It looks pretty decent though. Why do you discouraged for us not to go there then?
Yep, it was pretty decent. All brand new and that. That was actually the root of the problems the year I lived there though - nothing was finished when we first moved in. We had to pay for expensive internet and it only got installed 5 weeks after everyone moved in, there was no reception (unless you count a portakabin which nobody was ever in - getting parcels was a nightmare), there were builders everywhere, doors were always left open and it just didn't feel finished or safe in general.
I expect it's much different now the teething problems are over, though I expect it's also a lot more expensive (we paid £73 and £76 a week all inclusive when we lived there - for that money even with the problems it was a bargain)... Now I've seen what else you can get for your money in Manchester I wouldn't touch it with a bargepole.
I live across the road from Victoria Point and now its finished it looks good, have made a few friends with people there and they have no complaints, if I don't find a houseshare for sept '13 after my placement I think that's where I'll be headed
Hi I'm thinking of moving to Victoria point in September... has anyone got any photo's or could tell me what the size of the classic or classic plus bedrooms are please?.. And also what is the social life like here? x
I lived in Victoria Point 2011 -2012. I Regret it and wished I'd stayed in university halls.
First of all, the positives. The maintenance guys were good and fixed things promptly. There is underground parking in the basement.
Now the negatives. The oven was pretty basic and the hobs were those that take ages to heat up then cool down very slowly making it difficult to cook easily. The bathroom and kitchen extractor fans were poor. There were washing machines in the basement but these somehow managed to do a wash in 25 minutes and had no separate fabric conditioner dispenser.
The biggest problem was that the walls between the rooms allowed noise to transfer very easily. Even if you kept your voice down you could still be heard in the next room. The flats don't seem to have been designed for the purpose of accommodating students in individually rented rooms - there are switches on the wall in the kitchen for a dishwasher and washing machine but neither of these appliances. It seemed to me that they had been built to sell or rent as 2 bed flats with a living room but the company had decided to rent to students instead. My flatmate would often get back in the early hours of the morning. At first, I thought it was his fault for waking me up. Then I realised that it wasn't his fault, it was the very poor construction quality of the buildings that was mostly to blame. The noise from other students in other blocks at night was loud. Sometimes what would happen would be that they would make noise with loud music then get told off by the security guy when someone complained, go outside and deliberately talk loudly and shout to annoy the people who had just complained under the pretence of going outside to smoke. I could not have my window open at night and expect to sleep for very long.
There were many days that were a write off where I had to try to sleep during the morning because I hadn't been able to sleep at night.
I've moved in this year. It's a really nice place, though quiet. The only problem I have is they say you can only collect mail from the office at 9:00-9:30 and 5:30-6:00, so if you get a parcel delivered in between you have to wait all day to get it. Not sure if they're legally allowed to withhold mail, but whatever.