About U+I Group

The U+I Group is a UK-based property developer and investor, with a particular focus on complex, mixed-use and community regeneration projects. The U+I Group has a varied portfolio of properties across London, Manchester and Dublin. The U+I was founded in 2015 with the merger of two companies – Development Securities PLC and Cathedral Group.

U+I Group developments

HomeViews lists a number of U+I Group developments, including the in-construction 399 Edgware Road, due to be completed in July 2019. This development will include a mix of new retail units, shops and restaurants, along with contemporary new homes.

U+I Group reviews

“Located alongside possibly the most futuristic Morrisons store in the country is 399 Edgware Road, a new mixed-use development by U+1 and designed by award-winning architects Sheppard Robson. Set in the heart of Colindale, North West London, this modern complex comprises five apartment blocks and a collection of townhouses – there are 183 new homes in total, ranging from one to four bedrooms. The seven-acre site was formally derelict and is now home to the residential development, a 40,000 sq ft Morrisons supermarket, and an oriental shopping centre and food hall, with another development and a primary school sitting alongside it. This vibrant new community hub will attract young professionals and families looking for an affordable area of the capital with reasonable transport links into Central London.” – HomeViews Property Pro on 399 Edgware Road

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Number of Developments

9

Ratings

3.88 Rating

Rating (based on 67 reviews)

Excellent

25.37%

Very Good

46.27%

Average

28.36%

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Nice well-situated modern building with great views, but badly managed and noise can be a problem

I moved into the Library Building right after the building completed and lived there for 7 years. I just moved out.

This building is better known as “The Library Building”. “Clapham One” was the name of the original construction project. There are two entrances: 2A St Luke’s Avenue and 2 Clement Avenue.

Even after all these years I never grew tired of the amazing views of Central London from my north-facing flat. If you like good skyline views, you’re in for a treat.

This being a modern building completed in 2012, it has quite good sound insulation. Despite that, boomy bass from nearby bars and nightclubs in Clapham High Street still leaks through. This can be a problem especially on Friday and Saturday nights.

My flat is always very warm relative to the outside temperature. This is nice in winter as I use very little heating, but it’s problematic in the summer as it can get really hot inside the flat. Not sure if this is specific to my flat or if it affects others too. Note that there is no centralized cooling system.

A helpful concierge team takes care of package deliveries – a very convenient service. The concierge is not present 24/7, but that’s never been a problem for me.

The building is not particularly well-managed. There has been issues with e.g. the water supply that could easily have been avoided had building management put appropriate maintenance arrangements in place. This seems to have gotten (slightly) better over the past year or so as Rendall & Rittner took over building management from Braemar Estates.

The original builders (Cathedral, United Living formerly United House) have been absolutely appalling in their post-completion handling of the building. They repeatedly refused to fix defects that are clearly their fault – for example the issues with the balconies that led to the ever-lasting scaffolding (repeatedly mentioned in other reviews). That said, the overall build quality of the building is good and the finish inside the flats is great.

Regarding broadband/internet access: the building is covered by Hyperoptic, which I highly recommend. It’s difficult to do better than symmetric 1 Gbit/s and sub-millisecond latencies on pure fiber!

Overall, I would recommend the building. My review might seem a bit grim but the issues I mention are merely small annoyances in practice – living there has been a good experience for me these past 7 years. I moved out mostly for personal reasons, not because of issues with the building, flat or overall area.

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A Sainsbury’s supermarket is 3 minutes walking distance from the building. It’s a real, large supermarket, not a convenience store. It is extremely convenient as you will never have to go far to buy groceries.

A large park, Clapham Common, is a few minutes walk from the building, which is really nice too. There is a gym right next to the building and a swimming pool close by.

Transport links are good thanks to the Northern Line. The building is a few minutes walk from Clapham Common and Clapham North stations (Zone 2). Note, however, that this link is an absolute nightmare during rush hour – I would recommend either going through Stockwell via bus or commuting after 9.30am if you can. There is also an Overground link at Clapham High Street, but it’s much less useful.

The description of the building on HomeViews states that the building is “in the heart of Clapham Junction”. That’s not true – Clapham Junction is actually quite far away and is not easily accessible from the building.

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The design is ok, looking a but like a student accommodation but it is well maintained.

In terms of facilities, they are lacking because all we have here is a concierge which yes, is good but there is no gym, nothing. The design is ok, looking a but like a student accommodation but it is well maintained. I would like to also say thank you to Ana and Shaddae for assisting me with this survey!

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I like the point that lots of shops and transportation links are close by to the development

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I wish i was more aware of the location as i am quite disappointed at how poorly the streets are

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Nice building

The building is very impressive to see and stands out on the landscape. It’s situated directly next to the train lines and can often be quite noisy but the windows block most noise. There are a number of different ‘courts’ of the building, with Brouard Court being the taller section of the building. The building is kept quite clean and the concierge office is conveniently located. Brouard Court benefits from two elevators, though recently there have been issues with one of them constantly needing maintenance, which puts it out of action.
Also directly next to / above a Wetherspoons, so can get quite noisy when their disposing of their glass bottles.
Also directly above a Pizza Express, Nandos and Vue Cinema, which is super convenient!

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Location is great. Bromley itself has access to many major stores, including grocery, fashion and electronics. The building is directly across the road from Bromley South station, with direct links to London Victoria. Several bars within minutes walk of the building, as well as a number of takeaway options and restaurants to serve all budgets.

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I wish I had known how common it was for the elevators to break down and how long it generally takes them to be repaired!

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

Building management are quite slow to respond to any requests and it’s very difficult to get anything out of them at times.

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Elevator broken down many times and had to climb nine floors

Recycling problems
Concierge is good but its only till seven and security is good
Have to pay for carpark but easy parking and available to anyone

No access to rooftop
No air conditioning

Elevator broken down many times and had to climb nine floors
There are only 2 lifts
Maintenance below is average
Its spacious

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Recycling
Better security
Litter

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Bad heating
The floor heating is weak and complicated, no furniture feet, the thermostat is in the middle of each wall so no pictures can be put on the wall.

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