Battersea Exchange, SW8

Battersea Exchange, SW8

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Taylor Wimpey Central London
Ranked 25th out of 98 in South West London
4.16 (based on 22 reviews) 4.16 (22 reviews)

Category Scores

3.77
Facilities
4.05
Design
4.23
Location
4.18
Value
3.88
Management

Excellent

18%

Very Good

68%

Average

14%

Disappointing

0%

Very Poor

0%

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.

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Lovely part of London

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Review Date Aug 2019

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.

4
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5
Design
5
Location
4
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5
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Good spot becoming more and more popular

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Review Date Aug 2019

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.

4
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4
Design
5
Location
4
Value
4
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Central with good transport links

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Review Date Aug 2019

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.

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

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

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

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.

4
Facilities
4
Design
4
Location
4
Value
5
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2 years good so far!

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Review Date Aug 2019

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!

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

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

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

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.

5
Facilities
5
Design
3
Location
4
Value
4
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Great little spot!

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Review Date Aug 2019

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.

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

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

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

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.

4
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5
Design
5
Location
3
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4
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An ambitious development

Review Date Oct 2017

Battersea exchange is an ambitious development which is dwarfed by the scale of neighbouring schemes, therefore in comparison it may be viewed as lesser. The entire development is on relatively sub par site being surrounded by railway tracks and having to encompass a school in its centre. The scheme does take this into account however with its extremely competitive pricing. I was informed by its estate agent that park view had in fact not sold as well as had been hoped by developers therefore has been taken off the market. This is undoubtedly a bad omen as it is supposed to be the jewel of the development with the highest priced flats and penthouses. Whilst there are some apartments in the building that enjoy the view of the park, some have the slightly less green and leafy views and instead look onto the neighbouring housing estate or are level with the train tracks. The lack of parking for residents is also a blow to the scheme, whilst its attempted substitution with zip car is a good effort, it still may be seen by many residents as an inconvenience. The service charge for the scheme is very competitively priced around 2 or 3 pounds per square foot. However the benefits of this are strictly the 24 hour concierge system and the two floor gym. The reshaping of the local landscape gives the otherwise bleak area a nice facelift, however one must question whether this will truly draw people to the site with developments such as battersea park offering far superior attractions. It is impossible to overlook the school at the centre of the development. Many residents would immediately be put off by the foot traffic in the morning whilst children are being dropped off and the noise throughout the day from the play ground which many of the apartments in the second scheme look directly onto. The flats themselves are relatively spacious and one has a wealth of choice when it comes to kitchen installations and very high steadier bathroom fittings. However the ceilings are not as high as one may want them to be at 2 and a half metres from the ground. A huge bonus for the development is obviously its proximity to transport links such as battersea park station and Queenstown road station which will be linked via a public footpath thanks to the development littered with restaurants and shops. TFLs new stations in battersea and nine elms will also suit residents of battersea exchange well. Overall, the development has a fair few drawbacks but its competitive pricing compared to its rivals such as embassy gardens or battersea power station certainly gives battersea exchange an edge.

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Design
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Battersea Exchange is a smaller development than those surrounding

Review Date Oct 2017

Whilst Battersea exchange may be seen as trying to accommodate mainly for london’s young working professionals there are also aspects of it that suit families very well. Despite the development itself lacking in green and open space battersea park is around the corner where one has plenty of space to let children roam and lots of activities to do. The development is focused on regenerating the train arches it runs adjacent too, providing an exciting range of shops and restaurants on ones doorstep. Along with the fact the scheme includes the building of a series of self contained town houses which looked impressive and spacious judging by the floorpan. However, the gardens for the houses back right onto the train tracks as well as a pedestrian path between battersea park road station and Queenstown road station which as I mentioned before, will be littered with restaurants which will no doubt be busy in the evenings. However the town houses are all only two bedroom and the ease of access to them is also questionable as they do not run along a major road. For those families with younger children I did note whilst walking around the development that most buildings have easy step free access, ideal for prams or buggies .Battersea exchange unfortunately employs a no pets policy, which is a shame given its proximity to such a big park. However when I enquired further it turned out that all one had to do was ask the management if you can keep a pet, who are supposedly more likely than not to approve your request. Battersea exchange is situated in close proximity to many first class institutions for higher learning as well as primary schools. Any prospective students would fine themselves in close proximity to imperial college along with kings college london, and newton prep school is located on the development itself and will be benefiting from an injection into its infrastructure by taylor wimpy.

