The Whitmore Collection, B3

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Ranked 2nd out of 27 in Birmingham
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4.88
Facilities
4.79
Design
4.86
Location
4.60
Value
4.81
Management

Excellent

88%

Very Good

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Located in the heart of the Jewellery Quarter, The Whitmore Collection is a development managed by urbanbubble. It features a range of 1 & 2 bedroom canal-side apartments and townhouses set across a trio of sites on Newhall Square. These feature high-quality appliances and finishes with the option of bespoke furniture included in your rent. In addition, every apartment has electric heating and video security intercom along with speedy 100MB Virgin broadband. Residents have access to a range of services and amenities including no letting fees, 24/7 concierge and flexible tenancies. Likewise, there are a variety of facilities available including a residents’ courtyard, gym, a clubhouse and private dining room. Cycle storage and car parking is also available.

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Enjoying life at The Whitmore

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Verified Resident
Review Date Nov 2020

The Whitmore is in a fantastic location, with the Jewellery Quarter and the city right on your doorstep, and great walks along the meandering canals. We’re really enjoying our time here. The apartments are nicely designed, very modern, clean and stylish. The gym and Resident Lounge are also lovely – it’s great to have a gym on site, though we don’t use it as much as we should (lazy!). At one point we had a misunderstanding with an email request and the GM was very quick to respond once we alerted staff to the error. They’ve also been quick to respond if we had to submit a maintenance request – it’s nice to know we have people on site to deal with any issues. We’d definitely recommend checking out The Whitmore.

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There are some great local restaurants, cafes and bars in the Jewellery Quarter, all within walking distance, and a little Co-op two doors down from the apartment building. Convenient! St Paul’s Square is a block away – a lovely place to sit after grabbing a coffee from Saint Kitchen. New Street station is a 10-minute walk, so it’s great for anyone needing to commute.

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

Building management has been quick to respond when we submitted maintenance requests.

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
4
Value
4
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Thank you for those kind words!
As a Team we always appreciate when our Family members take the time out to thank us.
But it must be said….we’re always challenging each other. And this month’s challenge is to randomly (yet successfully) use the word “Meandering” in a sentence with a Family member.
Thanks for that 😉

I love The Whitmore Collection

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Jun 2021

I think the Whitmore Collection properties are all really well designed and thought out. I have one the larger one bedroom apartments and it’s perfect for me. There’s space for a desk and office chair which is an essential as I work from home full time. The furniture included is all really nice and comfortable too, and really stylish.

I’ve not had a whole lot of use of the Clubhouse facilities but when I have used them it’s been quiet and a nice change from my apartment.

The staff onsite are all very nice, and love a chat which is nice when you live alone and any questions or issues I’ve had have been dealt with fast and first time.

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I love how close The Whitmore Collection is to the city centre. It’s just a 10 minute walk, and at the same time it doesn’t feel like you are living that close as it’s fairly quiet.

There’s nearby local shops and all the conveniences of town on my doorstep. It’s a little louder on Fridays and Saturdays but not unbearably loud. Traffic noise is not a problem, I occasionally hear some construction noise, but again it’s just background noise.

As there’s an onsite bin store with plenty of bins I cannot comment on the collections. I didn’t move with my car, but my visiting friends have not had any trouble finding a space either in the pay and display zone or in the permit section when permitted.

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I was worried about moving in as I’ve never lived alone, but everyone here is so friendly and welcoming, so I shouldn’t have worried.

What is the best feature of your home:

I adore the balcony of my apartment. It’s perfect for sitting and chilling on, particularly when it’s warm.

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
5
Value
5
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Absolutely amazing, convenient and a fascinating place to live in.

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Verified Resident
Review Date Jun 2021

The place is amazing, there are plenty of ammenities and it is very modern. The flats have always sun light and the space is huge. The concierge team are always useful and friendly. I like that is a modern, pet friendly and family group of apartments.

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

It is very convenient for the people who work in downtown, however for the ones who work in the outside area it is just 10 minutes away from the train station.

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

I wish I knew about it before so I could choose a flat in a higher floor

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

Immediate response to every single concern I had and always friendly and optimal answers.

