Block Management Angel

As a specialist Block Management Company we are operating in Angel


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Block and Estate Management is about the minutia done well: the role of a Managing Agent is technical, administrative, practical and political. It takes joined up thinking from a multi-disciplined team with one eye on the strategic long term plan and with sufficient resource to react to whatever is necessary day-to-day: the skills that block and estate management spans are: politics, building pathology, finance, legal knowhow and of course customer service too.

As a leading Managing Agent, we are a one-stop-property shop. We understand that our role is sometimes signposting Clients to get expert advice and supporting them to interpret such advice and make decisions. We support and help owners reach out to government and other local services where matters are beyond our day-to-day block management remit.

As a Managing Agent we know our true business is building relationships with people. Our people are empowered and know that they can make a difference to how people feel about where they live. We call our 'Property Manager's 'Relationship Managers' as our focus which is written up in our values is (a) to build relationships, (b) add value, and (c) to take the initiative: to us this means managing relationships. We lead the market in transparency and focusing on risk, cash, repairs and place making, usually in that order, and was the first Managing Agent to introduce a 'money back guarantee'.

We are not shy of hard work and believe our ability to get stuck in and find solutions that sets us apart. We are innovative to the core and committed to implementing good ideas in pursuit of 5* service.

Being who we are would be impossible without our passionately committed people, whose qualifications we sponsor and who we support professionally to be the best they can be, as achieving a national training award and our Silver IIP status confirms.


Block Management Reviews

"Our property manager, Natalie Birmingham has made our experience with Ringley extremely positive, having moved some of the management of our commercial property over to Ringley.
Natalie's professionalism, promptness, and dedication to exceeding expectations has left a lasting impression. She responds promptly to any queries or comments that we have and what sets Natalie apart is her commitment to going above and beyond. "

Mitch 1 days ago

"Ringley have been supporting a number of leaseholders as managing agent - including myself - through a large insurance claim. It’s not an easy job managing 40+ different competing interests and I commend them for handling such a tricky situation. Dominic and Kate have been been responsive, informative and have advocated my needs and interests to all third party stakeholders. The claim will take a significant amount of time to resolve but had it not of been for Ringley I do not think we would have made any progress at all. I strongly recommend them."

Daniel 1 days ago

"We have had a problem with noise from the flat above us in Lady Isle House Ferry Court Cardiff. We contacted a Mr Paul Staniforth who immediately became involved and addressed the situation. We really do appreciate what he has done for us and cannot thank him enough. Once again a big thank you to Mr Staniforth. The noise above was intolerable."

Shane, 2 days ago

We work alongside those deploying capital: our VirginLand by Ringley identify sites, our capital markets team work on equity and debt, our Asset Managers act as Employer’s Agent during the build for Project Monitoring. Towards Practical Completion we will be preparing always to mobilse new assets, take plant handover, recruit great teams and lease up fast.
We work to enhance the value of our Client’s asset and demonstrate good governance. To us this means engaging with leaseholders, residents and other stakeholders to ensure they are engaged with the management of each development.
Our aim is to make Management Company Directors feel empowered: to us this means 100% transparency and advising them of the options available to support decision making. We know volunteer directors have a day job, so work to delivery what they need in a timely manner and guide them on the decisions we need.
Within The Ringley Group we have a range of professional practices to enable transactions: Land Find, Valuers, Surveyors, Engineers and of course Ringley Law.
We work closely with official receivers, asset owners, lenders and tax consultants to support property owners throughout each assets lifecycle.
We work alongside those deploying capital: our VirginLand by Ringley identify sites, our capital markets team work on equity and debt, our Asset Managers act as Employer’s Agent during the build for Project Monitoring. Towards Practical Completion we will be preparing always to mobilse new assets, take plant handover, recruit great teams and lease up fast.
We work to enhance the value of our Client’s asset and demonstrate good governance. To us this means engaging with leaseholders, residents and other stakeholders to ensure they are engaged with the management of each development.
Our aim is to make Management Company Directors feel empowered: to us this means 100% transparency and advising them of the options available to support decision making. We know volunteer directors have a day job, so work to delivery what they need in a timely manner and guide them on the decisions we need.
Within The Ringley Group we have a range of professional practices to enable transactions: Land Find, Valuers, Surveyors, Engineers and of course Ringley Law.
We work closely with official receivers, asset owners, lenders and tax consultants to support property owners throughout each assets lifecycle.
Why Ringley?

As a group of companies we are a diverse bunch with enough experts on board to be a one-stop-property-shop. We listen and align to each Client's goals so each of us knows what needs to be done all the while remaining innovative and solutions oriented - as a team - One Ringley.

We promise:
  • 100% transparency
  • to network and find solutions
  • focused committed people

We're confident our teams will rise to any challenge presented, so...
If you're not happy after 6 months, we will do the right thing

Why Ringley?

As a group of companies we are a diverse bunch with enough experts on board to be a one-stop-property-shop. We listen and align to each Client's goals so each of us knows what needs to be done all the while remaining innovative and solutions oriented - as a team - One Ringley.