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3
Design
3
Location
4
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Battersea exchange

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Review Date Apr 2020

I can only speak for mercer house though Design is lovely for all types of buildings however I’m not sure why everybody except those on the 4th floor of mercer house have been given floor to ceiling windows, those on the 4th floor have been given standard windows. Carpeting inside communal areas are of a high standard however some walls need repainting as they have become grubby over time. There is also an issue of people smoking in the block to which the housing association is dealing with
The walls are unfortunately plaster board and there have been issues with leaks between the flats.
Flats are laid out with so called luxury lino. Balconies are nice with decking and windows. The utility cupboard to store washer dryer is useful. Bathrooms are very clinical.. Just white square tile. Redecorating is thankfully allowed. Some flats are awkwardly shaped making furniture placement difficult. Apartments are on the small side.
Otherwise the properties are nice albeit expensive to rent compared to other housing association properties
Development as already mentioned lacks play space for children. Tree area on ground floor needs new plants and a felled tree was not replaced. Area outstde of buildings also bizarrely double up as a private road. There have been complaints of takeaway delivery drivers on mopeds riding on the complex
There are handy disabled bays. Only free all day parking is on Stewart’s road a couple minutes walk away. Parking is free on the nearby lockington road after 5 on weekdays and all day weekends. There is a good gastro pub on st Joseph’s street called the masons arms which serves up good albeit expensive food.
Property management is poor. Dry rider inlet glass door has been cracked for 4 weeks and not yet replaced although it is lockdown. There is a sense of community on the project as people get to know each other and it feels very warm and inviting here. Concierge although not managing or concerned with housing association tenants are very warm friendly helpful and welcoming

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Battersea exchange has excellent transport links. It’s opposite two rail stations, Battersea and and Queenstown road, and you can get to London Victoria in less than 7 minutes and to London waterloo in about 15. From these two stations you can also travel to clapham junction, Croydon, streatham ect, and the south west, Richmond, Putney, twickenham ect
Bus links are also excellent, the 137 takes you to Knightsbridge, Hyde park corner, and marble arch in less than 20 minutes on a quiet day, the other direction to clapham common and towards streatham
The 44 goes to Victoria and to tooting in the other direction where you will find wonderful selection of curry houses. The 344 goes from clapham junction to Liverpool Street Staton calling at Vauxhall and the city, the 156 goes from Vauxhall to Wimbledon via Wandsworth and the 436 goes from Lewisham to Vauxhall
Vauxhall is the closest tube and serves the Victoria line until the new Battersea power station tube line is open which will serve the northern line
The complex also includes a beautiful catholic primary school to which my daughter attends and she has come leaps and bounds in terms of her education.

There is an artisan coffee shop on the complex, plus an array of coffee shops, restaurants and takeaways on the Battersea park road and nine elms lane some of which are top rated. There is also a sainsburys local and a talking therapy service due to open.. Chelsea is a 25 minute walk away or you can choose to get the bus. The beautiful Chelsea Bridge provides some lovely photo opportunities if standing by the riverside at circus west village
Circus west village at the power station is a short walk away and has lovely restaurants shops and some great festivals and activities usually on offer. Of course I cannot forget the beautiful Battersea park which is right on the doorstep of this complex with some of the best amenities and sights a park can offer including the Battersea park zoo which is amazing, a boating lake, Cafe and the pump house galley and riverside walk leading directly into the power station.
The riverside walk on nine elms lane is simply beautiful, currently running from river light quay to Vauxhall tower, and includes landscaped walkways, beautiful flowers and grasses, and benches. The area around embassy gardens is also beautiful and for those interested a bookers food wholesalers is also nearby. Brand new Nine elms park is also in development
Only issue I dislike is that some of the complex faces the bleak harsh unsightly blocks of the doddington estate and criminal activity is present on the estate including a high profile murder two years ago, however despite this the residents are doing much to improve the estates reputation and to be honest anywhere you go in the world you will find crime

Another drawback is that the complex lacks any children’s play equipment unlike other complexes and although there is open space available for children to play in it is outstde the blocks and not everyone would appreciate the noise. The school however like someone else mentioned is not at all noisy but expect playground sounds when kids are out for lunch.
For private tenants this complex does not offer as much in terms of service charge however they don’t cost as much and aren’t demanding as much as some of the other riverside apartments who have pools cinemas and underground car parks.