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5
Location
5
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Hi Sergio!

Welcome aboard!
Thanks for this great review.

Hopefully you’ll never have to take back the testimony of the sun light…..with the traditional English weather and all. But, it does seem that since you’ve joined our Family, you’ve brought a string of bright/warm days with you! So thanks for that too!

Move in now, think later, it’s great here!

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date May 2021

As an engineer, I really admire the technical side. It is a properly built new residential development. Green electricity, LED lights throughout, all the boxes ticked for future living. I particularly like the concierges. I’ve seen many in London, but haven’t lived in a house with a reception myself. I was worried they aren’t in that super comfortable mood all the time, but they are. If they could they would give hugs out, it is super convenient to have a concierge take care of parcels and have plenty of options for you. The gym is good, and they are improving it, the Clubhouse is astonishing, really the place I would take friends to even the poshest ones. No swimming pool, but plenty of good ones very close, both Nuffield and Ladywood are worth living in Whitmore.

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

Whitmore location is great. It’s my first time in Birmingham and getting to know the city centre is super easy from here. What I love here is the walk to the Mailbox following the canal. I like that you can be as pedestrian as you like, but still have a covered garage and your car at your disposal.

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

Nothing, really. Temporary parking is easy, I was worried about that. I hoped there would be no street noise – and there is none. I was really pleased with the move, it is truly great to be here, my happiness indeed improved here a lot in just a couple of weeks and I am looking forward to years ahead here.

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

Slightly better light switches, the existing ones are a bit cheaper than everything else. A rooftop terrace would be great, but it might be an unnecessary luxury. For me personally: the sauna and steam room are a must in the basement and easy to install, but none of the competitors’ properties has them.

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Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
4
Value
5
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Ah Alex,

Bless your cotton socks!
Now that you mentioned it….Hugs….good idea, why not?!

Thanks for this awesome review.

Great city centre living for young professionals

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date May 2021

Great having the additional space of the clubhouse – the gym provides an excuse to work out and is close enough to go regularly. The building management always have a smile on their faces and are always ready to help. Very accommodating to try to make the apartment into a home. Readily available to fix any issues that arise

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

Great links to city centre work and living and close enough to the motorway to get anywhere needed – ample bars and restaurants to chose from in the local area and great under Birmingham council

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

More understanding around the parking situation – dropped to one available road with construction

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

Slightly bigger gym but is in the works – a bit more weight equipment

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
5
Value
5
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The Whitmore – Amazing!

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Verified Resident
Review Date May 2021

There isn’t much I can fault about this development! All apartments are spacious and provide exactly what is required. The additional facilities including the gym and club house are great and an ideal way to meet other people living in the development. The team who manage the property are amazing and always on hand to help. Any issue is resolved so quickly and the team go above and beyond to make everyone feel safe and welcomed within the Whitmore.

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The area this development is located in is great! It’s so close to the city centre however there is no noise, traffic is minimal and it’s very peaceful. There are plenty of shops around to visit and a great variety of bars and restaurants all within walking distance.

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

Having known people who already lived here there wasn’t much I didn’t know about the development.

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

Great! We had an issue with the drains in the kitchen, within 24 hours we have the team come to the apartment and fix the problem.

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5
Design
5
Location
5
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5
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Thank you Grace!
It’s truly warming reading your words.
We’re delighted that you’re finding your time with us so pleasurable.

A collective “high five” to you from the entire Team!

Amazing Place to Rent

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Apr 2021

This is a very conveniently positioned residence. Its in the heart of birmingham in a safe and secure area with all the shops and local amenities at your doorstep. The design of each apartment is modern and fresh which makes it a pleasure to live in. The management are always on hand to help with any questions or queries and will go out of their way to make you feel comfortable. Everyone is very friendly including the staff, management and the residents.

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An amazing place to rent, convenient and vibrant. Conveniently located in the heart of birmingham with easy access to local bars and restaurants and the best of the best shopping is available at your doorstep. The apartments are modern and well insulated and there is little or no noise from neighbouring residents. The bin area is conveniently located in the lobby and is open 24/7 and there is a co-co located on site for those emergencies.

