Aston Place, B1

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Dandara Living
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Ranked 1st out of 28 in Birmingham
4.86 (164 reviews) 4.86 (164 reviews)
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4.81
Facilities
4.74
Design
4.97
Location
4.69
Value
4.87
Management

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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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Great location and great design.

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Verified Resident
Review Date Jun 2021

About the building:
-Excelente staff!
-Very well-organised facilities (mail, postal deliveries, trash bins)
-No problems with the payments at all
-Negative: the lifters are too slow and there are just two lifters in the building.

About the apartment:
-Beautiful Scandinavian furniture design.
-Comfort bed and sofa
-Beautiful bathroom – great mirror
-Negative: as I have a dog, carpet can be a challenge. And the size of the fridge could be bigger, quite tricky during the pandemic.

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

Good: very excellent location. Very close to malls, shops, buses and the Birmingham New Street train station.
Bad: as a central region, it can be quite noisy sometimes, however the apartment windows isolate the outside sounds quite well.

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

The size of the fridge. I think the fridge is good enough for 1 or 2 people; but the thing is we needed to stock food because of the quarantine/lockdowns and then a bigger refrigerator would be better.

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

The carpet. It is quite cozy actually having carpet but not so good when you have a dog.

4
Facilities
4
Design
5
Location
4
Value
4
Management
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Manager Response

Hi Danilo,

Thank you for your review and it was really good to speak with you in person about the points you’ve raised. We really value your feedback and have passed your comments on to our head office to help us continually improve our services.

If there is anything else we can do to make your stay more enjoyable, please let us know.

Many thanks,
Kishor

The management team & staff are very helpful

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date May 2021

The management team & reception are willing to help. They gave me lots of useful info around the city, a big thank you for the team. Design & facilities wise, everything is on point but some area certainly could be step up, like the kitchen ventilation fan could be stronger.

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

Everything is close by, very easy to get daily supplies & appliances.

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

For the foreigner people like myself, I am not quite sure about how and when to register the things like utility bills, concil tax & GP. It would be great to provide the mentioned info, step by step to walk us through.

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

The response is always quick and accurate. Well done.

4
Facilities
4
Design
5
Location
4
Value
4
Management
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Highly Satisfied with this Developement.

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Verified Resident
Review Date Apr 2021

Overall great Developement, happy with the quality and design as well as with the location which is right in the city centre. Management is very good, pretty much easy to contact and friendly. Good support and assistance for anything you need.
Facilities are excellent, access to gym, cleaning services and locals services such as beauty care and hairstylist. Also appreciate the activities that are available for the tenants such as personal training, outdoors activities, virtual events, holiday celebrations and more … It feels good to live here.

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

Do not know much yet of the area, except the work in progress of other buildings around, I do not have much to say.

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

Nothing

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

Absolutely nothing , very happy with everything. Thank you

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
4
Value
5
Management
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Review Date Mar 2021

The building is really modern great facilities (which can’t be used due to the pandemic), super smiley and polite reception staff and an all round happy place to live. Quiet neighbours and never any fuss, even though interaction is limited between flats, everyone does seem to look out for each other, whether that is to borrow a bottle opener or need a hand moving out.

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

Location wise in Birmingham you can’t get much better than Aston place, a stones throw away from Centenary Square to catch the metro that goes all the way out to Wolverhampton, or equally as close to Grand Central with the best rail links to anywhere in the country. The Bin area is always clean and tidy and lots of room to park, the only issue being the extortionate parking fees, but I guess that comes with B1 city centre living (however I do feel the empty car park is a reflection of the pricing).

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

I think it has to be the positive vibe and extra effort the team put into the various themes and special days throughout the calendar. Although I have to admit I didn’t stop to take advantage of the superhero background for Superhero Day, the extra touches are much appreciated by all tenants as it just adds that bit extra going on.

What is the best feature of your home:

Personally I think the best feature of our apartment is the view, the sunrise when I get up and make a coffee every morning is a brilliant start and really motivates you for the day ahead.

