The Lansdowne, B16

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Way of Life
2nd
Ranked 2nd out of 20 in Birmingham
4.79 (based on 49 reviews) 4.79 (49 reviews)

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4.86
Facilities
4.80
Design
4.80
Location
4.41
Value
4.89
Management

Excellent

88%

Very Good

12%

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The Lansdowne, managed by Way of Life is located in Birmingham’s Edgbaston Village. The building offers 206 apartments, furnished or unfurnished. There are a mix of one, two and three-bedroom apartments and duplexes on offer. In addition, residents have access to a wide range of amenities including 24h concierge and free super-fast Wi-Fi.  Similarly, facilities include a residents’ gym, a resident’s lounge, private cycle storage with a bike workshop. Residents can also utilise the Cultural Mixer space, which has a residents’ kitchen, big screen entertainment and events space.

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A way of life, not just a building…

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Review Date Oct 2019

The Lansdowne is the first “Aparthotel” I have had the pleasure of living in, and it has certainly set the bar high. The high standard the apartments are furnished and designed in is only matched by the outstanding customer service offered by the on-site concierge and inclusive amenities. Additionally, the building’s emphasis on community living, or culturally mixing, is refreshing in today’s fast paced society. To sum it up, the Lansdowne almost represents a way of life rather than simply just a building.

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The area is filled with small independent restaurants and business which is really great to see! The transport links are also amazing, and with new street only a 25 minute walk – you can’t go wrong

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There’s more storage space thank you think

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

Thank you for the amazing feedback. You have definitely captured our ethos in your review! We want the amenity spaces to be an extension of your home and create a community hub for our residents and staff within the building.

Inside the Lansdowne Building!

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Sep 2020

I love modern builds! When entering this building, you use fingerprint scanners for access!! Once in everything is open plan, loads of light in the communal areas! Attention to detail can be noticed when looking at the furniture, communal coffee and tea. Very Friendly, comfortable and welcoming. Not forgetting the on site gym, with free workout classes! Or the on-site kitchen with demonstrations from top class chefs! When you go into the lift up to your apartment, there is music to fill the atmosphere. Once entering the spacious apartments which look very modern and finished off with a nice white gloss kitchen and wooden floors.

This place is 10/10!
Great Style, Great People and Great Atmosphere!!!

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We’re in the centre of everything! If you need a park, just a short walk down the road. If you need shopping, this is on your doorstep! What more could you ask for!!

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

The facilities that they offer! I didn’t know they had a gym, concierge etc! Which would have definitely swayed me!

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

Honestly I don’t think I could change anything. This is the best place I’ve stayed in ever. Any more and I would be greedy!

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

Thanks so much for this amazing review! Cool picture too. We’re so pleased you love the place.

Sam & Kim

Very Happy

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Review Date Sep 2020

The property is very modern and aesthetically pleasing. The home gym is a really good addition. The flat is very spacious and sound isolation is quite good. The communal spaces/ work from home areas are very spacious and good for socializing. I cannot wait to join on of the events that take place in the building once social distancing restrictions are lifted. The concierge staff are always pleasant to interact with.
Sometimes one of the nighttime concierge may not be available immediately to register a visitors car or pick up mail but it is not a huge issue.

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

The area is quite central with good transport links and access to shops.

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The flat very accurately reflected my online viewing so i had no unpleasant surprised upon moving in.

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

More cupboard space for shorties like myself as the kitchen cupboard are placed quite high up.
I also would not mind some extra wardrobe space or a dresser but it is not the end of the world.

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
5
Value
5
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Hi,

Thanks so much for the great feedback! We look forward to seeing you at our events, we’ll update you as soon as we have start dates again.

Sam & Kim

Review of a tenant

Review Date Aug 2020

Very clean and very beautifully decorated. Staff downstairs are very pleasant and I feel very secure living here. I feel that it is very easy to use downstairs facilities to accept guests and the setting is beautiful. I have also used downstairs facilities as a study area which has been great.

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The location is also ideal as it is very close to town and Morrisons is across the road. Overall a great place to live.

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Nothing to add.du

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

Always happy to listen and help. I have not experienced any problems during the time I have been here.

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
5
Value
5
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Hi,

Thanks so much for the great feedback; it’s really appreciated! We’re so glad you enjoy the facilities here.

Sam & Kim

Good location, great apartments with excellent staff.

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Aug 2020

The building has a lot of natural light and is clean and spacious. The apartments are stylish with modern design. You do not need any furniture to feel like at home. I enjoy using extra facilities such as gym or cultural mixer…24 hours concierge. The stuff is excellent always happy to help.

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

I like easy access to city center, shops and restaurants.

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

The private parking at property was a one of the key factors for me.

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

I would choose a higher floor, to have better view of the city.

5
Facilities
5
Design
4
Location
4
Value
5
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Hi,

Thanks so much for the amazing feedback! We agree that the view is amazing from the higher floors!

