Block Management Becontree

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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 Becontree

Becontree

History

Becontree is a fundamental example in history of one of the largest public housing estates globally, and it lies in the East London area, under the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham. Below is a brief of its history:

1. Development and Planning:

The Becontree was built at times when the London County Council, in the early 20th century, had embarked on an ambitious scheme of building houses to help alleviate the overcrowding that was in most inner-city areas. This was to be a garden suburb, offering inexpensive housing to working-class families.

2. Construction:

Tenders were invited to construct the Becontree estate in the early 1920s after hundreds of acres of farmland in the area had been acquired. This huge development of tens of thousands of houses, schools, shops, community facilities, and such others was across a huge area of the former countryside.

3.Design and layout:

It was also targeted to be a fine and healthy place to live in, with wide and tree-lined avenues, open spaces, and up-to-date facilities, and as part of this, the garden city movement emphasizes the provision of access to nature along with community facilities.

4.Social Impact :

Becontree made a strong social impact by way of the fact that it provided families that previously dwelled cramped in conditions devoid of sanitary facilities and electricity in inner-city areas with new homes fully fitted out with indoor sanitation, electricity, and all modern amenities linked to better living standards and rise in social mobility.

5. Population Growth :

The Becontree estate completion rapidized the increase in population in the surrounding area, thereby changing it from a rural farmland area into a suburban residential area. Population growth was fuelled through migration from other parts of London seeking better housing conditions.

6.Post-War Era:

Collection View After the Second World War had ended, Becontree went on with further development to embark on demands in housing brought about by the growing population of London. Other housing and upgrading of infrastructures were provided for the post-war baby boom and urban renewal.

7.Cultural and Community Life:

Becontree provided a good community life for its inhabitants to be Lilley since it had schools, churches, social clubs, and recreational facilities. The estate gave varied people stipulating London's multiculturalism.

8.Becontree today:

Becontree today remains largely a suburb of the same grid street pattern and rows of early 20th-century terraced houses, by a similar diversified community that brackets its reputation of London's largest housing estate.

The history of Becontree as the forerunner of public housing should not be relegated to a fleeting memory while its influences on London's urban development and social housing policy still reverberate today. At any rate, it is a big tranche of London's history about the provision of decent and affordable housing to its residents.

Most prestigious roads in Becontree

Prestigious roads

Becontree, being essentially a residential district in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, basically does not possess any traditionally known "prestigious" roads like most of the central or posh districts in London. However, it does boast many residential streets and avenues that are esteemed within the local community. Following are some of the notable roads in Becontree:

1. Gale Street:

Gale Street interlinks via Becontree and consists of prospective residential housing with local amenities, which can be termed as a central road interlinking different parts of this locality

2. Wood Lane

Norwood Lane is the other prominent road of Becontree having residential properties on both sides and access to local shops and schools or other community attributes.

3.Becontree Avenue

Becontree Avenue is the main road passing through Becontree, with mixed residential housing and shops/businesses, forming the main artery for the district.

4.Green Lane:

Green Lane has a similar mix of residential property but is located immediately alongside local parks and green spaces. This would lend a much more sedate residential feel to Becontree.

5.Valence Avenue:

Valence Avenue is a main road passing through Becontree; it runs from Dagenham, toward the Becontree Heath. It contains housing estates and local shops

6.Porters Avenue:

On The Porters Avenue crosses the Valence Avenue. It is also the main Avenue in Becontree. It is fronted by housing and local shops on both sides.

Though such kinds of roads do not correspond to their classical meaning concerning the idea of luxury or even prestige, they shape the residential infrastructure of Becontree. They create vital links and facilities for the local community - giving the place its own identity and way of life.

Best places to eat out in Becontree

Places to eat

Becontree is a suburb in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, and the kind of food available there reflects this diverse district. It doesn't play host to many household-name restaurants one might find in central London, though there are some popular local restaurants and eating houses. Here are some of the best places to eat out in Becontree:

1. The Pipe Major:

Cuisine: British, Pub Food

Description: The Pipe Major is an old British pub full of character and charging up its menu with a classical set of back-to-base dishes of fish and chips, burgers, and steaks, Sunday roasts—all favourite local dishes for a good meal and friendly service.

2. Godfather's Pizza & Pasta:

Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Pasta

Godfather's Pizza & Pasta is an authentic Italian pizza or pasta dish produced in a casual dining atmosphere. In a casual dining run, there are varieties of pizzas with fresh toppings, pasta with homemade sauces, and desserts done in an Italian way.

3. Karamay:

Cuisine: Chinese, Uighur

Description: Karamay is a Uighur food restaurant featuring dishes that were inspired by the Xinjiang region of China. Their menu includes flavored lamb skewers, featuring stretched hand-pulled noodles and spicy rice dishes.

4.The Padnall Centre Cafe:

Cuisine: Cafe, British

Description: The Padnall Centre Cafe has recently built up a reputation for the quality of its breakfasts, sandwiches, and light meals. It is often visited by locals who pop to enjoy their cup of coffee or tea with homemade cakes and pastries.

5.Kervan Sofrasi:

Turkish, Mediterranean

Description: Kervan Sofrasi offers a welcoming ambiance to their customers, and their menu consists of Turkish and Mediterranean cuisine. These include grilled meats, kebabs, meze plates, traditional Turkish desserts, and more. The place is renowned for the generous portions it serves, and the taste is usually authentic.

6. Chandni Chowk:

Cuisine: Indian, Bangladeshi

kroner Description: Chandni Chowk's is a family-run Indian and Bangladeshi restaurant with an immense range of varieties in curries, tandoori, biryanis, and vegetarian options. Locals mostly come here due to his flavourful dishes and friendly service.

