The River Gardens, SE10

The River Gardens, SE10

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London + Regional Properties, Bellway Homes
Ranked 14th out of 34 in Greenwich
4.23 (30 reviews) 4.23 (30 reviews)
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4.37
Facilities
4.10
Design
4.37
Location
3.87
Value
3.44
Management

The River Gardens is a Bellway Homes development comprising of one, two and three-bedroom apartments. The site is located in Royal Greenwich, overlooking the Thames and close to Greenwich Park, which is just a 10-minute walk away. The Cutty Sark DLR station is less than 20 minutes’ walk from the development and from there, frequent services run to Canary Wharf, Bank, Stratford and Lewisham.

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I love my new home ❤️

Review Date May 2022

Great development by Bellway!
✔️Lovely locality
✔️Great quality of living
✔️Amazing sunset views
✔️Great walking and cycling paths
✔️Love the gym pool and tennis court
✔️Friendly society
✔️ Nice parking if you’ve an electric car
✔️ Reasonable maintenance charges

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I bought a flat in this property and have recently moved in. The property is lovely, the location is so prime. Every morning when I wake up I can hear the sound of the waves (gives me a feeling I’m living in a resort)
Beautiful walking paths and cycling tracks. The gym and pool are also nice. There is a tennis court too which is an added bonus. Overall a great experience ☺️

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

It’s better than what I expected- so no comments.

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

Prompt and professional
Things were done quickly .

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
5
Value
4
Management
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Lovely place to live and work

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Review Date Sep 2021

The development is really special. The way the buildings are designed means most flats get a view of the river (and the views are great) and they are far apart from each other that one feels connected but private. The security inside the building is also good with only residents of a particular floor having access to that floor – so it feels quite cosy. The quality of the build is also good and we do not hear the neighbours except when on the balcony but that is only to be expected and it does not disturb. There is interior parking and we have an enormous private storage area of 17 square metres. There is a concierge service who are very nice and professional.

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Greenwich itself is a wonderful place with a nice centre and of course the beautiful park, and we are a short walk – 15 mins – along the river path with no cars to reach it. There all kinds of restaurants and shops are available for different tastes. There are a couple of smaller supermarkets right next door and a larger Waitrose can be reached by bicycle – again without going on a single road.

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

I had not realised there would be a yearly fee – 200 pounds – to pay for the right to use the car park, even when I bought the car parking space.

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

The building management responded immediately to some small issues we had when we moved in but since then everything is working. The service charges are quite high though. The garage is usually dirty from all the building work – they are completing the final building now but hopefully this will get better after that.

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
4
Value
3
Management
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Review Date Mar 2021

Good design, and nice facilities when open! Property management is slightly inept if well-intentioned. For example, we had our water supply turned off without notice recently which obviously isn’t great for various reasons, especially during lockdown! The residents are relatively well-behaved and share a desire for peace and quiet.

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

Fantastic location in terms of access to the park but there definitely could be a better range of restaurants locally. Good connections but don’t leave your window open or walk around by yourself at night.

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

That the cladding was going to have to be replaced

What is the best feature of your home:

The location which combines everything that we want from a property in that regard.

4
Facilities
4
Design
5
Location
3
Value
4
Management
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River Gardens development

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Review Date Mar 2021

Building is well designed with most apartments having balconies looking out onto the Thames. Plenty of underground parking and large bin collection areas. Concierge service is very good as is the gym, and general property management is also very good.

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

Good area to live with a number of local shops (independent plus the usual larger supermarkets) and bars, with several directly looking out onto the Thames. Transport links are also good with North Greenwich tube nearby. Greenwich Town centre also close by as well as Greenwich Park.

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

There are several new bars/restaurants in development nearby that I wasn’t aware of

What is the best feature of your home:

The view out onto the Thames with a very nice designed balcony.

5
Facilities
4
Design
5
Location
4
Value
4
Management
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Suburban life in London

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Review Date Mar 2021

Overall, this is an excellent development to live in. The apartments are light, have high ceilings, and most have river views. The grounds are vast and there is plenty of greenery around. The facilities are excellent – tennis court, gym, grounds to walk around, green areas to relax. The property management has some way to go in providing value.

