Block Management Baker Street

As a specialist Block Management Company we are operating in Baker Street


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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

Richard
Cardiff Office
Head of Block Management - Wales & West
Kate
London Office
Head of Block Management - London & SE
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 Baker Street

Baker Street is situated in the Marylebone district, of the City of Westminster. It is 2.7 miles from the centre of London. The origins of the name refers to William Baker, an entrepreneurial builder. In 1755, he began laying out the street.
From 1835, the sculptor James Fillan lived and worked from 82 Baker Street. Also in 1835, Marie Tussauds a French wax sculptor, founded the wax museum at Baker Street. In 1884, Tussaud's grandsons relocated the museum to its current site, at Marylebone Road. The museum today is known as Madame Tussauds. 
One major turning point in the history of Baker Street in the Victorian era, was the opening of the station in 1863. This was the world's first underground network, with the earliest steam-driven trains; and it was served by the Metropolitan Line. Unfortunately, this pioneering route disrupted slum dwellings, leaving around 12,000 poorer Londoners without homes; and they were not offered compensation for their losses.
The Baker Street Underground station we know today, is on the Metropolitan, Circle, Hammersmith & City, Bakerloo and Jubilee Lines. To celebrate the station's 120th anniversary in 1983, its oldest platforms were restored to make them look as close as possible to their original 1863 design. 
The street is most famous for its association with the fictional detective, Shirlock Holmes, who lived at 221B Baker Street; and now, there is a popular museum at this address. So, the author Sir Conan Doyle, (1859-1930), has a legacy to be proud of. The novelists Arnold Bennett, (1867-1931), and H. G. Wells, (1866-1946), lived at Chiltern Court on the Regent's Park end of Baker Street. 
Prime Minister William Pitt the Younger, (1759-1806) lived at 120 Baker Street, from 1803 to 1804. He is often referred to as "new Tory". However, he called himself an "independent Whig", and was generally opposed to the development of a strict partisan political system.   
The singer Dusty Springfield, (1939-1999), lived at Baker Street in the 1960s; and the Beatles' Apple Boutique was based at 94 Baker Street, from 1967 to 1968. 
 

Most prestigious roads in Baker Street

1newhomes have on offer 98 Baker Street, London, W1. The development has a stunning red brick facade, with all the qualities of classic British architecture, a blend of old and new. It is spread over four floors, and has eight apartments. There is a spectacular penthouse on the top floor. Prices start at £850,000, for a one bedroom apartment; £1,975,000 for a two bedroom apartment, and £4,750,000 for a three bedroom apartment.
All dining/kitchen/living areas are open plan; and all apartments are stylish in design, with a balcony. 
Baker Street has plenty of high end shops, restaurants, cafes, bars and pubs to choose from. The area is ideal for those with an interest in art and culture. There are a good choice of open spaces nearby.
The nearest station is Baker Street, Underground, 0.3 miles away. Marylebone, Underground and National Rail, is 0.4 miles away; and Regent's Park, Underground, and Edgware Road, Underground, are both 0.6 miles away.
 

Best places to eat out in Baker Street

1newhomes have on offer 19-35 Baker Street, London, W1. This new scheme will be completed in 2025. The development comprises just over 200,000 sq.ft. of high-specification office space and 51 residential units, includuing an allocation for affordable housing. One, two and three bedroom apartments, are all able POA (Price on Application).
At ground floor level, the retail units fronting Baker Street, George Street and Gloucester Place will be linked by a central courtyard spanning the length of the site. This will offer a diverse and thoughtfully curated mix of operators to create a vibrant new retail and restaurant destination for Marylebone. 
Derwent will oversee the development, and The Portman Estate will take a lease back over the retail elements. Native Land has been appointed as the residential partner on the project.
The nearest stations are Baker Street, Underground, 0.5 miles away, and Marble Arch, Underground, 0.5 miles away. Marylebone, Underground and National Rail, is 0.5 miles away. Bond Street, Underground and Elizabeth Line, is 0.6 miles away.
 

What our CEO, Mary Anne Bowring, likes about Baker Street

With my friend, I visited Madame Tussauds. Even though we arrived very early, there was still a very long queue. Anyway, it was worth the wait, as we enjoyed a great range of waxwork models. Some of them looked very realistic!
 

Things to do in Baker Street

Madame Tussauds, Marylebone Road, London, NW1, is a renowned museum, featuring waxwork models of celebrities. You'll meet singers, musicians, actors, the Royal Family, American fictional super heroes, such as the Incredible Hulk and Spiderman. The Chamber of Horrors shows gangsters and serial killers. The museum pays homage to films such as Star Wars, Alien and Kong: Skull Island. The latter shows an enormous monster, who snarls and roars. Visitors can journey through London's history, and jump into one of London's iconic black cabs, on a "Spirit of London" ride, and witness the historical and cultural events, that have shaped London into one of the greatest cities in the world. 
 

Baker Street - Cultural Scene

The Sherlock Holmes Museum, 221B Baker Street, London, NW1, is dedicated to the famous fictional detective, Sherlock Holmes, and his assistant, Dr. Watson. The author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote many books about the detective. The museum is a four storey Georgian townhouse, dating back to 1815. The fictional detective lived at no. 221B, from 1881 to 1904, and this is commemorated with a blue placque. On entering the building, visitors are greeted by a cheerful London "Bobby" in traditional uniform at the door; and welcoming, knowledgeable guides in period costume, lead you through rooms containing authentic Victorian furniture and curiosities, and a treasure trove of items belonging to Sherlock, his friends and adversaries. After your visit, the gift shop holds the largest collection of Sherlock Holmes gifts and memorabilia in the world. These include deerstalker hats, puzzles, beautifully bound books, and much more.