Bow River Village, E3

Bow River Village, E3

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Southern Housing Group
Ranked 84th out of 143 in East London
4.00 (11 reviews) 4.00 (11 reviews)
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3.91
Facilities
4.27
Design
4.00
Location
3.91
Value
3.11
Management

Excellent

27%

Very Good

64%

Average

9%

Disappointing

0%

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Bow River Village is a new-build development from the Southern Housing Group. There are a selection of one, two and three-bedroom riverside apartments on offer here, housed in a building on the banks of the River Lea. Bromley-by-Bow tube station and Bow Road DLR are less than five and 10 minutes’ walk respectively which are an easy 10-minute commute to the City and Canary Wharf.

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Quiet development despite busy road

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Review Date Aug 2019

I like the apartment – it’s spacious for a one bed. The quality is average – the balcony doors have broken twice and are still not properly fixed. There was also a serious water leak in the building and the lock on the front door jammed so the fire service had to come and fix it. The development is great noise-wise – you cannot hear the noise from the road or other apartments.

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

I have lived in the area for a while and I like it a lot. A big downside is the gang activity nearby and the subsequent risk of being mugged.

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

I have not dealt with them much but they did fix any issues i have had pretty quickly

4
Facilities
4
Design
3
Location
5
Value
3
Management
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Great development overall

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Verified Resident
Review Date May 2020

Bow River Village is a great development overall. Great location with riverside flats, close to a big Tesco and good transport link – 5 min walk to the tube and just 10/15min to Canary Wharf by bus.
SHG is not a great property management and Higgins was a terrible construction company. Lots of issues after moving in and they were very slow to fix then. After a while with lots of arguments and back and forwards – everything was fixed (some we did ourselves at our expense) and now we are able to enjoy where we live and we like it.

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The area lacks a bit of amenities such as restaurants and shops. But it’s quiet and there is the lovely river Lea which is really good to walk and exercise. Very good transport links.

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

Make sure you really test and look to every detail in the nagging period.

What is the best feature of your home:

The flat is big with very good size rooms. The river view is very pretty.

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Facilities
3
Design
4
Location
4
Value
3
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Great location and value

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Review Date Aug 2019

The apartment is fine, its pretty spacious for a two bed. We have had some little niggles – for instance the decorative covering on the fridge door has broken so we have to open two doors each time. This is a minor issue but annoying as we only moved in a month ago. The security on the building is really good – I feel very safe.

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I like the area a lot – there is a massive tesco and its not far from anywhere. there are great transport links. i dont like that its noisy in the mornings due to the construction going on next door.

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

That the building on the construction site next door would start at 7 or 8am Monday to Saturday

Why did you choose this development:

good value for london and a really good location for commuting

5
Facilities
5
Design
4
Location
4
Value
3
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Close to train station but a bit expensive

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Review Date Aug 2019

The apartment is nice and modern – its quite spacious and a nice design. There have been a few issues though such as a blocked drain which caused a really horrible smell in the apartment. It also took the building management a while to fix it.

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

I like the river but i do not like the noise from the road

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Why did you choose this development:

because its close to the station which is convenient and i like that is a new build

4
Facilities
4
Design
4
Location
3
Value
3
Management
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Family neighbourhood

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Review Date Mar 2021

Interior design is not bad, excepted from the rooms which they have placed all in the wrong places the electrical plug sockets. They have also calculate the wrong sizes of radiator proportionally to the area of my flat so it was getting very cold in the winter.

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

It’s well located as it’s close to tube station and small distance from DLR. There is a problem of parking as it is not permitted in the area, bins collection not efficient as used to be in the beginning when I moved.
Not close to restaurants but definitely good place to live if you like long walks along the canal.

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

I would say literally to check everything as there were quite a few amends that I had to chase them to have done and a serious leak problem.

What is the best feature of your home:

The view of my flat as I do like to live by the canal and have family neighbourhood around.

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Facilities
3
Design
5
Location
3
Value
3
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Nice furnishings.

Review Date Jan 2021

Very satisfied with my development. New furnishing and clean cupboards where you might expect sort from previous tenants. Changed a few develoemtal issues- put in some underfloor heating and a small hatch. All in all I’m satisfied living here and plan on doing so for the nearby future.

