Urbanbubble

Number of Developments

12

Ratings

4.66 Rating

Rating (based on 670 reviews)

Excellent

74.18%

Very Good

22.24%

Average

2.54%

Disappointing

0.60%

Very Poor

0.60%

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

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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
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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!

Living by the River

I love living at Spring Wharf .. I’m lucky to overlook the river.. It’s very calming what with the wildlife and the canal boats …
A few things that make it special is the FOH team any problem however small they are there for you day or night ,they are so friendly and helpful ..
I live on my own so it’s nice to know if there’s a query or a problem they are there for you ..I feel safe
..Because it’s a new build there’s bound to be a few hick ups when you first move in But Maintenance are to hand straight away .. it’s very reassuring .. The flats are well equipped with high end whites goods and WiFi is in with your rent .. Theres a well equipped gym which is free to the residents .Pets are allowed which is lovely as so many privately rented properties don’t allow them..
Theres a bbq area and communal decking area.. Everyone so far respects each other’s space ..
It’s so close to the city centre 5 mins on the bus ..there’s a stop right outside and it runs every 10 mins.. Cycle paths walks, pubs and supermarkets are all close by..

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Bus stop right outside ..it runs every 10 mins in the week .. 5 mins to the city centre ..There’s also a bus that goes up to the hospital ..Supermarkets are all within 5 minutes too..
River side walks ,park opposite and cycle paths into town or to Bristol along the river ..Pub opposite .. It may be on a main road but you wouldn’t think so the flats are well sound proofed ..

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Underneath parking is expensive .. There is limited parking around .. I need my car due to health reasons .. So if you can go without a car all the better

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Facilities
4
Design
5
Location
4
Value
4
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Why the West Tower is a great place to live!

Having lived in Beetham Tower for three years prior to moving into West Tower, I was lucky enough to see the buidling go up and was immediately struck by the fantastic external surfaces/cladding design patterns which give the building a strong sort of sci-fi sort of look which woudn’t have looked out of place in the Blade Runner films or Metropolis!

The facilities both in the building and in my Apt are excellent. So much so that during my Covid shielding lockdown period of 17 weeks earlier in the year I had enough room (much larger than my previous Apt) to walk around the perimeter of my Apt to get some exercise which helped keep me sane!

It’s great to have building management people on site 24/7 to fix any issues which are always completed speedily & efficiently. Regarding my Apartment I was allowed to make changes to the Internal decor (Blackout blinds & adding a projection screen) when I moved in and staff were always on hand to help out with securing tall furniture to walls etc.

The best part of the service though was the support provided by the Concierges, Lettings Staff & Managers is that everyone was always on hand to help and go the extra mile if necessary. This includes a Lettings Agent doing my shopping / collecting my repeat prescription for me on a regular basis without which I would have not have been able to stay at home during my shielding period.

The reason I moved into West Tower from Beetham Tower was the increase in apartment space, the reduced leasing costs and the up-to-date modern facilities available including 1Gb Fibre-Optic Broadband & SKY Q. Finally being able to rent the Apt unfurnished helped me to relocate a significant amount of personal belongings from my local storage space which had languished there for the last 3 years which enabled me to make considerable savings.

Having owned several houses in and around Manchester for 25 years and having rented 3 apartments in Manchester for the last 6 years or so, I feel strongly that whereas I would call the other Apartments ‘temporary accomodation’ that the West Tower with all its superb amenties & great staff is somewhere I can finally call ‘home’ again.

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Likes: – Great location distance-wise for the Metrolink which gives ‘on the doorstep access’ to the whole of Greater Manchester and beyond. Obviously fantastic access to some of the best restauarant & bars in the NW, if not the country. These premises seem to be in a contsant state of flux, if something doesn’t quite prove succesful then it is replaced in a short space with something invariably better and more cutting edge. Manchester has finally been succesful in securing a Michelin star for the first time in 50 years for the ‘Mana’ restaurant in the Northern Quarter (NQ). The renowned Observer food critic, Jay Rayner has highly recommended a wide range of eateries in Greater Manchester which is always a good sign that Manchester is now firmly on the UK ‘foodie heaven’ map. The range of bars available in Manchester (especially in the NQ) is second to none.

