The Forge, NE1

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Ranked 1st out of 7 in Newcastle
4.56 (based on 34 reviews) 4.56 (34 reviews)

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4.76
Facilities
4.53
Design
4.68
Location
4.26
Value
4.56
Management

The Forge is a HomeViews award-winning More. ‘Superenting’ scheme by Moorfield situated at the heart of Stephenson Quarter next to Newcastle station. It comprises of 283 pet-friendly, one, two and three-bedroom apartments. Residents have access to range of facilities and amenities. These include a 24-hour on-property concierge service, a private gym, as well as a landscaped courtyard garden. In addition, apartments are available in furnished and unfurnished options and come in modern designs, with premium furniture packages.

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Apartment 103 North
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. For full terms: https://www.homeviews.com/allsopterms/
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Apartment 105 North
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. For full terms: https://www.homeviews.com/allsopterms/
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667 sq ft
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Apartment 211 North
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. For full terms: https://www.homeviews.com/allsopterms/
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Apartment 010 West
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. For full terms: https://www.homeviews.com/allsopterms/
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Apartment 113 West
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. For full terms: https://www.homeviews.com/allsopterms/
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840 sq ft
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The Place To Live in Newcastle

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Aug 2019

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
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
4
Value
5
Management
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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

The place to be!

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Jun 2020

The forge offers a range of facilities from gym to communal areas that are always clean and tidy, offering great space to socialise.

From the stylish apartments with standard appliances that create the perfect place to relax.

The staff from the GM and the RSA’s are all very welcoming and helpful.

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Great place to move into especially if your relocating to Newcastle.
Its ideally located to the city centre and quayside where you will find all the restaurants and bars!

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Watch the heating in winter!

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

With the furnishings being modern and up to date would say a nicer more comfier sofa would be ideal
Especially when entertaining.

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Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
5
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Welcoming & homely

Review Date Apr 2020

The building has a wide variety of facilities that help you feel welcome and at hone. This is supported by the very friendly and welcoming team who are always happy to help with any enquiry or issue you have. The design is very modern and makes you feel proud to live here.

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Great location for access to a variety of shops, restaurants, transport etc.

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There are frequent social events for the whole development to access that I wasn’t aware of before I moved in!

What is the best feature of your home:

The design and furniture that is provided are modern and homely.

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
4
Value
5
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Perfect place to have a luxurious stay in the heart of the city with smiling faces.

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Apr 2020

It was one of the best properties i lived in and i was really happy with the place. All its decor, facilities, liveliness and proximity to city center was amazing. Specially the reception staff was amazing specially Kristina and Kelly. They both were stars according to me. They made our stay wonderful.

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

Nothing more

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

Quick and prompt. Always ready and helpful for resolving any issue

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Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
5
Value
5
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First Impressions can be Deceiving

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Review Date Apr 2020

Upon first inspection, The Forge appears to be an unparalleled rental opportunity, with it’s convenient location, high-end design and promise for tenants. However, while living here is gradually becomes apparent that there is a noticeable lack of attention to detail, particularly with regards to the finish of the apartments. This is compounded by property management which is quite disappointing, and focus is obviously given to enticing prospective tenants rather than satisfying those currently renting here.

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Likes:
– Convenient location in proximity of Newcastle City Centre and Quayside
– Impressive private gym facilities included

Dislikes:
– Dysfunctional, inconsistent management
– High price set to rise despite noticeable lack of improvements or progress

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

How much of a disparity there would be between the selling points of the building and promises made to future tenants, and what is actually delivered.

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

Reduced rental rate in line with property and services provided.

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4
Design
4
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2
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2
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Great building, not great management

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Review Date Feb 2020

The building is really good, I loved living here until I had building problems which were not sorted out by management. The front desk staff were awesome, but the GM said he was the guy to go to for fixing problems. He then proceeded to make meetings and not attend, while ignoring my emails confirming my attendance. I had to take time out of work for meetings he set to not turn up to, and further time to chase after he missed deadline which he had chosen and set. The staff blamed a shortage of staff, they control staffing and it had been a month with many broken promises. I would avoid this management company.

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

good building in a central location
awful management

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

My apartment had a leak which caused all the issues, and the view was eroded by a new development. The view is no ones fault, but not ideal.

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

I would change the management staff. All that is required is to keep your word and not mess people around.

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Design
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Best place I’ve ever lived

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Aug 2019

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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5
Design
5
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5
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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

A beautiful place to live

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Aug 2019

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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4
Design
4
Location
5
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5
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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

Great experience at The Forge

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Aug 2019

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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Facilities
4
Design
5
Location
5
Value
5
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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

Best building in Newcastle

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Aug 2019

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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Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
5
Value
5
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Dear Ali,

Wow, thank you for your 5 star review

Best wishes and regards from The Forge team,

Simon Manley
General Manager

Great community, welcoming home.

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Aug 2019

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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Facilities
5
Design
4
Location
4
Value
5
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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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More. ‘Superenting’

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Launched by Moorfield Group, the More. “Superenting” schemes are designed for the modern ‘Superenter’.  Each More. scheme boasts stylish buildings…
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