Aston Place, B1

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Ranked 1st out of 27 in Birmingham
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4.81
Facilities
4.74
Design
4.97
Location
4.67
Value
4.87
Management

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Very Good

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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 place we’ve ever lived – no joke

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Review Date Aug 2020

Everything so far has been fab. We had the smoothest stress-free moving day and the apartments have been a delight. Rooms are nice and ideal for us and the balcony is lovely. Only thing I didn’t like were the electric hobs instead of gas but we quickly got used to it and saved money because of it!

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Great area with nice restaurants and shops, right in the centre of town

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

Perhaps a view of the view from our balcony before moving in

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

Nice and friendly and always willing to help with anything.

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
5
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5
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6th floor cleaning

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Review Date Jun 2021

Overall good facilities.
Terrific staff 🙂
-The elevators should be better/faster and we should have > than just 2
-6th floor: everybody has dogs, so this floor shouldn’t have carpet and it should be cleaned more often, it smells :-/

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

Definitely all the area around us is great. Very close to New Street Train Station, very to the Canals and lots of shops nearby.

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

The size of the fridge … Too small.

What is the best feature of your home:

It is cosy and warm and beautiful furniture. However I wish I could get rid of the carpet.

4
Facilities
4
Design
5
Location
4
Value
4
Management
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Raising the bar for city centre living in Birmingham

Review Date Jun 2021

Aston Place is a modern and comfortable property development to be living in. The building management + concierge staff are always available and very helpful in making the tenants’ stay as pleasant as possible. The rooms are spacious, contains good furnishings and has a gym at the ground floor. The building is always well maintained and clean.

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The property is located in a very prime location of Birmingham. Brindleyplace, New Street Station, Colmore Row and Chinatown are all within close walking distance to the property. There are plenty of shops in the area, a wide selection of restaurants within 10 mins and local tram + rail service to the rest of the UK.

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For families who like to do a weekly shop and store products in the fridge , the fridge in the room is quite small. The kitchen design would have been better if it could have accommodated a bigger fridge to begin with.

What is the best feature of your home:

Location is a top priority and the modern look of the rooms is very attractive.

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
5
Value
5
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Great place, Great building, fantastic staff!

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Review Date Jun 2021

The overall design of the apartments and building is of a high standard, however, kitchen space is quite limited.
The communal areas are always clean and tidy! I also love the events and free goodies, it makes the apartment block feel like a community.
It’s great to have an on-site gym, however, it’s quite small and COVID means their are few machines to use.
The one thing I feel the apartment block is missing is a security guard during the evening/night.
Overall it’s a great place to live and I would highly recommend it.

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There’s so much to do living in central Birmingham, never short of new bars or restaurants to try!
The location is fantastic with 3 train stations within a 10 minute walk and tram stop just round the corner.
The other tenants and staff are a delight!
Sometimes passers bye can be quite loud outside as we’re not far from Broadstreet. Also due to the recent building site it can sometimes get quite loud with the window / doors open.

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

I would have loved to know about the events which take place!

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

The building management are fantastic, there’s no problem to big or to small!

4
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
4
Value
5
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Living in heaven!

Review Date Jun 2021

Love the development! Super stylish and modern. The management are amazing!! Everyone is super friendly and lovely, they’re so helpful. We feel so taken care of, I love the weekly updates and the events put on, really makes my week!! I look forward to seeing what’s on every month. The gym is very stylish and clean. Love the post room, makes receiving parcels a dream!

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I enjoy how close we are to everything birmingham has to offer! Close to all the bars along the canal and brindley place. The train stations are just a short walk away, and tram stop is within view from the building. Can be a little noisy due to main road and the building site opposite in the day when windows and doors are open but cannot hear a thing when closed.

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

Wish I’d have researched the building site opposite before hand, though not noisy with the windows closed on a hot day with everything open it can be very loud.

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

All electric can make bills on the higher side, privacy screens on the balcony can obstruct the beautiful view.

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
5
Value
5
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Great City centre tower

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Review Date Jun 2021

I’m not keen on the safe design of the tower, it could have shown more variety of shape, materials and be more inspirational, iconic. But, its functional and works and is very well cared for by a very helpful and friendly team who cannot do enough to help whenever called upon; well done!

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

Being in the heart of the City centre means everything is to hand, bars, restaurants, transport, culture, but the downside, of course, is the traffic noise and constant wailing of emergency services sirens.

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

Kitchens are very small to work with, storage and cooking, tiny single drawer freezer now supplemented by a box freezer further reducing counter work tops

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

Yes, they are providing help and attention which is all you can ask

5
Facilities
4
Design
5
Location
4
Value
5
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Great place for easy living

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Review Date Jun 2021

Really helpful staff from the building management, especially shoutouts to Paul and Pete, outstanding in communication and helpfulness compared to other places I have lived at. Speedy maintenance resolutions. Good spacious apartments with high quality furnishings and equipment, not just the cheapest stuff from IKEA you might find in many other residential properties.
One amazing outstanding feature is pet friendly rentals – quite a rare offering, and really nice to meet other animals when walking out.

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

Great central location, with a major train station and the tram stops nearby. NCP parking nearby as well as Just Park app locations for a good price. Little trafic noise

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

Staff are really helpful and have been able to assist me with handling issues that were usually overlooked in other residential places I lived in.

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

Very quickly and have solved the issues to my satisfaction, particularly good communication about timelines of repairs.

5
Facilities
5
Design
4
Location
4
Value
5
Management
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Amazing Place to live

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Review Date Jun 2021

Amazing and friendly staff. they are always helpful and nice. Always tidy and clean.
The building is really well managed.
The gym has new equipment,
we never had problems with the internet and it is extremely fast.
The apartment itself is super comfortable for a couple.

