The Wullcomb, LE1

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Way of Life
4.53 (based on 66 reviews) 4.53 (66 reviews)

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4.61
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4.71
Design
4.71
Location
4.20
Value
4.41
Management

The Wullcomb is a Build to Rent development managed by Way of Life, located in the heart of Leicester. The building offers 297 apartments with a mix of spacious Manhattan studios alongside one and two-bedroom apartments. Residents have the option of choosing a furnished or unfurnished apartment. Additionally, there are a wide range of facilities and amenities on site. These include 24h concierge, secure car park and cycle storage, a rooftop terrace, a shared kitchen and dining space with modern lounge and a private theatre room.

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Classy, friendly, well designed, a great place to live!

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Review Date Feb 2020

The Wullcomb is a very stylish building right in the centre of the best part of Leicester. There is real attention to detail about the interior design right from the Post Room to the Reception space and the beautiful shared living space which hosts a cinema room and a roof terrace with fire pit, BBQ and pizza oven. The finishing touches throughout the building really make it feel classy. All the staff who work here are friendly, helpful and care about making your living here the best experience it can be. It’s easy to raise any facilities issue via a web portal, to which the response is prompt and professional. Apartments are spacious and well designed and being in the centre of a busy city, surprisingly quiet!

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Leicester has good transport links with two bus stations in the city centre which can take you to surrounding beautiful rural areas such as Bradgate Park, and a train station where you can get to London in 1 hour. All the shops, bars, restaurants are situated close together and there is a real buzz about the place on a weekend. The cultural quarter offers a fabulous theatre and there are visitor attractions such as King Richard III and New Walk Museum.

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Exact price of utilities, which isn’t really in the hand of the developer to be fair

What is the best feature of your home:

Everything is well designed at the Wullcomb, so it’s easy living in stylish surroundings

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5
Design
5
Location
5
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Thank you for your excellent review of The Wullcomb Ben, we are very happy to have you here with us!
I will pass your positive comments about the building onto the design team – they will be very pleased with what you have said – as will the site management team.
We hope that you continue to enjoy your stay & if you need anything, we are here for you!

Couldn’t have asked for any better

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Aug 2020

The Wullcomb has a lot to offer. What drew me in was the attention to detail. The design of this development is impressive, it is a good quality build and markedly different to neighbouring residences. The facilities such as the common areas make this place special. The on-site management teams and 24 hour concierge are incredibly helpful.
They didn’t cheap out on the fitted appliances or furniture, the apartments are generously spaced and the internet is fast and reliable.

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The supermarkets and shops are within walking distance, Asda/ Tesco are super local.
The train station & coach station are nearby which is a plus.
History buffs like me will appreciate that cultural attractions are round the corner: Leicester Cathedral, the King Richard lll museum and the Jewry Wall.

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If your flat is opposite the road and you’re situated on a floor below the 5th, your windows are permanently shut due to pollution but sometimes ventilated air isn’t a match for fresh air circulating.

I wish I knew the electricity provider didn’t offer competitive energy tariffs but no fault of WOL

Development sits opposite busy road so it can get loud sometimes

What is the best feature of your home:

I appreciate the living space. The amount of natural light that enters the apartment is most important to me, it cheers me up

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Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
4
Value
4
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Thank you for you great review of The Wullcomb – We are very pleased that you like the design of the building as well as the location.
The natural light in the building is generally very good & I am happy that you made a good choice of apartment.
If you do need anything from us, please do feel free to speak to our onsite team.
Thank you for choosing The Wullcomb!

Welcoming but things to improve

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Aug 2020

Previously living in Media City Manchester, I found the prices very high for what you’re getting, however very welcoming building in Leicester, keycard security is good and the 24/7 concierge. The amenities area is very nicely designed, however over the summer for 4 months it was closed due to covid, other buildings similar was left open with social distancing in place, this wasn’t an option here because of the management. It was all fully closed. No reduction of rent or a goodwill gesture of any kind has been offered which is a disgrace considering the sky high cost of rent and how the amenities was a big part of the advertising and selling feature of the apartment. We haven’t had any events organised too, we moved here from another city so hoped to take part and meet friends. Very disappointed at how management have handled the situation and haven’t valued its residents.

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It’s right next to Highcross shopping complex and has an Esquires coffee shop downstairs now. Not having a gym in the building is a disappointment.

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That you can’t book out The Perch communal area for events.

What is the best feature of your home:

My packages always get delivered because of the 24/7 concierge.

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Facilities
3
Design
4
Location
3
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3
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Thank you for submitting your review & for your detailed & honest feedback.
We were very sad to have to close the 5th floor during the pandemic, this was not decided by our onsite team but was us adhering to government advice following the local lockdown of Leicester. Our local rules were much more stringent that other areas so we really had no choice.
The 5th floor is now fully open as we have made many adjustments to allow this to happen – we hope you are now enjoying using it – its an amazing area.
If you wish to book The Bower, we can do this for you – please check with our concierge for availability.

