The Wullcomb, LE1

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Ranked 1st out of 4 in Leicester
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4.72
Design
4.72
Location
4.22
Value
4.43
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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Couldn’t have asked for any better

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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.

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

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

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
4
Value
4
Management
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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!

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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Facilities
5
Design
4
Location
4
Value
3
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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.

Pleased

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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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Design
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Location
4
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4
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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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4
Design
5
Location
3
Value
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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.

Nice design and quality

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Aug 2020

Quite nice design for the apartment as well as communal area. Lots of storage space for kitchen. High quality of furniture. However lower score for property management especially slow reply for emails and calls before moving in / for general enquiry from the public.

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Great location, convenient as it’s next to shopping mall, high street and bus station. 20 mins walk from train station.

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Terrible speed for registering my car into the parking system.

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

Slow reply for maintenance issues and general enquiry. Did not provide information pack nor travel pack to the residents who were the first group moving in the property.

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5
Design
5
Location
5
Value
3
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Thank you very much for your detailed & honest feedback.
We usually register your car the moment you collect your keys so I am very sorry if there was a delay on this for you – hopefully it is resolved now.
It sounds as though your move-in experience was not as good as we would usually wish to offer – if you would like to get in touch with me to see if I can help with any outstanding issues, please do so on karlb@wayoflife.com
Any feedback is always welcome as we look to continually improve where we can – thank you for taking the time to reach out to us.

The almost perfect home

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Aug 2020

I think the design of the building is very beautiful, spacious and welcoming. The facilities are more than enough and very thoughtfully organised. The building management is very well prepared, but i would like to see stricter rules for residence regarding noise, especially after 10:00 pm and i would also like to see more understanding regarding animals in the building, because many residence such as myself had to leave their dogs back home in another country because of the restriction of the “below 15 kg” and it’s heartbreaking.

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Wullcomb is very well placed. Everything you need is very close and this is one of the reasons i chose this as my home.

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

I would’ve liked to be informed about local taxes.

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

The management team has always been very helpful with the issues i faced in my apartment and very effective.

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5
Design
5
Location
4
Value
5
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Thank you so much for your review of The Wullcomb.
It is lovely to hear that you feel the staff have been helpful when you have experienced issues.
If you do have issues with noise or any other concerns, we have 24 hour concierge who are always happy to help – even if late at night.
Please let us know onsite if there is anything else we can help you with.

Wullcome

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Review Date Aug 2020

Its a very clean and modern building. The location is very good. Some facilities could be improved for example if we could have some bin shooting system instead of takibg them to the bin room ourself.

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

I like the modern and clean facility here.

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

I would prefer to live in upper floars.

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

I didnt face very much issues yet. But mostly every enquiry was addressed so far.

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Design
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Location
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Thank you so much for leaving your positive feedback about The Wullcomb!
The bin system is not something that we were able to add due to the design & size of the building but I will feed this back to our design team for future developments.
If you would like to consider moving to a higher floor at the end of your current tenancy, please contact our site team who will be happy to look at alternatives for you.
Thank you for choosing to stay with us at The Wullcomb.

Nice wullcomb

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Aug 2020

It is a totally new building and in my opinion, it is also the most peasant one in the city center. There do got a apartments more expensive but they are low than this one. The concierge was nice as well. They are on duty 24/7 and help you des with the parcel problem.

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

We are the first tenant here and we moving right since it opened. Every thing here was nice and fresh new, the only point is that there should have got a gym.

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

I saw it form the post outside the building.

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

It should get a gym. It seemed the only one property belonged this company which hasn’t got the gym.

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Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
4
Value
5
Management
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Thank you for your in-depth feedback, it is very much appreciated.
We really try to be the best out there & it is great to hear that confirm this – we always want to please our customers!
The concierge service is very useful & is key to daily life at The Wullcomb – particularly in the pandemic. Please ask them for advice on where to go, places to eat & drink & local walks etc as they each possess a wealth of local knowledge about Leicester.
We are hopeful of adding a gym shortly, we are currently speaking with an operator who would like to offer a service to our residents.
Thanks for taking the time to submit your review.

Love it!

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Review Date Aug 2020

I love the way The Wullcomb was thought out, designed and built. The interior of the whole building and flats aloe is very much to my style. It has amazing facilities, and the management is incredible! So clean, and everyone is always friendly.

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

The area is close to a lot of amenities, like the city centre but it does take a while to walk to the nearby grocery shops, around a 15-20 minute walk. The only think I dislike is that it is off a main road, which can be noisy at times.

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

I wish I’d have known that there isn’t much access to grocery shops or local amenities that aren’t in the main shopping centre

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

Yep, have had a few maintenance queries and they’ve come to check within 10 mins! Amazing response!

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Design
4
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Thank you so much for your great review.
We are very pleased you like the amenities & the location of The Wullcomb, we think we are in a great spot too!
It is nice to hear that when you have had issues, they have been dealt with well – thank you for this feedback.
If you need anything from out onsite team, please do not hesitate to ask!

A year experience

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Aug 2020

The development again is great the additional coffee shop is brill. Space for storage could be improved.

I’d have also encouraged an area solely dedicated for work. Additional tables etc

I’d also say the cleaning is great but the bin areas could have been largely improved

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I think the location and amentines you hVe access to see what you pay the extra amount for. However as advertised as a place for working professionals but over ran by students this really harms the development. Not only do you experience noise, adolescent behaviour but also so no respect for open areas

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

I wish I’d have known about having to still pay for rent when my space was vacant for a few months with Covid situation

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

Issues are resolved but not indefinitely. However this is reflection on the tenant and not the management

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Design
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Location
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Thank you for taking the time to leave us your great review & honest feedback.
We do like to accept a mix of student & professionals to add to our community & currently professionals are over half of our population.
We now have an improved regime for our bin-store areas where they are checked multiple times every day & night to keep them in perfect condition.
Thank you again for your comments – Please do let out site team know if further improvements are needed.

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Location

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