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Battersea Exchange, SW8

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Ranked 7th out of 20 in Nine Elms
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4.05 Rating (based on 21 reviews) 21 reviews
Battersea Exchange is a large, mixed-use development built by Taylor Wimpey and managed by Cushman & Wakefield. Its 290 apartments have been launched across multiple phases, with the final phase set to complete in late 2019. The site is home to a primary school and a selection of commercial units (which are still growing), and it’s an easy walk from Battersea Park and Queenstown Road stations. Read more

Category Scores

3.71
Facilities
4.05
Design
4.19
Location
4.10
Value
3.80
Management

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Nightmare at Battersea

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The prices at this development may be cheaper than other developments in the area but that is for a good reason. There are many construction related design issues, the building standards are lower here.

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The area is constantly changing, there are some real nice developments being built. Battersea Exchange is not one of them. The street pollution is a growing problem mostly rubbish left by non residents. The council does not seem to care.

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No street parking permits offered by the council for the residents of this building, except social housing residents which make up 1/3 of the units. The football pitches near the buildings are always full, they make a lot of noise even later in the evening. The flats were not designed to allow central AC system to be put in place and they do not allow any changes to the outside of the flat, even for HVAC unit.

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The building management is a nightmare. The concierge is trying to cope with Amazon packages for 290 units as well as constantly faulty communal utilities. They get very little support from Savills or Taylor Wimpey. The development did not have central hot water for days this week and that is not the 4 times this year.. There is blame game between Taylor Wimpey and the building manager, Savills.

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Up and coming

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Like for all new builds they were a few issues that we had to get sorted out.
I feel like the flat is a good size, however i believe that I’m over paying for what it provide.
I’ve never worried about my safety and always feel safe.
My favourite feature of my flat is the view of balcony.

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Theres not much going on as its an up and coming area, complex itself is nice.

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Theres still working on other developments.

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

Not great, there has been confusion with who needs to sort out the issues between the estate agent and building manegment.

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Lovely wee area

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Design and interior has been planned with care and has allowed us to make changes to the apartment that we wouldn’t necessary be able to do elsewhere.

We have got a young child and it feels safe around the area which has settled our thoughts and plans for the next few years.

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Community isn’t really that present but that’s due to the proximities of the development.

The shops are extremely accessible, in particular food with tescos and Waitrose all very near by.

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Nothing bad, good things are the football pitches just behind the development – my husband has set up a 5 a side team and they play weekly throughout the year – 4G pitches are a fantastic asset!! There are also gyms nearby which is good for myself and all others.

What is the best feature of your home:

General accessibility to everything you can need – shops, buses and the train station is a literal 2 minute walk (if that).

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Good living area

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Have been living here for a while now and I love the area, there are some things they could improve. The feeling of a community is lacking but this is due to the content building works.. hopefully this will improve when finished.

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Just on the main high street which is unlike other developments – despite its closeness it is a closed environment which is really nice.

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Hard to give a full detailed review when half the development isn’t finished yet!

What is the best feature of your home:

The design and finish is nice but they’ve also made it light – allows me to personalise it to my preference.

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Lovely part of London

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Battersea park is a form favourite but I enjoy the shops and accessibility to everywhere more so. Waitrose down by the petrol station is good and always has deals on in the evening (makes it slightly cheaper).

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Ventilation in my apartment is very poor, draft is really strong and therefore so loud.

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The draft for sure.

What is the best feature of your home:

The balcony ! Can see so much. And the building management are reliable too.

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New, modern and friendly

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My flat has average spacing, its not large but it satisfies all my needs.
I’ve never had an issue with safety and always feel safe.
One issue with my development is that i cant use the facilities eg gym and concierge because i’m a tenant.
Compared to other developments in the area it is not the best.

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I like its new and quiet friendly
I dislike the green spaces

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I wish i knew how messy other tenants are.

What is the best feature of your home:

I like that theres a large Balcony which allows me to see the view.

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Good spot becoming more and more popular

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I have been an owner for over a year now and would recommend to anyone working in and around London. My commuting experience has been more than satisfactory and the area itself is good for weekends and leisure.

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Only thing to dislike is the potential business from all the new builds.

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Nothing for me, but to all those moving in I couldn’t recommend Battersea park enough! So good for family and friends and a great place on sunny days.

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Central with good transport links

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My flat is large and spacious, i really like that the design is well made and functional.
I feel very safe in my building and in the surrounding areas. The security team are always on hand to help and allow for peace of mind.
I believe that I’m paying a good value for money.

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I like that the development is central and transport links are good.
i dislike that there are not much amenities local.

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That theres barely any sunlight.

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

I would like for there to be Higher ceilings, to let more light in.

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2 years good so far!

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Living here two years has been very enjoyable. There have been no major issues technically or physically with our property so we are very happy.

Our friends love coming to visit and are purchasing three flats in the new developments!

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The park is a classic favourite of everyone here, nice to have access to green spaces.

However, there have been three major stabbing in the area recently and does cause major concern for all the residents.

The council estates and hasn’t been great – 3 standings

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The council estate near by has had some serious growing issues.

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

Potentially a bit more space in the flat, design could be adapted but understandable for maxing their profits.

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Great little spot!

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Overall design is well thought out.

The design of the actual development is good for sunlight and feels spacious.

Very new so no major issues discovered as of yet (leaks and technical issues) so will have to report on that soon.

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Have just recently moved in and the area has not disappointed. There are some local shops and big supermarkets.

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How many more buildings they were planning to build!

What is the best feature of your home:

Balcony is a very nice communal space and good all year round.

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