Legal & General

Number of Developments

9

Ratings

4.61 Rating

Rating (based on 404 reviews)

Excellent

71.78%

Very Good

24.26%

Average

1.98%

Disappointing

0.99%

Very Poor

0.99%

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.

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
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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Facilities
4
Design
5
Location
5
Value
5
Management
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Manager Response

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.

Amazing rental experience!

Overall, this is a great building and community to live in. Even though the exterior is not the most attractive in my opinion, the interior more than makes up for it. The furniture and design all feel very modern, especially the kitchen and bathrooms. The bedrooms are very cosy and the beds are probably the best I have ever slept on.
The staff are all incredibly helpful and pleasant. They give everything a personal touch and make your stay so much better.
The amenities are great, especially the residents lounge. It feels like home being down there with the TV, the ample seating, hot drinks and WiFi.
I do believe that the parking situation is not ideal as it is quite expensive to park in the building as well as the NCP. It would be good if they had some sort of deal with the NCP to provide cheaper parking for residents.

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The location is perfect as it is pretty much in the heart of the city but just outside so there is some peace and quiet. Being next to the canal is lovely and the green space outside is very pleasant.

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I wish I would have known about the poor parking situation before moving in.

5
Facilities
4
Design
5
Location
4
Value
5
Management
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Amazing but terrible

The development is lovely, the design, space and amenities are amazing. We have a pool, gym, sauna, indoor tennis court and loads of outside seating. The upkeep however is terrible, for some reason there is only one bin for the entire estate (other than the rooftop garden), this leads to an incredible amount of rubbish being left lying around almost everywhere you look. A random bin bag was left in the square for 5 days I once counted…

Although the development is dog friendly and at West Tower you pay a £50 monthly fee to have a dog, dogs are banned from the co-working area upstairs in the main lobby and from the rooftop garden. Unfortunately a few dog owners ruin it for the rest of us by letting their dogs wee anywhere, including right in front of the entrance to West Tower. I would expect management to have spoken to said individuals but not much actually gets done around here. We’ve had the same broken front glass window for roughly 3 months now.

We have also requested to have multiple members of staff on the concierge desk but that doesn’t seem to be “within our budget” for Legal & General who own West and North. I’ll give UrbanBubble their dues, they have tried.

Residents here are just as bad, there have been reports of racism towards other residents, inappropriate sexually harassment happening by drunk “guests” towards residents just wanting to get home.

The flats themselves are lovely though, the views are incredible and everything is finished really well. We haven’t had any issues with the flat and wake up everyday in awe of the view.

Every member of the lettings team and concierge however are lovely, they go above and beyond to help and are always so pleasant to talk to. The problems only seem to be with upper management.

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The local area has access to loads of amazing restaurants, bars and cafe’s, it’s also right next to Deansgate translation so makes getting trains and trams super easy! Parking is mostly easy to find, either on street or at the bridgewaterhall carpark behind.

There have been reports of thefts and crimes happening nearby along with in the building itself.

When you finally get a parking space in the underground carpark, you’ll experience another amazing benefit of living here. Driving into the carpark does give you that luxury feeling every time, especially when you see some of the nice cars

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How bad the vibe here feels, how poorly the place is looked after. Although because of how nice the flats are I would still consider it.

What is the best feature of your home:

The flat itself is the best feature, amazing views and layouts

5
Facilities
5
Design
4
Location
3
Value
1
Management
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Amongst the best apartments you could get in Manchester

The overall experience at West Tower is breathtaking. It has been built and furnished to the highest standards. Best thing you could hope for within its price range. As of the end of August, the building is still the pilot phase so I appreciate that staff are still settling in, but they have been extremely nice with me. Something to keep in mind though is that the surrounding area of Deansgate Square is still under construction so it will get noisy while the windows are open. However, this should come to an end in several months. Overall, it is absolutely worth it

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Area is still under construction so it gets pretty noisy during the day. However, closing the window will eliminate most of the noise. The facilities such as gym, pool and garden are still be launched in several months time. I believe that it will be wonderful when it opens. Staff are really nice but I sometimes feel like they are very unresponsive to requests (physically and by email), but I think that this will get much better over time when the staff settle in, as the building is still a few months old. Besides that, I have pretty much enjoyed everything in the building such as the gorgeous designs and good quality of the furniture. Something worth noting is that they provide free tea and coffee.

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The appliances are almost silent which is something amazing. However, I was surprised to find out that there was no microwave although I was specifically told that there is one before I moved in.

4
Facilities
5
Design
4
Location
5
Value
4
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Ultra-modern city centre home

West Tower is an ultra-modern development with a lot of convenient facilities and services. The staff are very friendly and helpful, making you feel very welcome. The apartments are all very cleverly designed and equipped with high spec fittings and technology. The provided furniture is of high quality and seems very durable. My particular one-bedroom apartment, which is the smallest available size, offered surprisingly more space and storage opportunities than I initially expected, and for the price, is definitely a winner! I am very excited for the amenities that are due to open in early 2020, which will surely improve my experience at West Tower even further!

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West Tower is very conveniently situated right next to all available transport links, making it easy to move around Manchester City centre. The development is situated between my favourite areas/ neighbourhoods in the city – First Street and the Castlefield Canals. Within 10-20 minutes you can reach anywhere in town by foot.
The only downside is, although you may get a prime view over the iconic Deansgate, the street never sleeps. If you keep the windows closed, you can enjoy peace and quiet, however with the windows open, you will often hear traffic, trains/trams and ongoing construction work.

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If possible/affordable, I would suggest to move higher up in the building to avoid noise from the streets.

5
Facilities
5
Design
4
Location
5
Value
4
Management
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