Urbanbubble

Number of Developments

10

Ratings

4.60 Rating

Rating (based on 325 reviews)

Excellent

70.77%

Very Good

25.54%

Average

1.54%

Disappointing

1.23%

Very Poor

0.92%

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.

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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.

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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!

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.

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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.

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
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5
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Amongst the best apartments you could get in Manchester

The overall experience at West Tower is breathtaking. It has been built and furnished to the highest standards. Best thing you could hope for within its price range. As of the end of August, the building is still the pilot phase so I appreciate that staff are still settling in, but they have been extremely nice with me. Something to keep in mind though is that the surrounding area of Deansgate Square is still under construction so it will get noisy while the windows are open. However, this should come to an end in several months. Overall, it is absolutely worth it

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Area is still under construction so it gets pretty noisy during the day. However, closing the window will eliminate most of the noise. The facilities such as gym, pool and garden are still be launched in several months time. I believe that it will be wonderful when it opens. Staff are really nice but I sometimes feel like they are very unresponsive to requests (physically and by email), but I think that this will get much better over time when the staff settle in, as the building is still a few months old. Besides that, I have pretty much enjoyed everything in the building such as the gorgeous designs and good quality of the furniture. Something worth noting is that they provide free tea and coffee.

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The appliances are almost silent which is something amazing. However, I was surprised to find out that there was no microwave although I was specifically told that there is one before I moved in.

4
Facilities
5
Design
4
Location
5
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4
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Ultra-modern city centre home

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.

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

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

5
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5
Design
4
Location
5
Value
4
Management
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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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