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I really liked staying at the accommodation and I think my room was amazing as I was able to have enough space in my room to put my stuff in and I think the fact that the accommodation is very near to the University of Winchester made it easier for me to go to University on a daily basis. Thank you to all the staff at Unilife.😄✨

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By member1059628
On 6th June 21

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I really liked staying at the accommodation and I think my room was amazing as I was able to have enough space in my room to put my stuff in and I think the fact that the accommodation is very near to the University of Winchester made it easier for me to go to University on a daily basis. Thank you to all the staff at Unilife.😄✨

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By member1059628
On 6th June 21

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 6th June 21

I really liked staying at the accommodation and I think my room was amazing as I was able to have enough space in my room to put my stuff in and I think the fact that the accommodation is very near to the University of Winchester made it easier for me to go to University on a daily basis. Thank you to all the staff at Unilife.😄✨

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 31st May 21

I was one of the first people to move into the newly built Sparkford House, and I absolutely love living there. I feel safe at all times, due to the building’s security and personal intercom system in each studio. It really is a home. There is a strong community feel to the building because of the many social events planned. The Unilife staff have always been welcoming and friendly, I feel like I can easily contact them at all time.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 27th May 21

Unilife has been an amazing experience for me . from day one the team where there for me and made everything easy and made me feel welcome. they have been there to support me through tough times personally and with my studies. the team and the other students have become an extended family to me and I am really sad to have to leave for personal reasons. i love how you have your own space but the social space is there 24/7 and it is laid out well. The location is amazing as you do not have to worry about getting to university and as you are so close you can pop in whenever you need to . Winchester is a lovely city too. but I can not say enough about the city manager of sparkford as nothing is ever too much for him. i feel privileged to of been part of this experience and hope to be back in the near fututre.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 26th May 21

I have been staying at Unilife Sparkford House in Winchester for the past few weeks. The studios are large and very spacious. They are fully private flats meaning I have everything for a super happy and independent life. The kitchen is fully equipped with cooking hob, microwave with oven function in-built, fridge with freezer compartment, tons of cupboard space and two rubbish bins. The bed is double sized and very comfortable with an amazing under bed storage area and cupboards all around it. The building itself is very secure with all doors operated with a modern electronic key card system, CCTV and 24/7 presence. The neighbourhood is very quiet, and the University is right across the road! Travelling to the city centre is very safe and easy and there is an incredible range of local shops, supermarkets, amenities and city attractions. I cannot recommend Sparkford House enough!

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 16th May 21

Staying at UniLife has been an experience. It started out lovely and inviting but slowly went downhill. Staff were very attentive and helpful to begin with but gradually became less interested and less visible in the building. Frank spends less and less time in the building meaning that if an issue occurs, contacting someone is more difficult and impersonal. This building was advertised as being for students yet currently, there are more non-students than students, and some of these appear to be staying for very dubious reasons. The building has a capacity of circa 115 people and with 4 washing machines, this isn’t sustainable. The social areas are also far too small for the maximum capacity. Issues have to be mentioned multiple times to get resolved, I have mentioned an issue five times over the course of two months and it still hasn’t been resolved. The contract has been broken multiple times so should really be re-written to avoid legal action. Overall, not worth the money at all!

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Reply from Unilife Sparkford House
On 17th May 21

Dear Resident, 

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at Sparkford House. I am glad to hear that you have experienced the trully caring and helpful assistance from the team, but obviously disappointed to learn that you feel this has not been consistent. Frank is in residence in the building, so pretty much is there 24/7 and although he may not be at the reception desk all the time, all residents have his mobile phone to call or WhatsApp anytime there is an issue. 

Sparkford House is a student residence. During this year, due to the pandemic, an exemption was granted by the council to welcome young professionals and key workers for shorter periods of time until the 31st August 2021. 

Your feedback is always welcome and we will continue to monitor the usage of the Laundry. There are 90 Studios in the building and the 4 washing/ drying stacks represent a ratio of 1:25 studios. As a reference, other students developments generally work to a 1:75 beds. On top of this, there is no charge for the Laundry for the current year, comparing to the £4 per wash/dry cycle that other student residences charge, this is a substantial saving for our residents. 

