Wilburn Basin, M5

Wilburn Basin, M5

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Ranked 11th out of 49 in Manchester
4.69 (45 reviews) 4.69 (45 reviews)
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4.71
Facilities
4.69
Design
4.76
Location
4.44
Value
4.40
Management

Excellent

76%

Very Good

24%

Average

0%

Disappointing

0%

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Located only a 5-minute stroll from Castlefield district of Manchester City Centre, Wilburn Basin features a variety of apartments across four district blocks. Residents have access to a wide range of facilities and amenities, including a gym, cinema, residents’ lounge and meeting rooms as well as a 24 hour concierge service.

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Amazing Property with Stunning Views

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Review Date Sep 2020

The design of the building is perfect. It almost feels like you’re on holiday once you step into the development. The actual apartment is modern and minimal, with stunning views across the city with relatively large balconies. The kitchen includes a fridge/freezer with dishwasher and lots of storage space. The bathrooms are great, with high power showers and large mirrors. The facilities looked great and appealing before we moved in, however due to covid we haven’t yet been able to access the gym which is a shame as it is one of the things that attracted us to the development originally. Property management are great in most cases, but there has been occasions where lifts have broken or doors, and it’s taken a while for this to be resolved. However the team are all great at sorting your parcels, any any enquiries you have about meter readings etc.

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

The property is in walking distance of the city centre, spinningfields and castlefield. Whatever you need, you can get to by foot. There’s a large retail park with a Sainsbury’s opposite, some fast food chains over the road and you’re just down the road from the motorway making it easy for travel or commute.

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

I would definitley inform new neighbours about the buildings community facebook group. Really helpful for sharing information and asking questions regarding parking etc. Also that you can park for a discount in the campanile hotel car park as a wilburn resident.

What is the best feature of your home:

The best feature of our home would have to be the living area/balcony. Our views on the 19th floor are stunning.

4
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
5
Value
3
Management
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Perfect for young professionals

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Review Date Sep 2020

The design of the building is very modern and it literally defines ‘luxury city centre living’. The prices are a little bit higher than the average for the area, but roughly equal as it comes to similar newer developments. On the positive side there’s a 24-hour concierge, a gym and a cinema that can be pre-booked to enjoy with friends. However, during the coronavirus most of these amenities are closed down. Balconies are a great perk in the building, but only a limited number of flats have one. There’s still a nice communal garden for anyone who prefers to sit outside.

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

It’s really close to the city centre (only about 20 min walk). There is a retail park with a Sainsbury’s, other stores and a gas station right next door to us. The area is pretty quiet and in close proximity to Castlefield where you can enjoy a nice walk or maybe have a drink at one of the few local bars. The building is perfect for young professionals as the average age of most residents is around mid-twenties. There are some of the most popular clubs and restaurants just around the corner on Deansgate. There are good transport links – buses, trams and trains from Deansgate-Castlefield station which is approx. 12 min walk from the building.

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Wherever possible choose a flat with a balcony, it really pays off long-term to have your own space as in the summer you can just sit outside and enjoy the nice weather. Some of the apartments don’t have an intercom. Make sure you register with reception/concierge for an online profile as soon as you move in – they notify you via sms when you receive a parcel, instead of you having to check multiple times whether your items have arrived. If you decide to book the cinema, make sure you do it at least a couple of weeks in advance as it gets booked very quickly. You need to fill-in a health survey at concierge to be able to use the gym.

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

I haven’t personally had any issues with the building or the flat itself, but concierge downstairs and the property agency that represents the landlord seem friendly and helpful.

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
5
Value
5
Management
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Clean, modern and worth the price

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Review Date Jul 2019

Really good maintenance when problems arrive they get sorted within 24 hours
Always kept clean, see the cleaner everyday
Modern facilities within the flat that work
Good postage service at the concierge

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

Like all the shops on opposite road
Gym is great on site

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

Train line quite far away prefer a closer train station

5
Facilities
5
Design
4
Location
4
Value
5
Management
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Great value, perfectly located property.

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Review Date Sep 2020

The design of the building is aesthetically spectacular. It looks incredible as you approach from the river side. Facilities are also very good, having made use of both the cinema room & gym, however it would be ideal if more car parking was available. The area is well kept, including the recycling, by the property management team ,and the building management are always very friendly & willing to help at any opportunity.
My biggest pet peave would be the regular breakdown of the lifts, which often take quite some time to get repaired.

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

Local shops are ideally placed – a retail park with a big Sainsbury’s just 5 min walking. All of the ammenities of the city centre are very quickly accessible. All walking areas are well lit so you feel safe even coming back late. Dislike would be the noise of the dual carriageway below.

