The Lansdowne, B16

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Ranked 1st out of 15 in Birmingham
Area guide to Birmingham
4.67 Rating (based on 18 reviews) 18 reviews

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Located only a stone’s throw away from Birmingham’s Edgbaston Village’s boutique cafes, shops and restaurants, The Lansdowne is managed by Way of Life. The building offers 206 apartments, furnished or unfurnished in a mix of one, two and three-bedroom apartments and duplexes. Customers have access to a wide range of amenities and facilities including 24h concierge, free super-fast Wi-Fi, a residents’ gym, a resident’s lounge, private cycle storage with a bike workshop as well as a Cultural Mixer space, which has a residents’ kitchen, big screen entertainment and events space. Read more

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4.67
Facilities
4.72
Design
4.72
Location
4.28
Value
4.83
Management

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Great experience for a first time tenant

Verified Resident

Overall I am very happy with the experience The Lansdowne has provided in the first 6 weeks of us living in the property. The only issues holding it back from being 5 stars is the issues around us moving in to the property advertised as brand new when it in-fact wasn’t. This was more disappointing than anything as we would have been happy to go into apartment 208 (which was offered) knowing it was new. Instead we moved into an apartment that wasn’t cleaned to a high standard, had soap and hair residing in the bath/shower area and had a few marks such as damage to one of a cupboards which was documented on our moving day. The previous tenant still has not stopped her post being sent to our address either so we are still receiving post which we have to hand over to building management to deal with.
Other than that building management has been extremely helpful and has made themselves available at any request and me & my partner look forward to the rest of the tenancy watching the community build up. The communal areas are a great place to have family and friends and the onsite gym is very well maintained.

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This is a prime location for anyone who works in the city. There are plenty of shopping locations as well as restaurants and bars in the surrounding area. There are travel links near-by which makes getting around the city/ in and out of the city very easy. Me and my partner also work very close by which allows for a very convenient work/social life balance.

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Certain free to use facilities we were told about are not currently in use (such as the ice machine). We believe this is due to a small portion of the property currently being occupied but it was a slight disappointment to see it out of use during the summer.

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Manager Response

Hi Josh,

Thank you very much for your honest feedback. We are sorry the clean was not to standard, we have raised this with the cleaning team. The areas you have highlighted in the property will be recorded on the inventory, Rest assured, we are always committed to listening and improving. We hope to have you both as our residents for a long time and help us drive our community forward.

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Improvements for a better and suitable Design

Verified Resident

There are a couple of design issues that should be reviewed.

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

How to operate all techs, boilers, power readings, home theater, etc

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Facilities
3.00
Design
4.00
Location
3.00
Value
3.00
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Manager Response

Hi Rob,

Thank you for your feedback. Please do share your views on the design, we would love to hear about them.

We do send the appliance manuals and complete a tenant introduction when you move in but we appreciate there is a lot of information to take in, so please do not hesitate to ask us for further support.

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Excellent Birmingham living

Verified Resident

This really is an excellent place to live. I can’t fault it at all. The place is extremely well designed and the amenities on offer are excellent. Furthermore, the staff are excellent. The management team are quick to reply and sort any problems you may have. Also the concierge team are very friendly and always very helpful should you need them.

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Great city centre location and personal benefit of being 30 seconds from work!

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Cannot think of anything. Everything was very well explained before and during when i moved in.

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5.00
Design
5.00
Location
5.00
Value
5.00
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Manager Response

Hi James,

Thank you for your feedback and recognition of our hardworking concierge team, it is much appreciated.

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Verified Resident

The security at the reception are incredibly nice, helpful and their smile is what I appreciate most. I feel really safe living here and the design here makes me feel like I’m not living in an apartment, but an art gallery.

In my flat, the living area is very big and the home designer actually nailed it as I am satisfied with the spacing between the rooms.

However, I can see some flaws near the lights on the ceiling. There are some cracks in the ceiling but it is totally fine for me.

The overall experience is really good, the only bad thing here is that everything is so perfect.