Our experience is that the social areas, including the Gym, Music room, Gaming room, Social Kitchen, Communal Lounge and study pods have not reached capacity at any point this year. In addition, this summer we will be opening our outdoor social areas, including a BBQ area that we hope to be using as soon as the weather allows!

Finally I am sorry to hear that an issue has not been resolved - I would appreciate if you were to e-mail me directly (you should have my details) so that I can understand the situation and resolve it for you.

Kind regards

Antonio Lopez

MD of Unilife

 


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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 7th May 21

Living in Sparkford House and being a part of the Unilife family has been an amazing experience. The buildings itself has everything; excellent wifi, fully equipped and furnished rooms which are a great size, spacious and with easy to use facilities. There are many facilities available 24/7 and a games room, gym and music room which are all available for anyone whenever. There is also a large communial area where different events, studying and just hanging out and socialising takes place in. The staff and maintenance team are excellent and are always here to help. Frank in particular, he has been here for everyone every step of the way and he constantly goes above and beyond in any way he can to help, provide advice, help and support. Sparkford House is perfect for any university student who is looking for a modern, social, building with spacious rooms and in an excellent location regarding both the university and the city and the high street. As well as stress free moving.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 7th May 21

Everyone is so friendly and kind, the whole room feels very warm and comfortable Living in Unilife is just like home

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 7th May 21

A student accommodation flat that surprised me. The whole building is very new with high speed Wi-Fi and 24 hour secure automatic doors, a free gym area and laundry room. The facilities are also brand new. The space is very spacious and bright and comforting. The weekly rate was a little higher than the average student accommodation to be honest, but after staying there for almost a month, I think it was well worth it: 1. it is in a fairly safe and quiet location, about 10 minutes walk from Winchester's shopping streets, which is neither too noisy nor too inconvenient for everyday shopping. 2. Everyone in the accommodation is from all over the world and they are very friendly. The receptionist was very helpful whenever I needed help, such as when the facilities were broken down and needed to be repaired, collecting a delivery, etc. 3. there were regular social events and activities that didn't make me feel lonely while studying away from home!

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 7th May 21

Unilife is an amazing experience for people who want to live independently or socialise. As I am a student who lives in the premium studio and hardly socialises, it is amazing. Frank who is the manager of Unilife Winchester is a great help and support, he is very respectful and kind. He is also always there to help if anything is needed. Staying in a studio right opposite the university means that I can just jump out of bed half an hour before and get to my lectures if needed. Furthermore, living in a studio means you have your own kitchen,bathroom and bedroom all in one..this makes it so personal and comforting. Also having social spaces for residents to socialise, gym for fitness and also yoga makes this student accommodation much more unique. In addition, there is great security build in this studio with swipe cards so no one can enter, phones in your studio that let you give access to whom you want in the studio and swiping at every stair level door for safety is impressive.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 30th January 21

It is a really nice accommodation to live, everyone is very friendly and helpful, the environment around is peaceful and beautiful, really good for your health. The room is big and bright, also have all the necessities you need: television, hot water, big mirror, fast free Wi-Fi... it’s super cozy. And the reception is convenient for you to collect your parcels. Also there are lots of social events so you can make friends with other residents, really interesting! According to the current situation everyone need to study online, it’s a suitable and quiet place to study and enjoy your life. And if the lockdown is over, the place is also very close to your university. Anyway it is a perfect place!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 30th January 21

I contacted Frank about student accommodation in Winchester before Sparkford House was finished, he was extremely helpful and knowledgeable about the place and knew exactly what we wanted. Me and my partner have booked a Luxury studio which frank had made us feel extremely welcome when we came to view the property. We cannot wait to move into sparkford house as It is a brand new building which went above and beyond all of our expectations. The prices are higher than your standard student accommodation but for the experience and piece of mind that everything will be perfect throughout your stay it’s 100% worth it. I’d recommend sparkford house to anyone and Unilife as a business. I’ve had an amazing experience so far!

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