About Country and Metropolitan Plc

Country and Metropolitan Plc was a property developer that was sold to Gladedale Homes, a subsidiary of Avant Homes. The company operates across the whole of the UK, with a large cluster of projects located in Northern England and Scotland.

Country and Metropolitan Plc Developments

Royal Quay and Discover Apartments are two Country and Metropolitan Plc developments listed on HomeViews. Royal Quay is located in Canning Town, East London and was designed by Jestico & While Architects. The development is just a 4-minute walk from it’s local station, Gallions Reach DLR.

Discover Apartments is situated in Barking, East London, it features 254 residential units with a range of one, two and three-bedroom apartments alongside a canoe club. The development is just a 17-minute walk from Barking Station.

Country and Metropolitan Plc Reviews

“The value for money is quite good for the size of the apartment. We have only lived here 6 months and so far we haven’t had any issues with the apartment. Our apartment comes with underfloor heating and air conditioning which is great as being by the water can be difficult to regulate the temperature. We also have an open plan kitchen and the living space has a balcony that overlooks the water. The apartment comes with a parking space and visitor parking bays have to be requested 24 hours before which can be a bit of a pain but its almost always cleared. We also have a 24 hour concierge.” – Sep, a verified resident at Royal Quay

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Number of Developments

2

Ratings

3.98 Rating

Rating (based on 44 reviews)

Excellent

29.55%

Very Good

56.82%

Average

11.36%

Disappointing

2.27%

Very Poor

0.00%

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The value for money is quite good for the size of the apartment.

The value for money is quite good for the size of the apartment. We have only lived here 6 months and so far we haven’t had any issues with the apartment. Our apartment comes with underfloor heating and air conditioning which is great as being by the water can be difficult to regulate the temperature. We also have an open plan kitchen and the living space has a balcony that overlooks the water.
The apartment comes with a parking space and visitor parking bays have to be requested 24 hours before which can be a bit of a pain but its almost always cleared.
We have 24 hour concierge.
There isn’t a no gym or pool within the apartment building but the local gym in the area, Phoenix gym has a great culture and many competitions happen as well as some champion athletes that also come there.
The apartment was furnished to a basic level but all of good quality.
As a family man, its important for my daughter to have green spaces which the playground and parks around provide, plus a lot more 5/10 mins drive away.
Surprisingly, the planes can’t really be heard from my apartment and my son loves to watch them but there are only a couple a day.

If there was anything I could change, I would change the parking. We were only given 1 parking spot with the apartment and there is no places for us to apply for council parking or a permit.

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

The view of the riverside is wonderful and able fo keep my family boat at the pier.

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

The pub across the road csn get quite loud during the evenings and sometimes late into the night,

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

We were only given 1 parking spot with the apartment and there is no places for us to apply for council parking or a permit.

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Could use more community space!

There was issues with mice when we first moved in however these have been resolved since more developments have come into the area.
I do with the living space was a bit bigger as my children are know getting older.
There was an incidents few years ago where our cycles got stolen however after this the building management were very prompt in installing CCTV cameras within a few days which i was very pleased. There is a whatsapp group of the area and residents of the development which i find is very useful.
Easy access to and from the city
The space could be used better.

I chose this development because it is close to the workplace and good value for money at the time of purchase.

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

I like that it was very quiet and calm and the community feels like it is safe for families. However i believe the area has a lack of community spaces and play options for children.
Both the A406 and M11 are quite close so its really easy to get in and out of London from this location.

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

I wish i knew about the schools in the area and how well they do in ofsted reports,.

Why did you choose this development:

Close to the workplace and good value for money at the time of purchase,.

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Large square footage for the price

The apartment is a curved building which doesn’t allow for furniture to be placed well and there is a lot of wasted space in the apartment which isn’t very functional however looks great. For the price I brought the apartment for I believe I have a larger square footage than larger developments in the area. I also got a parking space with the apartment . The area feels quite safe and i am yet to have any issues as the bollards don’t allow people to drive into the area.

I chose this development because it has a bigger second bedroom and commute into the city is short.

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

I like that it is convenient to commute in and out of London very easily.
i dislike that the amenities are average at best such as shops and options for restaurants and bars.

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

When we first moved in the service charge was ridiculously high and were not giving service that justified the price. I believe this was because one of the developers were on the board of directors so did not care to give the residents a fair service however it has definitely improved and we now get cleaners twice a week and the building is maintained well.

Why did you choose this development:

Bigger second bedroom and commute into the city is short.

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Great area, nice and quiet

My experience in this development has been positive so far. I’ve been living here for about six months now and I really like it. I love that is a quiet location however it’s close to the station and shopping centre.

However, I dislike that the gas and electricity meter is so far from the flat as they make us travel from around the parking lot just to put it in the meter. Also as I’m on the fourth floor, in the summer time, that he goes to the ceiling and makes the room too hot.

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

Positives
• quiet area
•not too far from the station
•shopping centre nearby

Negatives:
•Gas and electricity meter is in parking area
•sometimes gets too hot in the summer

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

There is nothing I wish I knew before moving here.

What is the best feature of your home:

It’s nice and spacious and there are some nice views of the river

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