The Slate Yard, M3

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Ranked 5th out of 36 in Manchester
4.66 (based on 57 reviews) 4.66 (57 reviews)

Category Scores

4.74
Facilities
4.58
Design
4.65
Location
4.30
Value
4.74
Management

Excellent

77%

Very Good

21%

Average

2%

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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Safe, affordable and amazing accommodation

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Review Date Sep 2020

Really amazing staff, always very helpful, kind and friendly. 24/7 concierge. Fully furnished stylish apartments, fitted with high quality furniture. Additional attractions of the development: excellent safe location, free on-site gym, lounge at reception is great for people to socialise, study, work, play board games, read and multiple selection of hot drinks available 24/7 for free.

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

Excellent location – a few minutes walking distance from Spinningfields, great restaurants and Tesco Express. There is a NCP Car Park (unusual building design, which is a lovely change) for visitors driving and only a 10 minute Uber drive from Manchester Piccadilly Station if you have friends or family traveling by train. It is a lovely and safe area to live in.

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

Make the bathroom slightly smaller and bedroom slightly bigger

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
5
Value
5
Management
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HI Mariska,

Thank you for taking the time to complete your review of The Slate Yard.

My team will be over the moon that you have called them amazing and it just shows that all their hard work is appreciated – it means a lot!

Once again thank yo for taking the time to complete the survey and I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Kind regards

Stuart

Outstanding Manchester Flats

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Review Date Jul 2020

The design is lovely, they have thought of your every need. They have a gym at the moment but apparently that will be growing too!

The biggest and best thing about The Slate Yard though is the staff… beyond amazing and will do whatever it takes to make your life as easy as possible. Stuart the manager is exceptional at his job and really puts residents needs first, nothing is too much trouble for him, not matter how much he has on his plate.

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Area is amazing, right next to spinningfields which is filled with amazing restaurants and has security walking round 24/7. Really helps make me feel safe in the city which is a real concern when walking a dog worth over £3k!

The arndale is a short walk away with everything you need, I can’t comment on public transport though as I’ve not used it.

Being on the river gives you some lovely views, even from the comunal area between the buildings, plus there’s a river walk not that far from the development too which is lovely for walking dogs

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

I wish I had taken advantage of the comunal areas more at the beginning because everyone is lovely and it’s a great way to make friends!

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

They have sent someone round within a few hours normally

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
5
Value
5
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Hi Alex,

Thank you for taking the time to complete your review of The Slate Yard.

The feedback you have given about my team and our product is amazing – I will make sure I share your comments with the team as I know they will all appreciate it!

Have a wonderful day and speak soon.

Stuart

Awesome place to live……fantastic staff

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Verified Resident
Review Date Jul 2020

The staff are incredible.

Attention to detail in all aspects of the accommodation.

The flats are high end spec – and you came make into a perfect home

Couldn’t recommend more.

It it like having the facilities of a hotel with benefits of a high end flat

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

It is perfectly situated in the city centre. Close to all the amenities/shops and arena isn’t far away

Bars and restaurants are nearby – spoiled for choice.

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

Everything good

Building nearby Could be a bit More considerate.

What is the best feature of your home:

Perfectly situated in the city centre

Quality accommodation

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
5
Value
5
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Hi Chris,

Thank you ever so much for your review.

It is always wonderful to hear that the team are doing a great job and I will make sure I share your positive feedback with them.

Once again thank you for taking the time to complete the review and have a great day.

Stuart

The Slate Yard

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Review Date May 2020

The development is modern and the apartments are fitted with good appliances and furniture. The resident facilities are nice and welcoming with regular social events and are maintained well. The management are professional and friendly and are quick to help you with any questions or issues.

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

The location is very convenient for leisure and work.

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

The location is not near a tram station.

What is the best feature of your home:

The internet is included in the rent and the management set this up for me prior to moving in which made things a lot easier.

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
5
Value
5
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HI Sarah,

Thank you ever so much for taking the time to complete your review. I really appreciate your comments and your feedback will be shared with the rest of my team.

Have a great evening and speak soon.

Stuart

The Slate Yard – great place to live!!!

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Review Date May 2020

The team at the Slate Yard are absolutely brilliant they cannot do enough to ensure that residents are enjoying life. There are some great facilities such as the gym and lounge area where the friendly team run regular events. Stuart and the team really do make living at the Slate Yard a great experience I’d recommend to anyone looking for high standard city centre living.

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

Ideal location near Spinningfields and a short walk from the centre of town. Just off the main roads for getting around too.

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

I wish I had known that the Geese would be quite so loud early in the summer! But it isn’t something that bothered me personally.

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

Response has always been quick to any maintenance issues and resolved generally within 24 hours.

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
5
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5
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Hi Mark,

Thank you so much for your great comments and feedback!

Me and my team really do appreciate reading feedback like this and it just puts a big smile on our faces.

Apologies about the noisy Geese, however a bit of wildlife in the city centre is nice to see ( maybe not hear ).

Once again thank you for your feedback.

Have a great evening and stay safe.

