About HUB Residential

HUB Residential is a London-based property developer. Their mantra is “We build homes for people to live in, to write their own stories in, and we know it’s the people that matter – all of them, from first time renters to long term owners.”. They are currently working on 11 projects across London, including Hoola and The Rehearsal Rooms.

HUB Residential Developments

Hoola is a HUB Residential development listed on HomeViews. This is a development with 360 apartments across two multi-storey towers. There are multiple transport links nearby including access to the DLR via Royal Victoria station only a 6-minute walk away as well as the nearby Emirates Air Line across the River Thames. Residents on HomeViews have stated that Hoola is:

“The views are amazing, there is a gym which is very helpful. The design of the flat is great, very modern, clean and the area around is quiet. It is spacious and cosy, plus my room is quite big for London size!” – Anon, a verified resident at Hoola

“I absolutely love this place, it is a 10 out of 10. Perfect area, perfect flat, feels like a very welcoming and comfy place, a place I am very satisfied to call home. It is so calm around and pretty clean and I love to show it off to friends and family and they really love to come here as it is a lovely place.” – Anon, a verified resident at Hoola

HUB Residential Reviews

You can read more about HUB Residential’s developments by clicking on the properties linked below to read what residents have to say about living there. If you can’t find your HUB Residential development listed on HomeViews, you can click here to submit your listing. If you’re already a HUB Residential resident, click here to submit a review.

Number of Developments

1

Ratings

4.01 Rating

Rating (based on 43 reviews)

Excellent

30.23%

Very Good

58.14%

Average

6.98%

Disappointing

4.65%

Very Poor

0.00%

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Hoola East Tower

The building and property management is below criticism. They have left us to our own devices during the coronavirus pandemic. Other developments in the area still provide concierge services, but ours have been suspended.
There have been big issues with the heating bills, which the building management operates.
The design of the building is good, although the quality questionably for a new build, with the walls cracking within 1 year of building.

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

The area is quiet and relatively well connected to central London and very well connected to Canary Wharf and LCY. There are not many amenities around or restaurants, with only a small Tesco shop in the immediate vicinity. Recently a larger supermarket has opened within a 15 minute walk, which is good.

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

I wish I knew that Strawberry Star are completely incompetent and will provide an amateur service.

What is the best feature of your home:

The view over the Tidal Basin, the layout of the flat and the spaciousness of the flat.

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Facilities
3
Design
4
Location
3
Value
1
Management
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Great value stay in a modern setting

Structure – The building is quite modern with really good features and facilities but the circular shape of the building makes it really prone to cyclonic winds. Hence the amazing balconies could be rarely used

Apartments – But the building and the apartments are great and spacious, modern fittings and kitchen

Concierge – Very friendly concierge and supports for parcels, issues, etc. (not available now during C-19)

Management – Very structured management and follows up on evry issue flagged or spotted, At times a bit too much but it’s all for the safety of residents

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

Like – Nice residential area which is great during summer and we have all necessary shops and stores near by. Also the DLR is nearby

Dislike – The trains to the station (Royal Victoria) are 8 mins apart, so sometimes its quite challenging. Also this area is a cyclonic zone and very very windy all the time

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

The windy area

What is the best feature of your home:

Spacious apartments with modern settings and fittings.

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3
Design
4
Location
4
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Great place to live

Beautiful, modern flats of medium build quality. Some design issues, things like smells coming in the flat through the vents occasionally. Major quality issue with the louvres, some fell due to the wind. Management is working on fixing this issue.
Property management is the biggest weakness. The concierges are very friendly and nice, but the management team has handled some situations poorly in the past year. This has led to a constant state of conflict between residents and the management (residents communicate on facebook groups) that make the situation feel worse than it really is. Overall Hoola is a great place to live in: some friends of ours recently moved in on our recommendation.

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

Great area, well connected with some nice bars and restaurants. A good place to walk around. A lack of good supermarkets in an increasingly populated area is a downside, but the opening of a morrisons 10 minites away by foot alleviates that

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

Be aware that for now you are locked in with virgin as an internet provider. You will need to negociate a better contract every year. Be wary of strawberry star: they are untrustworthy at worst, unprofessional at best: double check your energy bills, your contracts, etc.

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

More internet provider choices (currently only virgin is in the building). Other residents’ behaviour.

4
Facilities
4
Design
4
Location
3
Value
2
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Peaceful and modern

I love the Glass walls inside my apartment there are large Floor to ceiling windows which provide fantastic sunlight. I have a Spacious balcony.
Inside we have great Storage spaces.
There is also Floor heating which is so helpful during the winter.

Dislike
The shutters outside get quite loud (rattle) when very windy they Get very dusty

Quite hard to maintain temperature inside during the summer it can be around 20-25 degrees Celsius. During the winter it gets really cold.

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

Likes
24 hour access to local Gym
24 hour security
Regularly maintained (cleaning of windows)
Dislikes
Can be quite loud during the night
Council tax can be quite pricey

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

Parking is limited for visitors, no where for delivers to park.
Slow maintenance poor service

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

Quite hard to maintain temperature inside during the summer it can be around 20-25 degrees Celsius. During the winter it gets really cold.

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Facilities
4
Design
5
Location
5
Value
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