Royal Wharf, E16

Royal Wharf, E16

Ballymore Group, Oxley Holdings
East London
4 Rating (based on 12 reviews) 12 reviews

Rating Details

Excellent

8%

Very Good

83%

Average

8%

Disappointing

0%

Very Poor

0%

Category Scores

3.58
Lifestyle
4.33
Design
3.67
Location
3.75
Value

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Enjoying Royal Wharf living

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We moved in 6 months ago as one of the first tenants and are really enjoying Royal Wharf. The commute to the city is really easy and takes 20 minutes on the DLR, our flat is lovely and the design and layout of the development is fantastic. There were a few early small issues but they were quickly sorted and to be expected in a newly completed building. Our only disappointment has been in the lack of community facilities. With many parts of the development still being built these have not been completed yet and we feel the lack of community – a bar or other facilities would be of benefit to current residents though as buildings are completed I am sure this will improve over time.

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The brochures said there would be a number of facilities available to residents but many of these have still not been completed. I wish I had known the timeline for these additional services in advance as the Sainsburys wasn’t completed until December, 4 months after we moved in. Many things haven’t been finished yet so ask for a timeline.

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Lack of updates

I love my flat and living here but it has been annoying how little we hear about the timeline for completion of services. I was hoping the leisure centre would be ready this summer but people are now saying 2019. My landlord said he is chasing for more information.

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Lack of updates from developers

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Lack of communication

With the lack of central facilities for a while (at the time I was furious about the delay to the supermarket) it has meant that it has been hard to meet neighbours. The Leisure centre was meant to be completed but I now hear from neighbours that it will be end of 2018 or maybe 2019. When you are a stay at home mum it is disappointing and there is a complete lack of communication on what ws happening. However it is improving and businesses on site are starting to open up.

The Royal Wharf news forum is amazing for updates and for finding out what is happening (quicker than the developer messaging you) There is also a residents facebook group (you need to ask to be invited) where people ask questions but there are also events and meet ups advertised (usually at the Starbucks) .

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A direct number to someone in the developers office! Probably realising that I could find out a lot from the forum on royalwharfnews and it would have saved me a lot of searching and emailing the developer

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Pleased with my investment

I have invested in a number of developments within London but am always delighted with the quality and output by Ballymore. The design of this development is laid out well and once complete I am confident of the community that will grow here and the reflection this will have on pricing. My flat was quickly rented out through my agent – the feedback I have had is that this is proving to be a popular alternative to the busy Canary Wharf. My tenants have been living there for 5 months and whilst I don’t have much direct contact with them there have only been a few minor teething issues and they have already expressed interest in extending their lease beyond the initial one year term. Overall I am very pleased with Royal Wharf as an investment considering the challenges of the current market.

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As per some of the other reviews there has been a delay with onsite facilities being opened but building work is happening at a pace and I believe by the end of 2018 that this will no longer be an issue.

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High standard quality living in suburban London

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My overall impression on Royal Wharf is positive; a sizeable modern suburb in close proximity to two DLR stations (less than 3min walk) with professional Concierge services, a post room, local Sainsbury and Starbucks on site. The environment is clean, safe and quiet – even though parts of the development are still under construction the noise levels are minimal. However, you hear planes jetting off quite often throughout the day as the site is one tube stop away from London City Airport. Also, some residents complain about no mobile phone service despite being with various mobile networks providers. When it comes to the flat itself, had some minor issues when moving in (missing key, faulty light bulb) that were quickly fixed by my Estate Agent. Later on I always knew who to contact when experiencing other issues.

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Wish I had known the completion dates of the local facilities (e.g. Sainsbury, post room etc) as they were not present when I moved in.

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