About St George

St George is part of the Berkeley Group – one of Britain’s best-known property developers. The Berkeley Group operates across London, Birmingham and the South of England and it was founded in the 1970s. The Berkeley Group is made up of a number of companies – along with St George, there’s St Edward, St Joseph, St James and St William.

St George is committed to creating high-quality developments across London, and builds new apartments and penthouses with leisure and retail facilities.

St George developments

You can find out more about St George developments on HomeViews. St George developments listed on the site include sought-after riverfront properties like Imperial Wharf and St George Wharf – The Tower, and centrally located units in up-and-coming areas such as Coindale’s Beaufort Park.

The site is mostly pedestrianised, so it’s great for children. It’s a short walk to the river, past a supermarket, a couple of restaurants and a great pub. I love living here as the flats are high spec and come with high speed internet and airconditioning.” – Laura, verified resident at Imperial Wharf

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Number of Developments

16

Ratings

4.06 Rating

Rating (based on 342 reviews)

Excellent

35.09%

Very Good

47.37%

Average

11.99%

Disappointing

3.80%

Very Poor

1.75%

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Fulham Reach is very easy living

5
Facilities
5
Design
4
Location
3
Value
4
Management

We are renting from a private landlord, but St George (the Developer) have been very responsive directly as everything remains within its warranty period. Their concierge, customer services manager and handymen have made moving here and living here very stress free. I feel the properties are over priced for purchase, perhaps the original selling off plan prices are now appropriate but the asking prices on re sales are too ambitious in my view. In terms of renting, we secured our tenancy for more than 20% below asking price. There were quite a few available to buy and rent, so its worth trying a low offer, especially as new phases complete. The building itself feels like a decent hotel in the common parts. The developer has not scrimped on the interiors at all which are air conditioned, smart (lots of marble) and some nice and appropriate art.

The facilities are unusually strong; the pool and gym are fantastic and mostly empty whilst the remaining phases of the development remain unfinished. The real winner here is the pool which is as smart as any I have seen, and also mainly empty at the moment, but note that it is currently shared by maybe 200 apartments, but that number will increase dramatically in the coming months and years which will put more pressure on. The concierge is excellent; professional and helpful. The guys and girls in the gym are also v nice. Its a friendly atmosphere where you are treated like a valued customer/guest, rather than other developments where I have felt a little bit less comfortable with self important porters whose main offer can be an encyclopaedic knowledge of the “estate rules”.

The apartments themselves are of extremely good design and high spec. Its clear that an experienced London developer has produced them. Air con, Lutron lighting, built in speakers, and a home automation system are all fitted, albeit which is perhaps a little fiddly to use (can we just have a normal light switch in the living room please…?) We ended up still using our free standing Sonos speakers, as the music system is not as good as Sonos in my view. The kitchen has great equipment and everything seems to work well. They are quick to help with any issues (even user error in some cases). We are not fans of the prepay meter installed for heating, which feels like an odd solution in a development like this because it runs out. They have put all the AV equipment in a cupboard which tends to get too hot, and I dont think the wifi and sky boxes are built for that heat, so we have had some trouble there.

Overall though, this development works very well, largely due to excellent job the developer has done, in my view.

5
Facilities
5
Design
4
Location
3
Value
4
Management
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Bringing a little bit of luxury to Hammersmith

5
Facilities
4
Design
3
Location
3
Value
5
Management

We bought a 2-bedroom apartment off plan and were one of the first residents in Distillery Wharf.

The apartments are of good quality overall with impressive design features (particularly the marble bathrooms, leather wardrobes). Other add-ons include air conditioning which was great in the summer (we never had to use the heating in the winter as the building is so well insulated), built in speakers and Lutron lighting all controlled by the control4 system (although I should add that this system froze a lot and did not function properly after one year of use). A handy video screen also allows you to see who is ringing your door bell at the main entrance (although again we had a few issues with this functioning after one year). The kitchen has high specs and everything worked well for us and the double glazed windows made it virtually impossible to hear anything outside which was great. We liked the pre-payment system for heating/water as we could control our costs and it was easy to monitor (much more transparent than other providers out there).

The facilities were the prime draw for us in this development and are second to none. Having doorstop access to the gym, swimming pool, sauna, steam room and cinema room was fantastic. We used the swimming pool in particular very often (having a swim pre and post the office to classical music was rather nice) and it often felt like we were in a hotel. We did notice however that it got increasingly busy at peak times as other buildings in the development completed so it will be interesting to see how they control this. We used the wine room, billiards room and virtual golf room for entertaining which went down well with friends and family – particularly as our flat could not host large numbers. The development is also very pram and young children friendly with wide doors and lifts.

In terms of service, the professionalism and attitudes from the staff was great and it did feel like entering a hotel with the ambiance and their attentiveness. The 24/7 Concierge service is very convenient for residents and Angus in particular does a great job at running the show. The service charge in my opinion however is high and not justifiable.

In terms of the location, we have really seen the transformation of this area over the past few years and enjoyed having Harris and Hoole, Tescos Express, the Blue Boat pub and Cafe Plum nearby. We also enjoyed being a 5 minute walk to our favourite restaurant, the River Cafe. To add to this, the development is a 10 minute walk to Hammersmith station which offers four tube lines and is conveniently located for the A4/M4 if getting out of London. The river path has also been significantly improved over the past two years with beautiful pedestrian routes down to Putney making this neighbourhood a desirable place to live.

Overall, we enjoyed living here and have many fond memories!

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The service charge pricing and breakdown was not very transparent – this should be clearer.

5
Facilities
4
Design
3
Location
3
Value
5
Management
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Tenants beware hidden charges for air cooling

5
Facilities
5
Design
3
Location
3
Value
3
Management

There is an issue in Fulham Reach which is that the service charge – payable by the owners/landlords – includes the air cooling/heating. It does so on a fixed basis, so regardless of usage, each flat pays a share based on square footage. This charge is not just for the use, but also the maintenance of the system – and it is not metered. If you leave the flat empty, or run it on full blast for 12 months, your charge will be the same. As a tenant of Fulham Reach, you will unwittingly sign a lease drafted by an agency (in my case JLL) which binds you into paying this charge for the landlord – which I think is unfair, especially as the landlord will have paid it in advance and could be transparent with you at the beginning as to what this charge is. My landlord waited until a few weeks after my lease had ended, having never mentioned or disclosed this charge, and then deducted it from my deposit. I took them to the tribunal, but of course JLL’s drafting was very friendly for their client, the landlord, and so I lost. So, two pieces of advice: 1. Either cross out the air cooling clause in your tenancy before you sign it, or agree the charge up front with the landlord (remember, they have paid it in advance); and/or 2. Bear this in mind when you would otherwise be sensibly trying to conserve costs in running the system – you can’t save yourself any cost – it is a fixed charge.

5
Facilities
5
Design
3
Location
3
Value
3
Management
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Disappointing, communication poorly managed and frequent problems with facilities

3
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
2
Value
1
Management

Aircon repeatedly fails in flats and facilities – residents not informed when not working in facilities and not fixed after months of complaining. Communication is poor from facilities and building management.

Incredibly loud creaking noise when windy making it unable to sleep at night.

Exec lounge is not exclusive to resident with local residents and businesses able to use it at the same price as residents – £50 an hour.. St George are able to use the lounge and I have frequently been told to move because they want to use it with no notice.

Concierge team are great and when facilities work they are also great however given how many times I have been let down, things still not fixed in facilities and flat after months plus the poor communication I would not recommend renting here.

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Aircon useless, communication poor, concierge good

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Facilities look good but poorly managed

3
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
2
Value
1
Management
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