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Aston Place, B1

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Dandara Living
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Ranked 1st out of 25 in Birmingham
4.89 (327 reviews) 4.89 (327 reviews)
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4.83
Facilities
4.75
Design
4.96
Location
4.73
Value
4.92
Management

Excellent

92%

Very Good

7%

Average

0%

Disappointing

0%

Very Poor

0%

Aston Place, by Dandara Living, sits in central Birmingham. Comprising of studio to 2-bed apartments, residents benefit from a gym with fitness classes, resident events and car parking. As well as this, the development is just five minutes from Birmingham New Street Station and the business/retail districts.

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The perfect place to call home.

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Verified Resident
Review Date Oct 2021

In addition to well organized, modern, well equipped apartments. Aston Place is managed by the most skilled, professional, kindest and most helpful team members. It feels like I am a member of a great loving family. Mr. Tahiliani (property manager) is always present, hands on and involved when needed. The lovely concierge team always welcome us with great smiles, they professionally manage sorting all active issues in a timely manner. Habiba and Kirsty are the best. They are the heart and soul of Aston Place. I have never met customer service providers who are working as hard to make our experience at Aston place better and unforgettable. A great big thank you to both of you.
The maintenance team are on time, efficient and skilled. The professional cleaners are on another level, they know all the bits and pieces to the place and will always work according to your preference with so much care and attention.

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One of the best features of Aston place is it’s location. It’s 5 minutes away from the New Street station. Surrounded by multiple facilities such as The Mailbox, The Bullring, The Grand central and many more.
It is a fully supplemented semi furnished serviced apartments.I personally feel safe and comfortable knowing there’s a 24 hour concierge present at the property front desk, it complements Aston place even more.

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

They would always come up with multiple solutions, discussing and deciding how to manage further according to my preference.

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Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
5
Value
5
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Hello LS,

Thank you for your 5-star review, we’re very grateful to receive such positive comments and feedback.

We hope you’ll be very happy living at Aston Place.

Many thanks
Kishor.

A great place to live

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date May 2022

Excellent location, beautiful building with a great gym and regular events put on to meet staff and other residents. Requests for repairs or maintenance are resolved very quickly and the staff are always friendly and welcoming. The furnishings and fittings are all high-quality, the wifi is reliable and fast

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This area is an excellent place to live, especially if new to the city. You’re a short walk from the main train station and events run in town. The views from the apartment are great, and there are always good events on nearby

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Access to the gym was patchy during Covid, but this is now resolved, and there was a free coffee machine when I moved in that was one of the big draws for me but it has since had a payment device added

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

I had two minor repairs needed since I moved in, and both times I contacted reception and someone was in to fix it on the same day

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Facilities
4
Design
5
Location
5
Value
5
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Accessibility of all necessities

Review Date May 2022

Overall everything looks fine. If there is microwave oven were also available it will be better. Common areas are very clean. Book club management is one of the items to be pointed out. Building management is excellent.

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Apartment is on the city centre with just 7 minutes walk to the station

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Nothing specific

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

They are very quick in response. Kishore and his team members like Bash they always there for help.

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Facilities
4
Design
5
Location
5
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5
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Great location, friendly staff, beautiful building

Review Date May 2022

Facilities are great. If you need any kind of maintenance there is a residential hub you can log all queries. Responses are always prompt and any service that’s provided is pretty good. All staff are so friendly too, including the building manager, Kishor! He always makes it a point to greet you when he sees you, same goes for the concierge staff tbf. The building itself has a modern feel, it’s always clean – I particularly like the lobby area. Always gives a good first and true impression of what to expect with the standard throughout.

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Everything you need is within walking distance. Supermarkets, city centre, train station, trams, library, night clubs, cinema and many more. Very convenient location for whatever you feel like doing on the day 🙂

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The day you move into your apartment is the day your direct debit for rent is set. This currently cannot be changed, so worth bearing in mind when choosing a date to move in.

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

Any issues I’ve had have always been taken care off in good timing.

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
5
Value
5
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Living in Aston place

Review Date May 2022

The property is secure, well furnished with a balcony that offers great views of life in Birmingham city center. Property is managed well and proper care is taken whenever any for any minor concern raised.

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Location is great, just 5 min walk to new street station, cube or brindley’s place.

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Just one disadvantage is size of refrigerator especially for summer months.

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

I had a parking problem but issue was resolved easily.

