Aston Place, B1

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Dandara Living
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4.90 (436 reviews) 4.90 (436 reviews)
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4.85
Facilities
4.78
Design
4.97
Location
4.76
Value
4.93
Management

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94%

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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Studio Apartment
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1 Bath
307 sq ft
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1 Bath
452 sq ft
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Perfect Home in Birmingham

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Review Date Jul 2022

The property is managed well and taken cared of properly. It is cleaned regularly and maintained. The design is as good as a building can be and it is very comfortable. Your parcels are collected for you and there is a free gym for residents. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful. Thank you Kishor, Abdul and the rest of the team!

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The building is in the city center and very close to local shops, train station, Victoria square, Broad Street and The bullring

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Extremely Friendly team

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

They respond immediately an issue is raised. The team tries as much as possible for the issues to be resolved

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5
Design
5
Location
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Modern building with city center living conveniences with bonus of having friendly and attentive building management team to make it feel like home

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Review Date Sep 2022

This is a modern building with high level of cleanliness. The concierge/building management team are kind, friendly, helpful and attentive to their tenants and actively try to engage with tenants and create a happy, safe and friendly community at the building. The apartments have nice and roomy balconies which is a blessing when living in apartment buildings. Having a post room where our deliveries can be handled by concierge team is especially helpful for working professionals who are at the office all day. The on-site gym, is pretty well equipped, clean and most convenient to use.

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Perfect location, close to a plethora of restaurants, cafes, shopping centers, beautiful historical buildings, the Birmingham library, Symphony Hall etc. Around 10min walk to Birmingham New Street and Moore Street station. Centralized bin collection room in the building for a convenient disposal of general waste as well as recyclables.
Being in the heart of the city center it is natural to have some traffic noise especially when windows are open but closed windows do help suppress much of the noise.

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If moving into a furnished apartment, know that with addition of your own personal belongings, the apartment will feel much more homely. Living on higher floor levels means longer waits each day for the lift but also means nice sunrise/sunset views and city center views (depending on which side your apartment is facing of course).

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

Raising help requests for maintenance work is quick and simple on the tenant portal and you can also raise any issues with building management team. Thus far any maintenance requests I have raised have been dealt with promptly.

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
5
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5
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Perfect home at a perfect location!

Review Date Sep 2022

The property is very well managed and everyone is really helpful. A special shout out to Kishore, Abdul and Indianjit for proactively helping us move, in a short span of time. The property is equipped with all the features which makes it an ideal home.

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It is really close to the city center, so that is a definate plus as you can find a wide array of shops nearby.

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

The dishwasher was not workingwhen we moved in but was replaced within no time.

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
5
Value
5
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If you can get in, it’s worth the money.

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Review Date Sep 2022

For the money you pay in rent it’s a bargain. The apartments are well designed. Studios are designed to feel larger than they actually are, and the balcony is huge. On-site gym that can be accessed for free throughout most the day, and couriers are able to drop off packages without tenants’ involvement as they can get into the mailroom themselves (there are cameras). Plus all the extra events that the staff on the front desk put on throughout the month.

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In the middle of everything, less than 5mins walk to New Street and 10mins walk to Moor Street. Lots of shops nearby, and nearly all supermarkets do delivery to apartment. Secure underground parking for visitors, and if lucky there is street parking around the back that is free overnight.

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You can sometimes hear other neighbours through the front door, mostly when it’s quiet. A lot of tenants are also students so inevitably stay up quite late, which can be an issue if you’re a light sleeper. The lifts during ‘rush hour’ can also take a very very long time, if you live on Floor 5 or below I’d consider walking up and down the stairs if able.

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

Yes, on arrival my fridge wasn’t keeping cool. I let the front desk know, and within an hour maintenance were already upstairs and replaced the entire fridge no questions asked. I wasn’t required to pay / do anything other than let them in.

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4
Design
5
Location
5
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Great city centre location and team

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Review Date Sep 2022

1. Great management team, visible and approachable. Events put on regularly.
2. Small fridge and the freezer is literally a small box within the fridge which can only hold a few items, which is impractical and annoying. In a studio apartment no space in kitchen, can’t even fit a microwave on the worktop.
3. Good amount of storage space in bedroom area.
4. Any problems have been addressed quickly.
5. Would be better if parking was underneath building, it’s a bit of a walk if you have a space on the far end of Arena Central.
6. Lots of shared facilities, including a small gym. Would have been nice to have a rooftop garden, most apartment complexes now have this and the view would have been amazing.
7. Parcel room is very convenient, as don’t have to be in when parcel delivered.
8. Love the recent redecoration of communal areas, feels a lot more homely. Would be great if they now continued to do this for each floor. Some lower floors seem to have had this including directional signs, but most haven’t. Considering been here for over 2 years improvement are slow coming to my floor.