We promise:
  • 100% transparency
  • to network and find solutions
  • focused committed people

We're confident our teams will rise to any challenge presented, so...
If you're not happy after 6 months, we will do the right thing

The Team

The key to our success is our people

Kate
London Office
Head of Block Management - London & SE
Richard
Cardiff Office
Head of Block Management - Wales & West
RichardNick
London Office
Block Management - National Head of Site Staff

Richard

Cardiff Office

Head of Block Management - Wales & West

Kate

London Office

Head of Block Management - London & SE

Nick

London Office

Block Management - National Head of Site Staff


History of Angel

Its name commemorates a structure from the 17th century in the region. The inn obtained its name from the sign bearing the image of the Angel of Annunciation, and it served as a convenient lodging option for travelers en route to the City of London, given the hazardous rural surroundings that surrounded it.

Most prestigious roads in Angel

Angel is a vibrant district in the London Borough of Islington. The district takes pride in having several famous and prestigious roads as well. These roads, often lined with expensive properties, are the most in demand because of their location and history. Some of the most famous and main prestigious roads in Angel, London, include the following list:

1. Upper Street: This is Angel's high street, noted for its fashionable shops, restaurants, and bars. It's vibrant and in great demand for residential and commercial property.

2. Duncan Terrace: This Street has elegant Georgian townhouses and is very attractive and desirable in its own right as a residential street. It runs just behind Upper Street and offers peace, relatively while being close to all of Angel's amenities.

3. Camden Passage: This pedestrian street is lined with antique shops and a lively market, but its charm is personified. This location becomes in demand due to its pride in being different, and it's a stone's throw from central Angel.

4. Islington High Street: Primarily filled with shopping and commerce, Islington High Street is a quality address for many businesses but does yield some excellent residential property.

5. St. Peter's Street: This is a very smart residential road, fully lined with lovely period houses. It is also close to Regent's Canal, making it more desirable.

6. City Road: Although City Road is more famous as a through-road, where Angel and its surroundings are considered, the parts of it are high-end in terms of residential and office space developments, making it a prestigious address.

7. Colebrooke Row: This quiet, tree-lined street has pretty Georgian houses and is in great demand because of the tranquil atmosphere and proximity to amenities around Angel.

8. Pentonville Road: This road connects Angel to King's Cross and has several smart developments, so it's a desirable address due to its centrality and accessibility.

These roads and areas enhance the charm of Angel, making it one of the most wanted areas to live in London.

Best places to eat out in Angel

Angel is an extremely vibrant area of London, with a great diversity of food. Here are some of the best places to eat out in Angel:

Ottolenghi: If not for anything else, one should not walk out of this place without trying the many gourmet delicacies they have, not to mention their special dishes made with a hint of Middle Eastern flair and interesting presentation, to say the least. This restaurant is said to offer great options of salads, pastries, and good main courses.

2. The Breakfast Club, Angel Part of its realization to offer solid and delicious breakfasts in Angel, The Breakfast Club offers a smattering of classic breakfast fare alongside its own breakfast and brunch creations. Note well: This is a very popular place, so you can expect to queue if you get up at the wrong time of day.

3. Gate: It's a vegetarian restaurant, with an extremely innovative menu focusing on fresh ingredients that change with the seasons to make up a boundless number of elegant plant-based delicacies—something even the meat-lovers can't resist.

4. James Cochran N1: The Angel Central shopping center deploys an award-winning chef by the name of James Cochran. Their menu is based on modern British food, although he incorporates a touch of his Scottish and Caribbean upbringing within it. The dishes work in a very modern style.

5. La Farola: It is a Spanish tapas restaurant that gives the warmest, most genuine dining experience. A number of tasters that La Farola offers includes all-time classic dishes such as patatas bravas and gambas al ajillo.

6. Oldroyd: A petite little restaurant with a menu changed regularly where they pride themselves in seasonal British and European dishes. Great food with friendly service would be waiting for one at Oldroyd.

7. The Narrowboat: If you appreciate eating out with good views, go no further than this one, where you'll get what is good British pub food from classics right through to the very modern right alongside Regent's Canal. It is a nice and good spot for a relaxed meal with a fine view.

8. Bellanger: Loved by the major brasseries of Alsace, Bellanger struts with a menu full of French classic dishes. In a gorgeous, comfortable setting, just so perfect for lazy brunching.

9. Radici: A slick, handsome offering in the squares of Islington—by the acclaimed Chef Francesco Mazzei, offering the cream of South Italian cooking—this menu is dripping with scrumptious pasta, meat, and seafood dishes.

10. Caravan: Historic Exmouth Market is the site of the ever-so-famous Caravan, one of the best globally inspired places to eat in London for brunch, lunch, or dinner. It prides itself on fresh ingredients that are full of flavor.

From very casual cafes to fine dining, all are represented in Angel.

