Borough of Redbridge

If you’re thinking of buying a home in London, Redbridge is a borough you should consider. With excellent schools, plenty of green space and good transport links, it’s perfect for families and commuters alike. In this guide, we’ll take a closer look at what Redbridge has to offer prospective home buyers.

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Excellent

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Very Good

27%

Average

12%

Disappointing

4%

Very Poor

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Best places to live in Borough of Redbridge

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Where is Redbridge?

The London Borough of Redbridge is located in east London, bordering the boroughs of Barking and Dagenham, Havering, Newham and Waltham Forest. It covers an area of 31 square miles (80 sq km) and has a population of 312,000.

Areas in Redbridge

There is a great variety of areas to choose from in Redbridge, each with its own unique character. Some of the most popular include:

Ilford – Located in the northeast of the borough, Ilford is home to a large Pakistani community and boasts excellent shopping facilities.

Woodford – A leafy suburb situated in the southwest of Redbridge, Woodford is ideal for families looking for quiet living away from the hustle and bustle of the capital.

Loxford – Situated in the centre of Redbridge, Loxford has a diverse ethnic community that includes many people from Eastern Europe.

Wanstead – Wanstead is located in the southeast of Redbridge and is one of London’s best-kept secrets; it boasts an array of independent shops and eateries as well as having excellent transport links into central London via South Woodford tube station or Westfield Stratford City shopping centre (which can be reached via Snaresbrook Overground Station).

Universities in Redbridge

Although there are no universities within the borough itself, there are two institutions nearby:

Queen Mary University Of London (QMUL) – Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is located in Stratford, East London, and has around 17 000 students. Queen Mary University of London is a Russell Group university, which means it is one of the 24 most prestigious universities in the UK.

University of East London (UEL) – The University of East London (UEL) is located in Stratford, East London and has around 17 000 students. UEL specialises in creative arts, health and social sciences.

Both universities have excellent reputations and offer a range of courses that appeal to students from all over the world.

Top Schools in Redbridge

Redbridge is home to a number of good schools, both state-run and private. The best performing state secondary school in the borough is Wanstead High School, which achieved an “Outstanding” rating from Ofsted in 2014. Other notable schools include:

AGBIS Independent School (a top independent school rated as “Excellent” by Ofsted) – The AGBIS Independent School is a co-educational day school for children aged between three and eleven. It was founded in 1982 as the Ilford Jewish Primary School, but changed its name to reflect that many of its pupils are not Jewish.

Dixons Trinity Academy (an academy with a “Good” rating) – located in Ilford, the school has over 1800 pupils on role and offers GCSEs and A Levels.

The Forest School (a “Good” rated secondary school) – located in Walthamstow, the Forest School takes students from 11-18 years old and specialises in Performing Arts, Science and Sport.

Valentines High School (rated as “Good”) – a mixed secondary school located in Ilford with over 1500 pupils on their roll, Valentines High School offers GCSEs and BTEC courses.

Population of Redbridge

The population of Redbridge is estimated to be around 278,000 people, making it the fourth most populous borough in London. The population is ethnically diverse, with 38% of residents belonging to an ethnic minority group.

Reviews in Borough of Redbridge

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I loved living here

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Review Date Apr 2024

The location is amazing.
However the road outside is busy and the stairs attract drinkers and asb. Shame

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I loved living here. The flat was clean, tidy. In the best location. I was lucky with my neighbours too.
There’s was a small time issue with the communal door, but as soon as it happened it had been fixed.
There’s a lot of great things about this building.

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You can’t check your own gas and electricity meter. Also the bins get bad

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Things happen. And the building management always supported and came back quickly

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Wonderful luxurious apartment in heart of the city

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Review Date Apr 2024

Center of spot , had a wonderful stay for an year now . Friendly reception . Commute and easy accessable to central London. Family can live peacefully

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Nice view point , high rising building in awesome city ilford . My family enjoyed the stay . hopefully we will get more insight to my friends to join the community . Feel like living in royal house.Pioneer Point is a Build to Rent development operated by UNCLE. There are a range of one and two-bedroom apartments on site and residents have access to a wide range of amenities and facilities, including a 24 hour concierge service, a games hub, an on-site cinema, a kids zone, work pods as well as quiet lounge area. Ilford station is only a 3-minute walk away.

