Kidbrooke Village, SE3

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Berkeley Homes
Ranked 9th out of 149 in South East London
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4.19
Design
4.32
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3.88
Value
3.99
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A Berkeley development, Kidbrooke Village offers a selection of one, two and three-bedroom apartments. In addition, there are a selection of luxury freehold 4 bedroom Urban Houses. Located in the Royal Borough of Greenwich, residents benefit from excellent connections into London via the close-by Kidbrooke Station.

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Review Date Nov 2020

Blackheath quarter is a great side to live, away from most of the building work. We love the communal garden and significant work goes into keeping these gardens in good condition. The Conceirge team are helpful, kind and a pleasure to deal with. We normally find communal areas very clean with the cleaners diligently doing their jobs to a high standard. We appreciate the fountain and swale have had issues this year and the communications updating us about the progress in fixing it – it’s a shame that took a long time. Window cleaning has been mixed with some results not great. The pool is lovely, sometimes a little cool but once swimming, it’s fine! Music in the pool would be a lovely additional touch.

Wildlife is amazing , especially the yearly signets!

The air conditioning in the gym seems a bit hit and miss which isn’t helpful when you’re doing cardio. But otherwise facilities good , always clean.

More parking for visitors would be helpful- it’s very minimal. Car park for residents is great but many of the disabled spaces are taken up by non disabled residents, they also never seem to get ticketed, nor do people who park in visitor spaces without permits- a little frustrating for those of us who stick to the rules.

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Kidbrooke village is a superb place to live. It is close to both Blackheath and Kidbrooke stations, both with great access to central London for commuting. Lovely walk to Greenwich not so far away. Sainsbury’s local is open at great times, easily accessible. My only niggle is that the GP surgery needs significant improvement and it is tricky as it is the only one that’ll take Kidbrooke residents. Blackheath quarter is great, with gym, pool and cinema room.

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The parking really is difficult for visitors- be aware.

What is the best feature of your home:

We love the views from our home, the quiet of it and the layout. It’s spacious. The floor to ceiling windows are a highlight!

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We agree Laur – the vast green space and wildlife at Kidbrooke Village is our favourite part of the development. And how great is the play space in Cator Park!

Great place to live

Review Date Aug 2021

The development is nice and the building management is good as well. The only issue is the bus disturbance that you can hear once a bus passes by the development ( Maltby House, where I live). This is an issue which we bave raised with the management since 1 year ago, but still we haven’t received any final solution.

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Great place to live and ideal for families. The bad aspect is about the parking, as there aren’t sufficient parking spaces for all residents.

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The parking issue

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

Good response, they are quite responsive and helpful

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Thank you for your kind comments Joana – we really appreciate you taking the time to write a review.

Building quality issues

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Review Date Aug 2021

The property built in earlier phases are not good from design and sustainability perspective.

The PVC windows used in the buildings bend and bow from heat creating cracks on windows.

Buildings where PVC is used for walls have water leaks during rain. Draughts during windy days. So very hot during summer and freezing in winter time. Expect high heating bills as it is not energy efficient home. Not sure how it got EPC rating that good, probably depends when it was measured.

A problem with pigeon droppings not resolved, so neglecting Health and Safety issues.

Property Management is alright however fees are very high, not surprised as their offices are located in the City of London.

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A limited number of shops – there is only one and that is Sainsbury’s. If you need anything else you need to take transport

There is decent high street shops or facilities like Post Office, laundry etc

A couple of restaurants both are average in selection of food and service

Some noise occur during night from youth and criminal activities happen occasionally in the nearby parks – Sutcliffe and Cator parks

Noise and vibration from a number of buses travelling along the buildings and because of bumpy roads

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High service charge fees and quality of the buildings

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

Experience with the management company was satisfactory

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Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review – we really appreciate the feedback. Can you please email us at KVInformationCentral@berkeleygroup.co.uk and we’ll look into this for you?

Good but need further development

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Review Date Aug 2021

The lift better without key.
The structure of manhattan room better redesign,let the sofa back against the wall.
There is so limit space to put the dinning table.
The storage room no need so big.
The hall no need so wide.
The floor to ceiling windows are better to open on both sides.

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The service is really good!
The design for manhattan room is not reasonable,it’s hard to manage all the furnitures.

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The noise,it’s quite noisy near the train station.

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

Not bad,most concierge staff are friendly,but some times they might refuse to help me print documents.

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Design
5
Location
4
Value
5
Management
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Thank you for your comments Bella – we really appreciate you taking the time to write a review.

First 6 months in Birch House

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Review Date Aug 2021

Covered by the above really. The quality of the construction (Birch House) is a bit disappointing, with several water leaks, issues with odours and the lifts not working – and we have only been here 6 months!

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The development badly needs more interesting shops, cafes etc. in the many vacant commercial units. Hopefully they will come.

The main issue is inconvenient access for cycles to the cycle store room – this has not been thought through at all.

The development also lacks any facilities for cleaning bikes. Lots of people enjoy outdoor pursuits these days (e.g. Mountain biking) but having no way of cleaning bikes and associated gear afterwards.

On the upside- new railway station is great, as are the street food stalls in Pegler Square.

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Only the inconvenience of using the cycling store – getting from store to street and back again is unnecessarily difficult.

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

Initially they were excellent but more recently the speed of response has dropped off markedly.

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Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review Jerry – we really appreciate the feedback. Can you please email us at KVInformationCentral@berkeleygroup.co.uk and we’ll look into this for you?

Kidbrooke village review

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Aug 2021

There are pros and cons. In terms of cons, there are sometimes issues with hot water provided by Eon. Elevators, door auto locks sometimes not working properly. However, pros outweighs the disadvantages. Terrace is spacious. Everything is clean. It’s very good to see the proximity to the station.

