One Regent, M3

One Regent, M3

By
Renaker
Ranked 17th out of 36 in Manchester
4.42 (based on 38 reviews) 4.42 (38 reviews)

Category Scores

4.13
Facilities
4.53
Design
4.53
Location
4.29
Value
4.53
Management

Excellent

58%

Very Good

39%

Average

3%

Disappointing

0%

Very Poor

0%

One Regent is situated in the historic Castlefield district of Manchester. It comprises of six town houses and 301 apartments rising to 26 storeys. The development is only a short walk away from the City Centre, Deansgate transport hub as well as only a 10-minute walk away from the Central business district in Spinningfields. BBC Media City is also only 5-minute drive away.

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Nice place to live in early 20s

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Review Date Sep 2020

This is a really nice building that is only about 3 years old. The 2 bed apartments are well sized and the communal garden area is really lovely for summer and is a godsend for covid times where you wouldn’t otherwise have private garden space. The concierge are so lovely and happy to help with anything! All parcels delivered there.

If you want the sunshine during summer get an apartment facing the gardens and river for sure. Its a shame they haven’t done anything with the rooftops to utilise sunshine or have a gym.

Downsides are as others have said this does feel like a hall of residence quite often. There seems to be a lot of late uni or early graduation students here who can be extremely inconsiderate. People playing loud music all the time out in the gardens or having parties on their balconies which echo very loudly at unsociable hours. The building is well insulated including windows but even through the floor I’ve been woken by noise. Because of the shape of most apartments they can be quite dark unless you have one that has dual aspect windows. My apartment has had some snagging issues with doors/carpets etc which I probably wouldn’t expect after 3 yrs.

I probably wouldn’t live here long term just because of the somewhat young atmosphere but its good for the short term/if you are into that.

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

Huge sainsburys pharmacy argos home bargains boots etc 5 min walk away which is very convenient. Easy to walk into town. Lovely view of the river from the gardens. Could be a lil closer to a metro line but most things are walkable anyway.

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

That there were so many partiers who lived here. I would not recommend to families. Also that the apartments can be a little dark depending on your aspect.

Also it would be helpful for reception to have a welcome pack emailed across with some documents about the building and processes e.g. where rubbish goes etc. You have to work it all out yourself and would be made a lot easier if they sent something to new arrivals!

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

Really quick to respond and pass you on to their contractors who are used to the building issues which helps speed up repairs!

4
Facilities
4
Design
5
Location
5
Value
5
Management
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Spacious, modern esteblishment

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Review Date Sep 2020

The development is situated close to Regents Shopping Park, with a big Sainsbury’s and a JD gym less than 5 minutes away. The apartment itself it’s spacious and well lit with an open living room and two bedrooms, one ensuite. There’s also an interior garden overlooking the canal which is nice in the summer. Despite being close to the highway, it is not noisy. The design is modern and the facilities are up-to-date. The development has reception and it’s always nice when someone receives the parcels. The concierge team is always nice and polite and they are very useful all the time.

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

The area is 20 minutes walk away from the city centre, with a shopping park (inc fast food restaurants.) nearby. The only downside would be the public transport which is scarce but there is a metrolink station 15 minutes away linking it to the airport and city centre.

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

Overall I am quite happy with the establishment. I probably would have like to know that there are a lot of students living here.

What is the best feature of your home:

The living room as it is very spacious and provided plenty of space to be able to incorporate the work from home routine in the past 6 months.

4
Facilities
4
Design
4
Location
5
Value
5
Management
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One Regent, 8/10

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Review Date Sep 2020

Like: there’s a very large private open space that is amazing in summer as it gets the sun from 2pm to very late evening. The building management team are amazing, they’re so friendly and always happy to help where they can. Property management and the landlord are very understanding, during the COVID-19 pandemic, the landlord was happy to go onto a rolling contract with the uncertainty surrounding jobs and financial situations.

Dislike: the street lighting close to the ground floor flats is very bright at night, as well as the lighting from the commercial shop porcelanosa opposite the building, whose lights are on 24/7 with no night setting with dimmer lighting. We are near a main road so it is quite loud with traffic but the windows are quite good at dampening the sound.

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

There’s plenty of essential shops within a 5 minute walk, including a large Sainsbury’s, JD gym, Boots with a pharmacy, McDonald’s, KFC, home bargains etc. The city centre is a 15/20 minute walk, as well as the met being a 10/15 minute walk so very convenient to get into the centre and other locations on the border of the city centre.

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

Try to avoid a flat near to the bin chute as not everyone is as careful with the bin juices not spilling onto the carpet which can get a little smelly, it is cleaned up but not everyday

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

I’d allow it to have pets in the building, but it’s understandable why the building management and landlords are against it.