7.Maxim Chinese Restaurant:

Cuisine: Chinese

Description: Maxim Chinese Restaurant is a 'very famous' restaurant boasting of its diversified menu of Cantonese and other Chinese food. clumsy It serves casual dining with menu items ranging from dim sum, noodles, and seafood to traditional desserts of China.

8.Golden Star Fish Bar:

Cuisine: Fish and Chips, British

Other Description: Golden Star Fish Bar—serving traditional fish and chips—house specialty. Offerings include fresh fried fish, crispy chips, mushy peas, and other tastes of traditional British takeaway delicacies.

This multiplicity of restaurants and eateries in Becontree, along with varieties to suit the many tastes and preferences of the people by serving various cuisines other than traditional British food, is synonymous with the very multicultural space this place has been.

What our CEO, Mary Anne Bowring, likes about Becontree

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Things to do in Becontree

Things to do

Becontree is majorly a residential area and is within the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham. Becontree has strong community bonding and resources for locals. Though the area is not as populated with tourist resources than central London here are a few things to do around Becontree:

1. Valence House Museum:

Visit Valence House Museum located right in Dagenham. The Grade II listed building provides exhibitions on local history, including that of Dagenham, Becontree Estate, and surrounding area. Great place to get to learn more about the region and all its heritage.

2.Parsloes Park

Parsloes Park: It is one of the largest public parks in Dagenham with areas of open greens, children's playgrounds, sporting facilities, and a lake. Here, families enjoy outdoor time for picnicking and a leisurely walk.

3.Eastbrookend Country Park:

Eastbrookend Country Park is the other open green space nearby for enjoying nature trails, spotting wildlife, and having a peaceful walk. The Country Park is conducive for running and exploration of natural habitats of East London that are conducive for bird watching.

4. Local Markets and Shops:

o Visit the local markets and shops of the area, from busy street markets to little fruit and vegetable stalls, international foods, and everything funny and quirky. The independent shops and larger retail in Becontree cater most specifically to everyday needs.

5. Goresbrook Leisure Centre:

Goresbrook Leisure Centre: With all kinds of sport and fitness opportunities, such as swimming pools, gyms, sports halls, and fitness classes, being under one roof, this place is very famous among residents to engage in being active and to remain so in recreational activities.

 6. Community Events and Activities

Watch for community events and activities that take place in Becontree and surrounding locals. These could be local fairs or cultural festivals or anything more community-based that can showcase well the tremendous diversity and the neighbourhood spirit.

7. Dagenham Sunday Market:

Visit the Dagenham Sunday Market, one of the largest open-air markets in Essex; it is just a short ride from Becontree. You will get everything from cloth and stuff for your home, food, and antique through a large number of stalls.

8.Local Food and its Cuisine

There is local food for all testing the scenes around Becontree. You will find several restaurants, cafes, and other foods serving outlets serving anything from British meals to Caribbean, Indian, and many more.

While Becontree is in large part residential, it gives many opportunities to enjoy green spaces, community activities, local history, and leisure facilities. It's the kind of place that gets you to explore everyday Londoners' lives, away from the busy city center.

Becontree - Cultural Scene

Cultural scenes

Becontree is a residential district in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham with a close-knit community. It may not have any major cultural institutes or a mark of cultural expression like in other areas of central London; still, it has a lot to offer in this regard due to the diversity of its people and the various community-run activities. A few elements of the cultural scene that are reflected in Becontree include:

1. Community Centres and Activities:

Becontree has several community centers and hubs through which cultural and social activities can be based. These would be the location for many events, workshops, classes, and other celebrations related to diverse cultures. They offer occasions for the community to become involved in arts, crafts, music, and dance activities.

2.Local Events and Festivals:

Throughout the year, Becontree and the surrounding areas in Barking and Dagenham hold various local and regional events and festivals. This can be from community fairs and cultural celebrations to food and music events. It is an event that substantially brings different members of the community together to enjoy and celebrate their various traditions.

Ethnic Diversity:

Becontree combines different populations from very different cultural backgrounds, like British, Caribbean, South Asian, and many others; this is also reflected in the local shops, restaurants, and places of worship, providing a dynamic cultural atmosphere.

4. Local Markets and Shops:

The local markets and shops give a glimpse of the multi-culturism that thrives in Becontree. Ethnic grocery stores, bakeries, or other specialty shops catering to different cuisines and cultural preferences can be found here.

5. Art and Creativity:

Although Becontree lacks any large art galleries or museums, the local artists and creative fraternity throw their weight into the cultural scene through community-based art projects, exhibitions, and performances. Furthermore, certain initiatives have been taken through which creativity and artistic expression can be further encouraged among the residents.

6.Historic Heritage:

o Becontree is part of London's largest public housing estate, designed in the early years of the 20 ^{th} century; thus, the architectural style or even design of the estate adds further historical connotation to that specific social housing initiative.

7. Parks and Green Spaces:

Parks and green spaces in and around Becontree accommodate outdoor activities, leisure, and community gatherings. They are recreation centers where residents go for sporting activities, picnics, cultural events, and other events organized by local groups.

8. Local Sports and Leisure:

Contributions to cultural life: Sports clubs, leisure centers, and recreational facilities add to cultural life in Becontree, providing several activities that may be conducive to health through sports or fitness exercises, but more often serve as occasions for social groups to get together.

Overall, cultural life in Becontree seems to have turned around its varied community and local traditions involved in various community-driven activities that give a sense of belonging and pride to the residents. It is a district where one can feel multiculturalism being celebrated in daily engagement, events, and every interaction.