The James Liverpool, L2

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4.75
Facilities
4.91
Design
4.97
Location
4.78
Value
4.97
Management

Excellent

94%

Very Good

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Average

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The James Liverpool is a vibrant community located in the heart of the city on James Street. The new development serves as a place for big thinkers and game changers to live, work, and socialise, while they pursue their big and bold goals. The James offers everything necessary for modern living under one roof, including spaces for focus, a quiet five minutes, or conversation with others.

All of the fully furnished studios are private and have access to shared communal spaces situated on the first floor, and all on-site amenities. Residents also benefit from a gym, laundry facilities, high speed Internet, an outdoor terrace, and an active social calendar.

Live. Work. Play. Your Way.

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Fantastic accommodation and staff to match

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Review Date Sep 2022

The building is superbly well designed, very modern and spacious with excellent furnishings/facilities. I find it extremely comfortable to live here. A big concern prior to moving in was wether it would be too noisy and interfere with my work but for a city centre building it is surprisingly quiet from external noise whilst their is essentially no internal noise, I often question if I have neighbours as it’s that silent. I can’t remember the last time I didn’t have a peaceful sleep. The bed the building provided is extremely comfortable and high quality too.

Since moving in the staff have been nothing short of superb, they resolve all issues quickly and efficiently and there always so welcoming and friendly when you come into the building, especially Jennifer and Ellie.

Ultimately I could write a lot of positive feedback for this building as it has really become my home when I had only intended to stay for 4 months originally, but now I’m nearing a year of stay! My friend even moved in as well based on my recommendation I rate here that highly.

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Sitting between the Albert docks and the city center the building offers me extremely quick access to the vibrant social scene as well fantastic transport links essential to my work.

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Take the time to explore the city, I made the mistake of starting a job the moment I arrived and didn’t realise just how much Liverpool has to offer until much later than I should of. Fantastic city with fantastic people.

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

After a year of living in the building the tv provided by the building ceased to work, I emailed Ellie at the front desk on my way to work, she replied within the hour and kindly had a replacement fitted by the time I was home.

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
5
Value
5
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Hey Tom!

Your review is so lovely, we are all glad to hear you find the team very hands-on and helpful! We all do our best to ensure everyone feels at home and issues are dealt with right away.

Thank you again!

Genuinely impressed by The James

Review Date Nov 2022

I was genuinely impressed with how The James looked, its rather rare to find properties that look as good and even better than the photos. The building has facilities to cover all of my needs and more! The people working here are genuinely nice and welcoming, which makes the building feel even safer.

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With The James I find myself in the middle of all central places in Liverpool. Shops, restaurants, bars etc are just around the corner by walking. Whenever I feel like being more alone I close the windows and the curtains, and can barely hear the surroundings, which for me is a good thing.

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So far after nearly spending four weeks here, I’ve never experienced any issues. The crew is welcoming, which makes it less scary to ask questions even how dumb the questions might seem to myself. Genuinely appreciate the feeling of safety around the building, the crew makes icing on the cake in that department- as they’re accessible all weekdays in person and otherwise on phone/email.

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

They’ve been specific and nice with any question I’ve asked, regarding for example contracts and moving in.

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5
Design
5
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The decor in the building and the rooms are five star

Review Date Nov 2022

The decor in the building and the rooms are five star. The James has state of the art facilities, which include a fully equipped gym and a communal lounge area. However, it isn’t the location and the facilities that makes the James the best living space in Liverpool. It is the management team at the James – they are the properties greatest asset. The team at the James are always willing to assist you and they have done a superb job at creating a community within the building through the number of social events that are held.

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The James is located in the epicentre of Liverpool. Liverpool One is on you doorstep and the Albert Dock is only around the corner. James Street station is opposite the building and moorfields is only a 5 minute walk away, the location is fantastic for connecting you to the Merseyside region and beyond. James Street is very quiet at night, which is extremely advantageous based on the centrality of the property.

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I was surprised with how quiet the area is at night, which is good. As that was a concern of mine when moving into Liverpool. I really don’t think there is many location as central as The James, that are as quiet.

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

To be honest I have had very few issues whilst staying at The James. Any problems raised have been handled quickly and very professionally.

5
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5
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5
Location
5
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The best apartment I’ve ever stayed at!

