Urbanbubble

Number of Developments

9

Ratings

4.56 Rating

Rating (based on 142 reviews)

Excellent

63.38%

Very Good

33.80%

Average

2.11%

Disappointing

0.70%

Very Poor

0.00%

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 rental experience!

5
Facilities
4
Design
5
Location
4
Value
5
Management

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.

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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.

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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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Hi Sahil

Thank you for taking the time to leave this great review we really appreciate all feedback and are trying to seal a deal with the NCP.

Best wishes – The Slate Yard Team

Ultra-modern city centre home

5
Facilities
5
Design
4
Location
5
Value
4
Management

West Tower is an ultra-modern development with a lot of convenient facilities and services. The staff are very friendly and helpful, making you feel very welcome. The apartments are all very cleverly designed and equipped with high spec fittings and technology. The provided furniture is of high quality and seems very durable. My particular one-bedroom apartment, which is the smallest available size, offered surprisingly more space and storage opportunities than I initially expected, and for the price, is definitely a winner! I am very excited for the amenities that are due to open in early 2020, which will surely improve my experience at West Tower even further!

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West Tower is very conveniently situated right next to all available transport links, making it easy to move around Manchester City centre. The development is situated between my favourite areas/ neighbourhoods in the city – First Street and the Castlefield Canals. Within 10-20 minutes you can reach anywhere in town by foot.
The only downside is, although you may get a prime view over the iconic Deansgate, the street never sleeps. If you keep the windows closed, you can enjoy peace and quiet, however with the windows open, you will often hear traffic, trains/trams and ongoing construction work.

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If possible/affordable, I would suggest to move higher up in the building to avoid noise from the streets.

5
Facilities
5
Design
4
Location
5
Value
4
Management
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Thank you for your 5* review. We are delighted you are so happy with all aspects of your home and love the building as much as we do!

Best place ever

5
Facilities
5
Design
4
Location
5
Value
5
Management

I have lived in different rented flats in Manchester and I have to say that the slate yard is just the best.
It is a very nice place that is located next to the calm Irwell river (I always sit on the sofa and stare at the river! It makes me really calm and the sofa is way too comfy!) We’ve got 24/7 security and the staff and neighbours are so friendly and helpful. The design is simple and good, which is my ideal interior design style. Gym is also provided and the maintenance team is the best! When something went wrong, they just come and fix them as soon as possible every time. Lastly, the common area is soooo good!!! I really love the style that I can both work and relax there.
The only cons is traffic. It should be the reason of this is a new developed zone so the buses are not fully developed (I mean the variety of bus routes), but there’s a train station next to us.
In large, everything’s good and it’s so convenient to buy food and hang out. It’s a very good experience to live in there

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Good location that I can walk to Selfridges and good variety of restaurants around here. Marks and Spencer’s and coop are just 5 minutes walk from the slate yard. But traffic is still a problem. Traffic jams in peak hours as one of the highway entrances is jus next to us. And if there’s more buses to the Chinatown, the university, Piccadilly and salford would be way better.

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None. Here’s just perfect for me.

5
Facilities
5
Design
4
Location
5
Value
5
Management
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Amazing experience but lacking a modern touch

4
Facilities
3
Design
5
Location
2
Value
5
Management

I really like the Slate Yard, it has everything we need on-site and the staff are absolutely amazing. My main issue is that even though it’s only 2 years old, it is already becoming “out of date”. The hobs, ovens and other appliances are already feeling old, you can find much better equipped and sized flats to rent in very similar neighbourhoods for almost the exact same price. We love living here and having spinningfields on our doorstep but we have found another block of flats, managed and owned by the same company, that have far more modern fixtures and are much bigger for the same price!

I must say though the Slate Yard building is lovely, the outside space is spectacular and the staff will go above and beyond to make sure you are well looked after, nothing is too much for them. They are all a massive credit to the company!

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The area is amazing, Spinningfields itself has security walking around even on Sundays! So many lovely restaurants and most of them are dog-friendly which is a massive plus! Driving is a bit difficult at the moment due to construction going on everywhere but once that dies down I’m sure it will become a lot easier! It’s a short walk to the arndale and there are a few supermarket type shops on the way, all in all, an amazing location!

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Everything I wanted to know was conveyed before I moved in

4
Facilities
3
Design
5
Location
2
Value
5
Management
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Manager Response

Hi

Thanks for the feedback and for completing the review, we’re so glad that you love the service. We always try to make sure the appliances are supplied in great condition, please contact our Facilities Team who will start to rectify the issues.

Thanks again, from all of The Slate Yard Team.

These reviews are the subjective opinion of a HomeViews member and not of HomeViews

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