The Slate Yard, M3

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4.69 (71 reviews) 4.69 (71 reviews)
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4.75
Facilities
4.54
Design
4.66
Location
4.34
Value
4.77
Management

Excellent

77%

Very Good

21%

Average

1%

Disappointing

0%

Very Poor

0%

The Slate Yard is a Build to Rent development located in Spinningfields, Manchester’s city centre and only a 6-minute walk away from Salford Central. Residents have access to a wide range of facilities including a 24 hour on-site team, a residents’ gym, housekeeping services and a residents’ lounge. The development is also pet friendly.

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A Contemporary Place to Live

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Review Date Oct 2020

Simple, contemporary and posh interior design. Complementary but quality tea and coffee are provided in the communal areas together with entertainment facilities. The management team is always responsive, friendly and helpful, i.e. 24/7 reception gives peace of mind, home maintenance can be done within expected time frame, etc.

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

The area’s still under development, so construction noise, vibration and dust are unavoidable. It’s nor far from city centre, many grocery shops, supermarkets, restaurants, pubs, high street retailers are within walking distance.

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

almost everything was communicated clearly before moved in

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

a storage room could be in the flat, and roller window blinds could be wider.

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

Thank you for taking the time to complete your Homeviews survey on The Slate Yard.

I appreciate your comments about the team and I will make sure these are shared with them.

We are always looking at ways to improve and I value your comments about the storage room and blinds.

Our new building – A7 The Flint, has additional storage in certain apartments which I am sure will be a welcomed addition.

Have a wonderful day & kind regards

Stuart

The Slate Yard – Nice place to live

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Review Date Oct 2020

The Slate Yard is a nice place to live, the facilities staff are really nice and will go out of their way to help.

The building itself is well designed and the apartments are nice and spacious, if you are lucky enough to get one with a balcony overlooking the river you can watch the boats and rowers which can be therapeutic on a Sunday morning.

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

Close to Manchester city centre and Salford central so easy to get around the region

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

If you can try and get an apartment with a full balcony, it makes all the difference

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

Most problems raised have been fixed quickly, there’s been a long standing issue with the garage door which they seem unwilling to resolve

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
5
Value
5
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Hey,
Thanks for taking the time to write your review. We’re really pleased that you love your apartment and the view along the river. I’ll pass your kind feedback onto the team as I am sure they will be delighted to hear it. We’re really excited to be expanding our facilities and amenities when our new building opens. In relation to the garage door please get in touch by emailing hello@theslateyard.com and I will get this looked at.

Thanks Again!

Comfortable apartments in an ideal location.

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Oct 2020

Comfortable apartments with quality appliances.
Excellent atmosphere with a welcoming and obliging team; they are happy to go the extra mile.
Nothing is too much trouble and any problem is swiftly and efficiently resolved.

My only minor observations are that the overhead lighting is dim; and I felt that the bathroom is over-large, as is the entrance hall where a storage cupboard would be appreciated. The rooms themselves are a good size.

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Ideal location, convenient for local shopping, restaurants and coffee.
Very good access to transport, green spaces and towpath walks.

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

I had all the information I needed.

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

I had a couple problems which were immediately and courteously remedied.

5
Facilities
4
Design
5
Location
5
Value
5
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Thanks for taking the time to leave such a fantastic review. We’re delighted that you’re happy in your home. I’ll pass your comments on to the team. As always, if we can do anything to help please get in touch.

The Slate Yard

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Verified Resident
Review Date Oct 2020

I have lived at the Slate Yard for the last 12 months and could not be happier, My main criteria when I looked for an apartment was lots of natural light and a balcony, I have floor to ceiling windows and a large balcony with breathtaking views of the city all the way to the peak district

The on site gym is full of the latest equipment and is never too busy and together with the residents lounge and the most friendly on site staff I understand why the Slate Yard is known as one of the best developments in the city

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

Perfect for Spinning Fields restaurants and bars , gyms and easy access out of town

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

None of any note

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

Always and quickly, whenever a repair needs doing and during lock down the management listened to the tenants concerns and acted positively

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
5
Value
5
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Hi!
Thanks for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. I’m so glad that you love your apartment and access to the facilities. I’ll ensure that your wonderful feedback is shared with the team. I’m sure they will be over the moon.
Thank you again!

