New Festival Quarter, E14

New Festival Quarter, E14

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Bellway Homes
3.97 (25 reviews) 3.97 (25 reviews)
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4.00
Facilities
3.88
Design
4.40
Location
3.80
Value
3.72
Management

New Festival Quarter is a Bellway Homes development located in Poplar. It is comprised of 502 apartments, which range from one to three-bedrooms. The development also incorporates: a community centre, retail outlets and cafes. It is situated just a 9-minute walk from All Saints DLR station.

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Good community and great location

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Nov 2020

Much better since new management agent came in -Encore. Previous agent didn’t resolve many issues but now things are improving. Facilities are good but some closed due to covid-19.
Good sense of community

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

Great location, good transport links

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

Bellway’s poor build quality

What is the best feature of your home:

Floor to ceiling windows, location, gym, concierge

4
Facilities
4
Design
4
Location
3
Value
4
Management
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Very low security level, maintenance issues

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Sep 2020

The development is around 5 years old but things start to give up and break already: terrace doors, heating system, window locks, plumbing, etc. Garage doors regularly malfunction. There were 2 robberies(bicycles were stolen from the bike shed) 2 times in less than 2 years!
The management and security are useless and are suspiciously quiet and non responsive.

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

There are 3 DLR and 1 Jubilee stations nearby(within walking distance). Canary Wharf with its shopping mall and restaurants is 15-20 min walk.

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Security level is very low, bicycles are stolen regularly

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

The floor heating would be great in winter.
In the summer the apartment is nice and cool

2
Facilities
3
Design
3
Location
3
Value
1
Management
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Decent apartment!

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date May 2020

Simple clean design. Large bedrooms, good wardrobe space. Love the storage options and bathroom layouts.
Balcony is rather small and looks on to many other flats.
Good sound proofing – don’t hear neighbours or outside. Well heated
– especially great for the winter months!

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

Lack of shops and restaurants

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

Balcony views

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

No need as I haven’t had any issues that I needed to raise

4
Facilities
3
Design
3
Location
3
Value
4
Management
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New Festival Quarter Review

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Apr 2020

We loving having our rooftop garden. It’s probably one of the things we like the best. Our apartment also faces the city which is great during the summer because you get the most light in during the long evenings. It’s also great having the concierge in our building, they’re always helpful for us.

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

We really like having very close shops like Lidl and Tesco in our area – as well as having Canary wharf so love. It only takes 30 mins to get into the city on the DLR.

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I do wish that we decided to rent a two bed flat instead of a one. It is great having the flat but I’d prefer to have a small working space in a second bedroom instead in the living room/kitchen. Or it would have been nice to have the kitchen and livingr oom separated a little bit by a partitioned wall or something like that.

What is the best feature of your home:

The big windows which makes the apartment feel nice and airy.

4
Facilities
4
Design
5
Location
3
Value
4
Management
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A really nice place close to canary wharf

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Apr 2020

I like how close it is to canary wharf and the complex is really good, concierge and facilities are really convenient. There is a gym on site that can be used whenever you like and also a rooftop garden area. Unfortunately my landlord isn’t the best at fixing issues in the flat I live in when they arise.

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

Canary Wharf proximity and value for money.

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How hot the flats get during the summer

What is the best feature of your home:

The bedrooms in the flat I live in are really spacious

5
Facilities
4
Design
5
Location
4
Value
4
Management
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great transport links.

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Verified Resident
Review Date Aug 2019

I like that my flat is easy to commute to and that there are many shops local shops
the security is okay however, pieces of my bike were stolen when i put it in the shed.
I feel in my development and surrounding area.

I have friends in the area, it is close to canary wharf, the beautiful high view and 24/7 security.

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

i like the diversity .
i dislike the restriction on pets.

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

the rate is too high and others pay less, i also wish i knew that there were other new builds.

Why did you choose this development:

i have friendz in the area, it is close to canary wharf, ths beautiful high view and 24/7 security.

4
Facilities
3
Design
5
Location
3
Value
4
Management
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The facilities and the building management could be improved

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Aug 2019

The development looks really nice on the outside. The building management is not good, after a few years living here some faults within the flat have come up . For example, the washing machine broke down and we replaced it on our own expense. We had a couple of issues in the bathroom as well , the sink tilt recently after we moved in. Not good quality facilities, overall.

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

There are good connections to tube and the dlr. It is 7 minutes to go to the dlr, which goes to Canary Wharf and Bank. However, I don’t feel safe here in the night time.

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I wish I had known about the cladding issues. There was a fire hazard because of that.

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

They weren’t very responsive to quieries I have had

3
Facilities
4
Design
4
Location
3
Value
2
Management
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Convenient for the puppy

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Aug 2019

The apartment is fine for us. It is good sized and bright. The balcony is great.

I am happy with the facilities included-gym, rooftop, maintenance. Concierge is really helpful as well.
It would have been even better if we had a swimming pool.
I go to another gym, but sometimes I like to use the one we have here.

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

It is near canary wharf. There is a park for my dog which was very important to us.

There some suspicious people walking around.

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

We moved here 4 years ago and there was nothing really we weren’t told about this property.

Why did you choose this development:

We chose this development as it is close to the only proper park that is good for dogs.

4
Facilities
4
Design
4
Location
4
Value
4
Management
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Safe

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Aug 2019

My one bed room flat is too expensive in my opinion.
The security and security systems are very good allowing peace of mind, however the community is not interactive.
I like that theres lots of super markets around and how close it is to canary wharf.

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

i like the transport links
i have no dislikes

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

i was well informed when i moved in .

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

i would change the quality of service provided for the management.

5
Facilities
4
Design
5
Location
3
Value
2
Management
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Great area

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Aug 2019

It is quite safe around. Gym, roof terrace garden and concierge are available to residents. Concierge is especially convenient for when i expect delivery.

The flat is good size, functional. The layout is good but the quality of the materials could be better.

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

Quite and clean area, quite new as well.

There are suspicious people walking around the development area, which i don’t like.

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

I did not know it would be that warm inside, which makes it hard to cool off in the summer

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

I have lived here for only about a week and haven’t had any issues so far.

4
Facilities
4
Design
3
Location
4
Value
4
Management
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