Sam & Kim

Better than the normal apartment rental

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Aug 2020

This is a very different but much better rental experience and one I have been happy at for over 15 months.
The building design, the furnished apartment finishes, the communal areas the management team and all the concierges make this feel more like home or boutique hotel than a dull building. As someone who lives in the city for work during the week, I want somewhere that is a bit different and not soulless and The Lansdowne certainly ticks all the right boxes. A big plus is that you can open the windows, sounds silly but most apartment buildings you can’t
There is regular communications from the management team to the residence and social events to bring residents together (if they want to)

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

The area is great for local shopping and many different places to eat. It is easy to access the center of Birming be that on foot or by train and with the tram stop being close by when completed adds extra opportunity for travel

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

Everything I wanted to know (and things I didn’t think i needed to know) were well communicated and shared from day 1

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

The combination oven/microwave is not the best and limits what you can do

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
5
Value
5
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Hi,

Thanks so much for leaving this amazing review! We can’t wait to start up the social events again. We’ve taken on board the feedback about the oven to make our future developments even better.

Sam & Kim

Simply it’s one of the best buildings in Birmingham! All you need is hear and you live with a peace of mind

Review Date Aug 2020

The management team is very helpful and friendly. Anything you need for example maintenance is done quickly and smoothly. Hygiene is very good, there is an area for bicycles and private car park for the building, also a good areas to sit and work on your laptop or study and big screen projector in the cultural mixture area, and a kitchen is there as well with a free coffee machine.

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

The building is at a very good location and close from the city centre, it has a big supermarket Morrisons in front of it. I like how modern the building is from the inside and the cultural mixture area plus the free coffee machine and pool table.

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The view from the balcony is breathtaking! Also the coffee machine makes very tasty coffee and fresh!

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

Smoothly with professionalism and very quickly without any worries.

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Design
5
Location
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Hi,

Thanks so much for this amazing feedback! We love our coffee too, see you soon for a cup and a chat!

Sam & Kim

Why aren’t you living at the Lansdowne Yet?

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Aug 2020

Well managed, quick, sharp and active response by the management. Facilities good quality and come with all amenities. Kim, Sam and the concierge team are to be commended on their running of the property over my 13 month tenancy.

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Perfect place to live and convenient for all areas commuting to Birmingham.

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

The building works provide a lot of noise on weekends and early afternoons. For those working shifts may be useful to get an apartment on the north facing side

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

Perhaps less students and more young professional tenants

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

Thanks so much for the review, we’ll pass on your thanks to our concierge team. That’s a beautiful picture too!

Sam & Kim

Living in Style

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Aug 2020

The building looks and feels modern, design is spectacular except entrace area (please paint it already). Warm in the winter, cool in the summer. Very quiet even with construction outside. Flats are spacious and well designed, Bathrooms are perfect for using your phone (just as it should be)

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

Great location, close to train station and 1 minute walk to Morissons, 2 mins walk to Subway and Domino’s, 7 mins walk to centre.

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

The kitchen hood isn’t actually connected to anything in the ceiling even though there is a built-in air circulation system. Made me avoid cooking certain types of food that smell for a while after cooking.

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

A garbage shoot, NEEDS A GARBAGE SHOOT. I dislike going all the way down to take the trash out (gotta avoid going out at all costs).

5
Facilities
4
Design
4
Location
3
Value
5
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Hi,

Thanks so much for all of your feedback! So sorry to don’t like the entrance area, the designers left it as exposed concrete on purpose, but we’ll take this on board for future developments to make them even better.

Sam & Kim

Amazing Building

Review Date Aug 2020

The building is filled with friendly staff, and the atmosphere is quiet. The building includes a Gym, and a lobby where residents can study/work and enjoy a free coffee. There are different storage types where people can store their items.

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

Excellent location

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

There is nothing that I needed to know

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

In my opinion, everything is perfect in my property.

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Facilities
5
Design
4
Location
5
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5
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Thank you very much for your amazing review. We are glad to hear that your home is perfect!

Filtered air and heat exchanger excellence

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Aug 2020

Having lived in another apartment block which was not designed for specific apartment living, it was so refreshing to find this modern pleasant development.
The air filtering heat exchanger system is outstanding – rendering heating to incoming cool air in winter and still allowing a window to open if required. This is how the apartment block has such a high energy efficiency rating. It really is tremendous.
The apartments are well appointed and high speed internet is included- don’t ignore this facility as it is ready to use from day 1.
The concierges together with the management team Kim and Sam are all outstanding and go well beyond the norm with kindness and efficiency – such a refreshing experience-thanks so much!

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

Convenient to Edgbaston area, shops and central Birmingham

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

To exit with rubbish you can get to the bin room without going through lobby area on 1st floor by turning left and exiting via firewell stairs at same level.

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

I would upgrade the desk and include a set of drawers in the bedroom to facilitate a tv to be set on top.

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
4
Value
5
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Thank you very much for your kind words about the team, we are all passionate about what we do and you make our work enjoyable.

We have taken on board all your valuable feedback.

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About Way of Life

Way of Life is a property management company based in London, UK, founded in 2017. It aims to deliver a…
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