Greengate, M3

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4.55 Rating (based on 27 reviews) 27 reviews

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4.78
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4.74
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4.85
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Almost Perfect

Verified Resident

The main reason I chose to live at Greengate was because I wanted to live in the centre and the price in comparison to my old flat was ok, especially with all the facilities included.

My flat met all my expectations and we got what we asked for, which was a lovely two-bedroom apartment with two bathrooms. Everything was explained very well when we moved in and the recommended build company was great. As everything was done in-house, the whole process of sorting out our tenancy was so much smoother and easier than that of renting with a private landlord.

The building management at our development is very responsive, as everything gets fixed within a 24-hour period. For example, one morning the lock on the inside of our flat fell off and I couldn’t get out of my flat to go to work. Within 5-minutes, they sent someone straight away to come and fix it and I was very happy to leave them in my flat, which they locked up once they were done. They seem to know all the residents, which is a nice and friendly touch. The reception area with the concierge service is quite an amazing change from previously renting with a private landlord. They collect all our deliveries and issue a text message when something has been delivered. These deliveries are put in our lockers for us to collected and if for whatever reason, they can’t put them in our lockers, they keep the parcels behind the desk. It is a very secure and proficient service.

I would describe my flat as having a very modern and clean interior design with neutral tones and a clean colour palette, which is the perfect look for me. Most of our walls are white with a colour of dark patterned features walls. We have cream carpets and glossy varnished wood. We can’t drill into the walls, which is fair but do use a sticky back adhesive to attach photos to the walls. All the rooms are a good size with plenty of storage and wardrobe space. I really love the big king-sized beds, which come with great mattresses. As the building is only three-years old, we haven’t had any issues with snagging as the build-quality is of a very high standard.

I love the facilities available on site, particularly the free coffee available, which is great for when friends come over and when I am on my way to work. I also make use of the gym regularly at the weekends as it has lots of different apparatus. It’s free to use any time and has recently been expanded. I do have another gym membership at a gym closer to my work but having one on site is very useful at the weekends.

The amenities at Greengate are amazing with dry cleaning services available as well as grooming services for pets and parking is only £2.50. There are also a couple of guest suites, which you can book out for friends to stay over, which although is at an additional cost, it is nice to have the service available. As the development is pet friendly, the only real issue we have encountered is some residents do not pick up their dog’s waste.

There is also a lovely garden area with a nice water feature, which is great to use in the summer. There have been many events held here as we have socials every quarter. I love the socials as they are a nice way to meet people and free food and drink is provided. The community itself at the site is lovely and very friendly. We have a Facebook group where we can report any problems to the management team, who are moderating the page as well as highlight any issues to other residents to help each other out. It’s a really good space for communicating with your neighbours.

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The location is great for me as it is only a 15-minute walk away from work and only a 5-minute walk away from the Corner Exchange, where there are lots of bars and restaurants available. There is also a Sainsburys, which is seconds away. As our flat is in prime location, people opt to come here first before a night out. The Printworks is less than a 10-minute walk away, which has a discounted cinema. The only thing that is a bit further out is the more budget supermarkets like Aldi and Lidl. I’ve not had any issues personally with safety in the area, but a couple of muggings have been reported on our Facebook group.

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Everything was explained really well at each step of the way – in our viewing as well as when we got a tour of our flat when we moved in. Any issues we have had have been sorted very quickly. The place is exactly as it seems and has exceeded my expectations.

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Love living here

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Modern building, and there is a nice community feel. Really spacious rooms with great beds and an amazing view. Bathroom utilities are really modern and there is also a big gym with plenty of machines etc.

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Love the area right next to city centre but can be quite noisy due

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Dont really have anything to suggest as i love living here

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Expensive but worth it

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Concierge really helpful to take the parcels. Great gym with a car park underneath which is quite expensive but standard for Manchester. Overall great place to live, beautiful design inside reception and in the bedrooms.

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

The second bedroom in apartment could be bigger based on the price we pay

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Great location close to the city centre and the ring road

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Estate agency were really thorough and everything is as it seems

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Great but not perfect

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Most things are brand new which i love, but the communal areas haven’t been kept clean recently due to the pets. Also at reception it receives so many parcels which delays us getting them. Building maintenance can also be quite slow.

 

What is the best feature of your home?

I love the view from my window across the whole of Manchester

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

Location is great, you can walk everywhere, close to work etc.

