About Dolphin Living

Dolphin Living is a charitable housing association that provides affordable homes for working Londoners. Dolphin Living currently owns 630 rental-only homes in London and has 200 more in the pipeline. Its mission is to provide those on modest incomes with quality new-build homes in well-connected locations. Dolphin Living is part of the Dolphin Square Charitable Foundation.

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Gorleston Street is a Dolphin Living property in London’s West Kensington, featuring contemporary new homes and a pretty courtyard garden.

Expect warm, oak-toned Karndean floors throughout the open-plan kitchen and dining areas, and contemporary gloss kitchen units with sleek Zanussi appliances. Some apartments have an inviting balcony with space for a table and chairs, and all are fitted with efficient, double-glazed windows. In fact, the development was awarded Code 4 of the Code for Sustainable Homes, out of a possible six levels, so energy efficiency is maximised throughout the building.” – HomeViews Property Pro on Gorleston Street

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10 Gorleston is a great place to live. The units are well built and the courtyard and parks nearby make the space very pleasant. The area is well connected and close to transportation links. The process of renting was quite transparent, so the place is just what I expected.” – Anonymous, verified resident at Gorleston Street

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Great building. Terrible managment.

The development has great intentions – discount market rent and fast track to home ownership scheme. We can’t complain on that front. Design is excellent – modern although I know others in the building have had lots of maintenance issues with windows which remain unfixed almost a year after moving in. Rooftop is great, if not very basic – it’s just a concrete slab. Fortunately the lovely residents have done well to add furniture and make it a nice place to hang out.

The main issue is with security in the building which the managment fail to do anything about. It has been getting worse and worse since we moved in. Packages are consistently stolen – people stole mail from letterboxes. I have no faith that the CCTV cameras work since Touchstone refuse to provide footage even after police reports have been filed. Finally just to top it off – FOUR bikes have been stolen from our ‘secure’ bike storage, undoubtedly aided by our front door which consistently DOES NOT LOCK. Do touchstone or dolphin care? Absolutely not. Thieves are regularly entering our building freely and they dont care at all.
Just to add that neighbours are LOVELY and the maintenance team from allenbuild are exceptional. They are the only ones that show any care.

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Great area, well-connected and near to shops and restaurants as well as Hyde Park. No faults on location!

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not to put bike in the bike storage or expect to be able to have anything delivered here.

What is the best feature of your home:

large design and neighbours are kind. great location

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nice place to live

10 Gorleston is a great place to live. The units are well built and the courtyard and parks nearby make the space very pleasant.

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The area is well connected and close to transportation links

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The process of renting was quite transparent, so the place is just what I expected

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Katie Gregory Property Pro

For stylish but affordable housing in Hammersmith & Fulham, it’s got to be Gorleston Street

Gorleston Street is a new development made up of 28 affordable apartments in West Kensington, London, very close to Olympia London in the Hammersmith and Fulham area. The one-and two-bedroom properties are available to rent through Dolphin Living for tenants who meet certain eligibility requirements. That includes having lived or worked in either Hammersmith and Fulham or the Westminster borough for at least a year.

The development itself was completed in 2017, so the apartments are fresh and inviting. Expect warm, oak-toned Karndean floors throughout the open-plan kitchen and dining areas, and contemporary gloss kitchen units with sleek Zanussi appliances.

Some apartments have an inviting balcony with space for a table and chairs, and all are fitted with efficient, double-glazed windows. In fact, the development was awarded Code 4 of the Code for Sustainable Homes, out of a possible six levels, so energy efficiency is maximised throughout the building.

There’s a video-entry phone system and a lift to all floors and, outside, a pleasant communal garden for residents to make the most of. Gorleston Street is right next to Marcus Gravey Park, an attractive open space that’s popular with families. The Cumberland Arms – a popular pub that serves food – is just around the corner on North End Road, and there are more pubs, restaurants, bars and shops a five-minute walk away on Hammersmith Road, where the Olympia London exhibition venue takes centre stage.

In terms of transport links, Gorleston Street is well connected to the rest of London. Kensington (Olympia) Underground station is about four minutes away and has access to the District line, Southern Rail, London Overground and Silverlink services. West Kensington Underground station is about ten minutes in the other direction, on the District and Circle lines. Plus, Barons Court and Hammersmith Broadway are both within easy walking distance, and there are several local bus routes – including good links to Westfield London in nearby Shepherd’s Bush.

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

Kensington (Olympia) Underground station is about four minutes away if you’re walking, and the Olympia London exhibition venue is right on the doorstep.

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A gem!

This place has such a nice feel to it – right next to a park and tucked down a side-street off the main stretch of North End Road. It’s hard to find affordable properties in West Kensington so Gorleston Street is a gem – to live there you have to earn under 90k as a joint income and priority goes to local residents in the area, which makes a change. As for the apartments – they’re as nice as you’d expect from such a new place. Everything’s modern without being overly ‘designed’. It just works. You can put your own stamp on the place, but in all honesty I wouldn’t change a thing.

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