Legal & General

Number of Developments

17

Ratings

4.62 Rating

Rating (based on 1931 reviews)

Excellent

73.02%

Very Good

21.80%

Average

3.37%

Disappointing

0.98%

Very Poor

0.83%

Legal & General is one of the UK’s leading financial services groups and a major global investor, with international business in the US, Europe, Middle East and Asia. Established in 1836, Legal & General have invested over £19 million in direct investments such as homes, urban regeneration, clean energy and small business finance.

Legal & General developments

The Slate Yard, West Tower and Spring Wharf are all developments by Legal & General currently listed on HomeViews. All are Build to Rent developments whereby residents have access to a wide range of facilities and amenities on site.

Legal & General reviews

“It has been lush living at spring wharf, the staff have been brilliant. Any issues have been sorted and fixed within a few days with no complaints. Everything at spring wharf is very easy and accessible. The flats are compact but cater to everything necessary for a working professional couple. Very pleased and impressed!” Verified resident, Spring Wharf 

“The Slate Yard is a wonderful place to live. Not only do you have everything on your doorstep, the service from the Slate Yard itself is awesome.” Verified resident, The Slate Yard

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I have found a place I can call home.

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Review Date Oct 2020

I must say this is hands-down the best apartment building ever. I had lived in many nice apartments in London over the years but none quite like this. The building is brand-new and looks stylish and spotless. There is a fantastic Clubhouse available exclusively for residents should you feel like hanging out with friends, playing pool table or simply chilling. Residents have also access to a compact yet functional gym. I have found a place I can call home!

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The area in which this outstanding development is located is without a doubt the one reason why you should move here tomorrow. The Whitmore Collection is perfectly positioned in the heart of the city of Birmingham, the Jewellery Quarter. This area is vibrant, young and stunning. I’m in love with the marvellous water canals, with the countless choices of restaurants and bars as well as the modern and immaculate architecture. Everything is within walking distance, including the enchanted Brindleyplace, which is exactly what I wanted.

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At risk of sounding like a broken record, I’m going to once again praise the neighbourhood. Safe, full of amenities, lively and clean. In short, extraordinarily charming.

What is the best feature of your home:

I genuinely didn’t expect the development to be located in such a strategically extraordinary area. There is an infinite amount of amenities within walking distance. My absolute favourite has to be the enviable canals.

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Bless you Andrea,
As I read, I found myself thinking, “Best apartment building ever? Ever, Ever?…Ever, Ever? Wow, I wanna live here!”
-Reality check- I work here.
And just as you call us Home, we consider you Family.
Thank you.

I’m renting a lovely one bedroom apartment. It is simply stunning and it’s the perfect size

I heard about the development on a website. It led me to the spring wharf website and I was immediately attracted to the price and location. I set up a viewing which took about a week or two to fulfil. Being a student, you have to be cautious of where you live just to avoid being late for lectures and to be able to be close to city centre, train stations, the supermarket, etc. Spring Wharf ticks all these boxes. The only reason why I have given four stars is because my apartment doesn’t come with a built-in or any type of microwave. As you would expect a microwave is an essential item in any home. This one detail has been the most jarring thing about the apartment. Aside from this, the prices advertised on the website initially have gone up (probably because of a higher demand). As you would expect, I wasn’t exactly thrilled about it because I’m a student, but I couldn’t pass the opportunity to live here because it’s such a great location!
In conclusion, I would highly recommend the development!

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

It’s not extremely close to Sainsbury’s

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

I wish I had known there was no microwave

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5
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5
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4
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The FOLD Croydon, An Amazing move in and my best decision!

Amazing Building design with modern facilities. Professionally managed. Needs better training of staff for machine and utilities functioning. Sky garden on 35th floor is just an amazing view of London. Couldn’t ask anything more. Gym missing and few parking spaces (care for environment)

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Excellent Connectivity Train, Tram and Buses. Convenience grocery and super market in and around within walking distance

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An arrangement to check facilities before move in with Inventory report signed before move in. The flat was not available for basic checks a day before, everything was done on the last day with tenant left to just check in w/o any time for getting the requisite in place before move-in. It needs to be planned better. Complete process of pre move in needs better planning.

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

Arnold at the Front Desk has just been amazing in supporting me for a smooth move in. few glitches here and there but hope that gets resolved sooner.
Special mention of Kristian Coote, he has been in action for unresolved issues with spontaneous response and personal visits. Kudos to him

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5
Design
4
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4
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Great development – would highly recommend for anyone looking for luxury renting!

