About Peabody

Peabody is one of London’s largest housing providers, committed to designing, building and maintaining quality homes and neighbourhoods. Peabody and Family Mosaic merged back in 2017, and now look after thousands of residents in homes across London, Essex, Sussex, Hampshire and Kent.

Peabody developments

HomeViews lists Peabody developments across the capital, from E13’s Upton Village to  SW11’s St John’s Way. One of Peabody’s most highly anticipated developments is Fish Island Village, an emerging, vibrant community in the heart of trendy Hackney Wick. Together with Hill and The Trampery, Peabody is introducing some 580 canalside apartments here, along with dedicated workspace, a concierge service and a top fitness centre.

The creators wanted to bring more than just a residential development to the East End, instead opting to introduce a colourful, vivacious community. Fish Island Village is the brainchild of collaborative trio Hill, Peabody Group and The Trampery. Combined, these forward-thinking organisations are committed to developing inventive housing and coworking space across the capital. In other words, spaces for people to live, work and play.” – HomeViews Property Pro on Fish Island Village

Peabody reviews

The apartments are big and bright. The sound proofing is amazing. We have never heard any of our neighbors from above us or next door to us. It’s well maintained and a short walk from Lewisham station which has great connections to central London. Another big plus is that this development is pet friendly. There is also a courtyard with swings and slides for kids.” – PDC, verified resident at Thurston Point

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Number of Developments

27

Ratings

3.86 Rating

Rating (based on 363 reviews)

Excellent

30.58%

Very Good

46.01%

Average

14.88%

Disappointing

4.13%

Very Poor

4.41%

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My flat was delivered as promised and as advertised, no issues and everything covered by warranty.

I was a looking for a one bedroom flat in a very specific area and had a few friends that were living here so decided to buy in one of the new phases. The sales team at Bellway Homes were very good, answered all my questions and the purchasing experience was very easy – however once the booking fee and contract were exchanged it deteriorated.

The flat I chose was listed as a disabled flat, I didn’t need a disabled space but liked that the bathroom was a more generous space but it didn’t come with a shower and the developer said they wouldn’t put one in – we went back and forth and eventually they did. Another example was requesting wooden floors instead of carpet and in the end I was allowed but had to pay a lot more. The kitchen was standard and I wanted white and a few small tiny things changed but they wouldn’t allow this.

The timeline was as promised and the after sales lady from Bellway Homes was lovely and handled everything well and quickly as well as explaining how everything worked. We had two small issues when we moved in – the first was that the extractor in the bathroom was really noisy and the second was a leak from the sink, both were quickly fixed.

After the initial move in the management was handed over to a company called Ringleys. They have promised lots of things that they haven’t done, the main one being CCTV cameras which the residents wanted as mail was going missing and this hasn’t been delivered. From speaking to other people there seems to be no good management companies in the UK. When the service charges were due to be paid and people then looked into what was promised and what was delivered there were lots of complaints. I actually don’t think they are too bad as they cut the grass, clean the windows and the inside of the buildings. They do a decent job for what we pay. If something needs fixing owners expect it to be done immediately but it does get done even if it takes a while. The main issues are the lack of cctv, issues with parcels and where they can be stored and garbage getting left out. We don’t have a concierge service.

My flat was delivered as promised and as advertised, no issues and everything covered by warranty. The wow factor for me and the biggest reason we bought was the open plan kitchen which makes the living area seem so much bigger. The reason we bought new build was because the bedrooms and storage is so much better and bigger than older houses.

We have no issues with noise and the walls are well insulated – we have an owners group and we communicate well and let each other know if we are planning to have a party or anything going on but even with the doors closed you can’t hear anything. There is a decent community here and dominated by South East Asians and Eastern Europeans, we all get along and help each other out when we need something. There seems to be a lot of people like us – younger generation of first time home buyers who have put all their savings down to buy.

If we move it will be to get more space as we are in a one bed flat and I would look to buy within the development but I would prefer to buy through another developer. I believe there is no perfect developer and would now be mentally prepared for the process of buying. I have been looking in Uxbridge and would now read reviews of what other residents are saying before I buy again.

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There is very little around but it is a good commuter town as we can get to London in 20 minutes and most people I know working in London. There are a few restaurants and pubs and it ticks all the boxes but there are not a wide group of things here. One big incident was when the Sainsbury cash machine was bombed to get the money but bar that incident it is a safe area. There are kids and teenagers loitering around which some residents complain about but I think it is just kids being kids and not a big issue.

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

I wish to have known That the crossrail is delayed.

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Facilities
5
Design
4
Location
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Clean and attractive

I decided to rent a flat at Merchants Walk because of the distance away from my work as it is conveniently only a 30-minute walk away.  I am tied to the Canary Wharf area because of this.

It was quite smooth moving in, there were a couple of issues but nothing too bad. They are usually fixed if you flag it quickly, so I am quite happy with the management on the site. They were quite responsive when I had a leaking window and came to fix it very quickly. We do have a concierge service, which is useful to have, who are open 4 days a week and they collect our packages. I’m not sure if we have any CCTV cameras but I have never had any issues with safety in the development. There is a lock on the front door and an additional one past the foyer. I find it to be relatively safe.

We do also have a garden on the site, which is a nice touch, but I don’t not use it that much, but it is well-kept with lots of nice trees and flowers and it’s a nice place for children to play in. I wish there was a gym included.