Relocation to Mancheter

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Oct 2020

The apartment layout works really well and i love the contrast with the oak floor and fixtures and fittings, it adds depth and a quality feel.
I’ve used the gym a couple of times already along with the communal area for some work during the day.
The staff and management have been amazing, extremely friendly and helpful which, when relocating to a new city has made the transition easier.
Before i even arrived, i knew the service i was going to get just via phone calls. and i wasn’t disappointed.
The team have been amazing responsive and are making the dogs feel welcome too.

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

I needed a pet friendly apartment with available/nearby parking and after looking at what Manchester had to offer settled on her as the location and facilities on site ticked all the boxes.
Local amenities in the area are great with lots of places within walking distance for bigger or top up shops. Nearby pedestrian areas a small parks are also great for walking the dogs with larger parks on the doorstep when needed.
Spinningfields has lots of bars and restaurants, again all within walking distance and I’m looking forward to giving them try.
I knew location would be good, but have been even more surprised living here just how accessible everywhere is, from road / motorway access to walking into the center of the city.
areas.
There is still a lot of development going on here but that’s to be expected with the level of investment in the area

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

The illuminated Premier Inn sign was brighter than i expected it to be!

What is the best feature of your home:

The finish throughout the apartment is great, from the bathroom / en suite to living area…. great contrast of materials. The sound proofing is amazing which is needed in the center of the city and the ventilation system keeps air circulating

4
Facilities
4
Design
5
Location
4
Value
5
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Hi,
Thanks for your glowing review! I am so glad that you and your dogs are settling into our community. If you ever need recommendations of things to do or places to eat and drink our resident services team have a wealth of local knowledge and you may even find a hidden gem. Thanks for your comments about our team. I’ll pass these onto them today and I know they will be delighted. As always if we can help in any way please get in touch.

Great area and living environment

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Oct 2020

The development is great and the staff are friendly and attentive. The building design is modern and light, not too compact or dingy like other developments.

Facilities are good and the help provided by managers is always excellent. Overall a really fun place to live, with lots of friendly faces.

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

I enjoy being close to the city centre and with restaurant and shops just a few minutes walk from my building.

The worst thing about the area is the insane parking prices which make it hard for visitors and anyone that owns a car.

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

How cold certain rooms can get during winter, especially ones with larger windows.

What is the best feature of your home:

Seperate large and en suite bathrooms are great for people sharing the apartment. The optional furniture is also very useful.

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
5
Value
5
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Hey,
Thanks for your wonderful review. We’re thrilled that you love living at The Slate Yard. We feel that community is incredibly important and it is at the heart of everything we do. We’re looking forward to re-launching our events programme over the next few weeks so keep an eye out on our residents group and social media for more information.

Nice community and amazing managament and support team

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Oct 2020

Very good location, close to Manchester City Centre with a good access to public transport. Amazing and very helpful Building management and support team. We also appreciate the nice and quiet tenant community. Nicely designed and comfortable appartment to live in. Very satisfied.

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Very good location, close to Manchester City Centre with a good access to public transport. Amazing and very helpful Building management and support team.

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Very nice community, great location, and amazing and very helpful Buildingb management and support team.

What is the best feature of your home:

Very nice community, great location, and amazing and very helpful Buildingb management and support team.

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
5
Value
5
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Good Afternoon,
Thank you so much for your kind review. I’m delighted to hear that you’re so happy in your home. I’ll feedback your comments to the team. If we can do anything to help please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Thanks Again

The slate yard

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Oct 2020

We have lived here for over two years and absolutely love it! The staff are friendly and the flats are modern and spacious! Its very homely and we really feel like we are part of a little community. The staff always go that extra mile. We can’t fault it!!!

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

Lots of bars and restaurants around the area. Local tram stops near by as well as being close to the train station.

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

How close it is to everything you need!

What is the best feature of your home:

The fact that furniture is included and it’s nice furniture!

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
5
Value
5
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Hey!
Thanks for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We’re really pleased that you’re enjoying your home. I’ll share your comments with the team and I’m sure they will be delighted. If we can do anything to help you please let us know!
Thanks again and have a wonderful day

Happy Resident of 3 years

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Oct 2020

The property, location and quality of the Slate Yard is second to none. The thing that really set’s the Slate Yard apart is the management, running and staff. From the staff who keep the place clean to the concierge team on the front desk to the management, the events that have been run in the time I’ve been at the Slate Yard. It really feels like a community and that the staff here genuinely care about the residents. John, Trudy, Carl and Stuart are members of the team I have the most interaction with and they are a credit to the company and an example to customer service businesses. Full Five Stars from me!