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

This is a wonderful place to live in London; so close to everything…Central London, the river, and Canary Wharf, but with a suburban feel to it. The local area has diverse restaurants and a number of pubs. The transport links are superb – Overland, DLR, Bus, River ferry – all in walking distance. The local shops are also more than adequate if you don’t want to take public transport or go by car. The Apartments are located on a quiet street. There is occasional anti-social behaviour but this has diminished over time, as the building work around the development reaches fruition.

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

I wish I had known that the cladding was not fit for purpose i.t.o fire.

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

I would give more thought to privacy across terraces. Design, and rules around boundaries – physical and i.t.o noise.

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
5
Value
3
Management
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The truth

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Review Date Mar 2021

The building and property management is poorly run as simple things like the lifts are often faulty, and upkeep of the newly built isn’t up to scratch. The safety that we pay towards is a joke as both my bike and partners bike has been stolen from the underground basement and not reimbursed.

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

Good access to local shops, restaurants and train stations, however the availability for parking isn’t good.

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

It would of been useful knowing if we would have our own concierge.

What is the best feature of your home:

The balcony as it overlooks Canary Wharf and is really spacious for when people come over.

3
Facilities
3
Design
3
Location
3
Value
1
Management
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Property management could be better!

Review Date Mar 2021

Design and facilities (especially the swimming pool and gym) are really good. Property management could be better, our lifts are regularly out of order. And the bins could be collected more regularly! But apart from those little issues, I really like living here.

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

I don’t live on the street but it’s not noisy at all. It’s really nice and quiet, the neighbours on street Do not bother us.

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

I wish there was more sun on our side, but that’s nothing I can change.

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

They’re very slow with dealing with issues, especially lifts.

4
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
4
Value
3
Management
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Newly built development on the riverside

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Review Date Mar 2021

Neat design, newly built, communal areas could be a bit improved, small/medium gym and pool in the health suite accessible to residents, concierge always open, where drivers often leave parcels, building is not always on the map, being so recently built.

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

Good quality local restaurants and shops, co – op and local sainsbury’s nearby, bigger shops like waitrose 15-20 minutes away. Closest tube station: North Greenwich, 20 minutes away (walking), or 8 minutes by transport (bus). Thameslink – Greenwich pier: 15 minutes away.
Private parking available for sale on the ground floor, next to bins/recycling area.
Some noise during the weekend, and people sometimes use the playground for gatherings/other purposes

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

The neighbour is mostly nice, but some people like to get drunk on the riverside during the weekend and leave tons of empty bottles around, such a pity over the weekend, when it gets very crowded

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

They have always been replying fairly quickly and always tried to be helpful

5
Facilities
4
Design
5
Location
4
Value
4
Management
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Pretty but a hassle to get to

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Review Date Mar 2021

Property management is poor as the team is unresponsive. Facilities are great. The flats are really well designed although the quality of floors/kitchens is not great. Also things seem to start falling apart as soon as the guarantees expire and then nobody helps with fixing things.

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

Shops and open spaces are great. Transport is a nightmare as its 20 mins to tube or drl, the traffic is appalling. It’s quiet

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

How difficult it is to get here, how things start breaking after the warranties expire

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

Unresponsive, slow, and not very helpful – the concierge team is great though!

5
Facilities
5
Design
2
Location
3
Value
1
Management
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I strongly recommend Bellway properties. They have high standards and very good service.

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Review Date Mar 2021

This is my 3rd property from Bellway and I’m so happy with the building and the property management. They are so kind and helpful with everything. The facilities are in high quality. When there is a need the customer service staff helps immediately. The concierge is also working so well. They are 24/7 available.

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

This is a very lovely area by the river and wonderful view. Greenwich is a very calm and beautiful place to live.

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

I cannot think any bad aspects but for those who are considering to purchase a flat should look for a river view one if possible.

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

I wish it would be a bit closer to central London.

5
Facilities
4
Design
4
Location
5
Value
5
Management
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