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Review Date Nov 2022

I’ve been at The James for a month now, and Ellie & Jennifer have been so welcoming and made my move in simply amazing. The apartments are stunning with designer fittings and finishes. The facilities are just amazing and you can always bring someone over without hesitation. It’s got a cute little gym with all the essential machines, which makes it so easy to work out in the mornings. They’ve also got yoga and a personal trainer , I couldn’t really ask for more. The place is so well maintained, even the bin area is clean!

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The location is absolutely brilliant. There’s plenty of supermarkets, cafes and pubs all around (and a wetherspoons just downstairs!). You really do feel like you’re living in the best area of Liverpool, with the city centre on one side and the docks on the other.

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

Nothing really. I’m very happy here. The apartments look exactly like they do in the photos which is very rare

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

I’ve not had any problems or issues so far. All my requirements have been met.

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Design
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Hi Senuri,

Thank you so much for your review! Your words are so kind and thoughtful, we are lucky to have a resident like you.

Kind regards

Really happy about my choice

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Review Date Oct 2022

As an International worker at my first experience in the UK, I found in The James a really welcoming home that greatly eased the process of moving in a new country.

The studio is modern, clean, and cozy and the staff friendly, efficient and always willing to help. Every week The James organizes plenty of social activities, which represent an excellent chance to bond with the residents and to relax after work.

The resicence has very good amenities, including a wide luxury lounge and a well-equipped gym. Worth to mention is also the parcels delivery service, which are dropped at the front desk and secured by the manager, as well as the room cleaning service upon request.

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

Since The James is located in the heart of Liverpool City Centre, it is full of servicies, like supermarkets, pubs and restaurants (and I must tell, the very best pizza place of Liverpool!), shopping centres (such as the huge Liverpool One), and bus and train stations. As in the city centre, many public events take place in the surroundings especially during weekends, and there are several free museums within the 1 km radius, e.g., from the Beatles museum along the dock to the Walker Museum, one of the best art galleries in the UK. Despite being a vibrant area, the streets are rather clean and quiet at night, with just few exceptions during some weekends. A further plus is the fact that students can reach the Universities in just ~ 20 mins by walk from the residence.

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Good: When I first entered in my studio, I was amazed by how much clean, modern and in order they handed it to me. Still amazed every day by the huge TV in my apartment!
Bad: the additional fees to the washing machines and driers, and the low number of these machines in the laundry room: I would consider in the future to dedicate an additional room for the laundry service.

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

The building management has always promptly responded to all possible issues I have raised, and fixed the problems in short amount of time (~1/ 2 days tops).

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5
Design
5
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Hi Pier,

Your review has blown us away! We are super happy that you are having the best living experience here at The James.

Warmest Regards,

Home away from Home

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Review Date Oct 2022

Absolutely love The James. The design, the materials used for the decoration, the smart features. Everything that meets the eyes is screaming sustainability, efficiency, and attention to details. My favourite would be the lounge and its terrace: Perfect for studying, working from home or even just reading a book from the mini library of brilliant books provided at the lounge. The Terrace is perfectly decorated for when a pleasant breeze of fresh air is needed. The gym is also another important feature that I love.

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

Very central, surrounded by multiple pubs, restaurants and the james station is just across the road

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

Nothing I can think of. My viewing was very perfectly detailed and I was provided with an honest overview of everything that I needed to know.

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

The staff are wonderful. Very friendly, professional, kind and very thoughtful. They are very prompt when it comes to solving any concerns or general queries.

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5
Design
5
Location
5
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Hey Kay!

We are so grateful for your lovely review, we are so glad that you feel at home here. The team do their best to ensure all of our residents are comfortable living at The James.

Forget about buying a house, I’d rather live at The James

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Review Date Oct 2022

I was honestly shocked by how much of a bang on my bucks it was. Coming from Leeds I honestly didn’t expect what I could get for the price I paid. Nice decorations and facilities in lounge and gym, no to mention the regularly held social events which I wouldn’t mind quoting my job to attend. Concierge team are all very lovely people!

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Fantastic location in the less flocked part of city centre, close to local tesco express and sainsbury. Has underground station the other side of the street which is super convenient for commuters. My room faces the inside of court so it’s always quite.

