The Slate Yard, M3

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Ranked 5th out of 73 in Manchester
4.72 (85 reviews) 4.72 (85 reviews)
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4.78
Facilities
4.59
Design
4.69
Location
4.40
Value
4.80
Management

Excellent

79%

Very Good

20%

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.

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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

Perfect city home

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Review Date Jun 2021

The whole process has been really smooth and nothing has been too much trouble for the staff. An excellent experience.
The gardens gym and new facilities are excellent.
The buildings are set out on the banks of the river and feel secluded and peaceful compared to other city centre spots.

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

The apartment is close enough to Manchester (5 mins) without being right in the noisy centre.

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

Nothing I was kept up-to-date by the staff at all times and had researched the building thoroughly before hand

What is the best feature of your home:

Residents communal areas gym and that pets are allowed.

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
5
Value
5
Management
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Great value, caring and competent people

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Review Date May 2021

Urban Bubble has been very helpful and friendly straight from day 1. Very quick response rate on any issues or other requests. I have been very pleased to have this great management over my +2 years in the building. The manager is very friendly and understanding with any situation we have faced. The rest of the staff, reception and maintenance are a joy to deal with and always proactive and helpful.

I would recommend to anyone.

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

The location is perfect for anyone wanting to be in a non busy area but quick access to Manchester City Center. All you need in terms of groceries, restaurants, train station, work places etc. in walking distance.

I have have pretty much no issues living here.

What is the best feature of your home:

We enjoy balcony with evening sun and the amenities to meet people and work from.

4
Facilities
4
Design
4
Location
4
Value
4
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Enjoying Being ‘Demotivated’ (to leave the place)

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Review Date May 2021

If you’re seeking an acceptable-level place to live, the Slate Yard (TSY) might not be a good option, but if you’re pursuing a stylish lifestyle, quality living environment, and like to be taken care by the on-site management team every day, TSY would be on the top of my recommendation list.
Having lived here since the launch of its first phase and then witnessed the completion of 2nd and 3rd phases, TSY’s now fully equipped for living and much more, i.e. onsite gym, posh communal lounge, tea and coffee station, contemporary private dinning room, riverside view and so on, pets are also welcome here. As one of the most ‘senior’ resident (nearly 4 years) here, if I had to complain, the only disappointment would be that its build-to-rent ‘personality’, but it really delivers a worry-free standard thanks to its responsive team.

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I would reckon it is a location of sophistication, as from the outward appearance, I didn’t associate the Slate Yard with city centre, convenience, entertainment at first glance, however, since I started living here, it’s hard to have a motive for moving out.
In general, the place is quiet and safe, exceptional sleep quality is guaranteed. In addition, what’s nearby won’t let you down, some examples: 1) fine dinning restaurants (a variety of cuisines, you name it) , pubs, takeaways, cafes are all within 10 minutes’ walk; 2) M&S Food Hall, Sainsbury’s Local, Tesco Express and Co-op surround the residential buildings; 3) a retail park is also within 15 minutes’ walk, all essentials and extra can be found there including everything your pets need as well; 4) free bus stop only steps away linking you to the main train stations, high street retailers. 5) and much more to discover by yourselves

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

On-site parking space is very limited, but an NCP is literally next to the buildings, discount is available to the residents. Construction work can be expected during day time.

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

some space in the flat could be designed (and utilised) for storage.

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
5
Value
5
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Hi!
Thanks for taking the time to leave such a fabulous and comprehensive review. We’re over the moon that you love living here so much. Thanks for your comments about our team. I’ll share this with them and I know they will be thrilled. We’re expanding our communal spaces later this year and we can’t wait to share more details with you.

If we can be of any help please do let us know/

Many Thanks

Slate Yard – a review

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date May 2021

The building management is great, any issues then someone comes to sort them out at any time and very quickly. I really like that parcels are dropped at main reception and kept in a secure place until you can collect them. I have friends who live in the city centre and have had issues with parcels going missing so it’s very reassuring. The night team are always friendly and add to the secure feeling of the building. It is constantly being cleaned and is always in excellent condition.

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I really enjoy living at the Slate Yard. It’s proximity to town is perfect so access to bars/ restaurants is only a short walk/ stumble to. However because it is set back then it is nice and quite, there is no noise disturbances which is wonderful. Because of COVID then access to the communal areas have been limited but now the gym is open again then it’s great! Brand new with excellent equipment. There is a brand new private dining room which I can’t wait to try out! The bin shed is easily accessible and kept nicely and I like that they have a clothes bank as well. There is a local Sainsburies due to open as my only very lazy issue was proximity to shops but this will change that!

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

I don’t really have anything negative to say – if you’re looking for city centre living then this is as good as it gets in my opinion. There are larger flats if you wanted to live with friends which are really spacious- my one bedroom flat works perfectly for one person or a couple in my opinion.

What is the best feature of your home:

I love the balcony – that is a key feature. the flats themselves are really modern and cosy – I always feel comfortable.

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
4
Value
5
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Hi Mike!
Thanks for such a wonderful review. We’re delighted that you enjoy being part of The Slate Yard community. Our new private dining space is now open and we’re looking forward to expanding our resident’s lounge and co-working space in the coming months. With the city now opening up make sure you check the residents portal to find out what exclusive offers are available at local bars and restaurants.

Thanks Again!

4.5 out of 5 as there is always space for improvement! :)

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date May 2021

The kitchen type could have been developed to ensure better usable space, kitchen table and chairs not well designed, the gym is big, has most equipment, and ventilated properly. Building and property management are excellent.

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

Very close to the city centre and transportation links. 24/7 access to the gym and very friendly administrative staff.

