Spring Wharf, BA2

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Spring Wharf is a Build to Rent development, located in Bath. It offers a mix of one and two-bedroom apartments. The development is pet friendly and residents have access to a wide range of amenities, including a residents’ deck with a BBQ area and a gym as well as a 24 hour on-site team. The development is only a 6-minute walk away from Oldfield Park station. This has links to GWR and South Western Railway services.

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Spring Wharf is a well-designed modern development with excellent amenities

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Review Date Sep 2021

Spring Wharf is a well-designed modern development with excellent amenities that allows pets, which is incredibly hard to find in Bath! It is kept in excellent condition and the front office / concierge team were wonderfully thoughtful, attentive and kind. I had a Covid scare during the winter and in isolation, they made sure that I was OK and had everything I needed. My unit had lovely views and apart from a utility closet that made some noise during the winter, was exceptionally quiet and peaceful. I moved from the U.S. to Bath and the transition was seamless.

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Spring Wharf is conveniently located within walking distance of local shops, transit, the canal paths, the two tunnels greenway trail, as well as the city centre and Oldfield Park. I did not need a car or even a bike to get around. The Scoop market located onsite is a wonderful amenity.

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I’m glad that I rented a furnished unit, which was comfortable, stylish and I spared me from having to buy furniture.

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

The building was always responsive within 24 hours to issues that I raised.

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Hi Dana,

Thank you for your lovely review and so glad you had a great experience with us and the team were attentive to your needs.

We hope you’ll be in touch again if you ever move back to Bath!

Kind regards,
Emily & The Spring Wharf Team

James’ review

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Review Date Apr 2021

Spring wharf is a bit blocky and unimaginative from the outside. The rooftop garden and red brick building have a lot more character to them. We haven’t been able to make use of the bbqs or gym as of yet. Staff are always lovely and the communal areas are kept really clean.

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Close to local supermarkets. Lovely walking routes into town. Easy to drive out of the city. Flat is set back from the front of the building which reduces road noise and increases privacy. Parking is very expensive.

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A bit more information on how some of the appliances and fuses worked. We struggled with getting the fan timer to work and the under the counter lighting too. The management also didn’t take photos of the cosmetic wear in the flat before we moved in and we sent in some photo examples so we weren’t held responsible, but there was a lot that was never documented.

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

Open space plan of living area of the flat is excellent. Could do with more natural light though. Brilliant having the big boiler cupboard for storage. Ceiling lighting is harsh. A dimmer switch would be amazing. The flat retains it’s heat really well, but attracts flies from the gutter in the summer. The gutter can be noisy with rain water.

4
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3
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4
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4
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4
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Hi James,

thanks for your great review. We have taken your feedback onboard and are currently filming some instructional videos on how the appliances work. if you ever need to ask us anything please give us a call or pop into the office.

Kind regards,

Leo & the Spring Wharf Team

My review

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Review Date Apr 2021

Everything is well looked after. The halls are always clean as are the bin areas. Staff are all lovely and very helpful. They are on hand to fix anything if needed.
Flat is well laid out. Would be nice to have a bigger window for the living space as it can be quite dark.

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Very assessable to the town, railway and lovely walks along the river.
It’s quiet and you can’t hear the road too much the windows are closed.
Flat always get the sun.

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

More about the fuse box and how the how the extractor fan works.

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

Bigger windows in the living room/kitchen.
Possibly a dimmer switch as the overhead lights are quite harsh.
In the summer, flies can come in the windows because the drain right outside.
Also the drain can be very noisy when it rains

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Design
4
Location
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Thanks for the great review. Great to hear your comments about the staff, they all work very hard to make sure Spring Wharf is a great place to live for all our residents.

Kind regards,

Leo

Great place to live in with a lot of benefits

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Review Date Apr 2021

In my opinion, buildings and apartments are nicely designed, furniture and materials used are of high quality. During our time here, we did not have any serious issues and if anything came up it was dealt with promptly from the management side. If there are delays it is caused by external companies and that is understandable and forgivable. There are nice communal areas, although their use is limited during the pandemic. I like that there is a gym on-site. The reception is also a lifesaver because we do not have to worry about being at home to accept our deliveries and it also feels nice that there is always someone I can go and talk to in case I have any issues. One the other side, storage for bicycles is quite poorly designed and there is not enough space for all residents. There are hooks attached to the walls where we can store our bikes, but I am not able to do it myself as I am too small. More storage that is accessible for everyone no matter the size would be appreciated.