Good experience

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Review Date Aug 2020

The public area on level 5 is really good. Especially when there is 30 degree outside during summer and level 5 have the air conditioner. When I have a parcel, the receptionist will send me a message, and I will need to knock the door and they will hand me my parcel. It will be easier if we can access the parcel storage and get it by our self I think. Especially when I will need to buy everything online during the lockdown.

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I like how they deal with the lockdown. The receptionist always being very careful and responsible.

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You are not allowed to put a welcome doormat in front of your door.

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

I would like to add one more shaver socket in the bathroom.

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Thank you for your comments a bout the roof terrace, yes it is lovely in the nice weather to have an outside space.
The parcel service works very well & it greatly appreciated by our residents. If you would like us to allocate you a locker for smaller items, we are happy to do so – please contact our onsite team about this.
It is good that you have noticed the extra measures introduced during the pandemic – the safety of our residents & staff is very important to us.

As good as a 4 star hotel

Review Date Aug 2020

The Wullcomb building is in the nicest part of the city centre and it is evident that money has been well spent throughout, with many aspects similar to that of a very good 4 star hotel. The interior design is brilliant with attention to detail, from the post room to the shared cinema and games room. The communal roof terrace is also a nice addition which gives great views over Leicester. The staff are extremely friendly and always willing to give advice and help when needed. The apartments are up to a high standard fitted with high quality facilities and spacious rooms.

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Highcross is a very attractive and sought after area so the Wullcomb has a great location. It is a 10 minute walk from the Tesco superstore which

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

Would’ve been nice to know that windows in our flat do not open due to pollution and emissions from the main road between the Wullcomb and John Lewis.

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

It would be great if we were above the fifth floor as the windows facing John Lewis from floors 1 to 5 do not open.

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5
Design
5
Location
4
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Thank you for your great review of The Wullcomb – we are very pleased to have you with us.
It is nice that you think the attention to detail has been good – you will often see us fluffing up cushions or re-arranging a throw!
Your comments about the staff are very welcome, we try very hard to make your experience as good as possible.
If you would like to look at potentially moving apartments when your tenancy finishes, please speak to our onsite team who can certainly help.
Thank you for taking the time to post your review.

The wullcomb review

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Aug 2020

bathrooms very poor, the ventilation system is very poor and does not remove the steam after having a shower, some issues with management and the whole process of acquiring the room, also a lot of residents feel discriminated upon.
Building design and facilities are good however i feel wrong agent has been appointed to manage this property

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no gym in building

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The rules are such as though this is a student accomodation which it is not, The property os advertised for professionals and they should not treat tenants like they would in a student accomodation environment because We are young professionals but we feel as though sometimes we are descriminated.

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

mixed reviews sometimes fairly and sometimes very badly

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5
Design
5
Location
3
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1
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Thank you taking the time to post your review.
Your comments are very concerning & certainly not in line with others we have received.
Please can I ask that you contact me directly on karlb@wayoflife.com so we can arrange a meeting in person to discuss your concerns. I would like to try and understand how we could have improved your experience for you.

Very Satisfied

Review Date Aug 2020

I’m most impressed about the decor. It looks very modern, industrial and gives an overall welcoming vibe. The 24 hour concierge service are very helpful! And the property management is very well to do. I do wish there was a gym in the building.

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I love how it’s just opposite Highcross mall which makes basic shopping easier. However it’s not as close to the bus stop to my uni so it often takes a while to get to school.

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

Nothing really

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

The Building management has respond very quickly!!

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5
Design
4
Location
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Thank you so much for your positive feedback about living at The Wullcomb.
The concierge are a great resource for our residents so we are pleased that you find them helpful.
It is always good to hear positive comments about the site team.

World-class Renting Experience – Unbeatable luxury.

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Aug 2020

The architecture of the Wullcomb is state of the art, with rooms which are available in various sizes to accommodate for a variety of prices. The room we have is incredibly spacious with a great church view which is perfect for every sunset. It is not an understatement to say that the staff such as Stef, and Cristina, Dan and Carl are world-class in what they do for us tenants. The Wullcomb has recently just implemented a new addition, ‘Esquires’ a local café which is perfect for when inviting guests to grab a quick bite or drink. Other facilities and amenities are up and coming and it will continue to thrive and do well. Overall, the experience of the management of this place is unlike anything I have experienced elsewhere. It is no understatement to say that living here feels like home, and the staff go above and beyond to help achieve this atmosphere. There’s other luxuries such as roof top with a Pizza oven and 360* views of the entire city. Living here will make your friends and families jaws drop at what its like living in the heart of Leicester City Centre.

