About Origin Housing

Origin Housing is a UK housing association operating in North London and Hertfordshire. Origin Housing owns and manages some 6,500 homes, and provides affordable residential units to buy and for rent, along with community care and support services.

Origin Housing developments

Watermill Lane is an Origin Housing development in North London’s Edmonton area, next door to North Middlesex Hospital. It’s built on the site of an old staff accommodation block which dated back to the 1970s. Half of Watermill Lane’s 221 units are let out to hospital staff, while the rest are a mix of shared ownership and rental units.

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“The development is well designed and the units a fair size, with a mix of different tenancy and ownership options. The building are designed to be eco friendly and retain heat well. The facilities are good although the lift in our building breaks down often. It’s usually fixed within a day or two but is a source of minor inconvenience. Overall, a decent place to live with fair transport links into central London.” – Lauren S, verified resident at Watermill Lane

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Number of Developments

3

Ratings

3.61 Rating

Rating (based on 22 reviews)

Excellent

31.82%

Very Good

40.91%

Average

13.64%

Disappointing

0.00%

Very Poor

13.64%

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Fairly good development in North London

Watermill Lane is a fairly new development opposite the North Mid hospital, set down a lane it has plenty of residents parking and 2 children’s play areas. The development is well designed and the units a fair size, with a mix of houses, flats and different tenancy and ownership options.
The building are designed to be eco friendly and retain heat well. The facilities are good although the lift in our building breaks down often. It’s usually fixed within a day or two but is a source of minor inconvenience.
Overall, a decent place to live with fair transport links into central London.

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Bus stops at the hospital, 10 minute walk from Silver Street Station

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Lift breaks down a lot

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Not bad overall

The building is clean and feels safe. Parcels can get left in lobby which is annoying and perhaps not ideal. The stairs aren’t painted beyond the second floor and there is a lack of signage throughout the development

You do feel secluded as a shared owner as the private owners are in one end of the building and the shared owners and council tenants are shoved together.

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Good location lots of shops, right next to high street and not far from train station

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There is no internet on my floor as openreach didn’t finish connecting the building ! They are fixing this. I would also advise to check if they are planning to build anything that will obstruct your view. There are a few new developments underway.

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

Issues including snags in the apartment were dealt with by the sales team swiftly, I had a great experience.

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a great place to live now and in the future!

This development is one of the best looking ones in the area thanks to the clean brick exterior, straight lines, etc. Depending on where your flat is, you have seperate entrances and lifts. this is great because it means not everyone living there is using a single pathway, which would lead to faster degredation. the building is always cleaned regularly from the inside and never had a problems with the bins not being taken out.

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There are great amenities near by including several supermarkets, public transport links and parks. Living on the high street means you can have ready access to all of these things and this makes life super-convenient.

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i wish i had considered a 2 bed property as i have seen one and was surprised by how spacious it looked.

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

Yes. Whenever I have raised an issue (has been 3 times in 2 years), I’ve had an immediate response/attention.

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Spacious and well thought-out design.

Spacious and well thought-out design. Kitchen and bathroom facilities are contemporary and well appointed. Block is very well maintained with lifts service. I especially like the rear landscaped garden courtyard which my bedroom overlooks. Management is prompt in dealing with any maintenance issue that arise.

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I had researched the Private Rental market extensive and prior to deciding on Echo Court as my next home. It’s ideally placed to Public Transport, Local Amenities, to Harrow-on-the-Hill and was competitevly priced when compared to other residential areas. I have now been in site for two years. I don’t see myself leaving Echo Court.

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Excellent shopping facilities with Waitrose three minutes walk. Limited number of GP practices with excellent customer reviews. Instead, I have registered with an excellent GP in Wembley.

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

Yes, although, it’s largely dealing with snagging which 8s part of their customer support provided in the first two years of ownership.

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