urbanbubble

Number of Developments

22

Ratings

4.61 Rating

Rating (based on 1835 reviews)

Excellent

72.75%

Very Good

22.29%

Average

3.11%

Disappointing

1.09%

Very Poor

0.76%

Based in the heart of Manchester, urbanbubble is the North West’s fastest-growing residential property management company. It currently manages  Build to Rent schemes across Bath, Birmingham, London and Leeds. In addition, it manages 1,500 rental apartments across Blackfriars, Deansgate Square’s West Tower, Anco&Co and Crescent.

urbanbubble developments

Spring Wharf, The Slate Yard and West Tower are all residential developments on HomeViews managed by urbanbubble. All are Build to Rent developments whereby residents have access to a wide range of facilities and amenities on site.

urbanbubble reviews

“The Slate Yard is a wonderful place to live. Not only do you have everything on your doorstep, the service from the Slate Yard itself is awesome.” Verified resident, The Slate Yard

“All the staff were great, Emma showed us around the apartment and made the move effortless. Yasminas been brilliant from the start and taken care of everything we’ve needed. Ali and the concierge team have always been professional and welcoming. Sarah at the gym and amenities Knows her stuff and I can see how excited she is to welcome us all. I can’t recommend the building enough for people looking for a genuine five star experience.” Verified resident, West Tower.

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Amazing Place to Rent

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Apr 2021

This is a very conveniently positioned residence. Its in the heart of birmingham in a safe and secure area with all the shops and local amenities at your doorstep. The design of each apartment is modern and fresh which makes it a pleasure to live in. The management are always on hand to help with any questions or queries and will go out of their way to make you feel comfortable. Everyone is very friendly including the staff, management and the residents.

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An amazing place to rent, convenient and vibrant. Conveniently located in the heart of birmingham with easy access to local bars and restaurants and the best of the best shopping is available at your doorstep. The apartments are modern and well insulated and there is little or no noise from neighbouring residents. The bin area is conveniently located in the lobby and is open 24/7 and there is a co-co located on site for those emergencies.

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

Parking is a very big issue. I wish parking was included within the rental price, the only options are underground parking which is currently an 8-12 week wait alternatively you need to apply for an annual permit.

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

At present we have not had any problems which are to be reported, its been just over a month and everything seems to be smooth sailing.

5
Facilities
4
Design
5
Location
5
Value
5
Management
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Manager Response

Thank you so much Aly & Syeda!

Your words read like a smooth, motivational snippet from an official brochure.
Much thanks for that! We’re glad that you have chosen us and appreciate what we have to offer.

See you around!

Love living at The Grain Store!

The design of the apartments is very modern and easy to keep clean. You are also allowed to decorate it yourself, which is a huge plus and quite unusual in rented accommodation. Plus, EPC rating is a B, which is one of the main reasons I moved here (my last flat was exempt from EPC rating and was absolutely freezing!). I’m warm all year round in this apartment.

For the price we’re paying, the flat is enormous and there’s a choice of 6 month or 12 month contracts – very flexible.

Rubbish and recycling is super easy, you don’t even have to leave the building. Feels very safe and everything is always super clean in the communal areas and hallways.

You’re allowed pets, which is unusual in Bath and really appreciated.

Staff are always extremely helpful and friendly! They will take your parcels at the office which is so convenient. If there’s ever an issue with an appliance it’s sorted within 1 or 2 days.

If I have any criticisms, I would say that the kitchen space is too small. There’s barely any space for basic kitchen equipment and this seems to be true in all flats, regardless of size. Secondly, the residents’ gym isn’t really fit for purpose as it doesn’t have proper weights, benches and a squat rack, which are essentials. Luckily, Puregym is only downstairs, but it would be nice to have a proper gym included in the package.

Overall it’s an amazing place to live and I think we’ll be here for a long time!

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

A great thing about living at Spring Wharf is the view from our window, which looks out on lots of lovely rooftops and greenery. Two adorable cafés (Coffee #1 and Cassia) are a 10 minute walk away and I go there all the time to get some work done or just to chill. In the other direction and a similar distance is Velo Lounge, which is great for a drink, and on the same street is a load of charity shops. Victoria Park is again very close and easily reachable for a lunchtime walk.
Transport to Bristol or London is really easy, as Oldfield Park Station is just up the road a 10 min walk away.
There aren’t many restaurants nearby, however, and the place is close to both a busy road and a police station, so I hear sirens multiple times a day. Perhaps some better soundproofing could sort this out?

