby, which helps especially in the current climate.

I love that transportation is on our doorstep and the tube station is not far away which makes the commute to work easy.

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Just how high the council tax would be and as a new build my band would be according to the value of the property.

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Design
4
Location
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Value
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Management
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I’ve lived in William Beveridge House for over 6 years.

The development is basic in construction, and shockingly designed. My line of apartments has an imbalanced footprint – a huge boiler cupboard that dominates the open kitchen/living room space, and an oversized hallway space that you could throw a disco in. I undertook an immediate development project when I moved in to move the boiler to the hallway, at significant cost, but which has improved the design of the flat. I think it was very poorly and quickly designed, and complete with ugly and basic finishings.

The property management (Clarion) is staggeringly bad. Easily one of the most incompetent organisations I’ve ever dealt with, either personally or professionally, in all my years. I currently have my Service Charge suspended (since last May 2020), on top of a Service Charge that I cancelled for 18 months in 2016…. all relating to a complete absence of Service. I understand that a number of other residents have done the same.

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

The area has really developed over the past 5 years, with newer retail and pub establishments opening, turning Bow into a very desirable area to live for young central London workers. The proximity to Victoria Park is brilliant, which provides excellent outdoor space and facilities. There are significant development plans currently being considered by Tower Hamlets council which will further improve the area.
Mile End Tube is ~12 min walk, no. 8 bus is also very good for City and West End access. I have private parking at the residential development (at cost), but parking on streets is very restricted, and I understand there are restrictions on residents permits.
Bin collections are hit and miss (especially Recycling, which is high in volume, and sporadic in pick-ups). ASB is a particular issue, my development recently being subject to a Closure Order due to ASB and break-ins.

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In hindsight, I wouldn’t buy off-plan, or at least, not without properly considering the layout. I was hugely disappointed with the internal layout, but this was very much a failing on my side.

Not a particular issue for my property – but I’d suggest good practice things to look out for in new properties are internet connectivity, mobile phone signal, what the neighbours are like, exposure to any outside issues (bins, traffic noise, etc), parking availability, access, any current local disputes/issues, ASB issues, council tax charges, (if in Flats) Service Charge costs.

Knocking on a neighbours door can often yield a lot of helpful information 🙂

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

With either silence, significant delay, or gross incompetence.

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A great first flat but management improvements required

The development is great and everyone who comes to visit loves it too. It has a stylish exterior and interior and it’s a very secure site. The building is also very quiet – being away from the busy roads, you never hear any traffic.

The flat itself is all very neutral and modern. It has great floor to ceiling windows and being in a south facing flat the rooms get a great amount of light during the day. They have very good sized balconies which feels like an additional room and it’s sheltered so it can be enjoyed in the cooler months too. One bug bear is that on the marketing floorpans and brochures, it had a dishwasher in it, but upon arrival, they had said it was a “luxury” item and this would have to be bought ourselves.

The residents are friendly and of similar age and our block feels like a little community which is nice.

There have been minor snags and initially these were dealt with quickly. However I’m still waiting, 5 months on from my last list and none have been dealt with and correspondence has been non existent/slow. There are lots of different departments at Clarion and my emails often get passed around lots of different people without me being cc’d in and I always need to chase to get anything done/sorted.

As we moved in during the pandemic, I wish they still offered a home demo over a video call once we had settled. There were things I found out weeks/months later by speaking with neighbours which could have been resolved earlier if I had known.

Wall insulation needs to be improved. Day to day you cannot hear your neighbours, but if they have friends over shouting does travel through the walls to other flats.

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

Good: Location is great and quiet. 5 min walk to supermarkets and retail parks, close to the River Wandle and Mordon Hall Park for some nice walks and small independent shops/restaurants. Short walk to the tube with easy access to central London. Surrounding streets are quiet with no anti-social behaviour and I never hear the traffic as we are far enough from the main roads.

Bad: No visitor parking (and not allowed to get a visitor permit for the street outside either). Bin facilities are good, though wish we had another recycling bin as it tends to get full quickly. Some noise from the industrial estate behind the development, but not often.

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

I wish I knew we’d need to get our address registered before moving in. It took a month or so with a few of us trying to sort it out.

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

Initially these were dealt with very quickly and my emails were acknowledged. However, a few months in, my snagging emails have been ignored for 5 months without a response even when I followed up on numerous occasions. With 4 months until our 12 month defect period is over, I hope these get resolved in a timely manner.

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Design
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