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Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
5
Value
5
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Perfect location and good service

Review Date May 2022

The flats are decorated nicely and the service is outstanding. The parcel room has been a life saver during Covid! The team organise lovely activities to bring the tenants together, such as a gardening club and Eid and Easter celebrations.

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The location is perfect, in the middle of the city centre and close to New Street Station.

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There are no big supermarkets within walking distance, but tesco deliveries are easy to organise.

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

I only ever had 1 broken night stand and that was replaced immediately

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
5
Value
5
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A very good apartment for professionals

Review Date May 2022

Design of the building is good, with many facilities, such as gym and residents lounge. The parcel room is very helpful and safe. Building management are very engaged and friendly. Resolving queries quickly. Additionally, they put on many resident events.

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Central location means you are within easy walking distance of many shops, restaurants and transport options.

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The water heater is relatively small, which can be inconvenient if you are doing a lot of activities that use hot water. I.e. washing dishes and both you and your partner showering within a short period of time. I think this is because it’s an eco friendly heating unit.

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

Very responsive and quick to resolve issues. There is a resident portal to note issues. Or can just call the front desk. Kishor in particular goes above and beyond in helping residents.

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Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
5
Value
5
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First Class Establishment!

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Review Date Apr 2022

The only real criticism of Aston Place would be the number of elevators for the amount of apartments within the building. When one was broken-down it was pain to be waiting for the one elevator when one lives on the 20th floor. The bin area on a couple of occasions were overloaded.

Kishor and his team went above and beyond any expectations. A well mannered team!

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As reflected in my rating excellent. If I were to be really critical than the noise from the sirens of the emergency services can be a little irritating.

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

Maybe only the volume of traffic but then that’s city living.

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

The only occasion I needed to call building maintenance they were prompt.

4
Facilities
4
Design
5
Location
4
Value
5
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Great home for professionals looking for convenience and comfort in a central city location

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Review Date Apr 2022

Great facilities and upkeep by building management. Convenient parcel room, good gym, nicely designed dining room and lounge area which is beautifully decorated during festive periods. Properly managed waste area. The place looks as good as it did 2 years ago when we first moved in. The apartment is generally well designed and covers basic needs. Depending on your neighbours you might experience some noise pollution but should easily be addressed with support of the management/staff if it gets too unbearable. Building management and staff are super – generally friendly, ever ready to help and address concerns or problems. Very professional. They organise regular activities and giveaways, pretty inclusive to cover the diversity of residents.

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Convenient and super location. Only a few mins walk to Trams, New Street Station, canal paths that easily connect to other parts of the city. Plenty of shops, high street and supermarkets, nearby. Really central city location with main city sights within a few mins walk too. Limited roadside parking nearby but ample JustPark available if willing to pay. Plenty of bars and restaurants pretty much around every corner.

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Location is great, but living in the city centre will always entail more noise pollution, from the nearby trams, boisterous neighbours and drunken folk coming off Broad Street during weekends. An expected trade-off. Only 2 lifts which can get busy or slow during peak hours so best to manage travel or deliveries around that.

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

Problems or issues are generally swiftly addressed. The resident portal makes it convenient to seek support for issues around the apartment.

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Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
5
Value
5
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Great location and team. Some improvements can be made.

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Apr 2022

Well designed. Could be improved by extending the communal areas and gym. A larger social space and work area would be appreciated. Perhaps some sort of entertainment also such as a pool or foosball table. Was disappointed that the coffees are no longer complimentary considering high rent price and the fact that similar developments still have free coffee. Management team as usual are fantastic.

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Great location. Ideal to access all local facilities and entertainment.

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Amount of time lifts take.

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

Always prompt and helpful. Very friendly and seem to care about residents.

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Facilities
4
Design
5
Location
3
Value
5
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Apartment is comfortable and quiet

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Apr 2022

Apartment is comfortable and quiet – I am on the 13th floor, south facing and have no direct neighbours.

Some minor design improvements could be made which I have shared with the building management team, but nothing major (eg an external power point on the balcony).

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everything close and a really nice place to live – Birmingham is both quiet and busy, depending on what you want and where you go. Good for drinks and Arts.

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Need to buy lots of command strips to hang any frames on the walls.

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

Yes, very quickly and without problems. Only minor issues which were quickly sorted.
my sincerest thanks for the excellent service that your team has provided to me… particularly during the stressful moving in phase.

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Facilities
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Design
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Location
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