Block Management Brentwood

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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 Brentwood

Brentwood History

Brentwood's location is in Essex and falls not in London. It is an ancient town and its history is very extensive and stretches back in time for several hundred years. Following is just a slight glimpse into Brentwood's history.

Early History

1. Roman Settlements:

o Brentwood dates back to many centuries as archaeological discoveries like coins and pottery have led to the establishment of a Roman origin for this area.

Medieval

2. Brentwood Abbey:

o Originating in the 12th century, Brentwood Abbey was among the major religious places that significantly contributed to the growth and development of this town.

3. Market Town:

o Brentwood grew as a market town and benefited from hosting a market along the main road where the local farmers and producers could retail their produce both on the way to and back from the market.

Tudor and Stuart Periods

4. Royal Connections:

o Henry VIII visited Brentwood several times during his reign, anchoring its significance in history

Modern Times

5. Industrialization:

In the 19th century or the Modern Era, industrialization came Brentwood's way, and there it grew bigger, as it got a railway link in 1840 to London, after which its population increased since it had seen a lot of development during that time and the

o Brentwood blossomed massively in the 20th century as a suburb and commuter town for people working in other parts of London.

Attractions and Culture

7. Brentwood Cathedral:

o Constructions in the 20th century itself, Brentwood Cathedral forms a notable religious and architectural landmark.

8. Local Festivities and Events:

o Several local festivals and events that take place in and around this town emphasize the heritage and community identity of the town.

Conclusion

From its market town roots and royal connections to its urbanized status as a residential hub, these remain central to the town's historical story. Brentwood is now colloquially referred to as a great area to reside in, with nice residential areas and local amenities located in a commuter-friendly region.

Most prestigious roads in Brentwood

By no means all in Essex, and certainly not all in London, a few of the activities and places of interest located around this district engage residents and visitors with a wide range of things to do while in Brentwood:

Cultural and Historical Attractions

1. Brentwood Cathedral

Description: Don't miss this modern Roman Catholic cathedral with its impressive architecture and peaceful ambiance.

Specialties: Mass is held here, although visitors are asked to join or take a tour around the inside of the cathedral to see the beautiful architecture and colorful stained glass.

2. Thorndon Country Park

Description: This is a large area of parkland with woodlands, meadows, and lakes—a lovely area for walking and cycling, with opportunities also for bird and other wildlife spotting.

Specialties: Picnicking, nature trails, seasonal events.

Shopping and Dining

3. Brentwood High Street

Description: Stroll down the main commercial hub lined with shops, cafes, and different restaurants having a blend of local and chain stores.

Specialties: Independent and boutique shopping, coffee wines, and dining.

4. Brentwood market

Description: Visit this weekly market for fresh foods, wares by Artisans, and clothes.

Specialties: Fresh produce, street.

Event and Festivals

5. Brentwood festival

Description: Enjoy live music by local Bands and artists in a very, very family-friendly environment.

Specialties: Music and food stalls, and entertainment for all ages.

Sports and Recreation

6. Brentwood Leisure Centre

Description: Plenty of playing fields, swimming pools, gym, and fitness classes.

Specialties: Swimming and sports like multi-sports and health as well as programs and fitness classes.

Nearby Attractions

7. Hylands House and Estate

Description: Located in Chelmsford just a stone's throw away, Hylands House is a graceful building surrounded by gardens and parklands.

Specialties:  House tours, seasonal activities, and concerts outside upon the greens.

Nightlife

Description: Find out about Brentwood's nightlife, featuring various bars and pubs offering cocktails and craft beers with accompanying live musical performances.

Specialties: Evening entertainment, pub quizzes, social gatherings.

Road End

Although this is not as big as London, there are various activities and places of interest in Brentwood, especially for those who love culture and history, those fond of the outdoors, and shopaholics. From visiting the cathedral to exploring Thorndon Country Park or shopping at the market, Brentwood is a nice day out or weekend away from the nearby bustling city.

Best places to eat out in Brentwood

Though Brentwood is in Essex and not London, it does have its share of dining options that suit all tastes. Here are some of the best places to eat in Brentwood:

Restaurants

1. Sugar Hut

Description: A posh restaurant-cum-bar with chic interiors that is always alive with energy. The Med-inspired cuisine out here is very popular.

Specialty: Grilled meats, seafood delicacies, and cocktails.

2. Sheesh Restaurant

Fine dining Turkish restaurant with a stylish setting and a menu that emphasizes grilled meats and traditional Turkish dishes.

Signature dishes: lamb shish kebabs, mezes, and baklava.

3. Giggling Squid

Type: Modern, attractive yet offering a different dining experience with amazing value, with a menu for the freshest and most genuine Thai dishes.

Signature dishes: Thai curries, stir-fries, and seafood dishes.

4. Smith's Brasserie

Style: Modern British brasserie with a seasonal menu using locally sourced ingredients served in a modern interior setting.

Signature dishes: steaks, seafood platters, and Sunday roasts.

5. The Brickyard Bar and Grill

Description: American-style steakhouse and grill – a landmark brand of a wide range of burgers, steaks, and ribs.

Specialties: BBQ ribs, gourmet burgers, and craft beers.

