About Groveworld

Groveworld is a London-based property developer, specialising in converting derelict and under-utilised sites into high-quality mixed-use communities. The company has over 25 years’ experience in constructing design-led development schemes throughout London.

Groveworld developments

Find out more about Groveworld developments on HomeViews. Canaletto at 257 City Road provides residents with an onsite cinema and a health club, and is located between the sought-after districts of Islington, Clerkenwell, Shoreditch and the City.

As for the apartment interiors, they’re of Elle Decoration quality, and far from bland and generic. They’re filled with trend-led pieces, whilst remaining timelessly stylish at the same time. The floor-to-ceiling windows make the most of the high-rise nature of the tower and its surrounding views. The penthouse apartment spans the top two floors and features Gaggenau and Miele integrated appliances for a luxe finish.” – HomeViews Property Pro on Canaletto

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4.10 Rating

Rating (based on 15 reviews)

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A uniquely positioned, modern luxury apartment block with 5* hotel services available

The block is well built (2016) and apartments well sound-proofed. Common areas are kept to a high standard and there is an employed cleaner who maintains the common areas each day. 24-hour concierge services are provided to ensure security, receive packages and help residents with day-to-day problems.

There is central air conditioning (maintained within the service charges) but this does result in quite high energy costs (also within the service charges)

Service charges are quite high, reflecting the staffing, location, air-con costs and available hotel facilities.

The building is managed by Knight Frank who are not felt by some residents to be very proactive in resolving concerns.

The building is clad in stone tiles and is a safe EWS A2 standard. That said, there is currently remedial work being undertaken by the developers Balfour Beaty on the cladding (with scaffolding at ground level to protect pedestrians) as some tiles have cracked over time.

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Amazing location – under 5 mins walk to the O2, over 30 restaurants and bars, 50 designer outlet shops and many entertainment venues including the arena, a huge cinema, a trampoline park and indigo at the O2. The building benefits from direct access in to the rear of the O2 (via the linked hotel) at most times.

Also directly on the Thames with amazing views not just over Canary Wharf but beyond that to the iconic buildings in central London.

Being linked (by a walkway) to the neighbouring 5* hotel (Intercontinental the O2), residents have access to the 17m pool, gym, and spa. There are also residents discounts at the hotel bars and restaurants and room service can be ordered directly to the apartments. Cleaning and laundry services are also available.

Parking is available on-site (behind the block) but unless a space is purchased, it can be expensive (£24 for 24-hours for residents). That said, the tube (North Greenwich) is 7 min walk down the road (or 10 mins through the O2 if it is raining). Other transport links include busses (also from North Greenwich station), the Thames Clippers (10 min walk) and the Emirates Airline (12 min walk) across to the Excel. Free bike storage is available in the building.

The building is securely located with access via the secure hotel car park so gets almost no disturbance from anti-social behaviour or traffic. As the freehold is owned by the hotel group, no short term lets are allowed which reduces the chance of short term anti-social residents or pop-up parties.

Bins are collected once a week and are problem free.

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The service charges are on the high side and the cladding remedial works need concluding.

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

Yes but it has taken a lot of pushing from residents to get answers (mainly to gain an understanding of service charges etc or solve issues with hotel – like car park barrier access) and Knight Frank (the managing agents) are not proactive. Front desk staff are helpful however and there is a building manager on=-site who tries hard.

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Really poor customer service from the Concierge

My experience with the Concierge at Arora Tower was unfortunately a negative one. From the moment that I moved it I encountered nothing but obstacles and excuses for why they can’t do several tasks.

Some of these things are common sense for many other modern Concierge buildings in the area: asked to store some furniture while I was at work (excuse: they didn’t have space, thing I am reminded of every time) ; chasing them for the residents benefits in the building which took over a week to get and I was told that the list is incomplete. Chasing them for the landline phone that connects to reception which is still not working, Reporting cannabis smell in the building to which they asked me to deal with the police directly myself in a building which is supposedly cigarette free not to mention drug free or simply put up with it because that’s what everyone does. Even having my post coming directly to me and not my partner was a huge issue where several Concierges had to be notified so that they don’t forget ( which of course they did at the beginning).

I’m extremely disappointed with the service providing the money we pay for living here. The Consierge’s job is supposed to make the residents staying easier and nicer not more challenging.

They are light years away in terms of quality and performance to all the surrounding modern buildings around in the same area.

Raising awareness is very important and everyone considering moving into this building should know these things before they move in.

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Old Hotel feel
Cannabis smelling building

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Good Property and staff

The Building is great, has many amenities including cinema, pool, gym and private bar and includes a doorman. The building is also a smart building, it is in a safe area with good neighbours with a great design

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Area is good and up and coming, and very central to Islington, angel and Shoreditch

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The Building is very technical and computerized so knowing the ins and outs would be nice.

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Nice friendly community.

Great on most of facilities a bit of smell from surges . Restaurants and local amenities is the best part of living here. Try to walk everywhere every day for shopping to walk children . Traffic on the roads if you use car.

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Smell of suages positive to be close to everything.

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