About Crest Nicholson

Crest Nicholson is a leading property developer based in Surrey and founded in 1963. The organisation operates across London and England’s South and is committed to creating new homes and communities with a focus on sustainability. Read on for more information and verbatim Crest Nicholson reviews from residents.

Developments

Crest Nicholson developments on HomeViews include The Perspective Building, a sought-after high-rise of apartments and luxury penthouses, and Wood’s Road, which offers ample green space in the heart of Peckham. The Broadway, a mixed-use development with a central spot on Tooting High Street, is also popular.

Overall impression is good, design very modern and the quality upholding well. There is good facilities and open common areas and a decent parking lot. Good security system and the common areas like lobbies are kept very clean. Customer services helpful and I think it is worth the money.” – Crest Nicholson review by Bill T, resident at The Broadway.

Crest Nicholson reviews

The apartments are set back from the main road yet close to many transport links. There is a public park at the rear of the development and a communal garden within the development. Our apartment has been finished to a high standard with quality finishes. We are so pleased with our first London property.” – Crest Nicholson review by Leroy, verified resident at Wood’s Road.

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Number of Developments

27

Ratings

4.10 Rating

Rating (based on 303 reviews)

Excellent

36.96%

Very Good

42.57%

Average

7.92%

Disappointing

1.65%

Very Poor

1.98%

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A balanced review by an Elmsbrook resident

We love the design of the spaces, the homes, the greenery and buildings within the estate. Very modern and eco friendly build with eco credentials everywhere you look.

The management however has a lot of work to do to improve their image and services. It sometimes takes weeks before you get a reply from the estate manager. The property management tends to send letters that aren’t relevant to all property owners which causes a lot of confusion.

The service charges are ridiculously high and goes up every year. A recent increase is at over 30%. This is not sustainable. We would be paying more service charge than mortgage soon!

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

What shops/restaurants/bars? There are none on the estate when we were promised they would be built by 2019.

Parking seems to be an issue in phase 1 where there are too many apartments with too few allocated parking spaces. Parking in phase 2 and further is much better with 2 allocated spaces per house.

It’s really nice to have allotments and raised beds nicely designed and close to the houses but the fencing was recently stolen despite security bolts holding them down. Some cars have also been broken into in the previous years and walls vandalised so security could be improved.

There is a bus that goes through the estate with a very friendly driver. It might be better if people could pay with a card or something convenient instead of the only and very antiquated way of cash/coins to driver to purchase a physical ticket. That might encourage more people to take the bus.

Most drivers slow down in the estate but some drive recklessly past the school and where kids are playing. We need more road safety signage. There should be a priority for cyclists all along the roads in the estate and clear signs to let drivers know that this is an eco estate. We prefer bikes and walking to cars and speeding.

The 1st play park was beautifully designed but not with children in mind so it ended up being huge and great to look at but nearly useless for kids who are surely the most important park customers. The later parks had more sense and incorporated familiar elements such as slides and swings which are now the kids’ favourites’

One commendable element is the design of green spaces, wide walkways and wheelchair friendly accessible areas throughout the estate. Much more so than any other new build estates we have seen and we’ve seen a lot in many parts of the country. The challenge however is to stop drivers from parking their cars illegally on drop curbs, roadsides and pedestrian pathways, blocking the intended wheelchair access!

Despite being mis-sold on the savings we’ll make living on an eco estate, which is next to nothing (higher heating bills, ever increasing service charges), the best part of this estate is the incredible community. Everyone you meet here is very friendly, genuine and more than you can ask for in a neighbour.

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

The ever rising service charge and the fact that there isn’t really any savings on heating bills.

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

They managed to resolve all snagging issues, some several times over until it was fully satisfactory so no complaints there.

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Beautiful garden view in a great location

I chose to rent at Regent’s Place in Bromley because it is a lovely flat in prime location. I have been living here since November 2018.

We did have a few issues when we moved in. There was no hot water and the walls weren’t very clean, but the hot water issue was resolved the next day and the walls were fixed soon after. The building management were quick to respond to any issues we had, and I am happy with the management of the building. We also have a Facebook group where if we have any issues, we can report them on there. The building’s caretaker is also on there, who directly deals with any issues and is always eager to respond. Every few months, there are also meetings with the building’s management team where residents can raise any issues they have with residents being alerted to these meetings via notices in the entrance to the development.

I have a central flat with a lovely balcony, which has beautiful views over the gardens and a nice view of Shortlands. Although the balcony is small, it is protected by glass and we have a greenhouse on it where we keep our various herbs. We also have a small table and chairs on our balcony, and we eat lunch on it whenever we can. I would describe the interior of my flat as quite minimalist with white walls. I really like our large wardrobe, which is its own separate small room. The kitchen has lovely counters and the bathroom is a nice size. We are able to decorate the flat, but we need to get direct permission from our landlord. Our flat didn’t have any curtains when we first moved in, but our landlord was quite happy to sort this out.

I was already friends with a few of the residents living at Regents Place, but I don’t know all of my neighbours. There have been some occasional issues with noise, but not a lot.

The flat is prone to flooding and leaks, but nothing too serious. The lift is also occasionally out of order too. However, overall it is a nice place to live.

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I really like the location as it is really handy and convenient. It is easy for commuting into work with the nearby Bromley South and Shortland stations and it is an easy walk into town. We are regular customers at the Turkish restaurant nearby as well as Franco Manca, which we both enjoy. There is a real variety of restaurants in Bromley and it has everything you need. The new cinema at St Mark’s Square is also great and really cheap.

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

I would’ve liked to have known about how the heating system and payment work.

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POORLY BUILT HOMES FULL OF DEFECTS

We brought expecting high quality home built buy a High Quality Builder called CREST NICHOLSON
But we ended up buying a home with loads off issues ROOF LIFTING! BATHROOM FLOOR LIFTING! LIGHT SWITCHES NOT WORKING ! SKY TV PORTS NO WORKING ! WINDOWS DRAFTS AND SCRATCHES ! INCOMPLETE KITCHEN UNITS previous Flood Damaged and a builder who is refusing to put things right for us
SO I WOULDN’T BUY HERE
KFH sacked for errors and accountancy issues and a new company have come in to take over called Pinnacle and our management fees have gone up by £45.00 a month

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

Retail outlet 5 mins down the Road 🙂
Train Station over the road with links to London Bridge in 17 mins 🙂
No parking restrictions which is making the development a nightmare 🙁

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

No Warranty and Defects would be sorted prior to completion

What is the best feature of your home:

Balcony

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Spacious flat in superb location

We love living here. Our flat is spacious and bright with a view over leafy south London. The location is excellent, with Cossall Park on our doorstep and all that Peckham has to offer close by. Amazing transport links – we can get to London Bridge in 15 minutes. As some reviewers have mentioned there were a few issues with the build, but Crest has worked to put things right. We have great neighbours and there is a real community feel in the development.

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

We lived in Peckham for six years before purchasing our flat. This area is changing rapidly and a lot of things are being improved. We love the close links to central London, the tightly knit community, cafes and restaurants, and amenities for kids.

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