Upton Gardens

Upton Gardens

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Ranked 64th out of 206 in East London
Area guide to East London
3.96 Rating (based on 37 reviews) 37 reviews
Barratt London‘s Upton Gardens is situated in the heart of East London. There are 842 homes onsite. There is a mix of one, two and three-bedroom apartments. Additionally, the development features open green spaces, rooftop terraces, landscaped walkways and public art. Located in Zone 3, Upton Gardens is within a 6-minute walk of Upton Park tube. Residents can access both the District and Hammersmith & City lines. Moreover, the Help to Buy scheme in operation.   Read more

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3.97
Facilities
4.00
Design
3.78
Location
3.78
Value
3.70
Management

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Excellent zone 3 value

Verified Resident

– Size and brightness of the flat is absolutely excellent. Most friends – including some architects – who visit have been astounded at how generous the spaces are (“Not at all like London new builds” has been a frequent comment).

– We were also lucky to get one of the three beds in the block facing Priory Park with the massive wraparound balcony. As the other blocks get built we’re realising that not all of them have the generous balconies and separation from adjacent block that the back ones do.

– Maintenance of the landscaping and internal areas has been good so far.

– Look forward to hearing what the ‘commercial space’ at the front of Upton Gardens is going to be. The area badly needs a cafe or two where you can buy a cappuccino. There were rumours that a Waitrose was part of the plan, if Barratt can indeed deliver that there would be nothing like it as we’re short of good supermarkets around here as well.

– The only negative for me in terms of build is that all walls are plaster board. Wish they’d gone with brick. You need to be constantly careful with the walls, and the acoustic insulation is poor.

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The area offers excellent value for money, perhaps the cheapest you can find in zone 3 in all of London. Upton Gardens is very close to the tube station. Lots of good south Asian cafes and restaurants, the football pub at the corner has closed for renovations to make it a gastropub (should open by summer ’20), an excellent international grocery in Barking Road, a small but decent Tesco and good bus connections to get to Stratford.

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

That flats can be built with all walls plasterboard, and exactly how poor the sound insulation can be because of this.

What is the best feature of your home:

The best part about my apartment is the huge wraparound balcony that runs the L shaped length of the flat (85 feet or so).

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A great place to live

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Very happy with the development. Nice views and friendly neighbours. I make use of facilities such as the concierge service and the gym, whilst also aware of all issues/circumstances from the emails sent to all.

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Great accessibility to all travel options whilst also having most shops within a decent range. A wide variety of food options too within the area.

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

Not that I can think of.

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Value
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Great experience

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Very good development. Management since moving in has been adequate and I have not experienced any problems so far.

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Being close to a main road can mean it can be noisy at times.

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Given the size of the flat it can take a while before it heats up.

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Design
4
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5
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Good value home

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Good development overall. Been here 3 months and haven’t found many problems, so very happy so far. The design is modern and clean, the building quality seems good for my untrained eye, the proximity to transport is very convenient. Had a little contact with customer support, they sorted my problem quickly. I thought it was very good value in terms of new building in London. Don’t regret this purchase at all, would recommend.

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The area is very well connected in terms of transport but a bit poor in terms of shops. Green Street is great but not really my style. I miss having a relatively big supermarket nearby, although the Tesco is 5 min walk away and open for very extended hours, so not so bad. In terms of little cafes and restaurants the offer is also poor.

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

The tube lines are out for maintenance works every other weekend it seems. I think I still would have bought here even if I did know that in advance.

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Location
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Manager Response

Hi Alex,

Thank you for your review! We are incredibly happy to hear that you are very happy so far.

All the best,

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Great development

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Development overall looks great so far. We are happy with the build quality and customer service we’ve received

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Loads of shops on your doorstep including chains and local. Lots of good local food places but lacking nice cafes.
Transport links are great with less than 10 mins walk from tube line station and good bus routes also.

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

It’s best to report any snags the earlier the better

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4
Location
3
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Great experience but the back house experience can be better.

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The location is absolutely perfect, the pre sales discussions with the developer was smooth and the transition of moving in home was very good.
The build Quality is not up to the mark as the wall finished and ironmongery could be more sturdy and durable. Within 2 years I see the paints are coming off, the main door ironmongery is not good and the bathroom fittings are full of scales. These things could be better. Concierge services is really good.
Location – 5 stars
Pre sales – 5 stars
Move arrangements – 4 star
Build quality – 2.5 stars

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

Dislike only the quality of the building. Only few things – Wall finishes & ironmongery.

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Not much, may be I would expect to see the specification of materials in detail and check the workmanship.

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Manager Response

Hi Kamal,
Thank you for your review. We will be sharing your feedback with our teams as we are always looking for ways to improve our product and our service.

If there is anything outstanding in your home, please do contact us at eastlondoncustomercare@barrattlondon.com.

All the best!

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Good experience.

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I’ve been really impressed with my new build Barrett apartment at Upton Gardens. Barrett guided me well through the sales process and have provided very good after sales care.

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

Upton Park is a bustling suburb of London with excellent transport links to the City and West End. Green Street is nearby with a good selection of local shops and Westfield Stratford is within easy reach at about a mile away.

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The ongoing building work on the development at times seems never-ending. However it stops in the evenings and weekends. Hopefully it will be completed in the coming year.

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Great Size Ok Quality

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The design and size of the flat is brilliant. The quality is less than what we were expecting. On speaking to contractors who fixed our snags, we have been told that the contractors who built the building were now been discontinued. All the snags are now being fixed, but at a high cost to Barratts.

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The handover of the apartment should have been more detailed, as we had to figure out the appliances and other electrical operations ourselves.

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Design
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Location
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Manager Response

Hi,

Thank you for your review – your feedback is greatly appreciated.

We are sorry to hear of your concerns. It sound like any issues you have reported are in hand, but please do let is know if anything remains outstanding (Eastlondoncustomercare@barrattlondon.com).

Kind regards,

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Friendly staff

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Currently waiting to complete. The staff at this development so far have been really friendly and helpful.

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

Been living in this community for a while. It’s nice and i believe currently part of a planned regeneration which will introduce lot more amenities

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

N/a – haven’t moved in yet

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Design
4
Location
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Great building, excellent service when done.

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Building has excellent layout perfect for our needs. The appliances are good, however, the repairments procedure is lengthy and sometimes does not get done in full.

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

Location is good, still a site in construction so unit is not complete.

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

How will the view of the balcony be affected when all site is complete.

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Design
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Location
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Value
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Manager Response

Hi Claudia,

Thank you for your taking the time to submit your feedback.

I am sorry to hear that repairs have taken a little longer than anticipated. Please do contact us directly with any concerns or outstanding defects and we will work with you to resolve these (Eastlondoncustomercare@barrattlondon.com ).

Kind regards,

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