Argo Apartments, E16

Argo Apartments, E16

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Linkcity, Grainger
Ranked 71st out of 155 in East London
4.11 (25 reviews) 4.11 (25 reviews)
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4.20
Facilities
4.16
Design
4.28
Location
3.36
Value
4.17
Management

Argo Apartments is a high-rise development built by Linkcity and now owned and managed by Grainger.  It’s home to a selection of one and two bedroom apartments, and located opposite Canning Town station. From here, residents can expect an easy commute into Bank, Canary Wharf and Bond Street via the DLR or Jubilee line.

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Excellent location and facilities – maintenance is great, although property management could improve

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Review Date Feb 2021

The design is great, and the flat is brilliant. There has been a good coverage on most services at all times, although through the pandemic the gym has been closed, and the concierge had to close for a couple of months. I’d say that repairs and building maintenance issues are fixed extremely quickly – some of the property management is disappointing, I had one issue that took seven months to respond to… but is now being addressed. Pre pandemic there were tons of activities, trips, and quizzes, which was great – and there’s been a good attempt to keep things going virtually.

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

The property is very well located, directly opposite Canning Town station – literally 30 seconds – and there is a morrisons and a 24 gym next door, in addition to the gym inside the building. There’s a Costa coffee at the station, and an Ibis next door with a full bar downstairs. Obviously a lot of this is limited during covid, but generally good.

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

It’s good to know you can get to the Morrison’s undercover through the car park when it’s raining

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

The building management has been responsive to all maintenance services; and indeed all issues – except where it comes to disputes over fees, and this is what took seven months to be addressed

4
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
3
Value
3
Management
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Great place to live, great future value

Review Date Jun 2019

Area is ok, up and coming , not that many things at the moment to do, but will change in the future. Great location for getting around london. Close to canary wharf and Stratford. Building management are good and care about the tenants.

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Can be a bit dodgy if you travel farther east. Some pickpockets operate in the area.

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

That the shops weren’t going to iron up until way later.

4
Facilities
4
Design
5
Location
5
Value
5
Management
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Satisfied

Review Date Feb 2021

Helpful and friendly property management. Vaidas is very responsive. Concierge are good at tracking deliveries. Management are active in organising communal events

The WiFi is quite bad at times and drops quite often. The gym could be more equipped with weights (when facilities become open again)

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

Easy access to transport links. Close to supermarkets. Up and coming area.

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

There is direct access to Morrisons from the parking in the basement.

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

No particular issues but generally responsive to questions

4
Facilities
4
Design
4
Location
4
Value
4
Management
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Poor Management Ruins a Modern Flat

Review Date Jun 2020

The building is spacious and relatively new. It has good transport links and is comfortable for a young professional.

However, management is very poor. It took 4 months of following up to get a real response over renewing my tenancy – the delay meant I was forced to move out. Additionally, it has been a further month and I have still not received my deposit.

Dealing with poor management and constantly having to follow up for months is not worth the effort: STAY AWAY!

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

Excellent transport links and a developing area. However there is no real culture in Cannning town – it’s half gentrified so has the worst of both worlds – not busy enough to attract major shops/bars but not authentic enough to retain a culture.

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

They try and overcharge you when you move out – check your report and push back!

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

Poorly. It took 4 months of following up to get a real response over renewing my tenancy – the delay meant I was forced to move out. Additionally, it has been a further month and I have still not received my deposit.

4
Facilities
4
Design
4
Location
3
Value
1
Management
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Argo is where you want to be living.

Verified Resident
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Review Date Feb 2021

Argo has great managers who are there for your needs.
You have any kind of problems with your flat, they will answer to these problems in blind.

They also have the best concierge service, secure and reliable, your deliveries are always in good hands.

The flat itself is very well designed, storage is a big plus, and they have thought of everything to make your life in Argo the best possible.

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

Canning town is growing, restaurants, shops and bars are popping up everywhere around Argo.
The station is 2 steps away, woth easy access to any area in London.

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

I have been told everything, there was no suprises.

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

The pricing was good when we first moved in 3 years ago, but the yearly increase you will feel, and does not always come justified.

