The Slate Yard, M3

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Ranked 4th out of 23 in Manchester
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4.63 Rating (based on 44 reviews) 44 reviews

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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. Read more

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4.73
Facilities
4.52
Design
4.57
Location
4.25
Value
4.70
Management

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Real community

Verified Resident

A welcoming community of other likeminded people who all live and socialise in the buildings communal area. We have regular events, from sport to live music to a book club. It’s the best place I have ever lived in​.

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Close to shops, very friendly staff. Although, support staff are never trained correctly, and never engage with you. This is a contrast to the amazing normal day and evening staff.

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What’s going on in the local area, such as new shops or eateries.

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
5
Value
5
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Hi Mylo

Thanks for the great feedback and an amazing 5-star review, we’re so glad that you love living here, as you know we love having you and JJ here at The Slate Yard too.

Thanks again, from all of The Slate Yard Team.

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Very easy and well managed

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The front of house staff make moving in and living in the Slate Yard a breeze. Everything is well taken care of and reports are acknowledged very quickly. Shared space is kept very neat and organised, and the flats are spacious and well designed.

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Like the room, view, and building itself.

Location isn’t perfect due to current building works (but this will work itself out in time), and the parking situation isn’t great for a city where a car is a necessity and the adjacent NCP car park is very expensive even with resident discount.

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A car is needed to work in Manchester – less necessary for students, etc. So parking is a serious consideration.

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Facilities
4
Design
4
Location
5
Value
5
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Manager Response

Hi Matt

Thank you for taking the time to leave this great review we really appreciate all feedback.

Best wishes – The Slate Yard Team

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Amazing experience but lacking a modern touch

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I really like the Slate Yard, it has everything we need on-site and the staff are absolutely amazing. My main issue is that even though it’s only 2 years old, it is already becoming “out of date”. The hobs, ovens and other appliances are already feeling old, you can find much better equipped and sized flats to rent in very similar neighbourhoods for almost the exact same price. We love living here and having spinningfields on our doorstep but we have found another block of flats, managed and owned by the same company, that have far more modern fixtures and are much bigger for the same price!

I must say though the Slate Yard building is lovely, the outside space is spectacular and the staff will go above and beyond to make sure you are well looked after, nothing is too much for them. They are all a massive credit to the company!

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The area is amazing, Spinningfields itself has security walking around even on Sundays! So many lovely restaurants and most of them are dog-friendly which is a massive plus! Driving is a bit difficult at the moment due to construction going on everywhere but once that dies down I’m sure it will become a lot easier! It’s a short walk to the arndale and there are a few supermarket type shops on the way, all in all, an amazing location!

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Everything I wanted to know was conveyed before I moved in

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Facilities
3
Design
5
Location
2
Value
5
Management
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Manager Response

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Thanks for the feedback and for completing the review, we’re so glad that you love the service. We always try to make sure the appliances are supplied in great condition, please contact our Facilities Team who will start to rectify the issues.

Thanks again, from all of The Slate Yard Team.

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The best place to live in Manchester

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Where do I start?

The building and it’s grounds are beautifully kept, the staff are more then welcoming and go out of their way to assist you at any given time.

The facilities are second to non with all modern appliances and designer furniture.

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Likes. – All
Dislikes – Non

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Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
4
Value
5
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Hi

Thanks for this amazing 5-star review, we’re so glad that you love living at The Slate Yard.

Thanks again, from all of The Slate Yard Team.

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Warm and friendly staff with nice modern flats

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I have lived here for just over 2 months and I love it. The flat itself is a great size for 2 people. Decent sized bedrooms with kind size comfy beds. Good quality furniture provided and modern kitchen. Easy to keep clean. The staff and really friendly and always happy to help. Small issues are easily resolved and all is done with a smile. The communal areas are really well kept and very relaxing and a great place to meet people.

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Location is brilliant, so close to town centre it’s an easy walk with loads of local restaurants and a big Sainsbury’s 5 minute drive away.

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The light from the opposing car park can be a bit bright at night, also the parking itself is more expensive than I thought it would be

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Facilities
4
Design
5
Location
4
Value
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Manager Response

Hi Tom

Thanks so much for the wonderful feedback, it’s great to hear how well you have settled in and how happy you are with your new home. It’s vitally important to us that you feel at home, so hearing your review makes me and the rest of our team very happy!