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There are issues with hot water sometimes but overall it’s very good given the price and proximity to the station. Concierge services are very good.

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Heating problem by Eon

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

They are quick, always try to achieve to surpass my expectations.

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Value
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Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review R.It’s great to hear that you’re enjoying the on-site Kidbrooke Station.

Great place to live!

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Review Date Aug 2021

The facilities provided with our residential flat is great: free parking, free gym, 24-hour concierge. The building manager is very helpful in sorting out any problems. In addition, Hyperoptic is available which is a great add-on since their service is supposedly better than other broadband companies.

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This is a great area to live in with lots of green spaces and high level of security. The Kidbrooke station is within 10 minutes walk from anywhere in Kidbrooke Village which provides fast transport directly to London Bridge, Charing Cross or Victoria. I can’t say enough how much we love this place.

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

expensive service charge and adjusted/ raised every year.

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

Yes. Very helpful manager but sometimes it takes time to resolve issues

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Hi Quang – thank you for leaving us a review. We’re delighted that you enjoy living at Kidbrooke Village – we love having you here!

Living in Kidbrooke.

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Verified Resident
Review Date Aug 2021

Overall you can see the vision of the final design,
Just there is still so much building works being completed around where we live, it’s hard not to feel that we are still in a building site – that being said it’s never been a huge problem with regards to noise or dust/mess!

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Great links, facilities and neighbours! Wish we could park for free downstairs!

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Parking isn’t free unless it comes with the tenancy, plenty of empty units around the square so be prepared for potential new shops/business to open!

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

Any issue no matter how small has been dealt with efficiently. Luckily we haven’t had many issues (2?)

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Design
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Location
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Thank you for your kind comments RLP – we really appreciate you taking the time to write a review.

Great area and lovely development

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Review Date Aug 2021

Lovely designs and developments. Hopefully more facilities in the future.
As for management, they could loosen up a bit and not be that strict with a lot of things to make residents feel comfortable not like they’re not able to enjoy and be themselves especially at how much it costs to live here.
Don’t have too much expectations on neighbours, depending on your *look.

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Lovely development in a great location. Very close to London and lots of green parks. There’s few shops around but only 1 Sainsbury’s and 1 bar/pub.
They could invest in more shops and restaurants than more apartment so there’s more choice.
Everything else is great around here except rules. Too many rules and complaints via emails if you don’t like to be policed that way then you won’t like it.

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Good: the greens and close proximity to London
Bad: rules and strict regulations

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

They could work on a lot of things but they are not bad.

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Thank you for your kind comments – we really appreciate you taking the time to write a review.

Couldn’t have dreamed of a better flat in London.

Review Date Aug 2021

The flat is perfect. The concierge staff are wonderful, everything in great working order. Personally we wouldn’t have gone for the matt black finishing in the bathroom on the shower heads because they scratch very easily, despite looking absolutely gorgeous when we moved in – the only minuscule fault in an absolutely spot on apartment. 10/10.

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Since moving in to kidbrooke village we have felt nothing but safe, secure and like we are living a life like we are on holiday. Throughout the entire process, Mark and the sales team were unbelievably supportive and wonderful, and guided us through the entire buying process, managing to get us in before the stamp duty holiday ended which we can’t begin to describe how grateful we are for. The concierge staff are absolutely lovely, the flat is so perfect we couldn’t have asked for anything better. Traffic noise is minimal when the windows are closed, bins are never overflowing, and we haven’t seen any antisocial behaviour anywhere, it feels like we’re are permanently on holiday. 10/10.

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Amazing that residents can have guests over and that underground parking and safe and reasonably priced – we were thrilled to find this out!

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

Absolutely faultless. We have so far only had one lost package that was delivered by Royal Mail to the wrong building and the concierge team found it in less than 24 hours – absolutely perfect. Everyone always so friendly and service with a smile, we never want to leave!

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Hi FTH – we love hearing that residents enjoy living at Kidbrooke Village, so thanks very much for writing a review.

Life at Kidbrooke Village 2021

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Review Date Aug 2021

Generally building well designed (although still very hard to get parts for any fixtures and fittings), facilities such as gym, swimming pool and cinema room are great. Agency I deal with for Property Management are great and very helpful. Most of Concierge are very helpful too.

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Local Sainsburys, Aldi and B and M very handy. Public transport links not that great due to roadworks and no direct route to central London, but have improved since last year. Nice to live on a quiet development, however anti-social behaviour on the development has increased and not much being done about it. Groups of teenagers standing in the lake areas and often pouring liquids into the water. Concierge not interested and by time 101 acknowledge it they have gone.

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The grounds are very beautiful all around. The children’s playground is a bonus.

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

The Agent has always responded quickly and efficiently, resolving issues within their power.

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Thank you for your kind comments Natasha. Making Kidbrooke Village a great place for children and adults alike is a key aim for us, so we’re delighted that you think so too!

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Facilities

24 Hours

24 Hours

Balcony

Balcony

Bike Parking

Bike Parking

Central

Central

Coworking

Coworking

Concierge

Concierge

Garden

Garden

Communal Gardens

Communal Gardens

Gym

Gym

Lounge

Lounge

Onsite Maintenance

Onsite Maintenance

Parking

Parking

Pet Friendly

Pet Friendly

Play Area

Play Area

Private Dining

Private Dining

Resident Events

Resident Events

Retail on Site

Retail on Site

Roof Terrace

Roof Terrace

Security

Security

Swimming Pool

Swimming Pool

WiFi Included

WiFi Included

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