Saffron Square, CR0

Saffron Square, CR0

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Berkeley Homes
Ranked 8th out of 25 in South London
4.14 (32 reviews) 4.14 (32 reviews)
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4.34
Facilities
4.28
Design
4.59
Location
3.75
Value
3.70
Management

Saffron Square is a huge, 43-storey development from the Berkeley Group. Currently the tallest building in Croydon, its distinctive purple and red façade pierces the skyline and is close to both East and West Croydon stations for transport into and around London.

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Nice contained development well communicated with transport links

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Mar 2021

We like our development and the way different facilities are organised within it, such as accedes to parking garage, gym, reception, grocery store and coffee place. However we do miss to have another breakfast place where we could choose from variety of options (incl. vegan, vegetarian). It would be great to have restaurant within this development. Property management communications are fine and regular which we appreciate. Building management might sometimes be a bit slow to react. E.g there was icy floor and nobody did anything for the entire day. Mitigation could be actions within hour or two with simple bucket of salt/sand. They did something after 2-3 days. However this is the only one that was negative. Otherwise we are happy.

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Range and offer in shops locally is great, especially as we have whitgiff and central nearby. However I do miss places with terraces or seating outside. Boxpark is good but often too crowded and always on weekends afternoon quite loud.
Traffic is quite high as we live next to the main road but speed limits are in place and little accidents happen which is good.

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We are quite happy with all neighbours and feeling lucky. Because noise can easily travel through walls. But had no problems so far.

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

We haven’t raised any issues so far as all were resolved, even the icy floor I mentioned above.

4
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
4
Value
4
Management
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Excellent

Review Date Jun 2019

Good overall, excellent experience
Good supermarkets around
Nice courtyard for the kids
Great Gym for use
Great transport to everywhere especially centre
Great management, very helpful and supportive

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

Close to everything
Nowhere to eat nearby

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Nothing

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
3
Value
5
Management
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Love my house

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Verified Resident
Review Date Jun 2019

This place is my special place! I Love my flat, I love the area , I love the transport… the only thing which is very annoying is the wind! It is so wi dy and I even fell once.. Also, I wish there where more pubs and cafes and restaurants inside the development! Walking around Croydon is not super safe. So they should definitely build some more places to go at night here in Saffron Square.

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Love the area itself but I wish we had pubs in Saffron Square

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Electricity is super expensive

4
Facilities
4
Design
4
Location
3
Value
3
Management
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Not so good

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Verified Resident
Review Date Jun 2019

Thinks it looks hideous
Massive leak in central block, management was not supportive, had to wait one year for compensation, couldn’t use bedroom for one month, took ages to get response
Damp
No drainage in courtyard so when raining, a lot of flooding
Good transport
West and east Croydon station

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

Like: concierge and gym
Bedroom couldnt stay in for a month, management poor

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Not really

4
Facilities
2
Design
5
Location
3
Value
2
Management
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Lovely flat

Review Date Jun 2019

I moved here a few months ago with my boyfriend and we are really happy with it. Our flat is cute and modern, we also have a nice bath in our bathroom. The building is located in Suffron Square, a beautiful area. However, the surrounding are not very nice.. I quite feel unsafe and uncomfortable sometimes. But overall, everything’s fine

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Transport is great

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Just the area around.. it is not the best

5
Facilities
4
Design
4
Location
4
Value
4
Management
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Great building

Review Date Jun 2019

Facilities are great! I use the gym everyday and it’s very convenient. My flat is nice! Also, it’s close to the train station and the area is very safe. I like the shops around and the mall… there’s a library as well which is useful for me since I am studying. The clncierce is always here and it’s convenient for orders online.

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We can’t control the heating g and we have to pay for that. That’s annoying

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No regrets!

4
Facilities
4
Design
3
Location
4
Value
3
Management
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Nice!

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Jun 2019

This development was a positive surprise. It is convenient as it’s close to the station and it’s nice to have the lobby always clean and you don’t have to worry about it. The flat is brand new and since we are coming from the US and we’re used to new houses this is great… the only thing about this place is the area.. quite dangerous. It’s not very family friendly as there are not safe parks around but convenient to transportation and lots of shops around.

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

I love the gym!
Transport is good but it is not nice to reach

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Safety in the surrounding area!

5
Facilities
4
Design
4
Location
4
Value
1
Management
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Overall very positive experience with the development

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Review Date Oct 2018

Great facilities – concierge, gym and roof terrace. I have trust that the management company allocates finances well and there is already a good sinking fund. Out of hours contact provided for building issues – heating, leaks etc.
The interiors were done to a high standard but not sure how durable units and appliances are.

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Croydon really surprised me, not only are there great transport links but there’s a lot to do in the area – bars, restaurants, shops and fantastic green spaces.

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Neighbours are hit and miss – the building is quite a mix of families, professionals and stoners.

4
Facilities
4
Design
4
Location
3
Value
5
Management
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Lovely views and safe to live. Great for Commute

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Verified Resident
Review Date Jun 2019

Its a very safe locality to live. Great connections to london and south and even places like cambridge and milton keynes. Commute is great. Shopping centre closeby. Concierge helps to collect parcel etc. Parking in the basement which is good.

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

No garden area for kids

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Wish they had something for children

4
Facilities
4
Design
5
Location
4
Value
3
Management
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Living here for 5+years – loving it

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Jun 2019

We have been living here for the last 5+ years and we love everything about Saffron. The proximity to both east and west croydon stations, Accessiblity to Shopping centres and local/regional stores is a BIG plus.

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Tesco express in the same premises is a blessing. The terrace is great to chill out in summer.

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Noting really

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
4
Value
4
Management
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