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1. Central location- walkable to everywhere in city centre, including choice of bars and restaurants.
2. Feels safe area.
3. Sainsburys local close by.
4. Parking available in Arena Central for extra charge.
5. Can be noisy on Friday and Saturday night outside, but that is the trade off for a central location.
6. Can hear traffic noise, especially if balcony door open.
7. Expensive development

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1. Apartments are non smoking, but neighbour always smoking on balcony, including weed. Therefore, my flat and corridor can stink at times, which is not pleasant especially at 1am. Management team occasionally email residents to remind, but don’t seem to take any action with tenants who continue to ignore this.
2. Bin store is on -2.
3. Parking is not underneath apartments.
4. Only 2 lifts for whole apartment complex, so can be long waits in morning and evening.
5. Balcony is a great space and can fit lots on it, with a great view.
6. Team available 24/7, which is reassuring.

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

Maintenance issues have always been resolved very quickly and I’ve been kept updated.

5
Facilities
4
Design
5
Location
4
Value
5
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Aston place is excellent and I will highly recommend it to everyone! The customer service and facilities are outstanding!

Review Date Sep 2022

The design and facilities are great. The management here are all kind and helpful (Kishor, Abdul, Naqqash, Hussein especially). The only thing is that I wish the flats had storage within so that we wouldn’t have to pay for external storage but everything else is perfect.

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The location is excellent and convenient, the management is outstanding in the service, the facilities are great and it’s is a pleasant experience living here. It is quiet and there are no problems at all.

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I was concerned that the kitchen was too small, but it turned out to be okay after we moved in.

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

The building is always quick at responding to any issues. They are available 24/7.

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4
Design
5
Location
5
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5
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Good and safe place to live and you don’t have to worry about anything else. Good outdoor living as well with the private balcony you can get fresh air when you need.

Review Date Sep 2022

Very good facility with the gym and the train station at walking distance it makes it the perfect place to live. Lots of nice restaurants nearby and everything is at awalking distance. You really don’t need a car

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Its really great location to live because your are walking distance from everything especially the train station which can take you anywhere if you are bored of Birmingham.

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I wish I knew about all the extra service that the management can do before I moved in because it would have made it even easier to decide to live here

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

The building is well looked after and I have to say that when something breaks they also look to fix it immediately

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5
Design
5
Location
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Worth every penny

Review Date Sep 2022

Aston Place is a brilliant development to be in as a young professional. With access to transport, amenities and yet not extremely load it is an ideal central Birmingham residency.
Our apartment feels anything but cramped, with space for plenty of additions to make the design more homely than it may appear in a show room.

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

Central Birmingham is just like living in London, but at a good price!
Plenty to do and great access to buses plus new street is a 5 minute walk away.

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It is exactly as you would expect a modern building.

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

All maintenance workers are prompt, reliable and friendly

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4
Design
5
Location
5
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The best of the best😀👍

Review Date Sep 2022

Being in the hearth of Birmingham at such a modern flat is nice. But the best thing stating at Aston Place is the professionalism and friendly approach of property management and building management teams. They are fully competent in their areas and doing their best to support you.

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

It is modern, clean and easy to reach everywhere.

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I was not expecting such a clean flat and an apartment. For me the most important factor is the professional building and facilities management team which are excellent.

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

I have gotten prompt replies to all my queries. Thank you so much🙏

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Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
5
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The club room is great place for get-together parties

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Review Date Sep 2022

The place has elevators to accommodate residents.
The club room is great place for get-together parties, and the space is enough to accommodate 12 people.
The gym is a perfect place to blow some steam off, and would be great to allow certain hours of the day for women only.

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

Aston place is near restaurants, cafes and supermarkets. Also, there is a concierge service and the staff are very friendly and helpful.

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

Nothing

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

The building management has a faster response to solve any issues with the residents.

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
5
Value
5
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Manager Response

Hi Afnan,

Thanks very much for your feedback. I’m delighted to read that you’ve been making the most of our onsite facilities, and the team have been able to help you quickly and efficiently.

Best wishes
Kishor.

A wonderful place to live

Review Date Sep 2022

I really enjoy living here. The apartments have been designed with modern living mind and are thoughtfully laid out. The front of house team, create a wonderful, warm community environment for all residents

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

Location! Location! Aston place is perfectly located – 5 mins from the trains station, 2 mins from the Mailbox and only a few mins from the city centre

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All information was shared in great detail prior to moving in

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

Any issues have been responded to and resolved in prompt manner

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Manager Response

Hi Mel,

Birmingham is such a great city, so it’s great to hear that you’re enjoying our location – we’re really lucky to be so close to the centre of everything. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, and I hope you’ll continue to be very happy living here at Aston Place.

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