Stuart

An oasis in the centre of Manchester City

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Review Date May 2020

When we saw the property we fell in love with it straight away. The flexible living arrangements are brilliant with the choice of furnished part furnished or unfurnished and the about to add paint and pictures to the walls. The support and service you get on site from the concierge team and facilities is amazing. All the team are super friendly too. The communal area is great and I have also used it for work away day meetings… with a nice view of the river, great design and furnishings and unlimited free coffee. The gym is super convenient too.
We have also attended some great arranged social gatherings such as wine tasting and book club… recently in lockdown this has continued virtually and we have taken part in the virtual weekly pub quiz, cook along and pamper night. The only reason I haven’t scored all 5s across the board as it is just missing secure/ fenced off areas to let the dogs out off the lead.

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

The Slate Yard is in such a great location. A short walk to work in central manchester, great bars, restaurants and a cinema a walk away. You can also get right on the river which is great for us having dogs. The free bus runs at the end of the street at peak times if you don’t fancy a walk in the rain or need to get to manchester Piccadilly station. 5 stars

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

Get involved with social events they are great but not enough people participate

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

More secure space to let the dogs out and off the lead…more dog social events or even organised on site day care or dog walks etc
More affordable parking for visitors and a bigger gym.

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

Thank you ever so much for leaving your review. Your feedback is fantastic and is exactly what we need as we’re always looking at ways to improve our service and grow our community.

I think the dog walking is a great idea for the community and this will be something I will look in to over the next few months.

The gym will be much bigger when it opens in our new building and will have additional equipment to suit everyone.

Once again thank you for your comments and speak soon.

Stuart

SlateYard, a fantastic development in a great place 👍

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Verified Resident
Review Date May 2020

SlateYard is a great place to live. The design of the building and the apartments is fantastic. I’ve lived in a two bed and a three bed whilst I’ve been here and there is plenty of space in both. The apartments are bright, open, and have all the facilities needed for a working professional and for a family.

The residents lounge and gym are an added extra and ensure that SY has a real community feel to it, which is enormously helped by the staff- such as concierge, handy man and managers.

The building is managed well and all issues are fixed quickly- although there has not been many issues at all.

Moving in and out was very straight forward and uncomplicated.

The SY team are always very happy to help and to go the extra mile. I would highly recommend anyone to live here.

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

The area is perfect, close to the city centre for shops, restaurants and transport links, but also far enough way that it’s still quiet.

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

How great the concierge and management team are 👍 super friendly, always happy to help.

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

Yes, although I’ve not had many issues. They are always on hand to help

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5
Design
5
Location
5
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5
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Hi Louise,

Thank you for the feedback and the time it has taken to complete the review.

We are always looking at ways to improve and grow our community here at The Slate Yard and with your feedback we can put actions in place so we can continue to deliver world class service and standards.

I will make sure my team are aware of your comments and once again I appreciate your feedback.

Have a great day and speak soon

Stuart

Great place to live

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Verified Resident
Review Date May 2020

The slateyard is a brilliant place to live, a great location and only a short walk to all areas of Manchester City centre. The building is always immaculate and the residents lounge is lovely for working and also having a chat with other residents. All members of staff are very helpful and friendly especially Carl who will always go out of his way to help the residents

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

Great location close to all areas of Manchester City centre

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

I would encourage new tenants to attend the social events in the residents lounge as it’s a great way to get to know other residents

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

Very quick turn around time – The sofa broke earlier this month and it was replaced the following day

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

Thank you for taking the time to fill out the review. We always strive to deliver the best customer service and standards here at The Slate Yard.

I really do appreciate your feedback and I will make sure I pass on the positive comments to my team and especially Carl.

Have a wonderful day and speak soon.

Kind regards

Stuart

Home sweet home

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Review Date Apr 2020

Clean and modern development with great amenities including gym and concierge. We’ve never missed a parcel since living here as the concierge accept all parcel deliveries, very convenient. The gym is small, similar to a small hotel gym however more than adequate. Bike storage is great and secure. Only negative is parking, we pay £1250 per car per annum to use the NCP across the road. The parking facility is limited to approximately 5 cars per building and there’s a waiting list for a space so we have no alternative but to use the NCP. The management and maintenance team are also excellent at what they do. We love living here.

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

Great area on the edge of the city with great transport links to motorways. Local amenities include local shops and supermarkets, with a 10 minute walk to the main shopping area of the city centre. Area currently under development with new restaurants opening frequently. More supper market options would be nice, however they’re only a short drive away.

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

Lack of cold tap water. I assume it is stored in a tank and therefore room temperature fresh out the tap.

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

Always respond in a timely manner, quick to resolve maintenance / repair issues. 5* service.

4
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
3
Value
5
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Hi Pete,

Thank you for your feedback – It makes me and my team so happy when we here feedback that you ‘love living here’. It makes everything we do worthwhile!

With our 3rd building on its way our gym will be moving to The Flint Building and with this the gym will be considerably bigger with more equipment which will provide an even better service for gym users like yourself!

Have a wonderful weekend and speak soon.

Community Home

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Verified Resident
Review Date Apr 2020

Fantastic location in the centre of town, local transport links on the doorstep too.
Facilities here are great; the gym and the communal lounge help bring the community together – as well as the many events held at The Slate Yard.
Something for everyone here.

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

Real community spirit is great + amazing location!

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

How good the communal aspect was!

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

If we have ever had any sort of issue, 9 times out of 10 there is someone on hand to help.

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

Thank you for the time you have taken to complete this survey. I can see that you like our community which is what we are all about here at The Slate Yard!

Hopefully I can provide our community with some events in the not to distant future for everyone to enjoy.

Have a great weekend.

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