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Spring Wharf is located close to all essential shops. I particularly enjoy shops and services within the building, such as a plastic-free shop, gym, bike shop. I like how close it is to a train station making it easy to commute to Bristol or elsewhere. There is a lot of green areas and nice places for walk/run. I LOVE THIS! Especially now when I am working from home, it is nice to be so close to nature and parks. However, Spring Wharf is also located in immediate proximity to the main road. It can get very busy and load even during the night which is far from ideal. I am also aware of what it means to the quality of the air we are breathing. Although this issue concerns only those tenants whose apartments are facing the road.  

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

Social events for residents are plus, very flexible tenancy terms.

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

Definitely bike storage. Whenever I want to get my bike my partner has to unhook it for me. Even if i was able to do it myself there is just not enough space for all of us.

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Design
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Location
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Hi Petra,

Thank you for your kind review. Glad you love living here and looking forward to you staying with us. regarding the Bike parking- We may be able to offer you space in another bike storage area- Please come and speak to us to see if there are any other spaces that might be easier for you to use. We want you out enjoying the sunshine on your bike as much as possible!

thanks again,

Leo and the Spring Wharf team.

Legendary place and people

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Verified Resident
Review Date Apr 2021

Echoing the reviews already on here, the staff are complete legends! Alicia and Elena on the front of house team are always so welcoming and friendly and couldn’t do more for you. We’ve lived here for 3 months and are really happy. There is a nice community feel with lovely neighbours and it’s nicely quiet. Communal decking area lovely and a real sun trap. Really recommend it!

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Good shops in walking distance (i.e. M&S, Scoop, Tesco Express) and not too far from town (22 min walk to the station). The canal walks are stunning and there are other good walks close by, too i.e. the Linear Park Walk starts across the road.

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

Although there are lots of apartments here, it is quiet and peaceful.

What is the best feature of your home:

The fact that they are warmly welcoming of pets. Our cat loves it.

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Hi Lydia & Max,

Thanks for the wonderful review! Alicia and Elena are fantastic (but don’t tell them too much, it will go to their heads!) So glad you love living and we look forward to welcoming you to our events this summer.

If we can ever do anything for you please let us know,

Leo & the Spring Wharf Team

Location & Staff Are Great, But The Price Doesn’t Justify The Quality

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Review Date Mar 2021

I have been living at Spring Wharf for over a year now and as much as the location is great, and the staff incredibly friendly I’ve found there’s more reasons not to live her than there is to live here. I’ll keep it short and sweet.

The Good:
– The kitchen is great, it might be small but the marble tops are nice, the oven and large fridge helps keeps us stocked for weeks on end.
– The staff are very friendly and are always there to take in your deliveries for you.
– Communal bins makes it easy to throw away your rubbish whenever instead of waiting for “bin days”.
– The small gym is nice for a quick session, but anymore than 4 people inside makes it feel cramped.
– The flat is new, modern and looks tidy, with nice bathrooms, plenty of storage and nice lighting.
– It’s based near the river, meaning easy access to bike paths.

The Bad:
– They charge you £300 to have a pet, then a monthly fee of £50, making it almost £1000 a year to have a cat/dog in the flat.
– They charge you £150 a month for a parking space, even when most of their spaces are empty.
– In a year of being here, they have only cleaned our windows once.
– When moving in, the flat was dirty, and we had toilet issues for weeks.
– We have had a 60cm crack in our window for 6 months, they said they couldn’t fix it.
– This is the noisiest flat I have ever lived in. The main road makes it impossible to relax in the day and impossible to have windows open at night due to the road and students walking past frequently.
– No air con, and due to the large windows the flats get insanely hot in the summer. One day it was 34C in our flat, and that’s with all of the windows open and blinds pulled. Summer days average 24C with our windows open, we leave the flat too cool down. In winter though, it does stay warm.
– “Free” internet is okay for downloads, but if you are uploading anything it’s very slow.
– Bikes get stolen a lot here, and one day I found out through a Facebook post on the Morland Road group days before Spring Wharf informed us. Now everyones bikes are jammed into two lock ups making it hard to find a place to lock it up safely, many actually keep their bikes in their own flats for safety.
– I once found a homeless man outside my door shouting up the corridors trying to open other residents doors. So somehow they can get in through the front locked doors.
– Outside communal area is overlooked by lots of flats, so its not very private. It feels as if you’re always being watched, so not many seem to use it.
– We have had continuous problems with the main access doors. Sometimes the doorbell doesn’t work, sometimes the door itself won’t open and so on, many times we have had to go down to let anyone in.

I know this review sounds a bit disheartening, but when you’re paying very high rent prices you don’t expect to have bikes stolen, or homeless people outside your door, dirty cracked windows and payment problems their end when paying rent.

My main reasons for leaving in the coming months is due to the noise from the roads, the heating problems in the summer and the high rent prices. When I first made interest in renting I mentioned the parking and pet rates, they said “we can sort something out for you”, and when I got in, they then couldn’t help me and wanted to charge me £300 for a pet, and £200 a month for the pet and parking moving forward. And that’s on top of the £1250+ rent for a 2 bed.