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I wish i knew there was a bridge next to it that can be quite dodgy at night

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Not keen on city centre but still great place to live

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Very modern inside the reception and my bedroom. Love using the gym and the lobby is really nice. Communal areas are nice and sociable. It also feels quite safe for the city centre due to the gates and security.

What is the best feature of your home?

The balcony is the best feature, nice to have outdoor space in the city

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

I dont really like living in the city centre, and i think its too expensive

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I feel like it is too expensive for the overall service

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I love living here

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I love living here and have had a posting experience so far. The only negatives is the construction site noise, then increase rent each year to compete with newer properties nearby, and the furniture looks nice but is all from ikea so isn’t the best quality. The staff are all lovely though and will take your packages for you.

What is the best feature of your home?

The concierge is my favourite feature as they’re friendly and take packages.

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

I love how central we are but I dislike the noise from the construction site next door

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I wish I had known about the construction sites as they are very loud.

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Great place to live

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It’s on the pricey side but I do feel like you get more for your money…the building doesn’t come with parking which i find frustrating but in general I feel like its a great place to live and i’m really happy here.

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

The area is great but parking is an issue

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The weather in manchester lol

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Nice place but quite busy

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Very safe place to live, the lobby is great with good security. The actual apartment is quite small but i like the balcony. Not enough storage space inside the design isn’t the best although it is aesthetically pleasing. Also the kitchen smoke alarm is right above the oven which is inconvenient.

What is the best feature of your home?

We love the big windows in the apartment and also free coffee machine in reception

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

The area is really good but there is a lot of drunk people at night on the weekend

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A lot of cars drive past with loud music which is a pain

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Great location and secure property

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The building itself and the flat are both very modern and also secure. There is also an on site gym, free coffee machine in the reception and they have parties for the residents to socialise and meet new people.

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

It would be better if the second bedroom was slightly bigger and had an en suite so that it was fairer for people sharing the flat.

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

I like how close I am to the shops and public transport.

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There’s nothing that I wish I had known before moving in.

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I am happy that the Front access is brilliant. The Security is great. Have been here for 7 weeks now and it’s a really nice place. The layout of the flat is great. The building is next to town and have the best restaurants and bars.

 

What is the best feature of your home?

One feature I like is the Balcony as it is great specially in the summer.

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

Train tracks can be noisy but only when the window are open. I like that it’s right next to town.

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I did my research before I moved in so I was happy with everything.

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Central and pet friendly

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The building has all secure entrances to each block and I like the fact that there is an on-site gym. The flat itself is all very clean, new and I have a large balcony which is nice for use in summer.

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

They always respond quickly and they have an instant messaging service for help if needed.

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

I like how convenient the location is as I am within walking distance of work. It can however be a bit noisy at the weekends but that is to be expected living in the centre.

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I knew that it was pet friendly which I like however this does mean there is often quite a lot of dog fouling in the courtyard.

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It’s modern, nice and well kept

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The building is all very modern, the people living here are young and the facilities are all really good. There is a courtyard which is well kept and a nice space. I like that the reception collect parcels for you as well.

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

Maintenance are always on hand to help but I’ve not personally had any issues to deal with yet.

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

I like that I can walk everywhere and how close I am to the centre

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I wish I had known how much the council tax was as I didn’t ask before we moved in and it’s quite high.

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Great place to live

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They collect our parcels for us which is great and reception are really friendly. I feel really safe with all the gates around the apartment block and its nice to have the courtyard between them but still feel secure.

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

Quite high council tax which i didn’t realise or they didn’t make clear

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

Close to town but also quiet due to the design of the blocks

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Weve had some problems with maintenance, it has taken them two years to fix a light switch

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The property is nice and modern

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The concierge is really great as they collect your parcels and are open 24 hours a day which helps me to feel safe. The flat itself is a decent size and so I would say the value for money is good. The courtyard is nice between the blocks.

 

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

I wouldn’t actually change anything about the property, I think it’s great.

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

I like how central the property is however you do have to walk under bridges next to the building which can be quite scary at night.

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I feel like I knew everything before I came and nothing was a surprise

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Love this place

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I have no dislikes about living here. Love the courtyard, the lobby and the design of the rooms. Fairly modern utilities i the bathroom and kitchen which we have had no issues with. Everyone also seems really friendly.

