Southmere Village, SE2

Southmere Village, SE2

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Peabody
3.10 (4 reviews) 3.10 (4 reviews)
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3.00
Facilities
3.50
Design
3.25
Location
2.75
Value
2.25
Management

Southmere is a development of apartments by Peabody, situated to the east of central London as part of the wider Thamesmead regeneration project. The development sits close to Abbey Wood station and next to the southern banks of the Thames.

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The development of a play area for children next to the library is a good idea

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Review Date Sep 2021

From what I have seen the houses backing onto the local primary school look small as I overlooked them being built i thought they were building garages as they seemed similar dimensions to a prison cell. It wasn’t until they started building upwards that I questioned if they could be houses, which they turned out to be. The development of a play area for children next to the library is a good idea that I think needs to include smaller children as well as I’d say this park was for ages 5+.

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We have a Sainsbury’s round the corner as well as a Lidl but buses can get you to places with more shops within as little as 10 minutes to get to thamesmead town centre, 20 minutes to get to woolwich and 25 minutes to get to bexleyheath. All bars and pubs are being closed down in order to build new houses so none in the local area. Before the new flats and houses were built our parking was free and on a first come first served basis since then bein by Ilya we have to pay for a parking permit per vehicle (in addition to rent) which is hard for those tradesmen who use company vehicles for work but also own their own car for family use. We get people park up in their cars playing loud music and doing balloons and then emptying their empty canisters all over the roads and paths. Traffic noise is moderate considering we live next to a main road but can be blanked out once your busy enough.

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Paying for a parking space as a resident can be a pain in the backside especially if you need to be close to the entrance due to pregnancy, young children, disability or shopping

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Facilities
4
Design
4
Location
2
Value
3
Management
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There’s always construction around this area, making it hard to focus.

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Review Date Sep 2021

There was once a fire in the flat I lived in and because of the poor development, nobody knew where to go. The lifts are ok, they get cleaned regularly from what I’ve seen. The council can do much more to make it look so much nicer for example by adding decorations around.

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There’s always construction around this area, making it hard to focus. People in this area can be very obnoxious and annoying. They are gentrifying this area causing the people in the older flats to look much poorer.

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I wish I had known the local area before moving in.

3
Facilities
2
Design
1
Location
2
Value
2
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Review Date Sep 2021

The facilities like the park were set up quickly and opened fast for children to enjoy and the design choice is modern while retaining an aspect of nature and the location next to the river is beautifully situated. The property management could be a bit better

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There is a lack of property management and anti social behaviour and not enough play areas for children, parking availability is ample, bin collection is OK and traffic noise is OK.

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Don’t be afraid to ask for help when it comes to housing problems or repairs.

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3
Design
4
Location
4
Value
2
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A lovely area with just a few issues.

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Sep 2021

The design is lovely, as of a few years ago we’ve been allowed to customise the interior. But as soon as I did that, our roof started to leak, ruining my brand new floor. They knocked a hole in the roof to find the source but couldn’t find it. I had a hole in my roof for 2 years. They came to replace the wall but it was too late. As for the area, it is maintained well by the lovely staff. They try their best for everyone in the area.

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There are a lot of places you can shop and a lot of places you can enjoy views. Parking isn’t an issue but for family and friends it’s near impossible. Noise is okay but be ready for kids playing. Bin collection has never been an issue, they do come quite early and because the area is so closed in, it echoes alot.

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I wish I knew about the area just a touch more. It seemed empty at first but the updated it quickly.

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Facilities
5
Design
4
Location
3
Value
2
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