Thanks again for sharing your experience, from all of The Slate Yard Team.

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Amazing rental experience!

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Overall, this is a great building and community to live in. Even though the exterior is not the most attractive in my opinion, the interior more than makes up for it. The furniture and design all feel very modern, especially the kitchen and bathrooms. The bedrooms are very cosy and the beds are probably the best I have ever slept on.
The staff are all incredibly helpful and pleasant. They give everything a personal touch and make your stay so much better.
The amenities are great, especially the residents lounge. It feels like home being down there with the TV, the ample seating, hot drinks and WiFi.
I do believe that the parking situation is not ideal as it is quite expensive to park in the building as well as the NCP. It would be good if they had some sort of deal with the NCP to provide cheaper parking for residents.

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The location is perfect as it is pretty much in the heart of the city but just outside so there is some peace and quiet. Being next to the canal is lovely and the green space outside is very pleasant.

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I wish I would have known about the poor parking situation before moving in.

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Facilities
4
Design
5
Location
4
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Manager Response

Hi Sahil

Thank you for taking the time to leave this great review we really appreciate all feedback and are trying to seal a deal with the NCP.

Best wishes – The Slate Yard Team

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Great experience

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The Slate Yard is a wonderful place to live. Not only do you have everything on your doorstep, the service from the Slate Yard itself is awesome.

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Transport is amazing however local shops is a bit of a let down

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Tips on window cleaning

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Facilities
4
Design
3
Location
4
Value
4
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Manager Response

Hi Katie

Thank you for taking the time to leave this great review we really appreciate all feedback and are so happy that you love living at The Slate Yard.

Best wishes – The Slate Yard Team

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The place and the location is amazing

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The place is great, safe, modernized and beautiful view. I advice all to rent here.

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I like that it is in a safe place but dislike that its far to the university

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I wish that I had known that there isn’t locks in rooms

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Facilities
5
Design
4
Location
4
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Manager Response

Hi Naser

Thanks for the great feedback and an amazing 5-star review, we’re so glad that you love living here, as you know we love having you guys here as well.

Thanks again, from all of The Slate Yard Team.

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Fantastic place to live

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The Slate Yard has something for everyone. Whether you enjoy the social side of life or you are fully work focused, this is for you. The staff here are incredibly friendly and always go above and beyond to help and make you feel welcome. There are many ways to converse and interact with other tenants, by attending one of the slate yard events, or even just mingling in the communal area. Conversely, the work space provides a great way to study/work away from your own apartment. This is just the tip of the iceberg…not even mentioning the great location, atmosphere etc.

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Right in the centre. Pubs, bars, restaurants, shops and public transport just a stones throw away.

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Didn’t realise how many communal events there were !

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Facilities
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Design
5
Location
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Manager Response

Hi Liam

Thank you for the great feedback and an amazing 5-star review, we’re so glad that you love living here and feel part of our community. This feedback is so important to us and is what we really wanted to create since the beginning, to hear this means a lot to all of the staff.

Thanks again, from all of The Slate Yard Team.

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The Slate Yard is an amazing place to live.

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The Slate Yard is an incredible place to live in the city centre of Manchester. The building is so modern and stylish, but the main reason that the Slate Yard is such a great to live is the staff who go above and beyond for anything you need. The concierge are brilliant and make you feel safe and secure at all times. There is a gym on site and a PT who does classes for £3 which is also an added bonus, which you rarely get anywhere else.

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The slate yard is located in the city centre so shops/restaurants/cafes (anything you need) is extremely close by. The tram is a 10 min walk and the train stations are all within walking distance. You can walk to the clubs and bars for a night out also.

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It’s worth paying more for this accommodation because of the added benefits that come with it (safety/concierge/onsite gym and PT/location).

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Facilities
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Design
5
Location
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Manager Response

Dear Becca,

Thank you very much for sharing your experience of The Slate Yard and your 5 Star review. We’re so happy that we can offer you an“incredible place” to live.

Best wishes and regards from The Slate Yard team,

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