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

Lifts are neat and clean but sometimes its door glitches

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

I haven’t had any issues in the first place, but even if I had, I know that they’d have had my back

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Facilities
4
Design
5
Location
5
Value
5
Management
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Hi Carl,

Thank you very much for your review! This means a lot to us.

Kindest regards!

The James – A home from home

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Review Date Sep 2022

The staff at The James Liverpool have made me feel very welcome and have always been on hand to answer any queries I have, alongside running fun events that have made interacting with other tenants enjoyable. The decor gives The James a homely feel in both the studio apartments and in other areas of the building such as the residents lounge and main reception. The location is also spot-on with everything you ned within the city centre being a 10-minute walk away at most. The only negative thing I could say about The James Liverpool is that with limited washing and drying machines, laundry can be tricky to complete given the low number of machines available.

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The good aspects – Staff are excellent, very friendly and approachable at all times. The location is practically perfect with access to all things in the city centre being a mere 5 minute walk away, and uni campuses being an additional 5 minutes on top of that. Being new to the city I am very glad that I decided to move to The James as I have already made acquantances from activities that The James staff put on for all residents.
The bad aspects – Limited kitchen space. Only 2 washers and dryers for the entire building which can result in waiting a long time to do your washing.

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

I wish I had been more prepared in terms of bringing additional storage units for the kitchen as storage space is quite limited given the nature of studio living.

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

Yes, any issues raised with the front desk has been responded to by maintenance within the day and any issue has been fully resolved

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Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
4
Value
5
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Hi Cameron,

We are very happy to know that The James makes you feel at home away from home! We do our best to make sure all our residents feel comfortable and welcoming when living here. We really appreciate you taking the tome to leave a review!

Thank you!

Life at the James

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Review Date Sep 2022

First of all, the staff and management are amazing and will help you with any issue you may have. The flats are spacious for a studio if you were to compare it with other buildings. There is also a lounge, a laundry room, and a gym located on the 1st floor. These facilities are exclusive to residents, offering an opportunity to socialise and get to know other people living in your building.

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

The building is located in the city centre around the L2 area, giving you access to plenty of quality restaurants, grocery stores, and Liverpool one, all within walking distance. Some local landmarks such as the Albert Dock & the Liver building are also close by. It really is convenient living in this location as using public transport is not necessary unless you’re thinking of visiting another city or any area further away from the centre.

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

you can be loud but don’t be too loud cause people in the hallway may be able to hear you (maybe you want to say something a bit private, I don’t know). However, you cannot hear anyone inside your own flat. Just keep that in mind

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

when I first moved in one of the washing machines wasn’t working. The staff had it sorted within the hour.

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5
Design
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Location
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Hi Ameer,

We love hearing The James team is amazing and very helpful! We all do our best to ensure everyone’s needs are met. Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a review, we are very grateful!

Ideal place to stay.

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Review Date Sep 2022

Easy to contact and reliable staff to help you with any questions or problems you have.
Gym, Resident Lounge and terrace always clean and tidy and always accessible.
Straight forward to navigate your way around the building ie. Bin rooms. Bike store.
Good Salto KS bluetooth system.
Could do with a couple more Laundry machines but other than that everything is great.

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

Perfect location in the city centre. Bars, Restaurants and shops All around you and public transport to take you anywhere in Liverpool directly opposite.

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

Nothing sticks out at the moment. Everything I needed to know was told me upon viewing the property.

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

Any problem I’ve had (which is not a lot) has been dealt with and sorted out quickly.

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5
Design
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Location
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Hi Martin!

Your review means a lot to all of us hear at The James! Thank you so much for taking your time to leave such a kind review, we appreciate this very much!

Excellent place

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Review Date Sep 2022

Fantastic place, great location, all of the staff are lovely and helpful, and you’ve got everything you need in your room/general living facilities.

Any issues are almost addressed, communal areas are kept clean, and the interior is lovely too. Highly recommend

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

Great location which is opposite the James Street station, next to a bus stop, and nicely located to some bars/restaurants as well.

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

Nothing really to add here so gonna fill in the space

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

Yup, immediately so there’s never been any issues there

5
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5
Design
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Location
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Hey Marc,

Thank you for your review! We are glad every aspect of the building a kept clean and meets your and all of our resident’s standards. We are grateful that you have taken the time to leave us a review!

Thanks again!

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