What our CEO, Mary Anne Bowring, likes about Angel

People who work from home will love living in Angel. This is mostly because it is in a great spot, close to great transport options that can take you anywhere in the city. Two examples are Old Street Station and Hoxton Station. There are a lot of great schools in the area for families. Hugh Myddelton Primary School and Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School stand out. 

Things to do in Angel

Angel in London is home to lots of activities to offer and places to go that can easily interest a wide range of tastes. Some of the top things to take part in Angel include the following:

1. Exploring Camden Passage: This tiny pedestrian street is packed with antique shops, secondhand boutiques, and minuscule coffee shops; it is great for browsing around while hunting some pieces of antiquity at the furniture shops and later on taking a coffee.

2. Screen on the Green: With its position among the oldest, non-stop running cinemas in the UK, Screen on the Green can boast a fine blend of current film releases and classic movies in historic surroundings and the coziest of settings.

3. Take a Walk or Bike Ride around Regent's Canal: Stroll or bike ride along this same Regent's Canal. The towpath is scenic and serene and makes for a fantastic retreat from all the city bustle with beautiful views and places of interest en route.

4. Watch a Show at Almeida Theatre: This theater in Islington is one of the more celebrated ones, known for the quality of its plays, from contemporary to classic dramas. See what's on.

5. Shop at Angel Central: This center offers a mix of high-street brands, restaurants, and entertainment as a cinema. It is one of those places that are convenient for a day out of shopping and eating.

6. Relax in Islington Green: This small but nice park, lying just off-center in Angel, Islington Green, is perfect for a picnic or just relaxing during area exploration.

7. Dine out on Upper Street: With its eclectic range of restaurants, cafes, and bars, food is never far away on Upper Street. From international to British, there will be something to suit your taste buds.

8. Chapel Market: This is rather a street market, the shops selling a mix of fresh produce, clothing, and many household goods. It is extremely colorful, with an outstanding community character, and full of bargains.

9. Historical walking tour: Know more about the history of Angel and Islington. To know this area, its architecture, and the people associated with this place, join a walking historical ride hosted by residents.

10. Go listen to live music in Union Chapel: This is an exemplary combination of live music, with a variety ranging from comedy nights to other events. With the acoustics, this is one of those experiences you can visualize.

These activities and attractions underline the diverse and vibrant nature of Angel's identity as an area well worth visiting and exploring.

Cultural Activities in Angel

Angel in London pulsates with several colorful cultural activities. The place represents a great fusion of art, theatres, music, and community activities. Some of the key highlights of the area are:

1. Almeida Theatre: This Islington-based theatre is over 30 years old and should rightfully be called one of the great theatres of the UK. It has been created to work its way—from landmark revivals of classical plays to collaborations with some of the world's leading living playwrights—up to national and international productions.

2. The Union Chapel: It's an offbeat location, but what raises this too worthy of mention is that the acoustics are outstanding and very intimate. Live music concerts, comedies, and other events on the cultural side make up the shows this place holds, so an Angel bookmark.

3. King's Head Theatre: So, above a historic pub in Islington lies one of London's oldest pub theatres—the King's Head Theatre—delivering eclectic plays and cabaret with a huge proportion of emerging talent and innovation.

4. Sadler's Wells Theatre: Just a short walk away from Angel lies, arguably, one of the finest dance theatres in the world. This is inclusive of contemporary dance and ballet but also international dance troupes, so again, this is something that one is privileged for.

5. Camden Passage: This romantic little pedestrian street, extremely picturesque with antique shops, matched with vintage shops and art galleries, bespoke boutiques, allows a perfect setting in which to explore the local artistry.

6. Islington Assembly Hall: A historic performance space catering to a tapped portfolio of live music performances, comedy shows, and selected productions. Its magnificent art déco interiors and superb acoustics attract huge visitors to the cultural programs.

7. Bill Murray: Craft Beer and Comedy—Small, pubby comedy venue hosting unlikely stand-up nights with big-name comedians and surging talent. Elsewhere, where more would you want to spend your Saturday Night Live?

8. Angel Comedy Club: This is a free comedy club running every seven nights a week. It is this kind of joint—the Angel Comedy Club—that has the definite right blend of divergent shows going on every week that are put forward by various fully recognized as well as upcoming comedians. The ambiance of the place is so cuddly with very easy vibes; just get busy.

9. Little Angel Theatre: This is a small gem for families and people who are in love with puppets. It is the type of place that would be appreciated by someone into puppetry. Some beautiful puppet and children's theatres take their events going there for both young and adult audiences, some even for workshops and community projects.

10. Victoria Miro Gallery: Slightly off Angel lies one of the most prominent eye-catching modern contemporary art venues. Any visitor who goes their views works by probably most of the most established, internationally, yet still avant-garde—artworks. Without any doubt, it is one of the finest spots to indulge in an avant-garde art exhibition in new, ample surroundings.

These places and their purpose are a kinetic culture thrill ride that Angel contains for its residents as much as for visiting humanity.