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Riverlight, SW8

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Ranked 5th out of 21 in Nine Elms
Area guide to Nine Elms
4.31 Rating (based on 12 reviews) 12 reviews

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A mixed-use development by St James, Riverlight comprises of 6 buildings, which features 813 residential units with a range of one, two, three and four-bedroom apartments. The development is directly on the riverfront in Nine Elms, and residents have access to a range of amenities, including leisure facilities, a concierge service, healthcare facilities, as well as various restaurants and cafes. Battersea Park station is only a 12-minute walk away, which has links to the Overground and Southern rail services. Read more

Category Scores

4.25
Facilities
4.58
Design
4.67
Location
3.83
Value
3.55
Management

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Good quality flat

The value for money isn’t the best but the quality of the flat is good. Helpful concercierge. Great facilities with a 24hr gym, pool, 2 saunas and laundry service . management has good problem solving.

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Riverlight 4

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Apartments are good. Well furnished kitchen/bathroom.
Concierge can be unhelpful in some cases… such as not accepting deliveries. Poor communication.
Generally clean communal areas.
Spa is amazing.

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Great and green

Building and facilities are great. The gym could have a better variation of machines. The concierge are a bit useless when it comes to solving problems (ex. Water heater down, noise from construction in the entrance of parking in the middle of the night).

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Area is great. Easy to get to central london. More restaurants around the area would be appreciated.

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Up and coming location, safe buildings

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Overall impression of the Riverlight building where I live is it is modern and functional. It is not overly beautiful or state-of-the-art, but everything is good quality and works. Two years into living here, I don’t find that things are breaking or needing major repair.

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I like that I feel safe here. I dislike that it is on a very busy street which is dangerous to cross. It needs a new crosswalk to the bus stop. Also the construction noise is constant but can get used to it

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I wish I knew that the construction was early morning, late night, and weekends. The workers seem to clog up the grocery store near me and they leave rubbish and cigarettes all over the ground in the area.

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Lovely views

A good block of flats with amazing views to Battersea Power Station and over the Thames. Good communal spaces and nice size of flat. Busy road on one side which might impact some of the lower flats. Nice finishings in the flat with high quality kitchens and bathrooms.

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Close to central London and good Waitrose nearby. Will be good when the new tube station opens nearby.

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4
Design
5
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4
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Brilliant place to live

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Great location on the riverfront. Values holding up well. One of the best new developments in London . Distinctive, iconic architecture. Area is transforming with new shops and development, Waitrose opposite is superb. On site management improving all the time.

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Great location

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Fantastic location, walking distance to Vauxhall, Battersea Park and Power station. Concierge helpful. Post room fairly organised. Sainsbury and bars/restaurants onsite. Supermarkets 5 min drive away. Nearest street parking about 3 min walk away. Very good travel links.

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Closenwalk to everything. Westminster not too much further than local leisure areas. Battersea Park great in the summer, especially for kids

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How quickly the local area was changing (for the better) with the Battersea Power Station development

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Modern development, good standard of living

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The exterior looks stunning. Different shapes/colours from what you normally see on the London skyline.

The Concierge are always polite and helpful, and do what they can to accommodate. There is a strict policy against AirBnb/short term letting.

Window cleaning is covered as part of the service charge. Leaseholders are charged on the basis but this is done quarterly, but this has in fact only been done twice or three times in two years. It is especially pertinent at this development which is surrounded by other developments and Battersea Power Station, so there is a lot of dust from the construction.

The managing agent are strict with the development aesthetic, and so consequently the only things that are allowed on balconies are ‘potted plants and good quality garden furniture’.

The ground floor of each building has a business – most notably a Sainsburys Local, Indian and Japanese restaurants, a pub and a coffee shop.

A large Waitrose is only a 5 minute walk away, Vauxhall station 10-15 minutes walk with direct buses outside the development. Once Battersea Power Station tube is finished in 2020, a northern line station will be a 5 minute walk away.

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The development has a Sainsburys Local, pub, Japanese and Indian restaurants and a coffee shop.

There is a large Waitrose 5 minutes walk away.

Vauxhall tube station is 10-12 minutes away, and when Battersea Power Station tube completes in 2020, a northern line station will be a 5 minute walk away.

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The whole development is stuck with monopolised suppliers for heating and hot water and broadband.

For broadband, BT is the only well known provider available, even though you can get speeds up to 300MB.

Heating and hot water is monopolised by SSE, and the standing charges are quite extortionate.

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First Class Development

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An architecturally excellent development which provides superb shared ownership accommodation – high quality finishes and a good service from the 24 hour concierge.

Access to facilities is an issue and is only available to the private apartments which is a shame.

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Really well located for central London which will only be further enhanced with the introduction of the northern line extension in the coming years.

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Attractive development on the River Thames

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Striking development in good area. There is a 24 hour concierge team who get to know you by name and are helpful with parcels/dry cleaning/key management. Has had fair share of teething issues that you might expect for a new development. Two that stick out are the inexperience with maintaining the grass communal areas (now resolved) and security (a number of bicycles have been stolen from the car park for example). Overall, a pleasant place to live and should only become more so as the neighbourhood develops.

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Evolving rapidly into a very convenient place to live with green space (Battersea Park), shops and supermarkets (Waitrose especially good) and transport links all within 10 mins walk. Once the zone 1 tube station opens- it will have fantastic connections to the rest of the city. On the downside, as a new neighbourhood, it still can be quiet.

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Love the Boris bike station outside our back door!

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Location
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