Apo Barking, IG11

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4.68
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4.15
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4.34
Value
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Apo Barking is a development situated on the banks of the River Roding and opposite Abbey Park. It features a range of studios, 1 and 2-bed apartments. Residents can choose from a range of flexible leases and apartment upgrades. In addition, residents can access a range of amenities and facilities on site. This includes an exclusive onsite gym, The Barking Local, a co-working and lounge space as well as The Hub, the Apo HQ where residents can get help with any day-to-day stuff. Likewise, there is a members’ roof terrace on the 7th floor. Residents can also manage their home and membership through the Apo app. 

Apo Barking is managed by the same landlord as be:here Hayes

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Great apartments not so great service

Review Date Oct 2021

Apo is a really nice place to live in general. Flats are all modern and beautiful. The gym has limited equipment but if you know what you’re doing you can still have a great workout. Parking is very limited which meant when moving I couldn’t get a spot, so had to pay elsewhere. I do feel that the staircases towards the bin room could be taken care of a bit better as it’s a bit dirty / smelly. The only main issue I would say is getting stuff delivered is a complete nightmare as all packages are left by the mailboxes if you’re not home to collect which can be risky but thankfully any packages left there I have been able to collect.

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Been at Apo for nearly a month now and the parts I love most is the flat itself, the beautiful view of the park right opposite and the fact there’s so many options for shopping close by. Service has been pretty poor from day 1. As our flat was a show room I feel like we were just forgotten about and lots of things were missed, eg the flat didn’t come with a internet router which has caused a lot of issue till this date (still no internet) which was promised when first showed the flat. I feel like this should of been noticed beforehand. On moving day we I felt that the showing of the flat and facility was very rush as I’m sure it was a busy day of people moving in general but still left a bad feeling, nothing was really explained throughly and was all brushed past. I’ve sent many email to the team since the move which are yet to be responded to. This is a shame as everything else to do with the flat / build is great.

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

I would of liked to know that due to our flat being a show room things may have been overlooked or slightly different. Other than that, I’m really enjoying my apartment.

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

Unfortunately any emails sent have not till this day been replied to. Only way to deal with any issue is go to concierge directly which then it will get sorted.

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Poor service

Review Date Oct 2021

Everything is okey apart from management … horrible people don’t even know what they doing …. They don’t want to listen to you .. advice people not to get these flats on rent as this will not going to give you a peace of mind … you won’t get the service as you are going to be promised for . Poor service and very poor management … not enough cleaner to clean this building … asked of the manager to clean the building and she said she doesn’t have cleaner (shocked )barking apo apartments seriously needs to change the management.👎

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I have just moved here few days ago … awful service … staffs are horrible here
If you tell them a issue they don’t want listen to you … I have experienced a lot of problems since I moved in … advice people not to get this property .

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

Only if I knew the property management were that poor .

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

They are very rude and very incompetent people … they seriously don’t know what they doing … not organised well , they don’t know how to talk to tenants properly they don’t want to listen to tenants ..if you ever get a issue in property they will never address it instead they will tell you off and talk to you like you are nothing .

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A great place to live at!

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Review Date Sep 2021

Well thought out and executed architectural design on the shared living spaces as well as the apartment I occupy. Combining minimalism and Nordic design works great to create a well-balanced living space with a clean and aesthetic look. Resolving issues concerning maintenance is exceptional, we are talking fast response and efficient outcome.

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There is a vast range of shops nearby with great variety. The neighbourhood feels like quite a multicultural place which offers a lot of interesting shops, restaurants, bars & open spaces. The park across the building is clean and well preserved. Initially, I was kind of worried about the noise levels since there is a construction site nearby but in all honesty, I haven’t even heard any of it so that was a pleasant surprise. Transport wise the tube is close by and it has a good variety of links so travelling is fairly easy plus it is not more than 10 minutes always.

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

Everything was explained quite thoroughly at this very moment I can not think of anything, but I will surely let you know if something comes to mind.

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

Had a broken bulb, an email was sent to the maintenance team and my problem was solved first thing the next morning! I’d say excellent!

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Location
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Apo Apartments are well designed with lots of space.

Review Date Aug 2021

Apo Apartments are well designed with lots of space. The apartment is bright with a view and sunny. The apartments come with a good size kitchen, washer & dryer, everything is there what you need to enjoy the place. The gym could be bigger but has a food choice of equipment available. The area to work is a great place to mingle with other residents. Apo has organised some lovely events such as a food market or a Acoustic night which is much appreciated.

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Unfortunately, Barking is not a nice area to life, especially for females. The tube station and city center is run down, dirty and anti-social behaviour is a daily activity. I avoid the area in the evenings as it feels unsafe and I often got harassed when walking home from the station. The lift at the station is constantly broken, making it impossible for people with disabilities, parents with prams or elderly to get to the platforms. The staff at the stations are rude and not willing to help. There are not really nice places to go to eat or have a drink/coffee. The paths along the canal are full of rubbish. Kids playing alongside beer cans and broken glass and no one seems to care. Barking needs a lot of investment to make it a safe and nice place to life. I wish I would have known before moving to avoid moving here.

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I wish I would have known more about how unsafe the area is, no nice places to go shopping or have dinner. How busy and noisy the road is in front of the apartment, you cannot enjoy the balcony due to the traffic.

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

The Apo staff are always helpful and any Issues raised solved quickly.