The building of the development has been well thought. The height of the buildings could have been better thought out as people living on one side don’t get a great view. My flat itself looks very clean and modern with all the appliances up to date because the building is new. It is a very spacious and bright flat with lovely big windows with a view towards East London. Inside we have three bedrooms, and two are very large. The other is a bit smaller, but I don’t mind. We also have two bathrooms, which is a luxury. We live in a furnished apartment but have been able to personalise our flat through adding in various home accessories. I do also have a spacious balcony, which leads out from the living room. We have put a chair and a small table on it and it’s nice to use during the summer as at least 7-10 people can fit on it. It can get very hot in the morning, above 25° especially in the summer. We are able to open our windows but there is a security feature in place, which means we can’t open them all the way. My flatmates and I now have fans in our rooms.

There are some resident events put on by the building’s management but there are more for families and I am not really interested in them.

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

The area is becoming better with easy access to the city via the DLR line, which goes to Bank. You can also take it to get to Stratford. It is a 30-40-minute walk to most areas, like Bromley-by-bow so it is a good compromise. There is not a lot in the area to necessarily do, apart from a couple of shops and a small Tesco only a 3-minute walk away. A larger Tesco is about a 15-minute walk away.

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

Everything was explained to me very well about the flat.

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

Management were responsive when I had a leaking window and fixed it pretty quickly.

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5
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3
Location
5
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The development is attractive from the outside, modern + clean but with personality.

The development is attractive from the outside, modern + clean but with personality. Sound-proofing between floors is good with only occasional noises being heard.

The central communal areas are nicely kept with a lot of the ground floor flats in the nearby buildings opening directly onto them. The bin areas are a generous size and kept fairly clean + tidy and there appears to be plenty of room for bike storage. The internal corridors + lift and kept in a good condition with regular vacuuming + mopping.

The ventilation systems are very good as is the double glazing.

There have been a few instances since moving in when the communal door downstairs has broken and is therefore open at all time to anyone but generally this is fixed within a few days; it’s probably the main issue that I would note with the building overall.

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Super convenient to get to most areas in London by public transport; there are several bus stops located right by Angel station and then also further down by Highbury + Islington. The development is in between Angel + Old St so has super easy access to places like Shoreditch, Hackney + Stoke Newington as well as being a two-minute walk to the canal and a 10-15 minute walk to King’s Cross St. Pancras, Coal Drops Yard + Granary Square.

Within Angel itself there’s a good choice of coffee shops + restaurants, both independent + chain, as well as the ‘necessities’ like banks, supermarkets + pharmacies. The green is always popular but always well looked after and it’s a lovely little space to have in the sunnier months and there’s a decent market on Chapel St every weekend.

There’s a good community feel and with most amenities off 1 of the 3 main roads (Upper St, Essex Road + Liverpool Road), everything is within easy walking distance of the development.

The road itself is not too noisy although it can be busy with delivery drivers i.e. Deliveroo and supermarkets. There are a couple of quite large offices opposite the development and one in particular quite often has delivery lorries but they don’t tend to stay for long.

Obviously there is no control over what the people in other complexes do but it can be a bit noisy in the summer months when windows are open and music is playing.

There are 3 schools nearby so there are a lot of families and young children living in nearby complexes who walk to + from the schools in the mornings and afternoons. I do not own a car so cannot comment on parking availability.

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

How busy the road can be at different times of the day. That’s not a complaint because this is London after all but if you’ve come here from a quiet road, it will take a little getting used to.

What is the best feature of your home:

The location is excellent, the finish of the building is contemporary + minimal and as a first bought home, it is an excellent start up the property ladder.

4
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5
Design
5
Location
4
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St. Bernard’s Gate – the right choice for me!

1-bed flats here are comparatively large for a London flat – you get a balcony (this helped me survive lockdown!) and bathtub which is not that common in the capital. Layout is great with no dead-spaces. White goods provided is of good quality and finish is decent. There’s the usual snags but building management helped with chasing the developer. They took time but all got resolved. Aftercare sales had 1-2 customer officers who are excellent but building management can be better in being more consistent and needing less chasing up.

In all, I think our development is really special being set amongst Grade II listed buildings (first asylum in the country) – you get modern conveniences with period features in the surroundings. There are also plans to regenerate the beautiful St. Bernard’s Gatehouse and the chapel into local community spaces (e.g. for artists) which will bring even more vibrancy to our area.

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I love living on this development with friendly and helpful neighbours whom some have now become friends! I feel safe here and the location is excellent for me as a non-driver due to the good bus links which takes you to a Central (Ealing Broadway) or Piccadilly (Ealing Common Or Boston Manor) Line in about 15-20 mins.

There’s a Gregg’s on-site and a Londis is 3-min walk away. My favorite local restaurants are Loro’d Napoli (yummy wood-fired pizzas) and RanThai (Thai food). Both only 10-mins by foot and you also get good cafes, cosy local pubs and grocers/shops around there!

Most amazing around here is we have the famous Hanwell Locks and Brunel’s Three Bridges for nice local walks just behind our development.

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

We have our own private WhatsApp and Facebook groups which is great for networking and getting tips for flat or communal issues. Details to join can be obtained from your neighbour or the bulletin boards in the building lobbies for newcomers to the development! We look forward to more people joining us!

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

They had responded and resolved majority of the issues (a few are still in process) I raised satisfactorily but had needed chasing up.

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4
Design
5
Location
5
Value
3
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