About First Base

First Base is a privately-owned mixed-use developer, which specialises in placemaking and urban regeneration. First Base aims to “create a mix of workspace, modern retail, hotels, homes and cultural uses to revitalise high streets and town centres across the UK”. They are currently working on over 19 projects across the UK, including some in: London, Bristol and Brighton.

First Base Developments

Highbury Gardens is a First Base development listed on HomeViews. This development is comprised of 119 apartments and is located on Holloway Road, a prime area of London for shopping and for great transport links into Central London. Highbury Gardens is a mixed-use scheme which “marries the best of neo-classical architecture and modern design” as having been designed by Porphyrios Associates. Residents on HomeViews have complimented this development for it’s great location and the buildings’ exceptional security.

First Base Reviews

You can read more about First Base’s developments by clicking on the properties linked below or by scrolling to the bottom of this page to read what residents have to say about living there. If you can’t find your First Base residential development listed on HomeViews, you can click here to submit your listing. If you’re already a First Base resident, click here to submit a review and share your insights with prospective tenants.

Number of Developments

1

Ratings

3.81 Rating

Rating (based on 11 reviews)

Excellent

27.27%

Very Good

36.36%

Average

36.36%

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High quality but design flaws

Development is modern very well kept but over engineered security good but hard to get people through gates, is difficult to get parcels delivered the property development company is very bad the boilers have been terrible the whole time i’ve lived here and they are dragging their feet and hasn’t bee any action. The space in the flat is well designed good quality. Good appliances very bright airy spaces. Also very good that there is good and safe bike storage

 

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

I like that its a mix of action and calm theres lots to do places to eat and drink good shops lots of parks in the area and highbury and islington station is very connected but area is still relaxed

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The boiler is a problem and there is often no hot water. The security is poorly designed and its very hard to get guests in and delivery people its very cumbersome. The windows open wierdly they open like a door so is very inconveint and can be unsafe for children on windy days the windows blow open or shut. Quality is good but design flaws.

What is the best feature of your home:

Good quality and sound proof walls. Really good insulation so is very warm but then the windows are a problem. Perhaps too warm for me.

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2
Design
5
Location
5
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1
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Council tenant

Heating not good its a big problem, theres a broken floor and I have been waiting a year to get it fixed people come and look at it but its not been fixed the service is very bad so wouldnt recommend landlord

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

Nice neighbours quite social and the area is quiet safe and very connected to tube and overground its also good for the children

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The heating is never fixed and its very difficult to get things fixed here

4
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5
Design
5
Location
5
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Good

I dislike the fact that this development is really near to the high street so it is generally really noisy. In terms of design I am happy with the room layout and the spaciousness of my flat. The building is very modern and clean

 

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I like about this area that it is well connected to transport

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

I wish I knew before moving in here that the maintanance in the building is poor

If there is one thing you would change about your flat or property what would it be:

One thing I would change about my flat is making the kitchen slightly bigger

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Facilities
3
Design
4
Location
4
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3
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Good

There is nothing that I dislike about this area. The design is great and looks very modem. It has a clever design and clean. In terms of crime in the area it is not much an issue neither is it extreme here

 

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

I like about this area that it is central to everything

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

I wish I knew before moving in here that there is no parking

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

The building management has responded great to problems

4
Facilities
2
Design
4
Location
4
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3
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