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

Parking is a very big issue. I wish parking was included within the rental price, the only options are underground parking which is currently an 8-12 week wait alternatively you need to apply for an annual permit.

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

At present we have not had any problems which are to be reported, its been just over a month and everything seems to be smooth sailing.

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4
Design
5
Location
5
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5
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Thank you so much Aly & Syeda!

Your words read like a smooth, motivational snippet from an official brochure.
Much thanks for that! We’re glad that you have chosen us and appreciate what we have to offer.

See you around!

Perfect development for city centre living.

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Apr 2021

This is an amazing development. Apartments are well designed, clean and equipped to a high spec. Communal areas are amazing. Location is great – very central, canal views, yet quiet and peaceful. The Whitmore Collection team is very friendly, professional, and made me feel welcomed. I’d highly recommend this property.

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

Great location. Surrounded by nice restaurants and shops. Only 10 mins walk from the main station and all Birmingham has to offer.

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

n/a – Becky explained everything to me very well.

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

I didn’t have any problems. I’ve once asked about putting pictures on the walls and Pat went extra mile to help me. This is much appreciated.

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Design
5
Location
5
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5
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Hey Ilya,

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this review. Great to see how much you are enjoying living with us. Im so pleased that you feel so at home and that the team hand I have helped with this.

We look forward to enjoying our future with you at the Whitmore Collection.

Best Wishes
Becky.

Excellent development in Birmingham

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Apr 2021

When I fist come across the pictures and videos introducing the development, I love it very much. The internal design is stylish and spacious. After moving in, I feel very comfortable with the good management and house team and the team members are very helpful and nice.

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

The development is located at a quite place close to city centre. The surrounding is quite, clean and with bus stops & supermarket nearby, which is very convenient to daily life.

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

I wish I could know the operating menu of the appliances inside the development

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

I would prefer to change to a property on higher floor level

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Design
5
Location
5
Value
5
Management
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Hi James,

We’re glad that you fell in love with us virtually and in reality.
Now that you’re all settled in, we hope life is treating you well!

Look forward to seeing you around!

So far so good

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Apr 2021

I was lucky enough to have lots of help before I arrived with the property managers storing all my orders a week before arrival. They have been very efficient and helpful from the start all the way to my arrival. The building has a concierge which is so useful when I can not be in to get my deliveries. The building also has a very friendly Front of House management that are welcoming and helpful.

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

A 10min walk to the main station and shopping centre. Close to coffee places and restaurants too. Parking has been fine with a permit.

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

I don’t think there was anything I wasn’t aware of before moving in. The Transition has been smooth

What is the best feature of your home:

Best feature would be the location, security and I love the mustard chair

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Design
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Location
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Bless you Kal,
We know how stressful relocating can be…so we tend to do what we can from our end to make it less so.
Thanks for your supportive words!
By the way…Challenge accepted!!…We look forward to making sure the “so far so good” stays that way. By all means, keep us on our toes! (enter muscle arm emoji here).

nicest city living at Whitemore Collection

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Verified Resident
Review Date Mar 2021

Design of whitemore collection is modern. the facility is great because they have lots included in the building, with a concierge, gym, lounge, game room, study room, and also big dining/kitchen room(that you can rent out). Building is right along the cancel that gives a nice view while being on the patio. Management is very nice and helpful, with quick responses.

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

shop at the bottom of the apartment which is great to have close by, as well as it only takes 3minutes to walk right downtown so that is another great aspect to be right city centre.

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

There are no complaints this is a great place to live and am really enjoying it.

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

They are always there to help, and respond quickly.

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Facilities
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Design
5
Location
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Good Afternoon Connor,

This is amazing to read thank you for your great feedback! We understand that having the shops and local amenities nearby are helpful, especially during the pandemic, so we try to make our club house and facilities as welcoming as accommodating as possible. We are looking forward to opening them up again after the lockdown eases and we will continue to do as much as we can to make life comfortable and easy here with us. Thanks once more for your feedback and enjoy the rest of your week.

Kind Regards

David

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