4
Facilities
4
Design
5
Location
3
Value
5
Management
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Great space to live near to the station and nice design

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Review Date Feb 2021

Amazing lobby, unique design.
The concierge is amazing, big space for work, study or see some TV and movies. Also, there’s an area to play games and a few games available.
The gym is not that big but has everything you need. Also, you have a space to have an amazing gym class.
The departments’ overall design is gorgeous and clean, feels like a hotel room, and the amazing thing is that they help you with everything you need, and that’s a great experience.

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Very good location, in front of the Canning town station where you have connections with the city or other parts.
The area is in construction but worth it because good things are coming.
You have Morrisons (big) and Coop near to the building, also there’s a few restaurants in the area like Mcdonalds, KFC, subway and other restaurants.

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

I don’t have anything on mind

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

Always there for whatever you need, any problem or things to repair they will be there right away.

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
4
Value
5
Management
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We love living at Argo!

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Review Date Feb 2021

We’re happy tenants at Argo. The property is kept clean and the building management team is really here to make our stay as best as possible, always happy to support and quick to respond to our queries.

The location, opposite the station and now seconds away from the big Morrisons makes it an ideal place to live.

The roof terraced has been a life saver during lockdown and even during lazy day when we don’t feel like heading to the park but still want to stretch our legs and get some fresh air.

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

I Like the local amenities, shops, restaurants, gym, station

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

The parking access to get to Morrisons during rainy days.

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

I wish we didn’t have the Annual rent increase, that makes the flat very expensive to live in.

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
4
Value
5
Management
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Recommend if it suits your budget!

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Review Date Feb 2021

– design of our flat is good, comes reasonably furnished
– communal areas are nice
– concierge is helpful for deliveries etc
– management are friendly and very helpful – Kellie, Tim and Vaidas have been great
– historically been very slow to get help for maintenance queries, this seems to be down to contractors and
decision makers
– wifi very unstable
– heating supplied by heating district system meaning you are locked into a 3rd party provider, rates are high
– mobile signal is poor in the building
– issue with ventilation system – smoky air coming through ventilation (ongoing for some time) – understand
this is due to other commercial tenants in development but this is a concern
– rent is higher than comparable properties in the area and the yearly rises are felt – corporate landlord
extremely hard to negotiate with and sometimes unreasonable at renewal

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

Plus points:
-excellent transport links, right next to station
-nearby supermarket, some amenities now popping up
-walking round the docklands areas is good

Negatives:
– area is up and coming but still rough, must keep your wits about you at all times – e.g. someone was robbed in front of me by a man on a moped 10 feet from the front door at 9am

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

– cost of third party district heating
– aggressive rent rises each renewal and corporate approach of landlord

What is the best feature of your home:

Concierge and onsite management team – very approachable and always happy to help – the main reason we remain here

3
Facilities
4
Design
5
Location
2
Value
4
Management
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Modern apartment development in Canning Town

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Review Date Feb 2021

Argo is a BTR development in Canning Town that is very conveniently located for the Tube, DLR and bus station (and some main roads), and from where you can also walk to both Canary Wharf and the Royal Docks, among other places. The development itself is very modern and well insulated, with contemporary pieces of furniture in the apartments and common spaces. The development is served by a community heating scheme, which is the future and something all apartments should be served by.

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

This part of Canning Town/Newham and the adjacent parts of Tower Hamlets has become somewhat gentrified in recent years with lots of new apartments and some coffee shops moving in. It sits right next to a more traditional part of east London.

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

The area immediately outside the development is very concrete and urban – you have to walk somewhere to get to a more pleasant place to walk (which is important when you’re in a lockdown!)

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

Swap the horrible British carpet in the bedroom for hardwood flooring

4
Facilities
4
Design
4
Location
3
Value
4
Management
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Fair property, but bad area with expensive amenities

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Review Date Feb 2021

The property management team is the crown of the jewel in my opinion, they are always there to help. The rest of the package, when compared against the price of the flat, is not very convincing. We are definitely paying for a premium (mostly for the access of the various amenities), which is expensive compared to other flats in the area. Also the current COVID situation does not allow for their use, so we are overpaying for services we can’t really use.

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

Very close to main roads and congestion. No green spaces nearby.

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

The pollution of the area. By being so close to a main road, the amount of pollution in the flat is considerable and worrying.

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

The quality of the walls is quite poor, you can feel they would not really hold their own. Sounds move freely towards the flat, making it quite noisy.

3
Facilities
3
Design
3
Location
2
Value
5
Management
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