The Forge, NE1

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Ranked 1st out of 7 in Newcastle
Area guide to Newcastle
4.63 Rating (based on 29 reviews) 29 reviews

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Excellent

72%

Very Good

24%

Average

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Disappointing

3%

Very Poor

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Situated only 500m from Newcastle station, The Forge is a Build to Rent development with a mix of one, two and three-bedroom apartments, interior designed by the award-winning KONCEPT ID. Residents have access to range of state-of-the-art facilities, including a 24 hour concierge service, a gym and fitness centre as well as a residents’ club lounge. Read more

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4.79
Facilities
4.52
Design
4.69
Location
4.34
Value
4.72
Management

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Best place to live in Newcastle

Verified Resident

The Forge is an ideal location, superb design and build quality. Only thing lacking is parking however it’s a city centre location, so close to transport links.

The facilities are great and always resident events held. Forge employees are all world class also in terms of customer service.

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Plenty of bars, restaurants, shops and transport links nearby. Yards away from Central Station.

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The lights dim. The mirrors are heated. Game changer.

5.00
Facilities
5.00
Design
5.00
Location
4.00
Value
5.00
Management
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Dear Kem,

Thanks for your awesome review, I’ll be sharing your great feedback with the team.

Look forward to seeing you on the 5-a-side pitch soon.

Best Wishes and regards from the Forge Team.

Simon Manley
General Manager

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Modern, high quality living with great social events.

Verified Resident

Great place to live very close to city centre. Design and finishings in the building feel very modern and high quality. The events that are offered help make the building feel like a real community as you get to know the other tenants through social settings.

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The building is very close to the centre of the city, with a short walk down to the water. The street itself is very quiet so means there’s not much noise during the evenings. If there were a few more shops slightly closer it would be perfect.

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It rains a lot in Newcastle!

5.00
Facilities
5.00
Design
4.00
Location
5.00
Value
5.00
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Manager Response

Dear Kieran,

Thank you very much for sharing your great experience of The Forge.

The team will be delighted to hear your positive feedback,

Best wishes and regards from The Forge team,

Simon Manley
General Manager

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Great experince but on the small side

Verified Resident

Close to most things but pretty small apt

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Very central but not very good views

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I should have explored other parts of the town

5.00
Facilities
4.00
Design
4.00
Location
4.00
Value
5.00
Management
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Manager Response

Dear Christian,

Thank you very much for sharing your great experience of The Forge.

Best wishes and regards from The Forge team,

Simon Manley
General Manager

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Great experience, couldn’t recommend enough

Verified Resident

The most welcoming place I’ve ever lived, with understanding, responsive staff and great, reliable facilities

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

Close to centre of town but far enough away to avoid disruptions

Great transport links

Close to a variety of bars, restaurants and the quayside

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How sociable and welcoming the lounge area is

5.00
Facilities
5.00
Design
5.00
Location
5.00
Value
5.00
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Manager Response

Dear Josh,

Thank you very much for sharing your amazing 5 star review of The Forge.

The team will be delighted to hear your positive feedback.

Best wishes and regards from The Forge team,

Simon Manley
General Manager

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The Place To Live in Newcastle

Verified Resident

The Forge is an all round excellent place to live. Great city location, building is great and always secure! Staff are always friendly and helpful! Residents are friendly and everyone gets along well. The communal area is always clean and tidy and a great place for everyone to chill out in.

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Love the fact that all the bars local and plenty of restaurants around! And a personal favourite is the fact I work right next door! Nothing really that I dislike about the area!

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One of my friends lived here so I pretty much knew everything about this place!

5.00
Facilities
5.00
Design
5.00
Location
4.00
Value
5.00
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Manager Response

Dear Ivan,

Thank you very much for sharing your great experience of The Forge.

We’re delighted to hear your excellent feedback.

Hope to see you on the 5-a-side pitch soon.

Best wishes and regards from The Forge team,
Simon Manley
General Manager

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Great property in a fantastic location

Verified Resident

Friendly staff and amazing facilities

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Not too close to decent food shops other then station but proximity to other things outweigh this

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I wish I had known more about the parking in the area

5.00
Facilities
5.00
Design
5.00
Location
4.00
Value
5.00
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Manager Response

Dear Matthew,

Thank you very much for sharing your great experience of The Forge.

The team will be delighted to hear your positive feedback.

Best wishes and regards from The Forge team,
Simon Manley
General Manager

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Fantastic accommodation

Verified Resident

Excellent service from the staff. Great facilities and easy to rent. Would recommend

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Great location near to the station and the quayside.

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Location of various blocks in relation to the main block

5.00
Facilities
5.00
Design
5.00
Location
5.00
Value
5.00
Management
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Poor experience considering it’s the first place we have rented.

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Poor Build/Design. Good value for money, but in terms of lifestyle very poor as we have been cold all through the winter.

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N/A

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

Knowing we would be living on the ground floor/how cold the flat would be.

2.00
Facilities
1.00
Design
5.00
Location
4.00
Value
1.00
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Manager Response

Dear Phil,

Thank you for providing your comments, we value all feedback we receive.

We strive to ensure that all residents have an exceptional living experience. Please accept my apologies that on this occasion we didn’t meet your expectations.

Best wishes and regards from The Forge team,
Simon Manley
General Manager

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Good experience overall

Verified Resident

I am really enjoying living in the Forge – everything is new and modern, and the gym and lounge facilities are excellent. I also really enjoy the social activities that are organised for residents. It’s generally quiet at night too with no noisy neighbours. I also love the fact that pets are allowed.

My one criticism would be that overall, space is a bit short – in particular there is a lack of storage space (an inbuilt utility cupboard for hoovers/cleaning equipment etc would have been useful). Considering the small size of the apartments, the cost of renting is also quite steep. Overall however, I feel that the quality of the apartment and the facilities makes up for this.

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The Forge is approximately 6-7 minutes walk from Central Station which is really handy. It’s also just a minute’s walk from the Tyne, allowing for easy access to walks along the Quayside. Unfortunately there are no large supermarkets within walking distance which is a bit of a pain.

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There is no gas supply for the apartments at the Forge – the heating is run off electricity which is actually quite expensive.

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Facilities
4.00
Design
5.00
Location
3.00
Value
4.00
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Manager Response

Thank you very much for sharing your great experience of The Forge.

We take your feedback on board and are continuously looking at ways to improve.

Best wishes and regards from The Forge team,

Simon Manley
General Manager

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Great facilities, location etc. High price

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Location and facilities are both great. Quality of common areas and flats are both great. Pricing is high but understandable. Great staff

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

Positives:
Close to train station and quayside
Easy access to town centre
Limited traffic at rush hour
Great restaurants nearby

Negatives:
Train noise (barely noticeable)
No shops/supermarket nearby. A corner shop would be ideal
No parks nearby

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

Parking is easy (but expensive)
No corner shop very close
Free food events provided
Can take dog out for toilet round the back of the West block

4.00
Facilities
4.00
Design
4.00
Location
3.00
Value
4.00
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Manager Response

Dear Ben,

Thank you very much for sharing your great experience of The Forge.

The team will be delighted to hear your positive feedback.

Best wishes and regards from The Forge team,

Simon Manley
General Manager

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