Saxton, LS9

Saxton, LS9

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Urban Splash
2nd
Ranked 2nd out of 7 in Leeds
4.31 (based on 17 reviews) 4.31 (17 reviews)

Category Scores

4.24
Facilities
4.29
Design
4.71
Location
4.24
Value
2.76
Management

Excellent

47%

Very Good

47%

Average

6%

Disappointing

0%

Very Poor

0%

Saxton, by Urban Splash, sits in Leeds City Centre. Comprising of 410 apartments in 2 newly regenerated 1960’s council blocks, this development is a short walk from the Victoria centre and Call Lane. As well as this, residents here benefit from communal gardens, residents’ allotments and city views.

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Friendly, vibrant community

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Nov 2020

Beautiful building, excellent apartment layouts maximising space. Having lived in the apartments nearby in other buildings, I’ve found no storage space and a wasteful, illogical design is the norm. Saxton is the opposite, floor to ceiling windows optimise light, the kitchen/lounge layouts are space-saving with sturdy materials used and modern features, The bedrooms are also of a decent size, and it costs very little (surprisingly, considering the size of the windows) to heat the apartment. The allotments are also lovely to stroll through,

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

Good proximity to the city centre, while being slightly off the main road which minimises noise. However, the immediate neighbourhood between the main road and the building (200m distance), depending on the time of night can feel unsafe. Good community and neighbourhood security in place for the building. As with any apartment close to the centre, the service charge and ground rent is expensive, but less so that other central developments.

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

The arrangements of paying the RMG for the service charges – we get sent letters (not emails, in 2020) and if missed e.g. because you’re abroad, you get a hefty late pay fine.

What is the best feature of your home:

The windows, the layout and the quality of the apartment. It was kept in very good condition by the previous owners – I have never moved in to an apartment without having to clean/paint/fix anything before. Proximity to the centre, secure parking.

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
4
Value
5
Management
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Great flats in an excellent location, shame about the property management.

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Verified Resident
Review Date Nov 2020

Saxton is a great, modern development in a brilliant location. It is very friendly with a nice mix of young professionals, families and retired folk. The back garden and allotments are great and really sociable. It has cycle storage, resident parking and visitor parking covered by CCTV and is typically a secure site. Every flat is a slightly different design although each follows a similar design approach. There are some lovely views over the city centre if you’re in a West facing flat, but the East facing flats can feel a little exposed to people in the garden. One of the buildings has recently got all-new, fire-safe cladding following Grenfell. The other building didn’t was deemed safe at the time but is now going through the process of getting its cladding replaced too. Unfortunately, the one downside to Saxton is the property management company, who are a bit disappointing in not being very responsive and letting some of the maintenance slip.

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

The area is great. It’s quiet but just a short walk away from Leeds Dock and the city centre. The riverside is lovely to walk, cycle or run down.

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

That the management company are a bit rubbish.

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

The management company are not very responsive and could keep things better maintained.

4
Facilities
4
Design
5
Location
4
Value
2
Management
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Resident and owner

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Review Date Nov 2020

Saxton is great, because of the huge windows the light into the flat is amazing. The flats are always warm in winder, they get really warm in summer when the sun is directly on them. It’s great having the garden and allotment there’s always somewhere private to sit outside which is lovely

The management company RMG are awful I own and live in my flat which I used to rent. RMG are a pain to deal with no matter what side your on.

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

It’s really quiet at night but so close to town which is great, need a little corner shop on this side of the road

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

If you can don’t go for a south facing flat as it would get very hot in summer in the evenings

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

24 hour security on site, and safer windows that lock out

5
Facilities
4
Design
4
Location
5
Value
1
Management
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Big fan of saxton

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Review Date Nov 2020

The flats are good quality, walls are thick so you don’t hear much and they retain heat well so you don’t need to turn the heating on much . Big windows across one side is great and a real feature. The upkeep of the development is not optimal. The front gate breaks very frequently, the allotments are not being upkept and just generally no money is spent on maintaining the property.

The team who manage the post, general things around the building are great though and always very helpful

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

Area is decent. You are a 10 minute walk from the city center and a 5 minute walk from the Docks which is a lovely area. You can walk to the canal and to local pubs and restaurants. The closets shop is the docks which is not far but you need to drive to the supermarket. You can walk to headrow for all buses across the city which is great

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

The windows are great for openness and light but it gets really hot in summer!

