About Fabrica

Part of A2Dominion

Fabrica is a residential property developer who is a part of the A2Dominion group. It produces new homes throughout London and the South East and has a design ethos and commitment to sustainability when developing its properties.

Fabrica developments

The Jigsaw, Fellows Square, Queen’s Wharf, City Wharf and Carlton House are all Fabrica developments currently listed on HomeViews. Queen’s Wharf and Carlton House are joint partnerships with Mount Anvil and A2Dominion respectively. Look out for The Jigsaw development in Ealing, which features a range of one, two and three-bedroom apartments alongside communal gardens and courtyards on the five-acre site. Another standout Fabrica development is City Wharf, an award-winning development with canalside apartments located in Islington. 

Fabrica reviews

“The City Wharf development by Fabrica, designed by Stephen Marshall Architects sits in a district that is becoming increasingly popular with buyers and investors who are looking to claim a slice of this vibrant N1 postcode. City Wharf is located between City Road Basin and Wenlock Road Basin, alongside Regents Canal. There are 327 waterside apartments, ranging from studios to three-bedroom homes with panoramic canal and city views from private balconies, roof terraces and landscaped courtyard gardens. For such a centrally located building, there’s plenty of outside space available which will appeal to families in particular. The architecture of the development was thoughtfully designed to blend in seamlessly with the surrounding cityscape. There’s a real sense of urban cool to City Wharf, which will attract the creative and tech crowd who work in the area. The average price per square foot in N1 is GBP734, and these apartments run a little over that at around GBP1,131.” HomeViews Property Pro, City Wharf

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Number of Developments

10

Ratings

4.01 Rating

Rating (based on 161 reviews)

Excellent

32.92%

Very Good

49.69%

Average

13.66%

Disappointing

1.24%

Very Poor

2.48%

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Very modern and eco friendly build with eco credentials everywhere you look.

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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Stunning Place to Live

Amazing new lifestyle. Was a bit hesitant to move as i was previously living and enjoying a beautiful park within Kensington (w8). Now I’m so pleasantly surprised by how stunning, calming and yet lively the river life is. Although being very convenient to transport, you don’t feel like you’re in the city bustle. The magic of the Hammersmith Bridge, river wildlife, existing new cafes and upcoming restaurants/ cinema/Riverside Studios makes this a unique living experience…one that i’m so happy to be part of. The Queen’s Wharf building itself has a magnificent rooftop terrace open to all tenants. Each apartment is unique with excellent finishings. There’s an excellent Concierge service 24/7 which is very convenient for residents. With all the new developments on this side of the river, this neighborhoud is becoming a very desirable place to live.

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Happy in our new house. Happier when all surrounding construction finishes!

Design is great, facilities as expected. Building management could be improved, some more proactivity to resolve issues and look after the general condition of the development would be appreciated. This covers cleaning as well as minor repairs, gardening, etc. A good maintenance regime is key to keep the development in good condition throughout its lifetime!

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

Like: I like that it is next to the Oval triangle, which is a nice and long-established London community. We certainly enjoy the proximity to the city centre (walking/cycling distance) and the Thames, which is great for a stroll or running. Additionally, we benefit from being not too far from Battersea Park. Finally, it is exciting to be part of a regeneration of the scale of Nine Elms.

Dislike: The whole area feels like a big construction site. Works are lasting for longer than two years since we moved in, and the site is surrounded by other new developments that have started later or haven’t yet. This prevents the direct area from having shops/restaurants, etc. which is something that we’re missing and that would be good to increase the community spirit.

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Maybe I would have reported more snags, as most of our windows are scratched (minor scratches) but I did not notice at the time.

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

I have had to chase some issues for months. E.g. the noise from the “interior” of the lifts, which we were hearing from our bedroom. It took 6-12 months to resolve the issue and many emails.

Some other issues have been resolved more quickly, but as I said above some productivity at their end would be appreciated.

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Exchange gardens review

The design is modern yet cosy; the design of the kitchen is well thought through however there could be some more storage space as well as 4 hobs (instead of 2) in the studio apartments as there is plenty of space for them. Property management is independent of the building management and we have only moved in a month ago so only first impressions can be made in this respect. The building management is friendly but they don’t seem to know much about the individual flats therefore property management has to be contacted with concerns about the property.

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

The area is very well connected however there aren’t many restaurants and bars as it is still a developing area.

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

I would have liked to know how comfortable the bed was, as this is an important aspect of renting a flat.

What is the best feature of your home:

The wardrobe space, as well as the bathroom and the kitchen. The wooden floors also really bring out the cosiness of the apartment

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