The Forge, NE1

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

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Very Good

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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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£1,030 pcmApartment 103 North, 2 Bed Apartment, The Forge £1,030 pcm
Spacious two bedroom apartment to rent in Newcastle's most exciting new rental development. Each apartment features modern furnishings, floor to ceiling windows, wooden flooring and a fully integrated kitchen. Every apartment is also pet friendly. Apartment comes unfurnished.
2 Bed
2 Bath
656 sq ft
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£1,040 pcmApartment 105 North, 2 Bed Apartment, The Forge £1,040 pcm
Fully integrated kitchen. 24-hour concierge, Resident’s gym and fitness centre, luxury resident’s lounge, secure cycle store, resident’s pets welcome. Apartment comes unfurnished.
2 Bed
2 Bath
667 sq ft
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£1,090 pcmApartment 211 North, 2 Bed Apartment, The Forge £1,090 pcm
A brand new two bedroom apartment situated in Newcastle City Centre, near the Quayside.Residents also benefit from an on-site management team 24 hours a day, a state of the art fitness suite and exclusive club lounge perfect for both business and social gatherings. Apartment comes unfurnished.
2 Bed
2 Bath
678 sq ft
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£1,280 pcmApartment 010 West, 3 Bed Apartment, The Forge £1,280 pcm
A brand new building. Accommodation is of high standard with contemporary design, a refreshing alternative to traditional rentals. The apartments have modern open – plan living /kitchen area with beautiful wooden flooring throughout. Apartment comes unfurnished.
3 Bed
2 Bath
840 sq ft
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£1,355 pcmApartment 113 West, 3 Bed Apartment, The Forge £1,355 pcm
The Forge offers a brand new way to rent with apartments designed specifically with renters in mind. Each apartment is pet friendly and boasts floor to ceiling windows, a fully integrated kitchen and modern furnishings. There is also a 24 hour on site professional management team at hand. Apartment comes furnished.
3 Bed
2 Bath
840 sq ft
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Best place I’ve ever lived

Verified Resident

The Forge is an amazing place to live, the apartments are an ideal size, the building itself had all the facilities you could ever want and more, the location couldn’t be better – a few steps from the Newcastle Quayside, 5 minutes walk to Central Station, and all the shops, restaurants and bars of the city centre (many of which offer exclusive discounts to Forge residents). However, being slightly off the main road and just past the police station, the Forge always feels perfectly safe and is very quiet, given its central location.

The 24/7 staff are always friendly and helpful, and the frequent events are brilliant for getting to know other residents and have fun in the amazing lounge area.

The Forge is by far the best place I have ever rented and I could not recommend it more highly.

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The location is perfect, right next to the Quayside and train station, with all shops, restaurants and bars within short walking distance.

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Nothing.

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Dear David,

Thank you very much for sharing your experience of The Forge. We’re so pleased that we can offer you the “Best place” you’ve ever lived.

Best wishes and regards from The Forge team,

Simon Manley
General Manager

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A beautiful place to live

Verified Resident

The aesthetics of The Forge are beautiful from walking through the main entrance, to getting into the lifts, walking along the corridors and finally the apartments themselves. The apartments could be slightly more functional, as they don’t have a great deal of storage and some (mine included) require walking through the bedroom to get to the bathroom which isn’t always practical. However, they are well proportioned and with a little creativity you can purchase storage solutions to keep the space tidy. The outside courtyard is attractive and a convenient place if you own a pet. The staff are extremely friendly and always happy to help with any queries or concerns. The location is walking distance from Eldon Square and bars and restaurants, as well as lovely walks along the river and easy access to transport links at Central station.

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As the building is directly in the city centre you are spoiled for choice. There are bars, restaurants, clubs, The Theatre Royal, Eldon Square for shopping and much much more. You are also five minutes from Central Station which provides, trains, metros and buses.

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The council tax is quite high due to the area. The council hadn’t arrived at a figure before we moved in, as the building was so new, and the amount ended up being higher than predicted once we had moved in. It probably wouldn’t have stopped us moving to The Forge had we known the amount before but it is something to bear in mind.

