LOCAL Manchester

Number of Developments

6

Ratings

4.27 Rating

Rating (based on 314 reviews)

Excellent

49.04%

Very Good

34.39%

Average

10.19%

Disappointing

2.87%

Very Poor

3.50%

LOCAL Manchester is a partnership between Salboy and the award-winning residential property operator, Urbanbubble. Based in Manchester, the partnership creates communities that residents feel safe in and investors can be proud of. Furthermore, LOCAL is a Build to Rent operator that offers a hassle-free, all-inclusive service for all.

LOCAL Developments

There are a number of LOCAL developments on HomeViews. Additionally, if you’d like to find out more about each of the properties on HomeViews, you can find links to all of the developments below. Developments include Local Crescent, Local Blackfriars, The Press, Transmission House and Burlington Square. Furthermore, the portfolio ranges from one bedroom apartments to three bedroom townhouses and penthouses. Additionally, each development offers access to a variety of facilities. Some examples include a concierge service, communal outdoor spaces, gym access and secure bike storage.

Reviews

“Great development in a perfect location. High up apartments have great views over both Manchester and Salford. The design of the building is very practical, the bin shoot makes taking out waste easy, and they gym and cinema room are a great addition. Staff are very friendly and always available. The newly opened black friar pub is also great to have, 30 second walk away from the apartments.” Verified LOCAL resident, Local Blackfriars.

“Our apartment and the design of the building is great, it is designed to a very high standard and the apartment is a very good size for the price we pay. The building management team are faultless and the concierge too, any problems within the property have been resolved incredibly quickly. The facilities are amazing for the price, the rooftop garden is a USP when compared to other builds within the area.” Verified LOCAL resident, Transmission House.

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All round great apartments.

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Verified Resident
Review Date Dec 2021

The apartments are very nice a modern, the fittings are nice and good quality in the kitchen and bathrooms. The rooms are well sized. The gym pool and cinema facilities are also nice. The flats are always warm and heating doesn’t need to be used very often, the security and concierge teams are nice and helpful (especially Martin). The building as a whole is very nice and is by far the best all round development in salford from my point of view, nicely situated for people attending university of salford but not too far from the centre.

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Good: nice modern social areas and flats, staff are very friendly, very simple to contact building management, good facilities, very quiet in the flats.

Bad: some facilities can be out of action at times and sometimes take time to be fixed for example the cinema rooms. The wifi supplier isn’t the most reliable, not really the developments fault though. The post room isn’t the best

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

The wifi supplier ‘internety’ are a bit unreliable which isn’t great when you work from home

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

I haven’t really had my issues but the ones I have were dealt with accordingly

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
4
Value
5
Management
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Great overall development!

Local Crescent in Manchester, United Kingdom is a new build development designed for young professionals. The development offers a wide range of amenities such as a club house, swimming pool and gym, which are well-maintained and modern. The facilities are designed to cater to the needs of the residents and provide a comfortable living experience. The building management is expected to be efficient and responsive to the needs of the residents, ensuring that the development is well-maintained and any issues are addressed in a timely manner. The property management is also important in ensuring that the development is well-maintained and that any issues or concerns are addressed in a timely manner. Based on this, Local Crescent appears to be a desirable place to live for young professionals who are looking for a high-quality living experience.

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Local Crescent in Manchester, United Kingdom is expected to have convenient and available transport links, providing easy access to the surrounding areas and other parts of the city. The specific location and proximity to major roads and public transportation hubs would determine the convenience of transportation links. There could be problems such as traffic congestion during rush hours, but it would depend on the specific location and distance from the city center.

Living on the street in Local Crescent would also depend on the specific street and area. It is important to research the specific address and area, or speak with current or past residents for more detailed information about the area. Factors to consider would be parking availability, bin collections, anti-social behavior, and traffic noise. Overall, Local Crescent appears to be a well-connected location with easy access to transportation links, making it a desirable place to live for those who need to commute regularly.

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

Do not come with EV charger and installing one costs too much.

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

Yes, most time, it is okay. But the car park management could be better. It is not clean, and do not allow the resident to install their EV charger. The only option is to rental their EV charger, which is considerably expensive at £150 per month with an additional electric fee not included.

5
Facilities
5
Design
4
Location
4
Value
4
Management
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Despite some cons, overall it is a great place to stay!!

Things I like:
– The amenities are all really of high standard including the gym, fitness studio and the cinema room (which is lush)

Things that I don’t like so much about fifty5ive include:
– No exhauster fan when cooking. There is a booster function for the existing in-wall fan however, I’m not too sure how good this is.
– The bin chute isn’t always readily available causing other residents to leave their rubbish outside the bin chute which leaves the corridor smelling of bins.