It looks great on the outside, but on the inside its fairly average.

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

The local area and location is very good. You’re just out of the city, which means you don’t get too much hustle and bustle. There’s a couple of local shops, Morland Road is 5 minutes walk away and Pure Gym seconds away.

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

I wish I knew about the noise that the roads makes, the heat in the summer and the low quality security. I asked them if bikes get stolen what they do to help their residents, and apparently “its your own risk”.

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

Building management respond fairly quickly, and are always there to help. When we moved into the flat it was dirty and the toilet system was broken. We cleaned the flat ourselves and management fixed our toilet in a couple of weeks. But the crack in the windows is too small to fix apparently, even if it is half way through a plain of glass.

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Location
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Hi BLS,

we are really sorry you have not had an entirely great experience at spring Wharf although its great to hear you love our location and Staff. We constantly review our rental prices in line with the Bath Market and as you know things like car parking spaces in Bath do cost premium amount. I would like to look into your other issues such as the maintenance and cleanliness as we take these very seriously and our on site team usually respond very quickly to rectify any issues. You have not given your name so please get in contact with me directly on the email Hello@springwharf.com as I would like to look into this for you.

Kind regards,

Leo & The Spring wharf Team

Amazing building and amazing facilities.

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Oct 2020

The apartment is very nice and the view is amazing. The design on the outside looks absolutely amazing. Especially that they have a 24/7 gym and they have Pure Gym right under the Grain Store building which is amazing.

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It is a very nice property and very modern. The service is amazing and the people working here are very nice and welcoming!

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

There is really nothing that I wished I would have known as they mentioned everything to me prior to me agreeing to rent here.

What is the best feature of your home:

It is the view and the modern building. As well as the customer service offered.

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Thanks Tarek, Great to know you love calling Spring Wharf home!

Great place to live

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Review Date Oct 2020

The design and management of the property and facilities is great. Easily accessible and well maintained. Apartments are quite sound proof, you can’t hear your neighbours neither can they hear you once indoors. Great during winter and summer. Amazing indoor lighting and much storage space. Quick to help with any problems in the apartment

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

I like the location and the surrounding shops. Also love it’s proximity to bus stops.

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

Nothing to say as my viewing was thorough. Love it

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

I would like the windows to be more opaque if possible as I do not like that residents in the opposite building can see in

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Design
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Location
5
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Thank you for you great review. Its fantastic to hear your great feedback on the staff and viewing process. Thanks for being a part of our community at Spring Wharf.

Perfection!

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Review Date Oct 2020

The development we live in is the grain store which is a lovely well kept building maintained to a high standard with sound proof windows making the road almost forgettable. The team help us with anything we need with a short walk/phone call to reception to help us with any issues we may encounter. Its a lovely place to live and we will recommend it to anyone!

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

Its a good vibrant area with parking and access to multiple shops and near the centre of town

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The only downside we find is the road noise, the flat gets quite warm when sunny, and to counter this you must open a window which lets in a rather noisy main road.

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

We havent had any issues so the building management hasnt had to assist us at all!

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Design
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Location
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Thank you for your great feedback. The windows in the Grain store are triple glazed to make sure you don’t hear any road noise and also helps keep you flat warm which is great for the the environment and your wallet! So great to hear this about the staff, everyone works really hard to make sure living at Spring Wharf is great. Thanks again.

Happy to call home

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Verified Resident
Review Date Oct 2020

Flats are great as well as the facilities – small gym for residents only and a garden for people in flats with no balconies to enjoy
Management always on hand to help should you need anything. The main road is fairly loud but once you close the windows this solves the problem

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

Local amenities are great and location to Bath is perfect – close to pubs and the canal path

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

How hot the flats get in summer.

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

Yes, we had issues with plumbing and this was fixed straight away

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Design
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Location
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Thanks for your feedback. Our windows are triple glazed to make sure there is no road noise. I’m glad you were happy with the maintenance teams service and if we can ever do anything for you please let us know.

Clean and Comfortable

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Verified Resident
Review Date Oct 2020

Easy and clean apartments and block that has friendly reception and cleaning staff.
I enjoy the accessibility of the apartments, as well as the community that lives within it.
All outdoor areas are very pleasant to sit in with my friends and offer a close and clean area to relax.

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

Quiet area that sits near main routes into town

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

The amount of storage space the rooms have, they may look small but there is so much cupboard space

What is the best feature of your home:

the best feature of the house is the kitchen because it is compact whilst still offering all the amenities required

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Location
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Thanks for the great review! All the staff work really hard to make sure everyone loves living here and we are glad you’re a part of our community.

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