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There’s many positives about living in Apo barking

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Review Date Aug 2021

There’s many positives about living in Apo barking, having an on-site maintenance team has been very useful when it comes to DIY projects (mounting pictures, mirrors etc), issues with household appliances (i.e. dishwasher etc.). We have a friendly, helpful and also responsive host team which has made everything easy for us (Ophelia, Matt and Jero). In addition the property has an on-site gym, co-working space, a play area for kids on the grounds and a lot of storage space within the apartment. Each resident has access to the myrenzbox which is helpful when you’re expecting parcels but not around. There’s also free complimentary WiFi in the apartments and public spaces of the building which is fast and makes streaming movies a whole lot easier. I’m excited for the roof terrace which will be open to residents soon and with this we can host friends and family for events such as BBQ’s. I also enjoy the occasional street food markets hosted on the grounds of Apo barking.

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Living in Apo barking has been very positive, we have good transport links close by (bus and train), wide range of supermarkets to select from and a sound proof apartment to prevent noise pollution.

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

I would’ve loved it if the gym was also made accessible to guest of residents. There is an on site security available out of hours on the grounds which is extremely reassuring.

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

The building management has not disappointed my partner and I since our move in, they’ve been very helpful and have also made our stay here pleasant and stress free.

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Design
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Dream Flat

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Review Date Aug 2021

My partner and I are both students and living in Apo Barking has been a dream. The Local has a co-working space which is a brilliant environment for studying and completing assignments. There’s a residents gym on site which is ideal to let off steam after a stressful day at work/ long day at uni. The layout of our two bed apartment is perfect, we have more than enough space for the both of us, plus a balcony for some much needed fresh air and downtime. The roof terrace will also be opening soon which we are looking forward to use on sunnier days. The team here are extremely helpful, friendly, efficient, professional and responsive to all our needs. I want to especially commend Ophelia, Matt and Jero for making us feel so welcome, they made the entire process of moving and settling in extremely hassle free and smooth for us. They’re honestly the most amazing team and I’m so grateful for all their help and hard work. Overall I’ve had a very positive experience living in Apo Barking so far and I hope it continues this way.

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

There are many positives to living in this area, we are close to most superstores and a bus ride away from a few retail parks. The transport links at Barking station are excellent and makes it easy to get around London. There is quite a lot of development happening at the moment in the area which is great but also means there’s a lot of noise from the building works. However once you close the windows all that sound is cancelled out which is perfect.

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

Apo Barking hosts a lot of events on its grounds like the Street Food Market, Yoga, Acoustic Music Festivals etc. Setting up bills is a bit of a long process but as the property is new and they are using a third party company which combines all the bills for heat and electricity and water into one, it takes a bit of time to sort out. But as mentioned before the team are really helpful so any queries it’s best to contact them.

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

I’ve not had much issues or problems. But they’ve handled them in a very swift, professional and helpful manner.

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Impressions after a few months

Review Date Aug 2021

The building is very well managed and maintained. The host staff are incredibly helpful with any issue and respond quickly. It would be good to have more opportunities to need other residents, but this seems to already be on their radar. Overall it is a great place to be.

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

Transport is fine. It is good for bargain-type shops but it has not yet attracted the type of places that you were in more gentrified areas. There is a real lack of good vegetarian food options and cosy cafes.

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

I probably should have asked more about how they actually encourage a ‘community’ vibe, as this is lacking in comparison with other places I have lived at.

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

Yes, they have an on-site team for repairs so they are handled quickly.

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Design
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Excellent location and design

Review Date Aug 2021

The development was well thought out, even though it’s next to a motorway you still can gain proper entrance into the development without feeling you are living on the edge of a motorway.
Excellent location. Working space are available, free gym to the resident

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

Apo is a very strategic location in the sense that you can find everything you want with a treckable distance. From banks to station to grocery store to bar and even market. Love the location!

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

I wish I knew they had limited car parking space though.

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

They responded to our problems very promptly. I remember when the door to my apartment wouldn’t open and the repairman came under 5 mins

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Design
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Location
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Couldn’t be happier

Review Date Aug 2021

Such a well thought out and designed development.

Gym and co-working space is a nice additional touch.

Wifi included as standard and the property management are some of the nicest I’ve ever come across. Nothing is too big or too small for the team.

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

Great transport links with the station only 10 minutes away.

There are many local shops for grocery’s and a few high street stores for essentials and toiletries.

The area is being redeveloped so a lot of building work around, no noise disturbance from the apartment.

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

No hidden surprises

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

No issues since moving however the management did help us on moving day with a pass all day. This stopped us worrying about parking and was so needed.

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Modern and stylish apartment on Barking riverside

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Review Date Aug 2021

The apartment is very stylish, modern and spacious. There is ample storage space, brand new furnishings and the apartment has all the necessities including all white appliances.

The development hosts are very accommodating and assist wherever they can. Communication is very easy with the property management team, and the move-in process was smooth.
The host team plans events for residents and having a gym and co-working space on site is very useful.

One of the most appealing elements of the development is the fact that it is completely pet friendly. Our dog has been very welcomed and made lots of friends!

Overall we are enjoying living at Apo Barking.

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

The local area has everything you could need within walking distance, including supermarkets, convenience stores, restaurants, high street chains and banks. Immediately outside of the development there is lots of green space and a river. Unfortunately parking options are very limited and due to being close to main roads the traffic noise can be quite noticeable. Fortunately you cannot hear it with the windows closed.

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

Everything is within walking distance (good thing!). The Central line doesn’t go to Barking station.

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

The building management team have responded quickly and effectively to any issues we have raised.

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Facilities

24 Hours

24 Hours

Balcony

Balcony

Bike Parking

Bike Parking

Central

Central

Coworking

Coworking

Concierge

Concierge

Communal Gardens

Communal Gardens

Gym

Gym

Lounge

Lounge

Onsite Maintenance

Onsite Maintenance

Parcel Lockers

Parcel Lockers

Parking

Parking

Pet Friendly

Pet Friendly

Resident Events

Resident Events

Roof Terrace

Roof Terrace

Storage

Storage

WiFi Included

WiFi Included

Location

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4.56

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