Kingsford Residence, EH7

Kingsford Residence, EH7

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Kingsford Developments
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4.75
Facilities
4.50
Design
4.75
Location
4.25
Value
3.75
Management

Excellent

75%

Very Good

0%

Average

25%

Disappointing

0%

Very Poor

0%

Kingsford Residence, by Kingsford Developments, is located on McDonald Road. Comprising of over 70 luxury rental apartments, residents benefit from contemporary open plan living and modern fixtures. As well as this, there is a gym, club room and roof terrace.

 

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Beautiful building, well-designed apartments, management a bit lax

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Jan 2021

The building is a converted school and has tonnes of charm and character. The building has been thoughtfully renovated with a very good eye to design and cohesion. The flats are nicely designed and have the same attention to detail, and the mezzanine/studio setup coupled with the large traditional windows is really an excellent design. The facilities are good (gym, common area, roof deck, garden) and well thought through in terms of design — we had limited use from much of these given the Covid lockdown, but that’s hardly the fault of the development. The building management was initially great, but standards have lowered an awful lot since we moved in — Covid was the original reason for much of the services being rolled back, but it seems to be more of an excuse than a genuine reason at this point. Generally we’ve been very happy with the flat itself and the building, but given the high rental cost and an assumption of commensurate facilities and management, less so with the overall value.

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

Leith is one of the best parts of Edinburgh. Leith Walk and the Shore are both close by, so it was great for pubs etc. in the before-times. The development is next to St Mark’s Park which means you can be straight onto the North Edinburgh cycle paths, so it’s been great for walks and cycles during lockdown too. The development is right next to a school playground which has been a bit challenging noise-wise while working from home (once schools returned), but in fairness the management was very upfront about noise from the school being a ‘feature’ of living here.

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

The building is run on a single heating system, so it’s not possible to choose your supplier. Bills aren’t too bad (£70ish / month for heat and power) but I didn’t know I wouldn’t be able to shop around for a better deal.

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

Generally they’ve been quite responsive, they were excellent when we moved in, but have been less responsive/proactive as time has gone on.

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Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
3
Value
2
Management
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Fantastic, lovely homely place.

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Feb 2021

Fantastic accommodation, everything you need. Wonderful old victorian building with a luxury finish. Design is great and the high ceilings really create the feel of greater open space. Excellent all inclusive facilities and the gym is a fantastic bonus.

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

It is near a school and it is slightly noisy at times, but not much of an issue really.

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Great utilisation of space, but if you have a flat with the toilet under the stairs it can create low headroom.

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

Double glazed windows would be great for extra sound proofing and installation properties.

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
5
Value
5
Management
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Nice housing solution

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Jan 2021

The residence is very nice, and the management team is very competent. However, the position near the school can be annoying.

If you like Victorian building, then it is probably one of the best housing solution you can find, but big old windows mean that it is pretty annoying to heat the place.

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

The area is quiet, and not too far from the city centre.

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

How much overexcited children can be during the lunch break.

What is the best feature of your home:

Probably the reception at the ground floor, it is perfect for deliveries.

5
Facilities
4
Design
4
Location
4
Value
4
Management
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Excellent Development!

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Verified Resident
Review Date Jan 2021

Excellent design with even the smallest of details covered. Stylist clubroom. Rooftop with amazing views of the city. 24 hour access to the gym with plenty equipment (COVID dependent). Welcoming reception area. Friendly property managers who are always available and respond to requests or issues promptly.

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

The development is only a short walk to the city centre and is close to supermarkets and parks. Dislike the fact that their is only 2 hoovers for 75 flats and only one of them works properly.

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

The lack of hoovers and irons is a bit of a pain at times. But great place to live.

What is the best feature of your home:

Stylish development with amazing rooftop views of the city.

5
Facilities
4
Design
5
Location
5
Value
4
Management
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