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Location
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Dear Katie,

Thank you very much for sharing your great experience of The Forge. We’re always looking at ways to improve so value your feedback around storage. We are currently looking at additional storage solutions onsite, so watch this space.

Best wishes and regards from The Forge team,

Simon Manley
General Manager

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Great experience at The Forge

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I had a very good experience at The Forge. The facilities are outstanding, especially the gym and the common room with the coffee machine and large-screen TV. I also liked particularly that the building is at close vicinity to the train station and a five-minutes walk from the various shops and restaurants of the city centre.

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I like the location.

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The storage space is quite limited

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4
Design
5
Location
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Dear Federico,

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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Best building in Newcastle

Verified Resident

The Forge is a very beautiful and well-located building. Everything is nearby, Quayside, city centre and central.
No words would describe this exceptional building.

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Everything is good

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Electricity bills are little expensive

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Manager Response

Dear Ali,

Wow, thank you for your 5 star review

Best wishes and regards from The Forge team,

Simon Manley
General Manager

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Great community, welcoming home.

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A friendly community that’s well cared for. I always feel looked after and can get whatever help I need. Quiz nights, street food, and other entertainment throughout each month makes me feel welcome and at home.

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Closest corner shop is 5-10 minutes away. Close by for most, but tiring with my disabilities.

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Every so often The Forge pre-pays a street-food cart for a delicious dinner! Very tasty.

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

We’re delighted we provide a friendly community and you feel well cared for.

Best wishes and regards from The Forge team,

Simon Manley
General Manager

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Best place we live

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The Forge very good, flat very good, the lounge and building beautiful. The staff very helpful all time especially Christina she help everyone anytime

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All good

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No bad, only good we love it here

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Design
4
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Thank you very much for sharing your great experience of The Forge.

We have shared your kind words with Christina.

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

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Daily life made easier

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The team at the Forge are all stars. They are friendly and always happy to help. The renting process was super easy and every time I have questions they are always answered promptly. The parcel system is great. The buildings are gorgeous and seem built to a high standard. A few things could be improved – e.g. you can smell cookings from other flats at times which seems to be coming from the exhaust fan. The location is excellent, especially for commuters. Of course the downside is the noise from trains/metro but one gets used to it. So far it has been a positive experience and I appreciate the effort the team puts into organising events. This is really renting life made easier!

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Lots of shops, cafés, great transport links, close to Quayside and great for walks along the river.

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I can’t think of anything. Helen did the viewing and gave a thorough overview of the buildings and how renting works here. She answered all the questions I had. And was very patient with me and all my questions. I decided to rent here as soon as I arrived. There were unexpected things when I moved in.

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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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Convenient location, full of floofs

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The building is ideally located in the city centre. The availability of a 24 hour concierge provides both convenience and the added benefit of security. The communal areas and the apartments themselves are also finished to a very high standard. On site staff are friendly and helpful and the building is pet friendly.

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There could do with being a shop a little closer, also maybe less than ideal for anyone with children.

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The electricity consumption for the flat seems quite high, although this could have just been a longer than normal winter.

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Design
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Location
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Value
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Dear Jamie,

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

Love the picture of Dexter!

Best wishes and regards from The Forge team,

Simon Manley
General Manager

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Such a difference to what I’m used to living at university last year. Couldn’t have asked for much more.

Verified Resident

Facilities, Design and Location are all excellent.

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Station is so close with the station also having convenience shops such as Sainsbury’s and M&S within a 5 minute walk. Town centre is also very close as is the picturesque quayside waterfront.

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The weekly run events such as football, quiz and food tasting.

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Design
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Location
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Value
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Management
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A perfect city apartment for professionals!

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Being new to the city the Forge is perfect – the location is central but tucked away from any lairy nightlife, the flat is set up for an easy move & the concierge & gym facilities are lovely!

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I love how central yet quiet it is – literally everything is on the doorstep (including access to national rail links) but it doesn’t feel that I’m in a city centre as soon as I step out the door.

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That there’s no storage under the bed!

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Design
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Location
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Value
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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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