Cafes and Casual Dining

6. Creams Cafe

Description: Dessert café that overflows with a wealth of flavors of ice cream, waffles, crepes, and sundaes.

Specialty dishes: Gelato, milkshakes, and indulging desserts.

7. Brentwood Kitchen

Description: Modern café and bright dining room serving breakfast, brunch, and light lunches with fresh and seasonal fare.

Specialty.

Description: Classic traditional English pub, a warm and cozy atmosphere; classic pub menu and roasts on Sundays.

Specialties: Fish and chips, steak and ale pie; real ales.

9. The Spread Eagle

Description: Historic modern-feel gastro-pub with various craft beers and wines. It has an excellent gastropub menu.

Specialties: Sharing platters, seasonal dishes; Sunday lunches.

Ethnic Cuisine

10. Indian Moments

Description: Indian restaurant catering to high-quality traditional and contemporary Indian cuisine.

Chicken tikka masala, biryanis, and veg curries

What our CEO, Mary Anne Bowring, likes about Brentwood

With my friend, I very much enjoyed a guided tour of the Brentwood Brewing Company. It was interesting to see about the brewing process, and later a good excuse for us to get a bit drunk at the bar!
 

Things to do in brentwood

Though Brentwood is in Essex and not London, it does have its share of dining options that suit all tastes. Here are some of the best places to eat in Brentwood:

Restaurants

1. Sugar Hut

Description: A posh restaurant-cum-bar with chic interiors that is always alive with energy. The Med-inspired cuisine out here is very popular.

Specialty: Grilled meats, seafood delicacies, and cocktails.

2. Sheesh Restaurant

Fine dining Turkish restaurant with a stylish setting and a menu that emphasizes grilled meats and traditional Turkish dishes.

Signature dishes: lamb shish kebabs, mezes, and baklava.

3. Giggling Squid

Type: Modern, attractive yet offering a different dining experience with amazing value, with a menu for the freshest and most genuine Thai dishes.

Signature dishes: Thai curries, stir-fries, and seafood dishes.

4. Smith's Brasserie

Style: Modern British brasserie with a seasonal menu using locally sourced ingredients served in a modern interior setting.

Signature dishes: steaks, seafood platters, and Sunday roasts.

5. The Brickyard Bar and Grill

Description: American-style steakhouse and grill – a landmark brand of a wide range of burgers, steaks, and ribs.

Specialties: BBQ ribs, gourmet burgers, and craft beers.

Cafes and Casual Dining

6. Creams Cafe

Description: Dessert café that overflows with a wealth of flavors of ice cream, waffles, crepes, and sundaes.

Specialty dishes: Gelato, milkshakes, and indulging desserts.

7. Brentwood Kitchen

Description: Modern café and bright dining room serving breakfast, brunch, and light lunches with fresh and seasonal fare.

Specialty.

Description: Classic traditional English pub, a warm and cozy atmosphere; classic pub menu and roasts on Sundays.

Specialties: Fish and chips, steak and ale pie; real ales.

9. The Spread Eagle

Description: Historic modern-feel gastro-pub with various craft beers and wines. It has an excellent gastropub menu.

Specialties: Sharing platters, seasonal dishes; Sunday lunches.

Ethnic Cuisine

10. Indian Moments

Description: Indian restaurant catering to high-quality traditional and contemporary Indian cuisine.

Chicken tikka masala, biryanis, and veg curries

brentwood- Cultural Scene

Brentwood is located in Essex, and not London; hence the cultural scenes are a bit towards its historic importance and community spirit. Even though the place is entirely residential and totally a commuting friendly location, there are still some cultural scenes and attractions in Brentwood:

Cultural and Worth visiting places

1. Brentwood Cathedral

Description: The place is a modern Roman Catholic Cathedral featuring its striking architecture and serenity. Regular services and occasional cultural events are held at the place.

Specialities: Religious architecture, organ recitals, and choral performances.

2. Brentwood Museum

Description: Located in the Brentwood Library, the museum includes exhibits on local history derived from exhibits of the artefacts and displays relevant to how the town has changed over the centuries.

Specialities: Displays about the heritage of Brentwood, learning programs, and community events.

Arts and Entertainment

3. Brentwood Theatre

Description: The theatre is community-based, and performances at this place include various types, such as drama, musicals, comedy, and forms of dance.

Specialities: Amateur dramatics, local productions, and youth theatre.

Community Festivities and Events

4. Brentwood Festival

About: This is a music event that happens annually. It's a two-day entertainment weekend where different local bands and other performers entertain the audience. It is a fun-filled weekend for the residents and visitors.

Specialties: Music, food stalls, Family arena.

Parks and Open Spaces

5. Thorndon Country Park

About A huge country park comprising woods, me in more, and walking routes. It hosts different events and activities all year.

Specialties: Nature walks, picnicking, and wildlife watching.

Community Involvement

6. Local Libraries

Description: The culture of the people in the form of author talks, book clubs, storytelling, and art exhibitions are entertained in Brentwood libraries.

Specialties: Literary-based occasions, workshops, and community events.

Cultural Diversity

7. Local Markets

Description: Regularly organized markets in Brentwood with local vendors selling their produce as well as crafts and other artisan goods. Cultural foods and products are commonly evident.

Specialties: International cuisine, craftwork done by hand, and community vibe.