Knight’s Park, CB3

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Hill Group
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4.00
Facilities
4.14
Design
4.64
Location
4.00
Value
3.86
Management

Excellent

43%

Very Good

43%

Average

14%

Disappointing

0%

Very Poor

0%

Knights Park is an award-winning new development of beautifully-designed, modern homes in Eddington. From light and airy apartments to luxury large villas, Knights Park is designed for all stages of life and offers a balanced, healthy lifestyle to everyone.

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448 sq ft
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Perfect for University staffs

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Review Date Jun 2022

The property itself is great. well functioning bathroom and floor heating. Triple glazed window also keeps the apartment warm, despite sometimes blocking phone signals because of the thickness of it. The kitchen could’ve done more wall cover than what is now provided, with only the hob area getting covered.

Management fee is a bit too expensive though, and the separate accounts for utility bills and management bills that go to the same company and same bank account are also frustrating.

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

With the Turing Locke and Hyatt Centric now in place, the choice of open spaces are excellent with the bar. The park is also nice. Sainsbury super store is 2 minutes walk. Choice of restaurant remains an issue, with only one in Hyatt Centric. There is another cafe plus occasionally food trucks. The only public transport that links it to city centre is the Universal Bus, which is very very very bad. Delays and last minute cancellations of 5+ buses are daily.

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

That U Bus is so unreliable. A car or a bike is crucial.

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

I dislike how the direct debit of bills are handled, which was not really dealt with. But I figured way myself to run it smoothly by now.

4
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
5
Value
3
Management
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Not bad at all.

Review Date Jun 2022

Bathroom and bedroom really nice. But reception room worst design I have ever seen. So many unnecessary indent. Management could be better. Isolation is really amazing. For sound and heating perspective. Kitchen space could be a bit bigger and cool desing.

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No traffic noice. Parking available. Bin collection could be better. Sometimes a bit noise from environment.

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Not sure if I have something specifically. Nice place.

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

I did not have so many issue. When I had agency solved for me quickly.

4
Facilities
2
Design
4
Location
3
Value
3
Management
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Living with Nature

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Review Date Jun 2022

The beautiful natural setting is designed to make it more likely to meet neighbours and enhance community feeling. This is architecture against isolation. I have never before found it so easy to feel part of a community. Changing over the seasons, there are always flowers, interesting landscaping and fun walk steps away. Brook Leys pond is a great walk with a sculptural birdwatching blind and exquisite primroses in spring. I know my carbon footprint is lower living here, and I like the fact that we have the option of using non-potable water for laundry. Our solar panels have a great deal of potential, but we are still working on getting the orientation shifted a bit to maximise their effectiveness. We are hopinbg for dedicated electric car chargers to be installed in Eddington, too, so that we can charge our electric car faster. The development is very cleverly designed to create intimate spaces and a sense of expansiveness simultaneously. There are so many wonderful places to go, we are spoilt for choice!

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Getting into the centre of town is an easy 10 minutes in a designated, luxurious bus. We can also walk to various places from Storey’s Way, a gorgeous stroll through a natural setting that changes over the seasons. Birdsong is always to be heard, and we might see wildlife if we’re lucky. Here in Eddington, we have a variety of ages and families on our street, which we love. Already, we’ve had gatherings, picnics, art shows, and celebrations. Some Fridays we head over to Dutch for socializing with neighbours. It’s right here, in the hotel near Sainsbury’s. I love meeting a friend over coffee at Dulcedo in the plaza.

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

Ordering curtains or blinds before moving in is a great idea; we didn’t have any neighbours at first, so it was less of an issue, but for people moving in now it is very helpful. Alternatively, get folding screens. They are an inexpensive option that look nice too.

I also wish I would have had some options in the kitchen. I don’t like the cooking range, as it is slippery and all my beloved pots and pans won’t work on induction, so I had to invest in new.

The microwave is very weak, even on the highest setting. Unsure why.

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

Yes, we have been working on problems with the solar panel effectiveness which I think can be fixed relatively easily for maximum benefit.

The construction is excellent, so we haven’t had problems, other than a defective skylight. A layer of class seems to have a manufacturing defect, and shattered.

4
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
4
Value
3
Management
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Nice development, still improving

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Review Date Aug 2021

Everything is pretty great. Spacious and nicely designed flats, although parts of the bathroom and kitchen could have been done better. The heating system could be better. Recycling system is good and building cleaning is decent. No serious complaints.

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

Brand new Sainsbury’s a couple of minutes away. Currently just a single bakery and occasional food vans. A bus station getting you to the city centre in around 25 minutes.

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Poor soundproofing around the front door, everything from the hall is very audible.

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

Quick to respond by email, though it is already more than a month I am waiting for something to get fixed.

