The Wullcomb, LE1

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Ranked 1st out of 4 in Leicester
4.48 (68 reviews) 4.48 (68 reviews)
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4.62
Facilities
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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Slice of heaven in heart of Leicester!

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Review Date Aug 2020

I really love the building. Staff are very friendly and accommodating. The design is very modern and appealing. The flats are very lovely! I do not love that lower flats have carpet but understand this keeps the price lower. I love the terrace, it’s a fantastic space. Perhaps a pool next time 😂! The building is very safe and I have no concerns with packages I order missing or getting lost. Concierge are very friendly and helpful. I really love the new coffee shop addition.

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I think the building is placed very well. We are very close to all amenities, the shops, parks etc! I dislike that it is so close to a very busy main road as it can be very loud throughout the day and evening.

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

If you love light – make sure you choose a side where you have a bright flat. I am very grateful we chose the side that has mostly direct sunlight the majority of the day! This was really important for me.

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

I would change the carpet to hardwood flooring. We are facing a busy road which is very loud at times, but I appreciate most flats face the busy road.

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
5
Value
5
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Thank you for the amazing 5 star review – very much appreciated; your comments on the staff & the building itself are lovely to hear.
We do have a pool in our Manchester development but we love the roof terrace just a much!
You are correct that the apartments have different aspects & views, we do offer advice on light & what time the sun appears if you ever need this advice again!
Thank you for choosing The Wullcomb!

Best place to live in Leicester!!

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Verified Resident
Review Date Apr 2020

Faultless. The accommodation is one of the nicest environments I’ve been in, full of glamour and beautiful decor. The staff are all amazing, and genuinely care about your wellbeing 24/7. They’ve always been more than happy to help, and often go the extra mile to make sure I have what I need. The amenities such as the roof top and communal area are a real added luxury, and offer even more space to relax and socialise, outside of the already superb rooms.

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Nil

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

They have Always been available when I’ve needed them and respond to my issues with solutions ASAP

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
5
Value
5
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Thank you for you lovely words about The Wullcomb & our team – it is very much appreciated.
It is great to know that our hard work is appreciated & that you feel we are there for you – particularly at this time – as this is very much at the heart of the service we are trying to offer to our residents!
Thank you for choosing The Wullcomb – we are very pleased to have you with us.

Love it!

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Verified Resident
Review Date Mar 2020

Really friendly and helpful staff who are always available to help. The flats themselves are great. We’ve been here since October and we love it here. Very spacious and the shared spaces are great. Love the cinema room and the rooftop terrace which is always free to go and chill.

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Great central location to live. Literally across the road from the main shopping centre in Leicester so couldn’t have asked for any better!

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

Not anything really, wish we had been able to get an apartment on a higher floor!

What is the best feature of your home:

The best feature is the shared living spaces around the building as they are always clean and inviting.

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
5
Value
5
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Hi Ben
Thank you so much for the excellent review – we are very happy to have you both with us!
If you want to talk about getting a better view, lets have a chat – I am sure we can help.

Great place to live!

Review Date Feb 2020

The building is built and maintained to a very high standard. I rent a 2 bedroom furnished apartment, its well designed and has a modern stylish finish. The building management team are warm, friendly and extremely professional plus there is always someone available to help with any query I have, no matter small. Overall, I am extremely happy living here, I would recommend to anyone who wants modern contemporary city living.

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The apartment block is in a great location opposite Highcross shopping centre, with all the bars and restaurants that it has to offer. It is also a quick walk to the main shopping centre, the cultural quarter and the train station. It’s very easy to exit the city to get to the motorways, so overall extremely well positioned.

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Make sure you book your car parking space early, the good ones go very quickly!

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

The only issue I had was with the referencing process which is handled by a 3rd party, it took longer than I expected.

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Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
5
Value
5
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Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your lovely review. Your positive comments about the building design & layout as well as the team are very much appreciated. Its great to have you here with us!

Living the dream

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Verified Resident
Review Date Feb 2020

Living near the main road you would think you would hear the traffic. You hardly hear a thing! That’s a real bonus.
Management/concierge team are great, friendly and always willing to help, they make living here feel even better.
Wouldn’t want to live elsewhere

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Leicester is a vibrant city so much to see and do!

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Nothing to say here

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

Yes, there has been a issues with metres being mixed up and have assisted in getting this sorted

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Thank you so much for your excellent review – we are very happy to hear that you are enjoying your stay with us.
Your comments about our team are very welcome & I will share this great feedback with them.
As always, if there is anything you need, please do not hesitate to ask, we are always happy to help!

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

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Verified Resident
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.

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

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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Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
5
Value
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!

A great place to live

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Feb 2020

I’m very pleased with my apartment, so much so that I have just extended my lease. My apartment itself is finished to a high standard, and the commual lounge, kitchen and relaxation areas give me space to spread out if I want to. The location is great, right in the heart of Leicester and the onsite management and concierge team look after me when I need help.

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The development is right in the heart of Leicester, literally a stones throw from the Highcross shopping centre with a good range of shops, a multiplex cinema and numerous restaurants and bars. About 5 minutes walk away is The Lanes area with a large number of independent shops and eateries. There are many bars, restaurants and clubs within 10 minutes walk. The railway station is about a 15 minute walk away and the bus station about 5 minutes.

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

Whilst each apartment is identical inside, make sure you look at the location, for example which floor, views from the windows, etc.

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

Good when they get around to things, but sometimes a little slow. Maybe this is because they had about 200 tenants move into the development in about 2 months, so they were very busy. Things have calmed down now, and they are getting quicker to respond.

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Design
5
Location
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Thank you so much for your very positive review Bernard. We are very happy that you feel well looked after by the team & have taken the decision to stay on longer.

A Wonderful Place to Live

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Verified Resident
Review Date Feb 2020

The building design is very thought out, with systems in place to allow every day for the tenants to live their lives without any problems. Every space within the Wullcomb has been considered, with various different rooms and seating areas, you will never not have somewhere to sit! The flats are extremely spacious and have a big kitchen, fridge freezer, washing machine and even dishwasher. The building is managed by great people, Karl and Louise are always willing to help and always willing to ask whatever questions we have, as well as the fantastic concierge teams, maintenance teams and other staff that are on hand to assist (Stefan, Daniel, Cristina etc).

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

The Wullcomb is in a great area next to the town, with lots of different genres of shops available to you, as well the retail units downstairs being available to visitors and tenants.

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

I wish I had known that I could’ve moved into the building earlier!

What is the best feature of your home:

The best feature or the home really is the space available and the comfort ability which is provided as it really has a homely feel.

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Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
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Thank you very much for the 5 star review Tayla!
A lot of thought has gone into the design, layout & furnishings of the communal areas so it is very heartening to hear that you appreciate these areas so much.
Your comments on the team members are very kind, thank you.

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Facilities

Concierge

Concierge

Lounge

Lounge

Parking

Parking

Pet Friendly

Pet Friendly

Roof Terrace

Roof Terrace

Storage

Storage

Location

Way of Life
Number of developments 4

4.39

Average rating based on 214 reviews

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