The Wullcomb, LE1

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Way of Life
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Ranked 1st out of 5 in Leicester
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4.59
Facilities
4.69
Design
4.76
Location
4.32
Value
4.57
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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The Wullcomb, LE1 Reviews

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The Wullcomb is an excellent way to live your life in Leicester

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Review Date Oct 2022

Excellent design in the middle of city center, excellent facilities, 24 hours support available in person in the Ground floor office, free printout for all tenants, above all 5th floor recreational area is the best, free to use big TV room, Table tennis, big dinning table, kitchen, BBQ, open space for sunlight with sofa, Glass room with big table.
I am really impressed with the solar energy system at the building.

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Local shops are just 150 meters away, 50 meters away excellent restaurants such as Nando’s, TGF, Zizzi, Pizza express, etc, 25 meters away is best cinema theater. Visitor parking is limited, but there are ample parking available near The Wullcomb at £3-4 per day.

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This has great ambiance and safety for my family and kids

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

There were few issues reported, but they were quickly resolved

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5
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5
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Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this amazing review, we are so pleased you are enjoying your stay with us.
It is lovely to hear that you feel we are family friendly as this is something we actively encourage.
It is pleasing that any small issues you may have had have been quickly resolved.

A Perfect City Home

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Verified Resident
Review Date Oct 2022

The Wullcomb has a bespoke design…
With over 250 apartments in the location, there is still space for each individual household and the area does not seem congested.
It also offers several facilities, including the terrace rooftop and a gaming room, and several common sit-in areas in the building.
Way of Life seems to have perfected the art of offering Modern City Living over the years.

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Centrally located, The Wullcomb is a perfect location to experience the diversity of the city- from several high-end brands in Highcross shopping mall just across to various restaurants around the city centre!

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A little more information about the limited parking for residents as well as the additional cost for the parking slot

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

The building management is very approachable and usually respond to any concerns or problems in a timely manner.

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5
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Thank you so much for this excellent review!
As you correctly state, the location is central & close to the main shopping & entertainment areas but far enough away to be quiet.
We offer private secure parking at a extra fee but have a visitors parking area & a permit system.

Brilliant accommodation

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Review Date Oct 2022

Always clean corridors and common spaces. A very welcoming atmosphere at reception and direct access to a cafe.
Great common room (The Perch) – access to ping pong table, barbeque, balcony
Amazing concierge and management staff who get back to you very quickly if there are any issues. Can pick up parcels at any time of the day.

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Despite being right next to the centre of town, there is minimal noise at night.
Great location
Good access to shops
Very safe area, especially for those working nights

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The common area is amazing
Good access to all facilities

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

No problems have been raised but am 100% sure it will be dealt with professionally and on a timely basis

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Thank you for leaving your amazing review of The Wullcomb.
We are really pleased to hear that our service has been excellent – we are do try really hard & it is nice to hear this has been noted by you.
Our concierge & parcel systems are always commented upon positively by our customers, so thank you for mentioning this also.

Absolutely love it here!❤️

Review Date Oct 2022

I’d say the building design gives me quick exit access to the car park, and also a quicker way to interlink to the main entrance which is a huge advantage for me as I go in and out quite often.
The facility lounge/relaxation area is on the same floor as my flat which makes it even more exciting and did I mention how every details of the facility is extremely unique?

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I and my family absolutely love it here at the wullcomb homes. It’s quiet, clean and well secured environment is what we all need to come back to after a busy & tedious day out.
The staffs aren’t only friendly but very professional & always do their best to help out with minor issues.
The rooms are spacious enough for the the kids to create a play area and the beds are super comfy
Really impressed with the lounge area on the 5th floor, the decors, chair setting is impeccable, a place I can sit out with my husband and feel like I’m on a date😁 if you work from home, or looking to chill out with friends it is the PERFECT spot void of distractions, very calm and the view from there is Outstanding.
Haven’t used the gym but feels good to know I’m one step close to one when I feel ready to lose some pounds and stay fit.

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I wish there was an open space or a balcony where one can sun dry washed clothes or air dry worn shoes. This is the one thing I’ve complained about since we moved in. It would have made a lot of difference though

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

We received an immediate response when we complained about a drainage issue with the bathroom and when one of the shower control panels broke. All issues was resolved within a few hours the most

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Thank you so much for your lovely review.
It is so nice to hear you say that you love staying with us – we love you being here too!
It make us happy that you are using our communal areas & that they make you feel special, we hope you guys have a great next date!
If you need anything, we are always here for you 24/7!

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Verified Resident
Review Date Oct 2022

I think the design of the window makes me very upset, because it is too hot in summer, and the window can not be ventilated. I suggest that the French window in the living room can be designed in a form that can be opened, so that it will be more comfortable in summer

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Very close to the city centre, a little far to the train station but acceptable. Because our apartment faces the street, there is often noise when the Windows are open

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I don’t know much about the registered water and electricity, and I can’t find the account of the company in my mailbox, which has caused me a lot of trouble. I hope the staff can help to guide me

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

They are very timely to help me deal with the problem

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Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this great review.
The windows do open in 2 different ways & you also have a a full apartment ventilation unit that has a summer setting on it – please let us know if you need any help with the ventilation of the apartment.
Please speak to one of the team about setting up your bills, we have a Billing Partner that can assist you directly with this.
If you need any help atall, we are here 24 hours on the groundfloor for you!

Be polite and try to understand

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Verified Resident
Review Date Oct 2022

I need More sensetive management staff and more cleaning inside of building
The furnitures are very low quality i asked to change sofa but no one interested
This is not good for tenants
No one asked me to happy from flat
The management in the building is not searching our requests

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Due to the world wide financial problems i had diffuculties to pay my rent and i try to explained this to the management. Unfortunately the management was not polite to me . I was very dissapointed

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The location is nice but the furnitures are very low quality in flats when i compare with rent amount in Leicester. I asked to change beds and sofa but no one interest about my request

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

I need more tolerance from staff and more sensetive

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Thank you for your review & for taking the time to post it.

