Upper Riverside

Number of Developments

5

Ratings

4.12 Rating

Rating (based on 181 reviews)

Excellent

46.41%

Very Good

41.44%

Average

6.63%

Disappointing

1.66%

Very Poor

3.87%

Upper Riverside is a large residential development in the heart of Greenwich Peninsula. It is one of Greenwich Peninsula’s new neighbourhoods located alongside the River Thames. There are five buildings in the Upper Riverside development, with a unique design approach in each building. The development is only a 17-minute journey to Bond Street on the Jubilee Line.

Upper Riverside buildings

No.1, No.2, No.3, No.4 and No.5 are all buildings in the Upper Riverside development in Greenwich. No.4 Upper Riverside is a Build to Rent building. Residents across all five buildings can enjoy access to the resident’s club for a range of facilities and amenities. These include a pool, a gym, a sky view terrace, cinemas, a dining room and various co-working spaces.

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Upperriverside and the surrounding area really break the mould when it comes to the standard they provide!

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Review Date Apr 2020

Where do I start?

Upperriverside and the surrounding area really break the mould when it comes to the standard they provide!

We recently moved from Canary Wharf with the hope Greenwich would bring activities and community, and it certainly delivered.

Concierge for all 4 buildings in upper riverside are so helpful and friendly. We’ve been here since July and they’ve helped us every step of the way. Our flat is ultra modern, and as we are the 18th floor, the views of London are breathtaking.

The aftercare team have also helped us with any little requests we have made about the flat & management always take the communities feedback on board.

Our apartment is ultra-modern and perfect for a couple working in central London, as the commute is only 20 minutes to Westminster and 25 to Marleybone – ideal for a stress-free morning commute.

I’ve never been part of such a community where everyone is so happy and ours neighbours are all friends- it’s great!

We also know people that live in the Lighterman and Besserman who regularly enjoy workouts with us and take walks with them to enjoy the many parks in the surrounding area.

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

There is so much to do! Our favourite bar has to be Ardoa, their wine and food is incredible. We also love a long walk down the river where there is an ecology park, perfect environment for relaxing on the weekend.

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

I would have liked to have had more knowledge on the services available (The tide). I’m now a member and go frequently, as I joined through a friend.

What is the best feature of your home:

The best feature has to be the views from our balcony and rooftop terrace.

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
5
Value
5
Management
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Building 1 over view

Building 1 is a nice building. It is however disappointing not to have concierge in the reception. The building is accessible by the public and non residents being by the entrance to the tide and Ardoa and cafes can access the post room and risk safety. I’ve never understood why there is no furniture on the roof terrace of floor 18 when all other buildings have furniture so there is no chairs or tables to relax and enjoy that area, is this something that is being looked into? Some rooftops have too much furniture and so could lend this to building 1. The reception area in building 1 also has very limited seating or relaxing space compared to other buildings where they have nice sofas, chairs and tables. Can this be revisited.? I’d also say the design and layout of the flats are smaller than other buildings.

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

The location of the development is excellent. Transport links are great and being by the river is lovely. There could be more bars and restaurants for that community feel. Affordable Parking could be better and a limit on social housing is necessary because it is having an impact on the look and feel of the area.

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

That the wall to my flat is adjacent to social housing. Had I known I may not have purchased the property due to ongoing noise issues. Access to amenities are not permitted to shared ownership residents even if you staircase to own 100% which is poor even when the owners are willing to pay for them. This really needs to be reviewed.

If there is one thing you would change about your flat or property what would it be:

I would most definitely change the layout. The internal design is awkward and clunky giving no appreciation of space or storage. Some interior finishes feel rushed. Access to the balcony from the living area would’ve been better than from the bedroom.

3
Facilities
3
Design
2
Location
3
Value
3
Management
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Great development in a rapidly developing area – maybe too rapidly!

The development itself, design-wise is great, though with one issue. Whenever it gets very windy – a common occurrence for this area as it is riverside – the bedroom window emits an irritating noise whenever it is closed. I contacted property management for this, and although they helped locate the source of the problem, I understood it was to do with the design of the building and the weather conditions of the area. Having a more durable architectural solution to deal with this issue would help.

The facilities I have gotten to use so far, mainly the gym and the pool are all great. The weights room at Building 2 does get busier than expected at times and could be slightly more spacious, but the gym equipment is terrific and the floor is fine. The rooftop terrace is beautiful. I like being able to use the tables on the ground floor of each building to work at times, too. I have yet to try the cinema room but like what I have seen of it and look forward to trying it out when we can actually have friends over again!