Dislikes: – A minor point, as ever, there are a considerble amount of new tower buildings being built in Manchester at the moment, some of which are very close by. In the main the noise created from these new builds is barely audibale in my Apartment if the 3 Door/Windows are kept closed, but when open it can sometimes get very loud. This is only a minor issue though and doesn’t impact on the living experience.

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

My superb Lettings agent fully covered all aspects of the Apartment facilits with me prior to signing the lease and so there is nothing I can think of that falls into this category!

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

The only thing I would change would be for the Apt to have Air conditioning installed. Both last summer & this have seen fairly extreme temperatures which, even with the blinds closed in the living room have still led to the room being uninhabitable on some days!

4
Facilities
5
Design
4
Location
4
Value
5
Management
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Amazing facilities and a lovely team

I really enjoy being a resident at Spring Wharf. My one-bedroom flat has a modern, yet simple, design with big windows in the lounge and bedroom, meaning that we get lots of lovely natural light. The flat is an ideal size for me and my partner. The under-bed storage is a clever feature and after buying a couple of extra storage units, there is now plenty of space for all our stuff! I originally found the kitchen worktop space a bit limiting, but that was easily solved by adding another unit in here too. The extra facilities at Spring Wharf are amazing! I love having a shared garden space to sit out in and the resident’s lounge with its free hot drinks is a really lovely touch. The gym is brilliant and although it is quite small it is very functional and I use it regularly. Last but not least, the team at Spring Wharf are wonderful! They ensured we has a smooth move-in and are always very friendly and helpful!

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The location is great! There is a Tesco Express, Lidl and M&S less than 10 minutes walk away and Sainsbury’s is only 5 minutes in the car! Oldfield Park station is really close by (about 7 mins walk) and if you need to go to Bath Spa station it’s about a 30 min walk or 10 mins in a taxi! I regularly walk into town, but there are also lots of restaurants and shops nearby. For example, there are some lovely cafes and shops on Moorland Road or Chelsea Road, which are both only 10 minute walks away! You are also not far from the river pathway and can either walk towards town, or if you go in the other direction you come to a lovely pub called the Locksbrook Inn.

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

It is advertised that you can make the apartment your own by decorating, but it is worth noting that you have to pay an approved handyman to come and do any of the work for you.

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
4
Value
5
Management
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An oasis in the centre of Manchester City

When we saw the property we fell in love with it straight away. The flexible living arrangements are brilliant with the choice of furnished part furnished or unfurnished and the about to add paint and pictures to the walls. The support and service you get on site from the concierge team and facilities is amazing. All the team are super friendly too. The communal area is great and I have also used it for work away day meetings… with a nice view of the river, great design and furnishings and unlimited free coffee. The gym is super convenient too.
We have also attended some great arranged social gatherings such as wine tasting and book club… recently in lockdown this has continued virtually and we have taken part in the virtual weekly pub quiz, cook along and pamper night. The only reason I haven’t scored all 5s across the board as it is just missing secure/ fenced off areas to let the dogs out off the lead.

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The Slate Yard is in such a great location. A short walk to work in central manchester, great bars, restaurants and a cinema a walk away. You can also get right on the river which is great for us having dogs. The free bus runs at the end of the street at peak times if you don’t fancy a walk in the rain or need to get to manchester Piccadilly station. 5 stars

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

Get involved with social events they are great but not enough people participate

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

More secure space to let the dogs out and off the lead…more dog social events or even organised on site day care or dog walks etc
More affordable parking for visitors and a bigger gym.

4
Facilities
4
Design
5
Location
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