The building is cleaned twice daily & many of the reviews have commented on its cleanliness, I am sorry you do not agree with this. I will speak to the cleaning team to see if any improvements can be made.

I do not wish to comment specifically about the rent payment due to data protection but I can confirm that patience & assistance was offered by multiple staff members onsite & also offsite to try & help you. This was done very far in advance with specific information being provided. I am sorry to hear of your assessment.

We regularly get very positive comments about the furniture provided & it is a key attraction to the building. I would welcome any specific feedback you may have to help us in future.

We appreciate your feedback good & bad as we can learn from it. It is especially pleasing to know that despite your review content, you do still recommend us & have chosen to stay with us for a 3rd year.

So happy to be here…I want to stay longer.

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Verified Resident
Review Date Oct 2022

I wanted to live here. I must have driven Karl & Cristina mad with all my emails & tiny window where I was able to view. The pictures online vs viewing did not disappoint. I’m thankful they put up with me & I now get to live in this fantastic building. Everyone is really friendly & approachable. Its handy having the concierges taking in our packages for us. The communal areas are all really nice & well kept. The movie room was very handy while we waited on a tv to be delivered. I’m very happy with the broadband & that I didn’t have to wait for it to be set up. I love knowing I live in a very secure building & know that if I have any issues it’s easy enough to raise them & that I’m listened to.

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The only thing I would say is missing is a more local mini supermarket type shop but if you needed a pint of milk in a pinch there are some shops 5-10 minutes walk away. The Highcross, cinema & tons of places to eat are all on the doorstep. I was concerned prior to moving in about traffic noise but this is only a low hum with the windows shut.

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

There were no surprises. The welcome pack had loads of information in it.

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

We had a window replaced the same day we noticed a crack in it. It turned out it was spotted on the pre moving in inspection & we were just slow to notice.

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Hi Ria

What a great review – thank you so much – it is lovely to have you guys staying with us.

You certainly did not drive us mad, do not worry – we always try & help as much as we can to ensure you get the apartment to meet your requirements – we are glad we could do this for you & thank you for your patience!

I will ensure all of the team get to hear your kind words & I hope you stay with us for a long time to come!

Fabulous place to live, safe, secure and staff are always so happy to help. Thank You.

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Review Date Oct 2022

Absolutely not a fault to report and thoroughly enjoying living here. The property is safe and secure and kept immaculate. It is bright and never feels claustrophobic. Roof Terrace is an amazing extra and really nice to be able to enjoy some outside space too.

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We are absolutely loving living here, feels so safe and secure and staff cant do enough for you. Would highly recommend it, location is superb for city centre and bus/ train station.

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How convenient the location is, we were not from the local area and really can’t believe how perfect the location is, was worried about the busy road but it’s absolutely not a problem, no noise concerns and plenty of pedestrian crossing points.

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

Responded immediately to general queries, but no issues to report.

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Hi Nickie,

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this amazing 5-start review!!!

It is lovely to hear you feel safe & secure staying with us – this is a key point to people choosing The Wullcomb. We have staff onsite 24/7 to make you feel right at home, so thank you for this feedback.

It is great to know that any small issues you have had during you stay have been quickly addressed.

Thank you to you & your family for choosing to stay with us & we hope you stay for as long as possible!

Modern lifestyle in Leicester

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Verified Resident
Review Date Oct 2022

I moved here since opening in 2019, I was the first to move in my apartment and couldn’t believe the facilities that are included! I love spending time in the terrace on 5th floor, there’s a cinema room, and a shared kitchen for all residents, and I was able to meet people and make connections. I appreciate the management here as they’re always kind and responsive for any inquiries whether in person or in email.

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Lovely area surrounded by restaurants, gyms, coffee shops, and department stores. The town centre is 5 minutes walking distance. The bad aspect is the sirens sound which can be very disturbing, but that’s Leicester for you!

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

I think I would have avoided street view, and went for parking view. As my apartment is on Highstreet and traffic is noisy.

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

Maintenance requests are always met before the estimated time.

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Location
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Hi Reem,
Thank you so much for talking the time to leave this amazing review – I will ensure the team get to hear your lovely comments.
We are delighted that you are still with us 3 years on – thank you for choosing to continue to stay with us at The Wullcomb.

Best you can get in Leicester.

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Review Date Sep 2022

The design of the flats is top-notch. No, complain. The management is the best. They are all friendly and helpful, making it difficult to move out and live elsewhere. The 24-hour concierge is something difficult to find elsewhere. The bike storage is an additional advantage.

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This is one of the best apartments in Leicester in so many ways. Let it be the quality of the flats, area, accessibility, this is the best flat. One minute drawback is the number of parking slots at the premises. Other than that living here will definitely be a lot more comfortable and accessible than other flats I have come across.

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

There are no complaints as such to date. Everything is at its best.

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

They update on all the enquiries and resolve the issues within the notice period.

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Hi Sujay

Thank you so much for your wonderful review, I will be sure to pass on your comments to the team!

I am pleased you are benefitting from our free bike storage, it is safe/ secure & readily available. I know you are on our waiting list for a parking space – We will let you know as soon as we can assist you further.

Thank you for choosing to stay with us at The Wullcomb!

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Facilities

Concierge

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Lounge

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Parking

Parking

Pet Friendly

Pet Friendly

Roof Terrace

Roof Terrace

Storage

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Location

Way of Life
Number of developments 5

4.63

Average rating based on 430 reviews

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