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The Wullcomb is unlike anything else in Leicester. Located in the heart of the city centre, local amenities from one of the largest shopping centres (Highcross Shopping Centre) in the midlands at your doorstep, to fine dining and essential public transport, there’s nothing which can rival this level of luxury and quality. The management is top tier, no request is too small, and I am always met with politeness and support for whatever I need. The Wullcomb is unlike any other renting experience, with regular events such as a running group on Monday, to a designated chef who shares recipes to inspire cooking up new delicious food. There is no other renting experience like it!

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I wish I had known how amazing it was so I could have moved in sooner!

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

There has been no problems whatsoever since moving in. Every request was listened to and exceptional levels of support has been provided to us whilst living here. We’re thinking about extending our contract, that’s how much we love it here!

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5
Design
5
Location
5
Value
5
Management
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Wow – what an amazing review; thank you so much for taking the time to post this.
Your comments about the staff, building & the way it all works together are so lovely to see. We work so very hard to try & get things right & its lovely to see that it is noticed & appreciated.
It is great to hear you are following our chef – we look forward to tasting your efforts shortly!
If you need anything, please do not hesitate to ask as we want to continue to meet your expectations.

A jem in Leicester

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Verified Resident
Review Date Aug 2020

The reception and rooftop is my favourite place in the building. The furniture and designs in every part of the building is beautiful. There was attention to detail when building the property . The staff are very friendly and on job.

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Very nice area. Right in city centre. Literally everything is accessible here. It’s also close to my university. Even though it’s right in the city the noise from outside doesn’t get into my flat. Overall a convenient area.

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

Every information I needed was given to me before I moved in.

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

There is nothing I would like to change about the property.

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Thank you so much much for your 5-star review.
It is great to hear about your favourite areas of the building – we love these areas too!
It is really pleasing to know that you feel you have been given all the information you need, if you require anything from us, please do not hesitate to ask our onsite team. We are here 24/7 for you!

Pleased

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Aug 2020

I would like if the pet policy would be reconsidered, as many people, including myself had to give up their pet in order to come to Wullcomb and it’s heartbreaking. Any tenant should be allowed with their pet and conditions regarding payment of any damages should be discussed. Also, the lightning in the bathroom is uncomfortable. We should be able to turn it on or off whenever we want.

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Very good chosen area. Easy to reach any spot in Leicester

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

I wish i knew about the lightning in the bathroom.

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

Not very efficient. My neighbors made noise throwing parties and the building management did not do much about it.

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Thank you for your positive review of The Wullcomb.
We do allow pets at the The Wullcomb by mutual arrangement but there are limitations on size & weight – please speak to the site team about this if you have not done so already.
If you would like us to adjust the lighting in your bathroom, please let us know & we would be happy to do so.
We take noise complains very seriously at The Wullcomb – indeed other reviews have commented that we have dealt with these issues well. We have 24 hour concierge onsite to make this process go smoother – please can I ask that you contact me at karlb@wayoflife.com to give me some feedback on how we went wrong on this point?

Well Designed Building, The best in Leicester. Slightly expensive for rent and parking.

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Aug 2020

The development is great with decent flats and common areas on 5th floor. Since I am working from home, I usually work from the 5th floor which is great. It is perfectly designed for people who have to work from home. There is a terrace garden as well where you can chill and have drinks. We also use the small home theatre (TV room) pretty frequently which is nice. The parking is expensive – £80 per month for Leicester is a bit expensive when buildings at canary wharf, London are charging £100. I’d say £30-£35 per month is good enough for Leicester. Overall, No complaints with the flats and the building. Moving is hassle free and very detailed as well so you get to put your points when you are doing the inventory report.

There is no gym and pool so we think its slight expensive as you can get similar facilities with a gym and pool in Manchester/Birmingham at the same price. So for Leicester the rent is slight on the expensive side without gym or pool.

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The Wullcomb is one of the newest buildings in Leicester right at the city centre. The location is excellent and its just 2 mins walk away from John Lewis. We just moved into this building earlier in August and overall we’d say its good and definitely the best in Leicester. We saw around 8-10 building apart from Wullcomb and this stands out.
We just don’t like the fact that there is no grocery store nearby. The closest is 8-9 mins walk away. Instead of Esquire coffee shop, they should have opened a Sainsbury’s etc.

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

We did not check the nearby grocery stores before moving in. We miss grocery store near by.

What is the best feature of your home:

The best feature is the common area on the 5th floor with kitchen, TV room and terrace garden.

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Design
5
Location
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Thank you for your great review of The Wullcomb.
The parking is chargeable but you do get an allocated space which is underground & secure. It is cheaper than local car parks but we thank you for your feedback.
We would love a gym or pool also (especially given the current lockdown!) but we do balance these not being present with a fantastic residents lounge, kitchen & roof terrace with views across Leicestershire – it is nice to hear you are benefiting from these areas.
Thankyou for taking the time to review The Wullcomb, all feedback is greatly appreciated.

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Way of Life

About Way of Life

Way of Life is a property management company based in London, UK, founded in 2017. It aims to deliver a…
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