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

Things I like:
– The location is really close to the city centre as well as my walk to work which is a 10/15 minute walk. I am able to get to different parts of Manchester easily just by walking. e.g. its less than 15 minutes to victoria station, and market street metrolink. It is also a 20 minute walk to picadilly station and because the location is so central, Uber/bolts are easily available.
– No traffic noise
– There are restaurants and bars very close by (walking distance) and a great range of ubereat options as well
– The staff at the concierge are really helpful and the communal spaces are smells nice, warm and clean – bonus calming music in concierge as well!
– The walls aren’t that sound proof

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

The walls aren’t that soundproof. (They’re decent I guess)

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

They have responded in a timely manner in which I appreciate greatly.

5
Facilities
4
Design
5
Location
5
Value
5
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Overall a good place to live, but still room for improvement

The overall design and amenities that the building has to offer are great. There’s a gym, yoga studio, business center and cinema. There’s also a rooftop terrace which is great during the nice weather.

Building management is okay. There’s a garbage chute, however it is not always operational since the bins get filled up quickly and there’s not always someone available to empty them. People also keep blocking the chutes by putting items which are way to big in the there, forcing others to go down to the bin room itself half the time, and unfortunately there’s not always someone at concierge available to let you in.
Bin collections are within the building, which is convenient but it’s not always not always consistent.

Property management is also okay, though the I think it could be better when it comes to responding to maintenance requests. If a request isn’t deemed an emergency, it can take up to a month for it to be attended to and sometimes multiple follow ups are needed making some issues that are small take much longer to fix. There also could be more security in my opinion. While we are in a safe area, I would feel better if there was always someone manning the concierge desk. Even during the day during normal hours, there’s not always someone at the desk which is frustrating because what is the point to having a concierge desk if there’s only someone there who is also helpful 50% of the time

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Good – Most things like the Arndale, Sainsburys and M&S are within a 10/15 min walk so you don’t have to go far for takeaway, night out or groceries. Victoria is a quick 10 min walk as well so it’s easy to get to other parts of a Manchester and to Piccadilly to travel elsewhere. There’s a wide range of places to go and it’s all very walkable. The street is nice and close to a major road but not a lot of through traffic and you can barely hear the noise from Trinity Way.

Bad – The nearest grocery stores are all small local shops, so if you want to have more variety and go to a bigger shop, you need a car since all the big shops are too far to access by foot.

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

I wish I knew that having a concierge desk didn’t equal security. While you do have to fob into the building it is way too easy for someone to get in, which can be good when you as a resident forget your key, but bad if someone who isn’t supposed to be in get easily lurk and find a way in. There is CCTV, but when I was evaluating different places to live, I did think security was a bit tighter than it ended up being and compared to other places I was considering

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

The building does end up responding to problems, but sometimes even problems deemed urgent, can take weeks to be fixed. I’ve raised a few issues and there have been some I’ve essentially been told to just deal with, since there was nothing that could be done, such as my radiator not going past a certain temperature or having low water pressure throughout the apartment caused by something internal in the building which still hasn’t been resolved after several weeks. Even something as simple as stopping a leakage in my shower head took weeks when the solution was just to put a small rubber stopper that had been forgotten during installation

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
4
Value
3
Management
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The development as a whole is great to live in.

The development as a whole is great to live in. It has a really nice central garden which is great for relaxing in, or just looking over from the balconies. There is a gym for residents accessible from the courtyard as well as a very nice cinema and a laundrette/communal space.

Each building has a 24/7 concierge to handle packages and any issues residents may have.

Inside my 1 bedroom flat there is plenty of space and lots of natural light, as well as plenty artificial lighting. The kitchens are really nicely designed with a large amount of cupboard space, and a washer/dryer. Each flat is pre fitted with Virgin Media, and also has the option to get Hyperoptic installed. The walls and windows of the flat are decently thick so I personally have never had any issue with noise from other residents outside of the odd person walking loudly in the hallway.

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

The area is great, perfectly distanced from the city. Both reasonably calm, yet close. There are regular busses nearby, and it is a 3-5 minute walk to either Salford Central train station and Victoria train station. There are also several ranks of rentable scooters on the street outside. Directly outside the development there is a restaurant and pub, as well as several shops down the road. There isn’t an absurd amount of traffic noise but there are sometimes loud cars on the road, and the nearby restaurant sometimes plays very loud music which can disturb indoors.

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

I wish I would have known how warm the building in general was as I personally prefer to be cool so I spend a large amount of time with the balcony doors open as a result.

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

They have always responded with grace but non-emergency repairs sometimes take over a month to get fixed.

4
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
4
Value
4
Management
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