Central House, E15

Central House, E15

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Barratt Homes
3.16 (4 reviews) 3.16 (4 reviews)
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2.50
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4.75
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Value
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Central House is a residential development by Barratt Homes, featuring one and two-bedroom apartments. It’s close to Stratford’s two biggest tourist attractions – the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and Westfield Stratford City, and it’s right next to Saint Thomas Creek, a waterway that connects to the River Lea, which runs into the River Thames. Stratford Station and Pudding Mill Lane are also within close proximity.

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Reasons I left after being there for years

Review Date Feb 2021

However, the property management, First Port and the concierge are jokes.
I have been escalated my complaint to Property Ombudsman services and still I had no outcome.
The concierge’s viewpoint is that her only job is to sit in an “office” – which is not even the place that she is meant to be at, but on the main reception area which she refuses – and that is fine by the management. She leaves work earlier than she is meant to, happily goes for shopping during her work hours ( I am not entirely sure what type of shopping, if it’s her own) and puts the cleaner in charge. Takes her break for sometimes hours.

She has her own viewpoint of she can not interfere when something happens in the flats because “that happens inside the flat and is not her responsibility” I quoted this from her.
Moreover, the parking area is full of rubbish, none of the emergency exits are working ( deliveroo driver came in to the building from there because that was closer ) .
Main gates (vehicle,pedestrian) main door have not been working for 2,5 years now which led to the fact that During the winter time homeless people are sleeping in the building on the corridor.
I could go on for longer .

In summary, if you considering moving there or buying a flat, message me instead so I can tell you more aspects to consider

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In terms of the transport links, the building is in a great location, behind the building is Pudding Mill Lane DLR, in front of it is Marshgate Lane bus stop. I can not fault the location whatsoever

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Most of the owners do now live in the building which creates most of the problems. That’s why all the issues can be ignored. The building is mainly for buy to let which reflects on some tenants too

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

None, whatsoever.
Moreover, the issues got escalated to the Ombudsman services and they also did not care. I have been emailing with The Ombusdman services back and forth for over a year.

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Safe Perfect location for transport connections

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Review Date Nov 2018

I’ve lived here ten years plus.
Hardly any trouble , safety wise and nice neighbourly atmosphere.
Down side is the building management sucks , Gym Sauna Steam room is adequate. Transport hub is amazing , 25 bus right outside the building gate , close enough to walk to Bow District line. Or Puddingmill lane DLR (5mins)

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i like the safety dislike the traffic smog we live right on the high street and there is 24/7 traffic

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there would be so much building work going on. There is way too much dust

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Okay building. First Port are horrendous

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Review Date Oct 2018

The development itself is okay but the managing company is horrendous. They do not maintain well but increase service charges constantly. First Port need to be looked in to

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Location is amazing. Close to Westfield, work and my gym. Stratford stations a few minutes away and gets you pretty much anywhere. Quick cab to city airport too

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How busy and loud stratford high street was!

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Central by name, central by nature…

Review Date Jan 2019

Central House is an aptly-named development in the heart of the exciting Stratford area, overlooking Thames waterway, Saint Thomas Creek. Walkable local attractions include the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, trendy East Village and Westfield Stratford City, so whether it’s sports, fashion or dining you’re after, you couldn’t be better placed.

The district’s transport links are enviable. Stratford Station is a 20-minute walk away – a Zone 3 hub serviced by the Underground, Overground, DLR and National Rail. It’s a great springboard for the City and the West End. Closer still is Pudding Mill Lane, which has DLR links to Canary Wharf and The 02 Arena.

It’s true that Central House isn’t a hot contender for Stratford’s most stylish. This beige-shaded block pales in comparison to the area’s glossier properties, such as Stratford Central and Icona Point. But it’s still got lots to offer. Apartments come with one or two bedrooms, and they’re bright and airy, with fresh whitewashed walls, contemporary spotlights and floor-to-ceiling windows. Smart fitted kitchens and tiled bathrooms come as standard, as does a balcony offering sweeping London views.

In terms of amenities, Central House offers a concierge service for easy living, so you’ll never need to worry about missing a parcel delivery. There’s also lift access to all floors, space for parking and a huge gym packed with equipment. The development lacks the landscaped courtyards and gardens seen in many of London’s residential properties. That said, the borough’s ample green space will please even the biggest outdoor enthusiast.

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