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

That there is no kids play space who my neighbours are

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Design
5
Location
4
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Whether it’s walks in the park, riverside picnics, West End shows or a leisurely brunch, Battersea Exchange is a great base for it all

Whether it’s walks in the park, riverside picnics, West End shows or a leisurely brunch, Battersea Exchange is a great base for it all

Review Date Jan 2019

Visiting the Battersea/Nine Elms area, it’s clear money has been invested to improve and accentuate the area and therefore compete with neighbouring Kensington and Chelsea. Battersea Exchange sits back from Battersea Road, a  pedestrianised area connected to the neighbourhood through various walkways, which include a West-East and a North-South axis. Taylor Wimpey has done well not to make this as overpowering and intense as other new builds in the area, and its careful design responds well to the existing local character. Furthermore, the company has worked with the community to provide a new and improved primary school, and more housing that doesn’t dominate the landscape.

Battersea Exchange is home to 290 new-build apartments launched across four phases. Brogan House is the most recent completion, Q4 2018, with the final phase, Park View, estimated to be completing at the end of this year. Construction on Brogan House began in 2015, and it’s now home to a primary school, residents’ gym and 24/7 concierge, alongside stylish apartments that range from one bedrooms through to two and three-bedroom duplexes. Taylor Wimpey has maintained the quality it’s known for throughout the buildings, while still allowing each building to have a unique feel and an individual style (reflected in the finish to bathrooms and kitchens). The site’s railway arches will be restored to host varying cafes and shops for residents to enjoy, too – another bid to keep the site aligned with the local community.

If you are looking to invest in a transforming and blossoming area, Battersea Exchange is the right place for you. The area’s 42-acre 15 billion-pound project is said to be the most ‘ambitious regeneration project yet’. In this community-led, family-friendly and welcoming environment, Battersea Exchange provides a home that reaps the benefits of regeneration without the downside of living amongst building work for the next 15 years! With the imminent Northern line extension opening in 2020 also, the potential is HUGE!

Commuting to work or escaping London for the weekend is easy, as Battersea Exchange is perfectly situated between Queenstown Road station and Battersea Park station. Only five minutes from Victoria and 10 from Waterloo, you can be wherever you need to be. And that’s before we even get started on the bus routes into the City…

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Centrally located in Zone 2, your life is on the brink of the city but still allows you to rest and relax at weekends being only a stone’s throw from Battersea Park. I cannot recommend the location enough, as you can wake up with a run along the river, brunch in one of the many stylish cafes, a wander to the shops in Sloane Square and then an afternoon coffee in Battersea Park, before sampling the evening buzz of local restaurants. Battersea Exchange has been designed with its buyers in mind: location, amenities, education and style.

Please disclose any commercial relationship to this development or developer:

I worked on this development for 10 months and Cushman and Wakefield continues to market the development

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Design
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Battersea Exchange is well connected and well priced

Review Date Oct 2017

On the outskirts of what are some of the largest developments in London ( Battersea Power Station & Vista Chelsea Bridge), Battersea Exchange seems like a slightly lesser development. Having visited the site I wasn’t particularly keen on the school that was slap bang in the middle of the development which I imagine will cause a lot of noise pollution and congestion at times when I am trying to get to or from work. A major pitfall of the development is its lack of parking which put me off the development completely. They do have a scheme with zip car but I am quite dependant on my car for work. However sometimes that isn’t the case and so Battersea Exchanges proximity to public transport links is also greatly appreciated. It is within throwing distance of Battersea Park Station and Queenstown Road Station (both of which it will be investing into) which have trains running into Victoria very frequently. It will also be within walking distance of Battersea Power Station’s new underground stop which is expected to be completed by 2020. However being so close to public transport links obviously has its drawbacks, Park View (the apartment building on the edge of the plot) is right opposite the train tracks and is therefore probably subject to a lot of its noise. Despite it having triple glazed windows I was advised by the estate agent to purchase a flat well above the tracks in order to get a good view of the park and to not be so burdened by the trains. Battersea Exchange does have a 24 hour concierge service provided by Savills and a two floor gym which looked impressive and spacious judging by the model.

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