Legal & General

Number of Developments

9

Ratings

4.66 Rating

Rating (based on 648 reviews)

Excellent

74.23%

Very Good

22.22%

Average

2.31%

Disappointing

0.62%

Very Poor

0.77%

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
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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 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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Love living at The Grain Store!

The design of the apartments is very modern and easy to keep clean. You are also allowed to decorate it yourself, which is a huge plus and quite unusual in rented accommodation. Plus, EPC rating is a B, which is one of the main reasons I moved here (my last flat was exempt from EPC rating and was absolutely freezing!). I’m warm all year round in this apartment.

For the price we’re paying, the flat is enormous and there’s a choice of 6 month or 12 month contracts – very flexible.

Rubbish and recycling is super easy, you don’t even have to leave the building. Feels very safe and everything is always super clean in the communal areas and hallways.

You’re allowed pets, which is unusual in Bath and really appreciated.

Staff are always extremely helpful and friendly! They will take your parcels at the office which is so convenient. If there’s ever an issue with an appliance it’s sorted within 1 or 2 days.

If I have any criticisms, I would say that the kitchen space is too small. There’s barely any space for basic kitchen equipment and this seems to be true in all flats, regardless of size. Secondly, the residents’ gym isn’t really fit for purpose as it doesn’t have proper weights, benches and a squat rack, which are essentials. Luckily, Puregym is only downstairs, but it would be nice to have a proper gym included in the package.

Overall it’s an amazing place to live and I think we’ll be here for a long time!

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A great thing about living at Spring Wharf is the view from our window, which looks out on lots of lovely rooftops and greenery. Two adorable cafés (Coffee #1 and Cassia) are a 10 minute walk away and I go there all the time to get some work done or just to chill. In the other direction and a similar distance is Velo Lounge, which is great for a drink, and on the same street is a load of charity shops. Victoria Park is again very close and easily reachable for a lunchtime walk.
Transport to Bristol or London is really easy, as Oldfield Park Station is just up the road a 10 min walk away.
There aren’t many restaurants nearby, however, and the place is close to both a busy road and a police station, so I hear sirens multiple times a day. Perhaps some better soundproofing could sort this out?

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

It’s hard to criticise this place as it really is such a great find. I suppose it would be nice to have more proper residents’ events.

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

They have always been quick and helpful to resolve any issues.

4
Facilities
4
Design
3
Location
4
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5
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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.

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

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

5
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4
Design
5
Location
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Living by the River

I love living at Spring Wharf .. I’m lucky to overlook the river.. It’s very calming what with the wildlife and the canal boats …
A few things that make it special is the FOH team any problem however small they are there for you day or night ,they are so friendly and helpful ..
I live on my own so it’s nice to know if there’s a query or a problem they are there for you ..I feel safe
..Because it’s a new build there’s bound to be a few hick ups when you first move in But Maintenance are to hand straight away .. it’s very reassuring .. The flats are well equipped with high end whites goods and WiFi is in with your rent .. Theres a well equipped gym which is free to the residents .Pets are allowed which is lovely as so many privately rented properties don’t allow them..
Theres a bbq area and communal decking area.. Everyone so far respects each other’s space ..
It’s so close to the city centre 5 mins on the bus ..there’s a stop right outside and it runs every 10 mins.. Cycle paths walks, pubs and supermarkets are all close by..

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Bus stop right outside ..it runs every 10 mins in the week .. 5 mins to the city centre ..There’s also a bus that goes up to the hospital ..Supermarkets are all within 5 minutes too..
River side walks ,park opposite and cycle paths into town or to Bristol along the river ..Pub opposite .. It may be on a main road but you wouldn’t think so the flats are well sound proofed ..

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Underneath parking is expensive .. There is limited parking around .. I need my car due to health reasons .. So if you can go without a car all the better

4
Facilities
4
Design
5
Location
4
Value
4
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