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

Not enough storage space.

What is the best feature of your home:

New development (less than 5 years old) and amenity space ( balcony),

5
Facilities
4
Design
5
Location
4
Value
5
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Hi Stephanie,
Thanks for your fantastic review. I’ll ensure your comments are shared with the team. We’re currently reviewing our furniture packs and will share updates with you as soon as we have them.

Have a great day!

Amazing place to live!!

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date May 2021

We have lived here for 4 years and love it; the apartments are modern and have great furniture. Whenever you have a problem , the maintenance team sort it straight away! We love everyone, but especially Carl/ he always goes out his way to help with anything.

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

Quiet and no traffic

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

The community here is lovely, everyone always willing to help with any problems. The staff are great and are always friendly. We have never had any problems in four years.

What is the best feature of your home:

We really like how easy it is to get into town and we love the flat itself/ modern and fresh.

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
5
Value
5
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Hi Grace,
Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. We’re so happy that you love living here! I’ll pass your kind words on to our team and to Carl also. Now that restrictions are being eased we’re really looking forward to this summer’s community events.
As always, if we can be of any help please let me know.

The perfect place to live in Manchester!

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date May 2021

Where to start.. I’m so in love with this place, I’ve never been so happy since I’ve moved to the Slate Yard, definitely the best place I’ve lived so far (and I’ve done quite a few/in different countries).
Staff is amazing, always here for you, making your life so much easier but also making this residence feels like a nice community where everybody is part of. The flat and residence facilities are also amazing (my fav one is the gym, couldn’t dream of a better one down my flat!), the downstairs areas is very cozy and perfect to work for home as well as the tables outside to get a drink/ meal with other people when weather is nice. Location is just perfect, already mentioned it in the above question but I couldn’t find a better and convenient location + being by the canal is really nice! Talking about the flat, same, I have nothing to complain apart saying that it’s so beautiful, clean and new as well as very convenient. Really hope the Slate Yard will win as I think they have everything to be the perfect residence.

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

I honestly the Slate Yard has an amazing location, right in the center, close to grocery shops, parking right in front of the residence, near bars, restaurants and train station. I find it so easy to live here, you have access to everything you need by just walking 5mins.
Plus, what I also love is that it doesn’t feel like you’re in the city center as we have a nice court by the canal which makes everything quieter.

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

this place is above my expectations

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

I sincerely would have nothing to change, everything is perfect.

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
5
Value
5
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Hi Clara,
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a glowing review. We’re delighted that you love living here! Over the next few weeks, we will be announcing our summer event plans so keep an eye on our social media and the community group for more information. We have just had Fitness on Demand installed in the studio space with access to hundreds of different fitness classes any time of day.

If we can be of any help please get in touch.

Have a great day!

Home….

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Verified Resident
Review Date May 2021

The Slate Yard is an outstanding development. The design is good and once the first building is brought up to the lofty standards of the third and newest building it would be pretty faultless. The property management is exemplary and you’d be hard pressed to find a nicer bunch of people.

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

The local facilities are – when they’re open – peerless in therms of cultural, culinary and city living.

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

That there was a wide range of flat shapes and designs.

What is the best feature of your home:

The quality of the service and the view on the river.

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
4
Value
5
Management
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Hi Jay,
Thanks so much for taking the time to leave such a fantastic review. We really appreciate your comments about your community and our team. We’re really excited to be able to bring live events back to The Slate Yard as restrictions are eased and we can’t wait to see you there!
As always, if we can do anything to help please let us know.

Thanks Again!

Stylish living

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Apr 2021

The facilities and design of the new Flint Building are fantastic, very modern, the views are awesome and I get the sun most of the day on the balcony. The gym facilities are modern and I can’t wait to use the private dinning room once restrictions are lifted and we’re allowed.
The communal space is great, whether for socialising or work, and a great way to meet new people.
Being pet friendly was key for me and the team here have embraced the dogs as well as me, the whole team are very professional and friendly.

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

The location is just outside of the hustle and bustle of Spinningfields and the city centre but all within walking distance. The local amenities are fantastic, shops, bars, restaurants all close by. The property is located just off the ring road, so easy access from major link roads. It is busy at rush hours but that’s to be expected and does quieten down.

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

The only think I wish I’d have known about, was that we were able to go into a national lockdown as I moved just before!!! However, the team here have made it feel easier, and have been great support throughout.

What is the best feature of your home:

The open plan living with the island in the kitchen is a great space. Having the bi-fold doors onto the balcony is also perfect with amazing views.

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
5
Value
5
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Hi Nick
Thanks for your wonderful review. I am so pleased that you have settled in and are enjoying your new apartment. Now we’re heading out of lockdown and the city opens up we’ll be bringing some amazing resident events to The Slate Yard. Keep an eye on the community group for more info over the next few weeks. I’ll pass your kind words onto the team.

Thanks Again!

Settling in nicely

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Apr 2021

Overall stunning development, the apartments are a great size with tons of natural light. The facilities are top class, the gym in particular being of a really high standard. There’s tons of entertainment and hangout space dotted around the site too which will be perfect for summer

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

When the building works finish, it’ll be a perfect location, quiet enough to feel away from the city but close enough to feel apart of it all

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

About the building site in front of my flat, the duration and details of the what the construction is set to be

What is the best feature of your home:

The layout and modern design paired with heaps of natural light from the south facing balcony

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
5
Value
5
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Hi Ben
Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review! We’re really pleased that you are settled in and enjoying your new apartment. Over the next few weeks we’re going to be announcing some live events taking place soon so keep an eye out on our socials. As always, if we can be of any help please let us know.

Thanks Again

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