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

Good area. Nice community. Good grocery stores on nearby high Street.

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

I’d of liked to know about the locks. They’re rather difficult to work.

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

I haven’t had any problems. Although I would like help with the doors which stick.

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
5
Value
1
Management
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Building is well designed and close to tube station.

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Review Date May 2020

Building is well designed and close to tube station. We have very nice view of river
from balcony and there is park next to us. Big supermarket is just 3 minutes walk.
Development is along to busy road but because of building design, we don’t hear any noise from it.

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

We like the area near the canal and park. It is easy access to tube.
But security is an issue.

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

Local large supermarket is going to be small one

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

Some were responded quickly but some were took time

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Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
4
Value
3
Management
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Terrible area but really nice apartment

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Review Date Aug 2019

The apartment is great – its the reason I decided to live here. its spacious, attractive and well designed and good quality. There have been some problems with the heating, but the building management resolved the issues very swiftly.

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

I like that its close to tesco but thats about it. Bromley-by-Bow in general is not a nice a place.

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

That Bromley-by-Bow is a dump

Are there any facilities you would like added, or that you have but do not use:

it would be great to have some facilities added that increase the community feel such as a cafe. it would also be good to have a gym

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Facilities
5
Design
3
Location
3
Value
4
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Safe chilled area

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Review Date Aug 2019

The apartment is nice and good quality. There have been a few niggles but the building management have been good at resolving any issues. It is very peaceful and noise is not a problem – I like living here and would recommend it.

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

i really like the area – it’s chilled and there is no crime

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n/a

Why did you choose this development:

its a good area and good value for London – nice attractive development

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
3
Value
5
Management
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Affordable Living In Bow River Village in Up and Coming E3

Review Date Jan 2017

The Bow River Village, developed by Site Sales and designed by Frank Reynolds Architects, has already won acclaim for its affordable housing, which is particularly aimed at first time buyers. Located along the River Lea in Bromley by Bow, the one, two and three and four bedroom waterfront apartments start from around GBP360,000, with the option of shared ownership (where the buyer owns 25 75% of the property), making it a realistic way to get on the property ladder in London. The average price per square foot for E3 is GBP621, and Bow River Village comes in under that at around GBP591 an appealing proposition for young professionals and families. There are 741 residential units on this site, which was previously occupied by an under used warehouse and industrial space.

Whilst Bow River Village is situated in an area that arguably still requires a lot of work to move it on from its derelict past, it has reasonable connections to the City, West End and Canary Wharf from Bromley by Bow Underground station (District and Hammersmith and City lines), along with the DLR stations at Bow Church and Devons Road, within walking distance. Bank can be reached in 11 minutes, while Canary Wharf is 14 minutes away. For nature lovers, theres plenty of outdoor green space to enjoy, with the adjacent towpath along the River Lea Londons second waterway providing the perfect port of call for walkers, joggers and cyclists. There are traditional East End pubs and markets, Shoreditchs famed nightlife, along with the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and Westfield Stratford, all close by, giving you plenty of options during evenings and weekends. Bromley by Bow also benefits from vastly improved state schools, which means that an increasing number of families are staying longer in the area.

As for the housing itself, Bow River Village is nothing if not sympathetic to its industrial past, using brickwork that gives a nod to the former factories and warehouses. In a stylish juxtaposition of materials, sleek glass balconies and zinc cladding are used to great effect to bring the site into the future without disregarding its Victorian past. The four buildings vary in height from six to nine storeys, blending into the neighbouring structures. Interiors offer buyers a basic, blank canvas, with the bedrooms providing the most stylish space within the apartments. White gloss kitchens feature Neff and Zanussi appliances, with tiled bathrooms and en suites including Grohe and Rocca. Double glazing and central heating ensure that living spaces are temperature regulated according to the season. Whats more, private balconies and terraces, and access to the communal garden, provide residents with that all important outdoor space.

For buyers considering Bow River Village, other affordable living options in E3 include Fish Island Village and St Clements.

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Facilities
4
Design
3
Location
5
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