I have always been a fan of the developer. They have always been design conscious and other schemes I have seen of theirs have aged well and stood out from the crowd. Queens Park Place is no exemption. Ian Simpson the British architect has delivered an attractive building with brick, wood and zinc as the main exterior components. The main entrance to the building is very impressive but one of the biggest let downs is the quality of the common parts in the other parts of the building. Clearly all the money was spent on the main concierge and none left for the other entrances. The gardens are a bit of a missed opportunity. They are good spaces but badly planted and don’t make the most of the space. The building is really well managed by JAR residential and the concierge team are excellent as they should be for GBP4.50sqft service charge. Dependent on which side of the building you are on the train noise can be noticeable, and definitely something to consider if you are a light sleeper. Queens Park is a lovely place to live, the transport, high street, park and local community are fantastic, the farmers market is a treat every Sunday there are plenty of good places to get a drink or a bite. The wider area is about to embark on a huge regeneration, something worth considering if you are renting as the immediate area (Falcon Pub and car park opposite Mand) are about to be developed. However good news if you are buying as the local area is going to see a huge amount of investment in the next 5 years.
Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in: The trains are noisier than we thought and specification could have been higher for the price