The building/property management are faultless – they are extremely attentive and helpful. We had a couple of things that needed fixing when we first moved in and the team sorted everything within 24 hours. They offer a parcel delivery service which is great for times when you are out but have a parcel being delivered. There’s a great range of facilities on-site, the gym and study area are two things that drew us to The Whitmore Collection as I’m working from home for the foreseeable. The only slight drawback of the study area is that the ‘clubhouse’ which it’s situated in is open plan so as soon as anyone starts playing pool for example it echos throughout. Our flat is furnished with some great modern pieces, the only drawback is how little the windows open which I think may be a problem in the summer months. We are located on a relatively quiet road but near two hotels which means there is sometimes noise in the early hours. I think if I could choose again I’d go for a flat overlooking the canal with a balcony.

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There is an array of restaurants and bars near The Whitmore Collection, and as we’re a stone throw away from the centre of town you also have the option of making the ten minute walk to even more restaurants, bars, pubs etc. There is a co-op basically on-site which gets quite busy, personally I don’t think it has a great range but for the odd thing it is okay. The biggest supermarket is Tesco and about a ten minute car journey away. Transport links are good – four train stations all within a 20 min walk as well as various bus routes. The canal is also good for walking and cycling, and it seems like more cycle lanes are being created in the area.

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How little the windows open! Open the windows to see if you’re happy with them. Also take note of how light the flat is when you visit – we viewed ours at 3pm and there was so much natural light which is one of the things that drew us to it, I think natural light is especially important in the winter months. Noise levels – we were used to living on the sixth floor previously and underestimated how moving down a few floors would impact noise levels, new noises are something you need to get used to but good to keep in mind when choosing your flat.

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

The windows – they are floor to ceiling which is great but they barely open which is an issue. I think in the summer months it’s going to be difficult as it doesn’t feel like much fresh air comes through them.

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Modern and Excellently Located New Dev.

As far as what I expected, the design and facilities met my expectation.

The room is super spacious with plenty of storage space for up to two people if required, even in a studio flat. I have great light in through my window and I like seeing the lights of the city come on at night.
I really like that parcels and letters are delivered securely. They have a system that has worked flawlessly in my experience. For the money paid, I think it is decent value for money.

The work from home communal space is extremely helpful. Plenty of plug sockets and seating in a well lit area with modern decor. A nice addition would be a clock, A small kitchen area in this communal section is also present. I think placing some communal plates and cutlery would see it used more often.

The on-site gym has most of the main things you would require to hit your basic goals and maintain everyday access to a gym. I’d still recommend joining a professional gym if you had more serious goals to do with performance and/health as the gym is stocked with only main gym equipment.

The negative side of a new development is the teething issues.
There were two major issues that arose. One where the water failed which I think was resolved relatively quickly and compensation was more than fair. The staff on-site tried their best to keep updates flowing, working with suppliers and offering interim basic solutions. I’ve heard worse stories in other new developments.

Living on one of the top floors, the elevators were out for long periods of time in the first couple of months. This was much more annoying and inconvenient. There is no work around other than to use the stairs and there was never any acknowledgement of the inconvenience cost. Hopefully, any future similar incidents would be dealt with much faster.

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I moved here whilst some development was ongoing. Since then, a local store has opened up which was the last missing element.
There are a number of cafes in the immediate vicinity and a short walk gets you to Old Market and the main city centre shopping area. A couple of quaint pubs hidden in the local area are some of the best and there is a Weatherspoon’s for those days when you need a baseline staple, less than 3 mins walk.

Being close to the main train station is great for links around the city and around the country, embracing the culture of more sustainable living. This was the most important aspect for me, allowing me to travel often and not worry about getting home.

Bills are generally cheap or competitive as you benefit from efficient appliances and fittings.

To securely keep a car in the area is going to be expensive as parking will cost a lot in the area. There are free parking spots in the area if you look, but like all city centre regions, hot bed for car thefts The residents car parking has a waiting list as you’d expect.

Otherwise, the staff have generally dealt with any issues quickly and didn’t experience any significant problems you’d expect with a new build.

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

The voi programme in Bristol is great and has a parking spot right by the development. Running tight for a meetup? Grab a voi and be on time.

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

Good
Generally the onsite staff have been very quick when issues were raised.
The landlord compensated in-kind for a major water incident that impacted for 2 days.
The issues with elevators took a bit longer, but all involved are so much more experienced now.

5
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Design
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