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

It’s hard to criticise this place as it really is such a great find. I suppose it would be nice to have more proper residents’ events.

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

They have always been quick and helpful to resolve any issues.

4
Facilities
4
Design
3
Location
4
Value
5
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Best Rented Property I’ve Ever Lived In

I have lived at The Slate Yard from June 2021 to June 2023 and one of my absolute favourite aspects is the private dining room, I’ve hosted my birthday party, a Christmas party, a works canapé party etc and have always gotten amazing reactions from people. Also I can’t speak highly enough of Jordan, John and Andrea on the desk, always professional, never had to wait long for a maintenance request, always helpful with parcels. As much as the facilities, the staff here have been what has made my time truly exceptional. The only reason I’m leaving is to buy my first house and I’m really going to miss The Slate Yard

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Gorgeous location, prime city centre location especially for me who lives going out to spinningfields for a restaurant night out. Never had any problems with security, other tenants, noise etc. Only downside I would say is that as much as you can always get parking in the NCP next to The Slate Yard, annual resident parking is quite expensive.

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

Parking, upon moving in I was told limited parking was available but only once I moved in did I realise I’d have to get an NCP residents pass

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

Prompt responses with all maintenance requests, not that many came up. My only ones were some flaking paint and the smoke alarm batteries needing changing.

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
5
Value
5
Management
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Blackhorse Mills is like a home to me and my family

Staff were professional and very accommodating. They offer help in any circumstances when approached if there is any problem exist. The facilities is excellent and i enjoyed staying in here and would like to extend my stay. I would like to extend my greetings to the team for their excellent job.

The design of the property is very modern and up to date model. The ground floor in the garden by the tennis court was amazing offering a big place for the kids and pets to walk and play around. The concierge team in the front desk and the admins are very friendly, accommodating and listened well of any concerns we have.The maintenance team is energetic and solved any issues promptly and professionally. Overall management and facilities is excellent .

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There is a good range of choices of local shops around the area which is close-by. There is Cooperative shop which is 2-3 minutes away walking distance. There is 24 hours off licence also close to Cooperative shop and there is a Turkish restaurant available for eating in and take-away meals. The Tesco shop is also closeby walking distance and one Asian shop that offers a variety of Asian groceries . Fish and chip and chicken restaurant is also available for eating in and takeaway walking distance only.

Tottenham Hale is also very close which has a lot of choices of shops and restaurant and cafe which is 15-20 minutes walk or 5 minutes by bus. Good transport choices very convenient. three choices of transport from underground and overground and buses. If there is problem with trains buses is available. The street is peaceful and safe. Bin chutes sometimes have issue that needs repair but main bin room area is accessible downstairs. Good sound proof in our walls and windows as i can’t hear traffic noises outside my apartment.

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

If any playground facilities available for children, it is good for families who has childrens.

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

Whenever issues raised of concerns the management replies email quickly and responded with thorough explanation and what is the steps to deal with the issue.

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
5
Value
5
Management
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Amazing rental experience!

Overall, this is a great building and community to live in. Even though the exterior is not the most attractive in my opinion, the interior more than makes up for it. The furniture and design all feel very modern, especially the kitchen and bathrooms. The bedrooms are very cosy and the beds are probably the best I have ever slept on.
The staff are all incredibly helpful and pleasant. They give everything a personal touch and make your stay so much better.
The amenities are great, especially the residents lounge. It feels like home being down there with the TV, the ample seating, hot drinks and WiFi.
I do believe that the parking situation is not ideal as it is quite expensive to park in the building as well as the NCP. It would be good if they had some sort of deal with the NCP to provide cheaper parking for residents.

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

The location is perfect as it is pretty much in the heart of the city but just outside so there is some peace and quiet. Being next to the canal is lovely and the green space outside is very pleasant.

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

I wish I would have known about the poor parking situation before moving in.

5
Facilities
4
Design
5
Location
4
Value
5
Management
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