LOCAL Manchester

Number of Developments

6

Ratings

4.27 Rating

Rating (based on 312 reviews)

Excellent

48.72%

Very Good

34.62%

Average

10.26%

Disappointing

2.88%

Very Poor

3.53%

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 location if you don’t mind noise

Location aside there are lots of other good things about this building. The design of the flats is perfect for friends living together with a living room to separate the bedrooms and an en-suite bathroom each. The kitchens and bathrooms are fitted to a very high standard and have a modern design.

One issue is that it can take building management a long time to respond to issue such as the lifts breaking or cookers not working. This could be an issue with the suppliers rather than the building management itself. Annoyingly the building recently had stops put in all of the sliding doors due to a manufacturing issue so hat was originally sold to us as a Juliette balcony that could be fully opened, is now a window than only slides about 1-2 feet open. This is particularly disappointing because transmission house lacks balconies unlike most other buildings in the city centre.

Also in terms of amenities transmission house does not have a gym, parking or anything else like that. There is a roof terrace but it’s not the prettiest place to be and hardly gets used. Most likely because there’s isn’t enough seating up there for people to use or picnic tables to eat at. Unfortunately the intercom app (Comelit) doesn’t function very well. It is designed with the intention of being a modern alternative to the old style phones in each flat to answer the intercom by replacing it with a phone app but unfortunately this is very slow to open and respond to a call and will not even ring your phone if the app has not been opened soon before you are expecting a call.

Overall I would recommend transmission house to anyone who wants to live in a modern flat and who likes being in the middle of the city with easy access to anything and everything. As long as you don’t mind a lack of amenities and sometime s only one out of two lifts working for over a month…

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Transmission house is the ideal place to live for an immersive city lifestyle. The location is definitely one of the best things about this building. Having a tram stop quite literally on your doorstep, the city centre bus station a couple of minutes walk away and picadilly train station plus shudehill interchange coach station 10 minutes walk away makes travelling anywhere in or outside of Manchester a breeze. The main shopping area in Manchester, market street, is at the end of the road and at the other end is countless bars, restaurants and cafes that northern quarter has to offer. It takes me a couple of minutes to walk to Aldi in the arndale shopping centre to do my weekly food shop.

The issue with living in such a good location is that you’re bound to experience some noise disturbance from the local bars/clubs particularly if your flat faces tib street. This is particularly bad on Fridays and Saturdays when noise disturbance can go on til 5am and can sometimes be heard even with all windows closed and wearing earplugs. There are quite often police cars or fire engines around the area dealing with issues but that’s to be expected living in the city.

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

How noisy it can get on Fridays and Saturday nights and what time neighbouring bars stay open til on those days.

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

Building management are always very willing to help and reply very quickly via WhatsApp however some issues never actually end up getting sorted.

4
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
5
Value
4
Management
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Apart from the noise, this is the perfect apartment

I feel that the apartments are really well designed and are great as a blank canvas to move into. The apartments don’t have much character as everything is grey and white but very modern. This worked for me as I like to bring in my own style and colour to the apartment to make it my own. The apartment has been designed to a high standard with lots of thought put into things like the addition of a large storage cupboard, high quality shower, good room layout. There aren’t many facilities in the building but this doesn’t bother me as we are surrounded by so much going on. There is a nice roof terrace but I don’t go up much as there aren’t many places to sit and most of the floor is covered in gravel which is uncomfortable. The building management is generally helpful and the security staff are very friendly. There is someone at reception 24hours per day which is nice when you are getting home in the middle of the night. Usually things get fixed within a few weeks of us reporting it but some issues haven’t been sorted since we moved in.

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Right in the centre of Northern Quarter you have some of the cities most popular and exciting bars and restaurants literally on your doorstep. Grocery shops ranging from Aldi to M&S are all within 5-10 minutes walk of the building and Manchester’s main retail area, Market Street and the Arndale are just at the end of the road. Transport links are great, tram stop is 2 mins down the road, bus station is 4 mins walk, train station is 15 mins walk and coach station is 15 mins walk. There is a multi storey car park for short term parking opposite the building but limited on street parking and long stay parking within the area. Noise disturbance is the biggest issue with living in this building, one side of the building is opposite a couple of very popular bars/clubs and on Friday and Saturday nights these close at 5am which can result in some very noisy people out on the street in the middle of the night as well as taxis beeping outside the apartment in the middle of the night however if you can deal with some noise this is the ideal city centre apartment.

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

I didn’t know how noisy it would be at night even though I could see it was opposite a bar.

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

Have had so many issues with the wrong amount being taken for my deposit or it has been taken on the wrong date and it has been very difficult to resolve this. They never pick up the phone and take weeks to reply via email.

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Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
5
Value
4
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.

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Facilities
5
Design
4
Location
4
Value
4
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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.

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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
Management
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