Otherwise, the design of the building and the homes are state-of-the-art and kept that way. They’re really taken care of well, and with love – it really shows!

Building and property management are great. They always respond promptly to issues and are very willing to help.

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

The existing restaurants, bars, cafes and open spaces are great. I just wish there was a wider range outside of the O2 shopping mall as well. The supermarkets, however, are inadequate for the area – their products aren’t of great quality and their stock and range are small, as they are small supermarkets. Having a large supermarket with an expansive range of products without having to travel to Charlton or other parts of Greenwich would be very helpful.

As to transport links, no complaints there. Living here is great for that.

Traffic noise hasn’t been terrible but does sometimes exist. Some weekends I can hear car and pedestrian noises around 1-2 am which isn’t great. I do live on the second floor of my building though so I guess that’s inevitable.

Construction noise is a bit of a problem, both regarding noise and visual pollution. Sometimes it gets to the point where I have my headphones on for much of the day as a result.

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

The shortage of supermarkets within the area. I’ve shopped for groceries more from Charlton or other parts of Greenwich than here!

How crowded the Jubilee line can really be – as good as it is for getting from one end of the city to another…

What is the best feature of your home:

I adore the interior design of my flat, from the open plan kitchen to the living room. It’s both spacious and pleasing to the eyes.

5
Facilities
4
Design
2
Location
3
Value
4
Management
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Noisy, lazy staff, OK amenities but you won’t be able to sleep here.

The development has a nice pool. An OK cardio gym but almost no weights. It is nice to have a pool but for some reason it is just always a bit too cold in my opinion. The cinema rooms are nice but impossible to book and no one verifies if people actually show up. For some reason in the apartment they cheaped out on putting plugs in the kitchen island.

I lost one of my belongings and emailed the concierge. They didn’t respond so the next day I went to them in person and they didn’t have it. Alright. I went back two weeks later and surprise surprise they had what I lost. They know who I was, my name was on it yet no one went through the trouble to let me know they found it after all. The support you will get really depends on who you ask. Most of them are counting down until the end of their day and don’t care. They will be friendly in your face but come up with artificials rules onto why they wont do something. – Some have been helpful though but the good ones are in a minority.

As much as it is nice to have some of these amenities and service even though they are not perfect they are totally overshadowed by the fact that you can not sleep in your own apartment on the weekend because of the constant parties. I can not recommend living here to anyone in good faith. It’s horrible to live like this.

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

Arranging parking is nearly impossible.
Neighbors holding parties all night long with very loud music, smelly drugs and drunk people in the hallways. Nothing is ever done about it resulting in sleepless nights and paying for a hotel.
Apartments on AirBnb being used for parties while in the contracts it is clearly stated that you are not allowed to list them.
The metal railings downstairs make a horrible noise when the wind flows through them.
Dog pee in the elevator and no one cleaned it up for 12 hours.

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

The parties… I really should have known. This is not acceptable.

What is the best feature of your home:

My apartment is rather large and its nice to have some space.

3
Facilities
4
Design
3
Location
3
Value
2
Management
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Beautifully designed apartments with a few cut corners

The design and location of the development is great: about 5 minutes from the tube station and each apartment has beautiful furniture and immaculate finishing. There are also a bevvy of amenities, as you can access the receptions, rooftops, and gyms of each building (there are 5 in total). Few drawbacks would be that the building 2 reception is the only one that generally receives and holds parcels (so you will have to leave the building to get these if you don’t live in building 2), and that the apartments don’t have full-fledged air conditioning, but instead have something called comfort cooling, which is just a disappointing feature as it doesn’t host the cooling properties one would expect from such a modern development. Additionally, I question how long the beauty of the apartments will last, as it seems quite prone to smudging and scraping, and without recurring upkeep, the apartments will probably lose much of their glory. This all might have been the result of some attempt in saving costs, which would be a true shame.

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

The area seems lively and vibrant and there is plenty of greenery around. The area, despite the vibrancy and the relatively high amount of skaters, never feels dangerous or anything of the sort, it is just a fun location where people of all cultures come together.

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

The functionality (or lack thereof) of the comfort cooling system.

What is the best feature of your home:

The aesthetics are quite wonderful, from the design of the flat to the views that are accessed through the floor to ceiling windows, especially considering these are basically double in height of your normal windows.

5
Facilities
5
Design
4
Location
4
Value
2
Management
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