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
4
Value
4
Management
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Aston Place

Review Date Nov 2020

I moved to Birmingham during an extremely unstable time in the world, as we faced COVID-19. I wasn’t able to physically attend a viewing but received videos, and made use of the online tools on the website.

On arriving, I was blown away with the level of customer service I received and still now continue to receive. The most hassle and stress free move I’ve ever made. Unlimited internet, bills automatically set up. All I had to do was unpack my belongings.

Area is perfect, the following is less then a 5min walk.
– New Street Station
– Bull Ring
-Tesco/Sainsbury
-Bars/Restaurants

Gym, function room, parcel storage(self service ) and underground car park and cycle storage to suit everyone’s personal needs.

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

Area is perfect, the following is less then a 5min walk.
– New Street Station
– Bull Ring
-Tesco/Sainsbury
-Bars/Restaurants

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

n/a

5
Facilities
3
Design
5
Location
5
Value
5
Management
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Fashionable and comfortable

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Verified Resident
Review Date Nov 2020

My apartment has two rooms, the design is modern and comfortable. The apartment is equipped with a washing machine and another for utensils. The balcony is wonderful and spacious, and the design of the rooms creates great privacy. The apartment is furnished and this is important

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

The area is central and distinct, as it is quiet and safe. Shopping centers are close, as are the train station and the canal, so the location is very excellent

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

Everything was clear, whether on the site or when I visited the place to inspect it before signing the contract

What is the best feature of your home:

Location, furniture, interior design, privacy, calm

4
Facilities
4
Design
4
Location
5
Value
4
Management
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Review Date Nov 2020

Design is not the best. Furniture is slightly old fashioned and carpet is not very good quality. However, kitchen and bathroom design is excellent.
Customer service is also excellent and facilities like the gym are also very good. Everyone is very friendly and the environment feels very safe.
I wish there was parking covered in the cost as it is already quite expensive.

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

Very good location. Really close to Grand Central and shops.

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

I wish I had known parking was not included.

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

I would change the carpet and furniture. The furniture at the moment is not very modern. I would also want to have parking included in the price.

4
Facilities
3
Design
5
Location
3
Value
4
Management
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Aston place is decent

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Review Date Oct 2020

The staff are all nice and great! I can’t say much about the facilities because I’m unable to use them due to the pandemic which is fine. I would like higher water pressure on the sinks and shower to be honest. The people doing the windows are very loud but that can’t be helped. Over all thought it’s a decent place to live.

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

The area is very good, right next to the mailbox, bars, new street and everything you could need.

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

I wish they’d told me that the car park was the crowne plaza carpark and not their own carpark. I don’t understand how we have to park there when the Aston place carpark is there and seemingly empty apart from the staff cars.

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

I would like higher water pressure. I understand that I have a dishwasher but I can’t use that for just 2-4 plates everyday. And I know it seems like it’s not a big deal but I’d like to fill my kettle straight away instead of within minutes. I understand it’s eco friendly but should I get to choose how eco friendly I want to be.

5
Facilities
4
Design
5
Location
3
Value
5
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Review Date Oct 2020

Overall good development with good facilities
Modern design
The maintenance team are quick to respond to issues
Safe and secure with round the clock security
Clean facilities and gym
Location is brilliant and near the train station and city center

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

Like: location and convenience, gym, distance to the train station
Dislike: Lack of ventilation in the mezzanine apartments, fridge too small

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

for the leasing officers to be more aware of the needs of their client ( they thought we were students), also to take videos without wide angle views

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

Better heating system, bigger fridges, bigger dining table

4
Facilities
3
Design
5
Location
4
Value
3
Management
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Review Date Oct 2020

Nice, homely property. Really like the coziness of the apartments and are at a good standard of living. The facilities available are very useful such as the gym and the residents lounge which can be booked out when you require. Very useful that maintenance and property management are onsite for any needs also.

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

Excellent location.

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

Due to being a new build, some problems with development

What is the best feature of your home:

The location of the property is ideal as it in central Birmingham

5
Facilities
4
Design
5
Location
4
Value
4
Management
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