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Morrisons is near, the cinema is near, city centre at a walking distance, the gym is downstairs, the train station is near.
The only thing is the Uni of Brum is so far away from me (rent near there is disastrous)
Yea, so it’s perfect.

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To know if my neighbour is noisy.

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5.00
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Location
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Value
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Manager Response

Hi Jay,

Thanks so much for the amazing review; we’re so glad you love the development as much as we do!

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Great building and place to live

Verified Resident

Building is really nice, common areas are great, can’t complain.

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Like – location, the common areas, the gym is great. Dislike – The bathtub spreads water all over the bathroom

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Manager Response

Hi Marcio,

Thanks so much for the review; we appreciate all feedback. Glad you can’t complain!

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Really friendly staff always here to help! nice new and clean communal areas!

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Like : shops, close to city center, busy but not in an annoying way, close to the canals!

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Nothing, the person who did our viewings was thorough and didn’t try to hide anything

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Hi Sofia,

Thanks so much for the amazing feedback; especially regarding staff!

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Great experience + excellent security system

Verified Resident

When I was searching for an apartment in Birmingham security was my first priority I have found a lot of building with only half day concierge and a password entrance but when I found The Lansdowne 24hours concierge and with a biometric entrance I know I will choose it as a student security is so important to me. Every room you want to enter you use your finger print which is the best. It’s a new building with amazing staff and great location just opposite to the building you can find a huge supermarket. The apartment it self it’s spacious with high quality furniture + fully equipped kitchen, love the choice of colour and the design so simple and clean. The Lansdowne provides you:
1- free Wifi
2- free residents gym
3- a meeting room with cinema screen
And a perfect lounge to welcome guests.
Really recommend the Lansdowne if your looking for apartment in Birmingham.

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What I like:
•Next to Morrisons supermarket, salons, Costa cafe and Starbucks just across the street!😍
•Bus station next to the main building entrance
• near the University of Birmingham

Dislike:
• a little bit far from Aston University “ my university”

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Nothing sam explained for me everything in my viewing

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Location
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Value
5.00
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Manager Response

Hi Mariam,

Thanks so much for your huge review! Security is super important to us so I’m glad you appreciate our hard work. (Great picture too!)

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Brilliant team, amazing facilities and great place to live

Verified Resident

My overall impression of The Lansdowne is great! It has all the state of the art facilities and if there are any issues whatsoever the team will get them sorted straight away. The communication with the team is brilliant, often I have parcels delivered and will receive an email straight away informing me of where I can collect it from.

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The location is perfect, it is just off Broad Street which has everything you could want. There is a large supermarket directly across the road which is always handy. The only down side is the noise from the traffic but that just shows how great the location is.

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I would always recommend an apartment away from the main road however the view is much better on this side so its whichever you would prefer … quiet or a good view!

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Hi Sam,

Thanks so much for the feedback! So pleased to hear you are enjoying the building.

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Such great service, and a beautifully modern building.

Verified Resident

The team are brilliant. They have made sure the move was smooth and efficient, keeping me informed the whole time. The building itself is really well designed with a modern feel to it incorporating Art Deco styles! My favourite thing is the concierge service being 24/7. It makes me feel very safe and secure in such a busy city. Everyone here is lovely and I look forward to my tenancy at The Lansdowne.

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

There are many shops nearby and the city centre is very accessible with bus links right outside the front door!

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I wish I knew the gym opening times sooner – I thought it wasn’t accessible for me outside of work hours but it is! I think this needs to be made clearer.

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Manager Response

Hi Myriam,

Thanks for the amazing feedback! We take security super seriously so it’s great to hear we’re doing well. Our gym is open 5am – midnight and we’re working on some improvements in there soon too!

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Great experience

Verified Resident

They welcomed me kindly. It was easy for me to explain the various things to keep at check-in. He picked up heavy luggage to the room and gave me instructions again after I had time to clean up. It seemed to me that I was able to adapt to my life in Birmingham right away.

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I like warmly atmosphere

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I knew this was a clean new apartment.

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Manager Response

Hi,

Thanks so much for the review; great to hear we have helped you to adapt to life in Birmingham!

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