What is the best feature of your home?

I would say the sociable courtyard outside really makes it

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

The area is quiet for the centre of manchester which i love

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Nothing, everything was clear from the estate agent and we have no issues

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Pet and people friendly

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Love everything about this place. 24 hours concierge is really friendly and helpful for parcels. Loads of social events, nice that it is pet friendly too so they can come along. General nice social buzz.

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

The only thing id change is how warm it is on the 11th floor

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

Perfecr location, i commute to bury every day and the transport links are great

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Everything was made clear to us, no comlaints very happy

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Nice view, good layout and great location

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The gym is great it’s got good equipment and is always kept clean and tidy. I haven’t had any issues other than the maintenance team seem short staffed as they have taken a week to reply to an email about a problem with the rooms ventilation, but other than that everything has is positive.

What is the best feature of your home?

I think the gym is the best feature as it really increases the value for money.

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

I like how close it is to the centre, I can walk to everywhere I need to go. The only negative is there are bridges next to the building that you have to walk under and a few people have been mugged recently.

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There’s nothing that I can think of that I would have benefitted from knowing prior to moving in.

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Great location, love living here

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Nice community feel, very sociable. Great gym and 24hour concierge.
my apartment is great with a big balcony.
Good delivery service, put your parcels in lockers then notify us by text which is good because I work away a lot.

What is the best feature of your home?

The delivery service is very useful and the gym is great

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

In the city centre but feel like your not as the noise is ok

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

Nothing really, everything was as stated on website

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The decor and layout are both good

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The interior decor is really nice and the rest of the building is always clean and well kept. The gym has also recently been updated so it is quite modern. I also like the layout of the flats, this is what attracted me most to the property.

What is the best feature of your home?

I would say the courtyard as it is a lovely space and they put on social events there for the residents to attend.

 

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

I love the location as it is so central but I dislike that it can be quite noisy sometimes.

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

I don’t think there is anything that I wish I had known before I moved in.

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Asthetically and physically pleasing

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Design is aesthetically pleasing and they do really fun socials where you meet everyone living here. Bedrooms are spacious with a good view, facilities in the block are all brand new and well maintained

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

Wouldn’t change anything about the inside and the location

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

Great location, city centre is close by and transport links

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

They told me the car park was free before i moved here, now have to pay £120 a month

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I have a very big two bed apartment which is perfect. I have one as a walk in wardrobe. The building is perfect and very nice. It is very colourful and has a lounge. I enjoy interacting with people and it’s great if you are young and want to socialise.

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

Like the lounge and have security and have parking space. Too many young people. Not able to socialise much. Young community.

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

One thing I wanted to know is where there was social activities as I didn’t know many people here.

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High quality flats and great location

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The flats are all really nice, clean and modern. I live high up so have a great view and a balcony which is a bonus. There is a 24 hour reception and the car park is very secure. The only issue we have had is with the maintenance taking 2 weeks to fix an issue that we had but other than that everything has been great.

What is the best feature of your home?

I really like the fact that I have a balcony as I have not had this with previous apartments.

 

 

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

I love how close to the centre it is and I have had no issues with the general area

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I feel like I knew everything I needs to know prior to moving in

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The location is great and the flat is clean

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The furniture and decoration looks good however the material is cheap and the paint rubs off walls. The lobby is quite a nice area and the concierge collects parcels which is useful. The maintenance team is also very good and respond to any issues really quickly.

What is the best feature of your home?

I like the view from my apartment as it overlooks the city

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

I like how close it is to stores and the centre, I don’t like how loud it is though due to noise from traffic.

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

I wish I had known how loud the surrounding area is at nigh.

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The flat is a good size and it’s good value for money

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The flat is a really nice and high quality and the furniture was like bran new when we moved in. I feel very secure in the building, the reception is 24 hours and will accept parcels for you and there is a gym.

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

I wish the spare bedroom was a bit bigger and that there was more storage

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

I like the area as there are so many shops and bars nearby

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

I had a friend who lived here before so I knew what it was like

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Quietness in the city centre

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Greengate is pretty good value considering that you get a lot for your money. I find the design and quality of the building to be great. Overall i’m really happy to live here and everyone is really friendly.

What are the best features of your home?

The location and the facilities are probably what i like most about living here.

 

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

Its nice and quiet i feel like im away from everything ina good way

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I dont really have anything im very happy

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