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Development is quite decent…it has ease of access to all necessities…very close to the high street and the location has a nice buzz to it…however, the room layouts can definitely bigger and more spacious..overall its a good development to live in

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Friendly and always maintain professionalism . Shan , Faran always be available in reception

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A Nightmare Unveiled: Unmasking the Disturbing Reality of Beckett House

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Review Date Jan 2024

The Symphony of Chaos:
The constant honking and the audible hum of passing trains create a cacophony that permeates every corner. While I’ve become somewhat desensitized to the noise, it’s a constant reminder of the compromises one must make for the convenience of being close to the station.

Parking Woes and A Community Struggling Amidst Chaos:
With no parking available, residents face an additional challenge in a neighborhood already fraught with issues. Amidst the chaos, a paradoxical sense of community emerges. The few kind-hearted residents, facing the same struggles, unite in shared adversity. They bring parcels to each other’s doors, offer support in dealing with the unsettling incidents, and share stories of survival.

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My tenure at Beckett House has been an unsettling odyssey, navigating through a myriad of safety hazards, erratic property management, and an environment that seems to revel in its own chaos. This candid review delves into the harrowing details of my experiences:

Safety and Security Nightmares:
Entering the building feels like stepping into a safety minefield. Discarded trash, even whole bags of garbage, litters the surroundings, painting a bleak picture of neglect. The presence of drug users, exemplified by a shocking incident of a resident, adds an ominous tone to daily life. Disturbingly, despite multiple incidents, the management seems inept at curbing these security breaches.

The glass door, our supposed shield from external threats, becomes a battleground at night. Strange individuals aggressively demand entry. Previous assurances of security personnel ring hollow, as the reality exposes a lack of a consistent security presence.

Parcel Pilfering and Property Management Incompetence:
Parcel theft is not an occasional misfortune but a recurring nightmare. The promise of enhanced security measures under the new HCGB management proves to be an illusion, with stolen parcels becoming an unfortunate norm. The management’s communication missteps, including a perplexing email accusing tenants of noise disturbances without specific complaints, reveal a disconnect that further erodes trust.

Management changes are a revolving door of ineptitude. Maintenance requests languish for months, and serious issues like mold are met with dismissive responses, exemplified by the absurd suggestion to “wipe the mold off the walls regularly.” The broken gate adds another layer of vulnerability, while unhoused individuals turning corners into makeshift toilets brings an unsanitary dimension to the living conditions.

Conclusion:
Beckett House is not just a residence; it’s an ordeal. Safety hazards, negligent management, and an overall unpleasant atmosphere dominate the experience. Prospective tenants, beware—this is not merely a place to live; it’s a distressing chapter in the lives of those unfortunate enough to call it home. Approach with caution, as the challenges outlined here are not mere isolated incidents but systemic issues that cast a long, dark shadow over the living experience.

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I wish I had known how to access clear channels for issue reporting and the name/contact of the person who eventually assisted with a crucial structural problem after 12 months would have greatly improved my experience. In hindsight, transparent information about the building’s challenges and responsive contacts would have been invaluable.

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The building management at Beckett House has consistently responded with negligence to the problems I’ve raised. Despite reporting various issues, their responses have been dismissive and slow. The frequent turnover in management adds to the lack of stability, and overall, their approach reflects a concerning indifference to tenant well-being.

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The property is good

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Review Date Dec 2023

This development have a advantage of location, all important things like tube station, local shops , Sainsbury’s everything is very close to the property. There is Hardly any noises of traffic inside.

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The design of the building is quite okay, the way in to the flats is easy without confusion. Building management is good as well but there were time when outside people entered the property and made mess in the corridors. Overall property management is good they always try to keep the surrounding clean

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About the full details of the bills and expenses included.

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I have not raised any complaint or issues until now

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