About Poplar HARCA

Based in East London, Poplar HARCA is a Housing and Regeneration Community Association. Its main vision is ‘discovering, developing and implementing opportunities to help our community thrive.’

Poplar HARCA developments

Aberfeldy New Village is a Poplar HARCA development that’s been created in partnership with EcoWorld. The property is in a prime location in East India Docks, just four minutes from Canary Wharf and 15 minutes from the City. The development offers a mix of studios, one and two-bedroom apartments.

“Fantastic we have a concierge and a gym now. The area is constantly changing with new services and new local shops. There are 3 bus routes which serve the stratford and city area and a DLR starion which is a 5 minutes walk.” – Jay M, verified resident at Aberfeldy New Village

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“Aberfeldy Village sounds more olde-world storybook than modern residential hub. And there’s a definite peaceful, idyllic tone to this buy-or-rent development. The idea was to create a serene community that puts everything at residents’ fingertips. That said, the facilities list includes a 24-hour concierge service, dedicated work space for professionals, a comfortable residents’ lounge, and a state-of-the-art gym.” – HomeViews Property Pro on Aberfeldy New Village

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Number of Developments

1

Ratings

4.24 Rating

Rating (based on 68 reviews)

Excellent

39.71%

Very Good

47.06%

Average

7.35%

Disappointing

2.94%

Very Poor

2.94%

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A place good for city workers and family

I have been living here since Dec 2016 and I am enjoying it. Good location for me to get to canary wharf and the city.

The flat layout is good and is very spacious.

Central hot water really makes a difference in my winter bill when heating is on most of time. In particular good if you are couple or a family.

The only downside for me is that the I live in the front row building facing A13/East India Dock Road, so sometimes it can be noisy. Though they have put windows in the balcony, it has helped a lot, this also means less dust in the living room.

I heard that from phase 3 of this development, there will be more going on, such as shops, pharmacy store, etc.? Best efforts are made to well maintaining the communal areas. This place is also family friendly.

There will be 5 phases in total. It will take time but I can certainly see that this place will only get better and better. We now have an excellent and convenient concierge service. Staff here are very friendly and professional. They always do their best to help.

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I like the transport links, flat size, concierge service and staff, water fountain and green space.
Don’t like when I see some random groups of people sitting there and smoking.

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The front row building can be a bit noisy but I guess it’s everywhere for London. Living by a main road, the traffic noise, police siren and ambulance, can be disturbing.

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Lovely new build

Aberfeldy Village is a lovely new build village in a sweet spot of East London, between Canning Town and East India DLR stations. It’s location means it’s very easy to get anywhere within London with ease.
The development has a gym and 24-hour concierge, which is handy for office workers since they can accept parcels for you when you’re at work.
The main downside of this development is the lack of shops / other amenities in the area. Although transport links are good, there isn’t a lot to do on the doorstep.
The occupants in Aberfeldy Village are all friendly and you can usually find someone to say hello to when walking around the buildings. There is a well-maintained courtyard area.

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This area is a nice residential area, however, has very little in the way of shops / things to do. This can become frustrating since you have to get a bus/tube even to get a bottle of milk.

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The lack of shops, it would have made me seriously consider if the hassle is worth it.

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Good location and environment but building management need to improve.

The concierge is very friendly and do try to help out however bad experience with the property management Rendall and rittner, rarely answers email, charges the resident without explaining the reason for the charges and if anything is broken in the flat, good luck getting them to fix it. A lot of residents are finding it frustrating dealing with them and the local MP had to step in at a few points. In addition the rubbish disposal is a problem in the development, they do try to clear it but they have underestimated the amount of rubbish residents can produce especially during holiday period. The facilities and green space are positive of the development. Overall if you can overlook the building/property management aspect it is a good place to live. This wouldn’t be a problem if you are renting, but if you are an owner, can be a problem.

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The location of the development is very good, close to both East India and canning town station. It also has a bus stop in the front and back of the development and a cycle track. 25min walk to canary wharf and 10min walk to Morrisons and coop. There are also plans to develop more green space and open more shops near by.

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They are demolishing a hotel opposite the development so may have some noise pollution and may affect sunlight in the future

What is the best feature of your home:

Winter balcony if you are facing the road (ime. A balcony with window) which is an extra space for you to store things and set up balcony garden. Great feature as you can use the space even if the weather is bad (unlike open balcony)

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Great development but could do with social engagement

Fantastic we have a concierge and a gym now. However there is no local shop and there’s no element for any social activity with other residents. I’d really like to see a Facebook group set up so residents can talk about issues and plan social activity

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Great location and near the Jubilee and DLR lines and close to Stratford and Canary Wharf. However there’s no walkable supermarket.

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The lack of social engamemt with other residents and that the gym and conerige wouldn’t open for a year

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