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

the building has gym and internet included. close to the canals and central area. everything that you need is really close.

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

amazing staff
portal to ask for any maintenance

What is the best feature of your home:

new, comfortable, nice area, nice design, easy to clean

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
5
Value
5
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The management team & staff are very helpful

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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Aston place

Review Date May 2021

The management team were phenomenal. Always so helpful and dealt with things immediately. Very friendly and became like family. Apartment was modern and well furnished. Gym was a major bonus. Parking within the building. Couldn’t recommend this high enough.

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This was the most perfect location for central Birmingham. Train station only a 2 minute walk. All the shops and stores you could ever need at your doorstep

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

An extra lift. With Covid restrictions only one household in a lift made it difficult

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

An extra lift. With Covid restrictions only one household in a lift made it difficult

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
5
Value
5
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13th Floor Apartment, facing the Crown Plaza

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Review Date May 2021

The building is immaculate, well decorated and my apartment furnished with everything I need. The quality of finish is excellent, no expense has been spared and with the concierge service it is like living in a friendly hotel where people can choose to get to know each other or just respect people’s privacy.

The staff are fantastic, can’t do enough to help and are friendly and talkative. They are very quick to respond to enquiries and I’ve had a couple of teething problems in the flat that were rectified immediately.

I’m aware of other developments managed by the same property company and would have no hesitation renting again or recommending to a friend or family member.

You really need to make sure you have an apartment facing the Crown Plaza as it gets the sun from lunchtime for the rest of the day. Apartments on the opposite side of the building are constantly in the shade.

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

Very central but just far enough out of the city to be relatively quiet.

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

How expensive the parking is nearby, it is a city centre and I would have liked subsidised parking for friends and family considering how many spare spaces there are.

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

They are very quick to respond to enquiries and I’ve had a couple of teething problems in the flat that were rectified immediately.

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
4
Value
5
Management
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Fantastic apartments in perfect location

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Review Date May 2021

The apartments are lovely, finished to a high standard and those that are furnished come with good quality furnishings. Sound proofing between apartments is very good and minimal road/external noise. Balconies are huge. Building management team are fantastic and on hand 24/7. They are always very friendly and helpful.

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

Great city centre location with central train station just a 5 minute walk. Excellent pubs, restaurants and shops very close by

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

Some floors allow dogs and others don’t, but you don’t hear them

What is the best feature of your home:

The best feature of the apartment are the bedrooms with comfortable new mattresses and beautifully designed wardrobes with mirrors and loads of space

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
5
Value
5
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Excellent apartment block with great staff

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Review Date May 2021

This is a wonderful development slightly removed from the noisier aspects of city centre but still very walkable to all the major locations.
The staff and concierge team couldn’t be more helpful.
The apartment feels very safe and secure.
The apartment itself is spacious and well planned with good views/balconies.

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

Excellent transport links to motorway and train station. All amenities that you could wish for on the doorstep. Nice, safe, quiet area to live in
Parking is available and street parking if needed

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

Parking is slightly removed

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

Parking could be closer to lift entrance for ease of access

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
5
Value
5
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I will be back!

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Review Date Apr 2021

Aston Place is by far one of the nicest places I have lived in, from the design of the building and homely features not only in the flat but throughout the building including the staff, which makes it a place worth living in! The flats are built with everything you need including furniture which makes it homely, if any issues, the building management have a quick service to fix maintenance issues through a portal or even giving them a quick message at reception. Have never had an issue as their response is fast and friendly!

The best thing about Aston Place which I mentioned briefly is the friendliness and homely vibe, the staff are very welcoming and helpful. Always welcoming you with a smile and asking if you are okay, its the little things that make a big difference which is what Aston Place goes up and beyond doing! My stay here wouldn’t have been perfect without them so thank you to each of the team at Aston Place!

The manager Kishor, I have to say has been the kindest soul in ensuring my stay at Aston Place has been the most comfortable and meeting my needs, he has been understanding and is such a down to earth individual, in ensuring that everyone is happy! Thank you Kishor!

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Aston Place is less than 5 minute walk from New Street and city centre, easy and perfect to travel and have access to transport links including local buses and trains. With the city centre close by its easy to have access to everything within walking distance including grocery shopping.

Aston Place has on site parking garage where anyone can access through and app and pay through the app and park which is quick and easy to do with affordable prices for city prices. Always a parking space available and is very safe.

Due to building works in the surrounding area, it can be a little noise but the building has been built were minimum sound comes in, so your sleep isn’t disturbed! A bonus after a late night shift.

Overall, a very safe and accessible place to live in with everything within walking distance.

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

Would highly recommend getting a flat towards the library side, beautiful view and very peaceful, good for watching the sunset especially when choosing a flat higher up!

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

I would change the freezer as it is small but everything else is perfect!!!!

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
5
Value
5
Management
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Aston Place, designed for your comfort

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Review Date Apr 2021

The excellent building and property management are only one call away, whatever the issue may be. They are incredibly polite, quick and efficient.
It has been a pleasure living in Aston Place and using all the well-designed facilities such as the gym.

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

Located in the heart of the city centre, Aston Place is close to all the shopping centres, cafes, restaurants and stores. Even though it is close to usually crowded places, living in Aston place has been perfectly comfortable and quiet.

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

I wish I did more research on the daily natural light coming into the flat.

What is the best feature of your home:

My favourite feature of the flat is the beautiful and practical furniture.

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Facilities
4
Design
5
Location
4
Value
5
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