Aston Place, B1

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Dandara Living
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Ranked 1st out of 27 in Birmingham
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4.81
Facilities
4.73
Design
4.97
Location
4.69
Value
4.86
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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Aston Place Review

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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).

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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

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

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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

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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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Aston Place Review

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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
Management
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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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Aston Place Review

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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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No place like Home!

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Review Date Aug 2020

A wonderful place to live, with apartments that are to an exceptionally high standard. The whole team that work here are the real stars of the show, from Kishor, to the 24 hour concierge team, the amazing Paul in maintenance and the front desk team every single person that works here genuinely wants to make your life better. Great apartments, gym is great when you Covid isn’t here and the communal room that can be hired is an absolute god send especially if you want to have a big dinner party. There is unfortunately a lot of building work going on in Birmingham so when the weather is hot and all the windows are open it can get very noisy but that’s central city living. a great place to be!

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The area is amazing!! Everything is on your door step! Shops, eateries, bars, everything. There’s nothing you would want that you couldn’t get right here!

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

The fridge is very very small and freezer almost unusable and there isn’t really anywhere for a bin. The staff are second to none.

What is the best feature of your home:

Our view and balcony are the best part of living here it really is amazing!

4
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
4
Value
5
Management
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Great Place to Live

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Review Date Aug 2020

In pretty much every way, the development is excellent. The building itself has a really high level of finish and the staff are truly superb. The apartments are compact but well laid out and offer superb views of the city. Kishor, the ops and building manager can never do enough for you and is always on hand to make sure you are happy. The customer team on front desk again, are truly fantastic, no matter what the time of day or night, one of the team will be more than happy to assist. When we first moved in, we had a few teething pains and Donahue was always on hand to make sure that we were happy, Kirsty has been consistently there for us when we’ve needed anything even at 2 in the morning. Similarly, Paul in maintenance has been nothing, if not willing to help at any possible moment.

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

Birmingham City Centre is an amazing place to live, everything is literally on your doorstep. You’re able to walk to pretty much any area you would want to get to within minutes on foot. Local shops are great, eateries are great, next to the canal for walks and supermarkets in abundance.

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

There’s a few small design floors in the flats, the biggest one for us has been that there isn’t really anywhere to put a bin. Also, sometimes bits and pieces have gone wrong a little quickly, such as bits of fittings just falling off, but it’s always fixed immediately.

What is the best feature of your home:

The view, coupled with the large balcony are what really make this place what it is.

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

The building design is beautiful and modern, the apartment design is comfortable, and the view from the upper floors is stunning. The furniture is great, the refrigerator is very small, so it will be difficult especially with children, there is no heating in the bathrooms

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

The location is excellent, everything is just minutes away

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

Make sure that the size of the refrigerator is suitable for you, and if you do not mind the presence of heating in the bathroom, check with the electricity company because the basic is expensive

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

good، They do their best and respond quickly. Mr. Kashur is awesome

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
4
Value
4
Management
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