5
Facilities
4
Design
5
Location
5
Value
4
Management
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Great building – let down by communal facilities and poor management.

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Review Date Jul 2021

We are really pleased with the design and build quality of our flat, and have received great service from hill. However, The service charges are unnecessarily high, as are the communal heating bills (specifically the standing charge, so we loose any benefit from a well insulated building.) As remedial works take place planting and grassed areas have been damaged and not put right.

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The main square is still full of vacant shops (not sure if this is COVID related?) it would be good to know what the plans are. Guest parking is a problem, I resent having to pay for my weekly cleaner to park. We should be allowed a certain amount of free hours a year. There are a few things we feel were overlooked in terms of practicalities, there is no communal outside space directly outside out apartment buildings, for residents to gather and children to play (other building s have a shared garden for example) and there is no compost/organic waste disposal or allotments for residents. There is also lots of water pooling in the planted beds.

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

Encore are our building managers – we have experience of them before and expectations are very low!

3
Facilities
4
Design
4
Location
3
Value
2
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Good development in general, would be nice to have more shops and living facilities

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Review Date Jul 2021

Design is generally okay. The outside appearance is nice, but wiggled shaped apartment can be a problem to fit furniture in. Also, some minor designs (eg wall skirting height) seems to be not aligned with the standard, resulting in some slight problems of mine to literally sew the cupboard.
In terms of facilities, a reception would be very helpful. And as mentioned above, more local shops and restaurants are good.
I very much appreciate the building and property management, as the team responded fairly quick even in the COVID situation. Things in the room or in the common area typically get repaired in a timely manner.

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

I personally enjoy living in a quiet area. However, I sometimes feel there is a lack of essential facilities around like post office, GP etc. Otherwise pretty good.

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

Deliveroo/Uber eats didn’t reach here until recently. Considering the lack of restaurants around, it was pretty annoying.

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

Yeah, generally the next day. Kept in touch about things that happened during COVID. Appreciated.

3
Facilities
3
Design
4
Location
2
Value
5
Management
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Beautiful modern design and buildings

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Review Date Jul 2021

Building management is very sufficient. The design is very modern. Quiet neighbourhood with supermarket in just 5 minute walking distance. Building is well maintained both in case of garden and the communal areas. Parking lot always have plenty of spaces.

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Beautiful newly built area with modern and sustainable infrastructure.

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Great community.

What is the best feature of your home:

Good communication and friendly with reasonable price.

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
5
Value
5
Management
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We are pleased we bought the apartment but there ismuch room for improvement

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Review Date Jul 2021

Inadequate secure bike storage. Unwelcoming entrance to the building, it already looks tired and carpets very stained. Paint peeling in several places and not being dealt with. Given the high service charges we pay it just feels forgotten. Portal and Encore often deny any issues are theirs and refer you to the other and then you get referred back to the original organisation approached which is very frustrating.

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Limited facilities currently available. Apartment fine but the management of gardens poor, a hedge trimmer would appear to be the only garden tool ever used. Rubbish bins regularly overflow which is unpleasant and unsightly. Property management slow to respond to queries and can be very patronising. Makes me hesitant to get in touch with issues as I am made to feel like a nuisance.

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

That the hype given about after-sales care isn’t as effective as they would lead you to believe.

What is the best feature of your home:

The apartment is light and airy and well equipped.

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Facilities
4
Design
4
Location
3
Value
2
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A visionary home and area

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Review Date Jul 2021

Outstanding management with carefully designed procedures to support residence and maintain the area. Rapid response when issues are identified with polite, responsive, staff. The area is kept clean. Gardeners keep the area spotless although they lack knowledge about plants.

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Outstanding properties, well designed for comfort and luxury. Peaceful and calm designs with laid out gardens/plants.

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

None to report. Customer service and information were clear.

What is the best feature of your home:

Spacious with plenty of modern outside space to relax

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
5
Value
5
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Five star flat

Review Date Jul 2021

The flats are very sturdy and well built. I don’t like the finishing wall is plsterboard (with various material behind it) as it’s quite hard to find the right plug. The triple glazing windows are grat to block the noise outside.

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

The community is great with a outstanding school and the community centre.

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

The plasterboard….

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

I’d like the flat more rectangular or sqaure shape

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
5
Value
5
Management
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Balcony

Bike Parking

Bike Parking

On Site Cafe

On Site Cafe

Central

Central

Coworking

Coworking

Garden

Garden

Communal Gardens

Communal Gardens

Nursery

Nursery

Parking

Parking

Pet Friendly

Pet Friendly

Play Area

Play Area

Resident Events

Resident Events

Retail on Site

Retail on Site

Roof Terrace

Roof Terrace

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