2
Facilities
3
Design
3
Location
4
Value
4
Management
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Lovely place

Review Date Jul 2019

It is safe
Convince them to do shopping
They need to have more activities for younger kids
The gym is nice
Interior and exterior is nice
The cornsiege is nice
The facilities is also nice
Rejuvenating the area making it better

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

Probably more activity for young people around this area

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

Accessibility to contact the buidling managment make it quicker

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
5
Value
5
Management
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Would highly recommend much better value for money than other areas around the city

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Review Date Sep 2020

I cannot fault the concierge team who are available round the clock for any concerns. The buildings outside grey brick may not be as charming as it’s red counterparts on the other side of the road but inside the design is high-spec, simple and easy enough to put your own stamp on. Windows are cleaned regularly and the outside areas are extremely well maintained and even have an area to grow herbs.

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

Shot walk to transport and the city centre with a wealth of local amenities. The closest pub/ restaurant is no more than ten minutes. The retail park is convenient for shopping of all kind and even has a gym.

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

We are lucky enough to have a south facing balcony; however, I would recommend getting on in the south facing block high enough so the building on the left hand side doesn’t cast a shadow on the balcony until an hour or two after midday.

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

We had a problem with a pipe that came loose and a leaking shower. These were both fixed when safe to do so accounting for Covid restrictions of movement.

4
Facilities
4
Design
5
Location
4
Value
5
Management
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one regent review

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Review Date Jul 2019

Really nice building with friendly staff. Our appliances were quite poorly installed though and our dishwasher has broken several times. The biggest issue has definitely been the Regent Road roadworks which have been a massive disruption. I feel we could have been told by the development earlier about this, Overall though weve been here two years and will be signing for another year. Also the view from the balcony is amazing

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

Really good amenities close by, Theres a big Sainsburys less than 5 mins away. Biggest dislke is the roadworks

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

That Regent Road is such a busy road

4
Facilities
4
Design
4
Location
3
Value
5
Management
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Average

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Review Date Jul 2019

Faulty- appliances break randomly, water has gone off three times in 9 months with no compensation.
The congestion outside makes any journey 40 mins longer.
The communal garden is often being re-landscaped and is partially inaccessible.
The lifts are often unclean.
The basic finishes to the property are good.

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

Congestion, congestion, congestion.
The security and staff are lovely!

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

that they would be conducting roadworks immediately outside for 14 months!!!!!

3
Facilities
5
Design
2
Location
3
Value
5
Management
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One Regent Road- lived here over one year

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Review Date Sep 2020

The building is well designed as when the windows are closed you cannot hear the traffic.
Building management team are all very friendly and helpful.
Large communal green space was a life-saver during lockdown, especially during the summer months.

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

Location is good as it is close to the city centre, however it is by a very busy main road and crossing it can be time consuming.
Very close to a big Sainsburys too.

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

How hot being in a South facing flat could get during the summer months, especially as I am working from home and sat by the kitchen window.

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

Quicker response from the landlord regarding broken dishwasher and whether parts will be replaced or we get a new machine.

3
Facilities
4
Design
4
Location
4
Value
5
Management
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Wouldn’t live anywhere else!

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Review Date Sep 2020

I’ve lived in the building on and off for 3 years and keep returning because of the amazing property management team! They are better than anywhere else I’ve ever lived and so kind and caring! They make an effort to learn the names of tenants and go above and beyond to provide the best care for their tenants! The concierge are amazing at taking in parcels and notifying you when they have arrived!

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

The development is a 5 minute walk from a large superstore (Sainsbury’s) as well as a TK Maxx, Pets at Home, Home Bargains, Poud Stretcher and Gym. It is also next to a McDonald’s and a KFC. There is a bus stop outside the reception and a tram stop about a 15 min walk away

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

It can be very difficult to get hold of a parking space as not all properties come with parking. The people that have unused spaces tend to rent them out at quite a high price (around £100-150 a month)

What is the best feature of your home:

Very large rooms and toilets that are furnished to an extremely high standard!

3
Facilities
4
Design
4
Location
4
Value
5
Management
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A perfectly good place to live for a year

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Review Date Sep 2020

Overall, I’ve liked living here. It’s a modern flat with high quality finishes, including a modern kitchen. Most flats have sizable balconies. There’s a concierge at reception and they’ll receive parcels for you. They’re really nice. There’s a landscaped outdoor area but I haven’t really used it. There are some good views from upper floors.
On the downside, my flat is in the crease of the L shaped building, and it’s too dark. There are also a lot of residents per floor and some are very inconsiderate of others… sometimes it feels more like a halls of residence at times. I’ve noticed wear and tear is setting in too, given the large number of people who live here. They need to keep up the painting of walls and doors and replacing damaged plants.

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

It’s handy for town, just a 15 minute walk away. Also handy for the big supermarket, a 10 minute walk.

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

Choose a flat towards the end of the building with a view.

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

I’ve only had one issue, and they resolved it pretty quickly.

4
Facilities
3
Design
4
Location
3
Value
4
Management
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