About X1 Developments Limited

X1 Developments is a UK-based development company with a reputation for residential and student developments. Its projects are mainly concentrated in city centres with flagship developments in Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds. To date, X1 Developments have £1.2 billion of construction complete with a host of new developments in the pipeline.

X1 Developments on HomeViews

X1 Eastbank and X1 Aire are both developments by X1 Developments currently listed on HomeViews. X1 Eastbank is in Manchester and features 111 units with a mix of one and two-bedroom apartments. The development is situated only an 11-minute walk away from Manchester Piccadilly station. X1 Aire is located next to the River Aire and features 147 apartments whilst residents have access to an on-site gym and private car parking spaces.

X1 Developments reviews

“I’m happy with the property didn’t really have any issues yet I’ve been living here for a while. I like the fact that there’s a gym and the location is good. I also like the design it’s quite new and modern.” Verified resident on X1 Eastbank

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Number of Developments

4

Ratings

3.59 Rating

Rating (based on 171 reviews)

Excellent

17.54%

Very Good

40.94%

Average

26.32%

Disappointing

9.94%

Very Poor

5.26%

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Avoid At All Costs

To summarise, moving to the X1 Gateway was a huge mistake. Everything you would expect from a new build apartment building within Salford Quays – Gateway is not. We were really excited to move here, for the following reasons:

The positives:

1) Location. Media city is a 10 minute walk away, the Metrolink stop directly opposite and Tesco local next door. Only a short drive in to Manchester and with Old Trafford nearby, it’s in a superb location, hence why we moved here.

2) Views. If the windows were ever cleaned, you would have views from the higher apartments across the city and beyond. Any apartments below the 12th floor there’s no view other than other apartment blocks.

But the reason moving to Gateway was (and would be) a mistake is because of:

The negatives. This list won’t be exhaustive by any means, but bear these in mind when considering whether to move here:

• The lifts don’t work. Neither of them. Both were out of order for over 2 months recently, despite all the calls, emails and complaints to the building management team, and have now broken once again.
• The car parks shutters don’t work and haven’t since moving in. We pay £135 for our space, and due to the car park being insecure, random cars and vans parked in our spot near enough everyday, and with building management not repairing the shutter they had no way to enforce this or prevent outsiders taking our spot.
• Apartment itself wasn’t even finished. During our viewing, X1 told us the issues would be fixed. Upon moving in, there were still pieces of flooring missing, light fittings hanging loose, balcony roof panels hanging down, walls unpainted. When this was pointed out, and eventually complained about, X1 management just ignored this and to this day we still have floor panels missing.
• No secure space for parcels to be delivered. Tenants will testify here that near on every other day parcels are stolen because they are just left on the front desk by the front door, which isn’t manned because X1 refuse to employ a concierge, there is only a security guard at the desk usually from 8pm until 6am.
• Exterior of the building has been left unfinished. There are cladding panels missing, the protective stickers around all of the windows have just been left on, there are windows at the front of the building smashed and left insecure and in a state of disrepair, and overall is just unsafe.
• The gym isn’t one. None of the equipment works as the machines have all broken down, free weights aren’t allowed as there are no staff inside the building, and despite complaints this is still the case for months now.
• Communal areas are constantly dirty, with empty beer cans and bottles left around on the hallways, food packages left in the lift and even bin bags left in the communal area downstairs.
• Overall lack of management of the building. All complaints seem to be ignored, damage left un-repaired, and the fact that a group of residents (over 120 at present) has been set up to try to have all the issues resolved (with no success whatsoever) says it all really

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

Location. Media city is a 10 minute walk away, the Metrolink stop directly opposite and Tesco local next door. Only a short drive in to Manchester and with Old Trafford nearby, it’s in a superb location, hence why we moved here.
Moving here and to this area was a mistake though, and here’s why:

• The local area is unsafe to walk around. The park next door is a hotspot for robberies, cars parked nearby are frequently broken in to, and only recently there was a machete attack right outside of the building.
• There is no on-street parking available for miles. Parking attendants are regularly outside issuing tickets if anybody tries to park near to the building.
• Despite residents from all around making complaints, the bins are left overflowing inside and outside of the building permanently, and are genuinely a health hazard.
• There are long term roadworks immediately outside the building at the time of writing this, and will be for the next year or so, so the traffic is a nightmare and constant noise from the building work is audible always even with the windows closed .

Now for the negatives. This list won’t be exhaustive to any extent, but the main points

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

I wish I had spoken to current residents living here before moving in. The Gateway wasn’t listed on Homeviews when we moved here, otherwise we wouldn’t be here. I’m confident most other residents will write similar reviews to this one, and hopefully this gives you an insight in to life at Gateway

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

I’m short, no. X1 have responded to other residents and only to say that the repairs will be done, but still haven’t been repaired.

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Excellent location, lack of stores

Works for the, the central location is great, X1 is great.
the only window is in the living room, and the air conditioner is loud so its difficult,
What they wanted, good gym.
A bit expensive but that is the market rate.
Security doesn’t take parcels so have to be delivered to stores.

 

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

There is no convenience stores locally, unlike local places.

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

That the bedroom didn’t have any functional windows which is an inconvenience.

What is the best feature of your home:

New and modern, the location is so central, no one bothers each other

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Great place for pet owners, let down by building management

Great building, poor management. Eastbank is a lovely apartment block just outside Manchester, very close to bars and restaurants in Ancoats and the city.

I live in a 2 bedroom 1st floor apartment with lots natural light.

The apartments are pretty sound proof, I hardly hear the traffic when the windows are closed and rarely hear the neighbours unless they are in the communal hall way.

The building has very friendly security in duty at night too which is great!

Pros – Pet friendly
Con – Not many windows open, building management service is very poor.

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

The apartment block is walking distance from everything you need, supermarkets, bars, restaurants, public transport, green space. The perfect location!

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The building management service is very poor which has slightly tarnished my stay here. I am unable to fix issues I have due to lack of response and care from the staff.

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We loved the fact they’re dog friendly which is the reason why we chose to live here

Living here is good for young people that like avocados – many cadges. There’s lots of natural lighting. Nice neighbours and a huge mixture. Difficult to get in contact with management , several phone calls today over issues that have been going on for weeks. Moving in was bad to get viewings didn’t even manage to get them to get the right documents , tell told that the building manager is off doing something and never got a call back. Also received a parking fine of £200 because the permit hasn’t been sent yet. We loved the fact they’re dog friendly which is the reason why we chose to live here.

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

Good Location, modern and clean. I like that it’s close to town, supermarkets and train station. Dog friendly is a huge plus

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

Wish they told about some conditions of the flat such as ventilation linked to garbage that makes the flat smell really bad

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