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

Find out more about Peabody – read reviews from residents by clicking on the properties below. If you currently live in a Peabody development, click here to leave your review.

Number of Developments

16

Ratings

3.90 Rating

Rating (based on 171 reviews)

Excellent

26.90%

Very Good

53.80%

Average

16.37%

Disappointing

1.75%

Very Poor

1.17%

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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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Facilities
5
Design
3
Location
5
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4
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Excellent location to live at

I have lived here for 2 years and the neighbourhood is really nice. Residents are friendly and there is a sense of community. All flats are new and well built with little to no heating required in the winter months and a nice temperature over the recent summer heatwaves. There is secure parking, a podium, community garden and community centre. The location is quiet with low noise levels. Elverson road DLR is less than 5 minutes away and it’s easy to get to Canary Wharf and Bank.

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5
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5
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Great location and local amenities in modern design development

We love the design of the development, it really stands out from other new builds. Internally we also like the design, however there are a few design flaws- no tiles on kitchen wall, which makes it harder to keep clean, a gap at the back of the bathroom sink basin where water can call and sit (it’s also difficult to clean). Other than that we are really pleased with our place. We love the amount of storage, the huge amount of natural light we get all day, floor to ceiling windows, really good size bedrooms. In terms of building management, there have been several issues- there is constant leaking/flooding in the basement and we were left without lifts for several days last month. The communication from the management was not good and we were left wondering what was going on for a lot of the time. Over winter we had several development-wide issues with heating and hot water, which is not ideal especially in the winter months and in lockdown! The concierge team are brilliant and very helpful. The retail units in the grounds floors have been empty for a while now, I’m hoping they will be filled up local businesses like shops or cafes, etc

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

There is a good and growing amount of good restaurants and cafes. There are loads of open spaces- hackney and Walthamstow marshes, reservoirs and nature reserves. There is a lot of traffic on the main road, however we face away from that and are on the 14th floor so it does not bother us. There is a lot of noise from the industrial estate behind the development, however, we were aware of that when we moved in. The neighbourhood is right next door to Walthamstow and Hackney, where there are loads of great places to eat, meet and drink. Transport is very good- we are right next door to Lea bridge station, which can take you as far as Cambridge one way and to Stratford the other way. There are many buses locally as well that can take you into Hackney and Liverpool Street or towards Stratford, Walthamstow and further afield.

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

How to hang the curtains or blinds- it’s proven to be a big issue for us as I don’t think we have the additional board above the plasterboard to allow us to fix blinds/curtains in the second bedroom

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

There have been general issues with lifts not working and flooding, which could have been dealt with better. There wasn’t a lot of communication about what was going on, it would have been great to get a daily email update on the situation, what had happened, what will happen next. We were left wondering what exactly was going on for most of it as we were without lifts for several days.

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4
Design
5
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4
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Royal Warwick Square – Wow! – What a Place!

The building design, facilities, building management and property management at Royal Warwick Square are fantastic. This is immediately apparent when you arrive for the first time. Royal Warwick Square is a really lovely area that has everything you could possibly need; a gym, swimming pool, spa and cinema. At the property there is plenty of options to park your car in the secure underground car park too. The concierge have been great and are really friendly and the premises is ultra private and secure. As a new resident and property owner here I am really loving it!

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

Living in Kensington & Chelsea is unparalleled with living anywhere else in London. There are lots of shops, restaurants, bars and parks all within walking distance. The surrounding area is a safe haven and nice and tranquil compared to the hustle and bustle of the City. Kensington Palace Gardens and Hyde Park are only a 10 minute park away, while in the other direction the M4 Motorway provides an easy route out of London. High Street Kensington and Kensington Olympia tube stations are a short walk away providing easy access to any London Borough and the delights of Chelsea’s Kings Road are only a short walk / taxi ride away.

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

I only wish you had mocked up a video or provided potential photos on the St Edward / Berkeley Group website of how each property would have looked at the point of sale – instead of just floor plans. It would have saved me a lot of time as I had viewed 70+ properties in Kensington & Chelsea and if I could have seen a video of how the property would’ve looked at the point of sale I might well have purchased the property sooner / off-plan. Not a criticism at all – just a valid and genuine observation / improvement!

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

The building management has been excellent regarding responded to any minor problems or slight issues I have identified and raised to them. An engineer has been dispatch very quickly any any slight issues have been resolved effectively and efficiently. Very comforting and satisfying to have them at hand when needed.

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Design
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