Aston Place, B1

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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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Best accommodation in Birmingham City Centre

Review Date Jul 2021

I have had the most pleasant experience with the management and concierge team (Habiba, Kishor, Abdul, Paul, Gabriella, and Kirsty). They are super friendly and accommodating indeed. The property also has a nice gym in the ground floor with cables, smith machine, weights and cardio.

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

I have been living here for over a year. This is a brand new property, well located next to the MailBox, Crowne Plaza and New Street Station.

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

The fridge is a bit small. This is the only drawback.

What is the best feature of your home:

What really stands out is the Concierge and Management.

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Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
5
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5
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Good place to live in.

Review Date Jul 2021

Design is great and the management is fantastic. It’s a choice location which offers proximity to major places in Birmingham. The property is well managed, and the staff are helpful especially when needed. The facilities are also functional and well maintained.

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

The apartment is lovely. Bin collection is good, parking could be worked on though.

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

I wish I knew about the car park arrangement.

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

Car park. The car park arrangement is not well spelt out in the contract.

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
4
Value
5
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Aston Place – the best choice for living in Birmingham.

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Review Date Jul 2021

The building itself is very nicely appointed inside, the apartments are beautifully designed for living with the furniture options creating a comfortable and modern look. General storage space is a little limited and the under-counter fridges offer very limited cold storage, but you do get used to planning meals around the space you have. The bathrooms and showers are absolutely stunning with excellent storage for toiletries in the large bathroom cabinet.

One of the biggest attractions to Aston Place though, and what makes it great value, despite being more expensive compared to similar sized properties in the locality, is the on site team, the building is always clean and tidy, the maintenance team are very helpful and friendly and get any issues resolved in record time and the smiles from the team on the front desk are always a welcome sight, at any time of day.

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

Great location for accessing local transport networks, plenty of shops, restaurants and bars within 5-10 minutes of the building. Does suffer from noise from the A38 and late night revellers singing their way back to the Holiday Inn or the Crowne Plaza but this is a challenge faced by almost all of the city centre.

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

Don’t be afraid to ask the team for help or advice, they’re so friendly and helpful!

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

I had almost no issues at Aston Place, I did have a faulty oven and hob near the start of my tenancy, but both were replaced within a few hours of reporting the issue, you can’t expect better than that!

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
5
Value
5
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Nothing but praise.

Review Date Jul 2021

As a single person living in the city with a busy lifestyle, I found a lot of comfort in the modern design and easy accessibility to maintenance should anything go wrong.

I was quite happy with the kitchen and the dishwasher, high quality furniture. I stayed at Aston Place for a year and a half and I had an amazing experience with the friendly staff and the sleek design of the apartments.

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The location was perfect, few mins walk to Birmingham New Street Station. Plenty of bus stations that take you anywhere you need to go in Birmingham. The bin collection was always on point, I had no issues with any anti-social behaviour or traffic noise despite being in the city centre.

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

I don’t think the pictures did the flat justice!

What is the best feature of your home:

Location – easy access, easy travel, lively but not loud
Staff – friendly, prompt responses, on top of everything, organised, excellent management
Safety – As a doctor working shifts, I felt very safe coming back at late hours

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5
Design
5
Location
5
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Current resident’s review

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Review Date Jul 2021

Aston place has a free gym, and optional parking. All the staff I met are very friendly and helpful, furthermore they create some fun activities for the residents. We had free yoga lessons, croissants for brunch, cookie days, biscuits for pets and lots of other fun things. I do recommend this development!

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

Aston place is located in a very nice part of the Birmingham center. It has numerous bars and pubs around on the Broad street and Brindley Place, it also has about 5 different gyms in 15 minutes walking distance. It’s only 10 min walk to the New Street railway station. Traffic noice can be noticeable sometimes, but soundproof windows solve this problem easily.

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

I wish I knew that renting apartment is so nice and simple

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

I’d add a bit more equipment to the gym and make parking fee less expensive for residents

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
4
Value
5
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Great place to rent close to the centre without feeling too close.

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Review Date Jul 2021

Great facility, well managed and !! friendly staff!! They care and are attentive and feel handpicked for service quality.
On site gym could be a bit bigger but fits the current utilisation.

Minor point. :The extractor fan in the bathroom is fairly weak and leaves moisture on surfaces…. But build quality is good so it doesn’t create issues.

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

As close as possible to the train station without hearing anything. 4-5 min walk from any shop.

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

Air cons are loud when they are not working correctly (another building opposite)

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

Furniture in the apartments could need an upgrade but work and do their job.