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

There is a lack of intercom to allow guests to access the building.

What is the best feature of your home:

The best feature of my flat (Block A) would be the far reaching views of the city. Despite only being small the apartment manages to offer separation whether you are in the bedroom, living room or bathroom, and space is utilised well, although the bathroom could have better storage.

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
4
Value
4
Management
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Great Development with limited parking

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Review Date Sep 2020

Great look and feel to the building and the flat is furnished well. Everything is very secure and what I perceived to be of high quality. A couple negatives are that there isn’t enough parking for everyone so we couldn’t park our car in the complex which is a bit of a pain and the concierge isn’t always available (appreciate they have a lot of people to look after). Over very happy with the complex and hoping the gym opens soon!

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

Very close to a superstore in Sainsbury’s and Jd gym is right accords the road.

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

That parking is really hard to get hold of. We were told it was a matter of getting it off someone else in the Facebook group but it’s been tough to try and get hold of one

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

Haven’t had any as of yet. I’ve only dealt with them to collect parcels and they’ve been great.

4
Facilities
5
Design
4
Location
5
Value
4
Management
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Good value for money, perfect location

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Review Date Sep 2020

The design is really practical for flats and good value for money. Walls can be a bit thin but that’s usually standard. Building management are great in terms of fixing things promptly including lifts or gates. The small gym is great as it’s open 24 hours and has the basic things you need for a workout. Concierge is great to have to accept and sign for all your parcels.

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

It’s the perfect location to get literally anywhere in Manchester. Only a 10/15 minute into the city, tram stops and train stations are really close and there’s a retail centre across the road including a s gym and supermarket. Lots of pubs/bars/restaurants at a short walk away on deansgate/Spinningfields. Only thing to dislike is that it is on the main road so traffic can get bad sometimes.

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

The area is filled with young professionals or are newly graduated so the life style is still a bit like university. Would not recommend for families

What is the best feature of your home:

The best feature is the location. Literally can get anywhere in greater Manchester due to trams nearby. Has all the local amenities, handful of shops of all variety within walking distance and a gym.

5
Facilities
4
Design
5
Location
5
Value
5
Management
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Modern building in an excellent location.

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Review Date Sep 2020

Modernly designed flats. Excellent facilities. Amazing management team.
Communal areas are cleaned and maintained regularly.
The 24-hours concierge team are always available and happy to help.
I particularly like the building’s online portal where you can communicate with the management team and send your requests from your mobile or computer.

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

Very good location. A walking distance to the city centre. Plenty of shops at a walking distance.

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

There is a facebook group for the building where you can find used furniture and appliances for a good price.

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

Seeing that a lot of tenants are struggling to find a car parking space, I would say probably more parking spaces.

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
4
Value
5
Management
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Review from new tenants

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Review Date Sep 2020

Lovely building with great facilities, property management are quick to respond to any problems! There is a gym and media rooms on site which are well equipped, the design of the building is fantastic and you can tell the building has state of the art fire prevention instalments! Flats are very private and have sound proofing so it feels like you’re in your own building

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

Near to main road
Concierge never there

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

Check that all of the ventilation fans are working in each room

What is the best feature of your home:

Best feature of our home is how spacious and light it is but it is also very private even though it’s a block of flats

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
5
Value
4
Management
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Great riverside location, a stones throw from inner city life!

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Review Date Sep 2020

The complex looks very smart, with a nice layout in such a lovely setting by the riverside. A cool, welcoming concierge has an excellent finish to it and staff appear nice and helpful. A good facebook group keeps everyone connected and all residents I have met seem lovely. Flat layouts are good, with nice Juliette balconies for those warm evenings. Good facilities on site however unable to make full use to due current pandemic. Great location next to retail park but it does lack the option of local parking!

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

Really close to a retail park with a good selection of store. Gym is also very close too! Within a 15min walk to bus services to the main hospital on oxford road and is around a 20-25min walk into town. Close to fast food restaurants if feeling peckish after a night out. Generally a really good location!

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

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

I would install an intercom system into the property so visitor can enter without having to go downstairs

4
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
4
Value
4
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I like it here

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Verified Resident
Review Date Sep 2020

Secure entrance, lovely concierge team. Modern design and specious space in the living room..
It has nice garden and beautiful view.
Also we enjoyed the facilities here such as Cinema room and meeting rooms.
I have been here for 3 years and I really enjoy it.

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

The location is perfect walking distance to shops Such as home bargains and sainsbrys. Also walking to City center or to bus station. With school near by if you have kids.

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

Not all the apartments had balconies and microwave

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

They responded quickly and efficiently to all of the problems we report

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
5
Value
5
Management
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