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

Location wise, the Slate Yard has every option you could possibly need in walking distance and transport links to the World on your doorstep. There’s a local independent store, Co-op and Tesco, all manner of bars and restaurants, Manchester City centre shopping is a 5 minute walk from here. Theatres and gig venues are just around the corner, from the MEN to the Opera House.

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

I wasn’t aware of how much building work was about to happen in the immediate vicinity, but to be fair, there is building work all over the city, it’s just become a part of city life, if I need total peace and quiet 24/7, I would have moved to the Clitheroe or the Peak District.

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

We have had very few problems, we had a slight issue with a Washing machine and it was replaced in the same day. 100% for service.

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
5
Value
5
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Hello!
Thank you so much for your review. We’re so happy to have you as part of our community. It’s amazing to hear such incredible feedback for our team, I’ll ensure that your comments are passed on and I’m certain they will be thrilled. As ever, if we can help you in any way please feel free to get in touch.

Have a wonderful day and thanks again.

A Solid Home Base

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Oct 2020

The Slate Yard is an excellent residential apartment complex that is conveniently located. The apartments receive ample natural light and are well fitted. The onsite staff are extremely helpful and friendly. The residents that live in the complex are also nice and considerate. Overall a good place to live.

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

The building is located close enough to the city centre to access all of the area’s offerings by foot but removed from the noise and commotion. The area is serviced by two tram stops that are each a 10 minute walk and has ample grocery stores nearby.

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

I wish I had known more about the area. We moved to the Slate Yard from abroad and were not able to visit in person and had never been to Manchester. Before moving in, we spent a lot of time on Google searching Spinningfields and the city centre but it would have been helpful to know more about the community and surrounding area.

What is the best feature of your home:

The best feature of the apartment were the large floor to ceiling windows that supplied brilliant natural light. Our flat faced south and received light all day.

5
Facilities
4
Design
4
Location
4
Value
5
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Good Afternoon,
Thank you so much for your review. We’re delighted that you enjoy being part of our community. Our resident services team will always be more than happy to point you in the right direction for things to do and places to eat and drink nearby, we also have some fantastic offers from venues just a couple of minutes walk away exclusively for residents. If you ever need anything please feel free to get in touch.

Have a great day!

10 years in Manchester. The best of them spent here.

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Oct 2020

I have lived here at The Slate Yard for almost 3 years now, having been based in Manchester City centre for 10 years. This is most definitely the best property I have lived at in terms of location, and general design and living standards. Most importantly is the feeling of community here, which I think is really helped by residents lounge and by the allowing of pets, Last but not least are the management team, and the guys on the front desk. We have built a real bond a rapport with them over the years and they have probably been the biggest reason behind why we stay year on year.

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

This area really works for me as I work in the centre of the city so I can walk everywhere I need to get to with only the occasional cause to use public transport of cabs, but when I do, the links to trains/trams/buses are a stones throw away. I’m also surrounded by some fantastic bars/restaurants and am mines away from all the city centre shopping in Manchester. Location couldn’t be better really. Plus being on the river gives living in the city a slightly more calm an peaceful feeling. The only downside to the location is the constant construction work, but I don’t think you could find a spot in Manchester where you wouldn’t be right next to something being built right now.

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

That there would be constant construction work 8-9 hours a day 7 days a week… As I work from home in the day it has a real impact on me, perhaps not so much for people who work away for the apartment in the day. Lack of affordable parking is a real issue. If there was a better long term deal worked out with NCP it would be a huge bonus to living here.. A 50% discount or something along those lines. would be a good incentive to new residents.

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

Realistically the only thing I would personally change would be the price point. Given the current situation and the current market, I thin kit would fairly reflect what is happening in Manchester.

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
5
Value
5
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Hi,
Thank you very much for your kind words. Community is such an important thing to us and is at the heart of everything that our team does. I’ll be sure to pass your comments onto them. We’re looking forward to bring community events back to The Slate Yard in the next couple of weeks so keep an eye out for further announcements. As always, if we can be of any help please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Many Thanks

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Bike Parking

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Central

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Coworking

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Concierge

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Communal Gardens

Communal Gardens

Gym

Gym

Laundry Facilities

Laundry Facilities

Lounge

Lounge

Onsite Maintenance

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Parking

Parking

Pet Friendly

Pet Friendly

Private Dining

Private Dining

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