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

I have not raised myself but we have a group and residents raise issues here and report back to RMG

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
4
Value
3
Management
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Saxton is a beautiful place to live,

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Review Date Nov 2020

Saxton is beautifully designed. The floor to ceiling windows are a stunning feature of every room and the views are stunning. The concierge goes above and beyond and is always happy to help in whatever way he can.
The garden and allotments are lovely in the summer,

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

Saxton is a very convenient place to live. It is close to both the city centre and the motorways so it’s perfect for commuting professionals.
It’s only a short walk to the city centre so is close to shops, bars and all other amenities.
Unfortunately there is no big supermarket near by, so can be difficult if you don’t have a car.

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

Parking is not available for every flat. And is £300/6 months to rent.

What is the best feature of your home:

The windows! They’re such a beautiful feature, people always comment on how unique they are.

4
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
5
Value
3
Management
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Saxton – Good all round

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Review Date Nov 2020

Development is great, the garden is a very popular facility and was widely used this summer, especially with lockdown. I do think RMG as a facility management company needs to be looked at though. The flats are relatively small, but the monthly cost far out weighs any of these small negatives. Gym is good but that hasn’t been open a lot this year due to COVID.

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

Great area, super central, we have however had a speight of criminal activity recently, I.e parcels getting stolen

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

N/a

What is the best feature of your home:

Location and price. We also do have really lovely views.

5
Facilities
4
Design
5
Location
5
Value
2
Management
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Awesome apartments :)

Review Date Nov 2020

Saxton is wonderful, the floor to ceiling windows are amazing and the natural light in the apartments is really good. The flats are warm and energy bills are quite low. The internet is really fast and the location is amazing. We have a huge garden and allotments that are really good. The location Is really close to the city centre.

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

The area is very quiet and just on the outskirts of the city centre. The city centre is a 10 min walk away. We just need s local shop for maybe a GP/Dentist to service the area.

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

I just wish I knew how bad the property maintenance company are. They often are very slow to repair faults and solve maintenance issues.

What is the best feature of your home:

The floor to ceiling windows and natural light is so good. I love the building.

4
Facilities
4
Design
5
Location
5
Value
1
Management
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Saxton is a good place to live.

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Review Date Nov 2020

The building is really modern, the garden is very spacious and most of the facilities are great. There is an onsite gym and a concierge who is very helpful. The only negative feedback is for the property management company. Sometimes, issues take a long time to be resolved and there are some issues with the main gates and lift.

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

I really love living at Saxton. The area is very close the the city centre. Shops and bars are really close by and the garden is really spacious. It’s been so good having the garden during lockdown. The building is in a great position in an ever expanding city,

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

I wish that I knew the ground rent before I moved it. I was quite alarmed to see the costs by letter for the ground rent.

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

There are a few issues that need too be resolved. The lift is broken and there are several other snagging issues across the site. For the most part, the building is great.

5
Facilities
4
Design
5
Location
5
Value
3
Management
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Peaceful oasis in big city

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Review Date Nov 2020

Convenient location gated community with parking. Decent facilities such as gym bike storage etc. Spacious apartments with modern open plan kitchen nice balconies and view over the city and local community. Great communal area. Building management very friendly and helpful.

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

Convenient location just outside city centre not many shops around closest around 5 minutes walk few modern developments around.

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

Not all the flats come with a parking space and come at an extra cost

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

Heating system is a little bit outdated and inefficient

3
Facilities
4
Design
5
Location
4
Value
4
Management
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Perfect city centre development

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Review Date Nov 2020

The facilities such as mail room, communal BBQ area, gardens and allotments are great. Management and cleaning staff very helpful and friendly. Since moving in the entrance lift has never worked and never been fixed. It would be good if this could be looked at.

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

Great access to city centre, transport links, bars and restaurants. Scenic walks along the transpennine trail only 5 minutes away. Only dislike would be view of dated properties surrounding development.

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

Loud music from time to time from nearby estate, not from development.

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

Prompt and professional response to any issues. On-site staff always available throughout the week. Phone numbers for emergencies provided.

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
5
Value
5
Management
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Urban Splash is a British company founded in 1993. The company focuses on regenerating decaying industrial warehouses, mills, Victorian terraced…
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