4
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
5
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5
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A place to truly call a home

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Verified Resident
Review Date Jul 2021

This is a really nice apartment situated in a place that isn’t far from central station, with easy assess to shops and Bullring (shopping mall). There is available parking space for visitors, traffic noise is minimal.

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The property is beautiful, the design is top notch and modern, property management is fantastic. There is free gym membership which is amazing, there is also a welcoming reception.

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I´m very happy, and do not have any complains or anything I want to change about the flat.

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

I´m very happy, and do not have any complains or anything I want to change about the flat.

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
5
Value
5
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Manager Response

Hi Waleed,
Thank you for your 5-star review, which is very much appreciated. We’re glad to see that you’re enjoying the design and are making the most of the gym as well!
If there is ever anything we can do to make your stay at Aston Place even more enjoyable, just let us know.
Leon

Feel more than a Home

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Jul 2021

I like the design of this building. The facilities are good. love the gym and reading area. I will go one day. Building management is always the best and as property management. The staff here are very friendly and nice. Many events are going on for different periods.

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

Easy to access to Birmingham library; supermarkets; Restaurants; Bars and Parks.
The build located in town but 0 noise.
Parking available and short parking available just by the entrance as well – good for a quick drop off.

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

Some of the pets are very good in the building. I wish I would know before I moved in. But no issues with the dogs so far.
I thought the council tax band was A, but it’s actually B.

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

Very quick response. Issue resolve very quickly. No complaint so far. So far so good. Always happy with the service.

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Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
5
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5
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Manager Response

Hi Yueping,
Thanks for leaving us a 5-star review! It’s great to see that you appreciate our communal areas and the gym as well. We’re also glad to hear that the team has left such a positive impression on you.
If we can do anything else to make your stay more enjoyable, just contact a member of the team.
Leon

Aston Place – The Best Building I Have Ever Lived In!

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Jul 2021

Aston Place has been a beautiful place to live in. There is a free gym in the building for those who like to be active and you can even book it for yourself. The apartments are wonderful and if anything breaks, you will find the staff doing their best to help you.

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Living at Aston Place is beyond perfect. It is located in the heart of Birmingham City Centre. The Mailbox which houses premium shops is just a 1 minute walk away from Aston Place. The train station is 2 minutes away. Anywhere in the city centre is just within your grasp. Even the beautiful canals are nearby and only takes you 5 minutes to reach. There are numerous restaurants and shops in your vicinity and you will not need any transportation to go to places. Of course, the building itself has parking so you don’t need to park your car far if you have one. The entire neighborhood is calm and safe and I highly recommend living here.

When I first moved to my apartment, I was met with a big welcome box on the table, a gift from Aston Place. It had so many things that I would have required on day 1 of moving in. I have been to many buildings but none have ever shown such generosity. The staff is just so amazing and patient no matter how many questions you may have. I want to personally thank Laxmi who has helped me with my application process, I want to also thank Habiba who has been extremely helpful with everything related to living at Aston Place. If anything wasn’t working for any reason, Paul always made sure that it was fixed, I am very grateful for his help and kindness. And of course, Kishor has been very kind to come check that I was happy and satisfied with the apartment. There are many others who deserve the recognition and thanks and I apologize if I forgot to mention everyone but I can tell any person who is interested in living at Aston Place that this is a place where you will feel happy, safe, and heard.

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

The view! Every apartment has a balcony at Aston Place, and I did not know the view would be so amazing. I tried to find pictures online of the balcony view before coming here but I couldn’t find ones that do it justice. I absolutely love the balcony view when the sun is setting.

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

When my washing machine was not working, they instantly got me a new one and made sure that I was happy with everything. They definitely went out of their way to make sure I was not delayed.

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Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
5
Value
5
Management
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Manager Response

Hi Eren,
Thank you so much for leaving us a 5-star review, and for your very thorough explanation of what’s left a lasting impression for you. We’re pleased to hear that you’re making the most out of city centre life, and that the team has been able to promptly assist you on any issues you’ve had.
If there’s anything else we can do for you, you know where to find us!
Leon

Great Place to Live!

Review Date Jul 2021

Best location ever, elevator can be crowded at times but overall very good. Rooms are new and spacious with sleek design. Very nice balconies with good views all around. The staff are always super friendly and happy to help whenever there are any issues.

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

Best location ever, elevator can be crowded at times but overall very good.

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

No Air Con

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

I wish there could be large trash bins on every floor.

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Design
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Hi Jay,
Thanks for leaving us a glowing review! We’re glad to see that you’re enjoyable the location of Aston Place and the design of your apartment – particularly the spacious balcony.
We’ve passed all of your feedback on to head office and if there’s anything else we can do to make your stay with us even better, just contact a member of the team.
Leon

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