Block Management Caledonian Road

As a specialist Block Management Company we are operating in Caledonian Road


Block Management Overview
for RTM Companies
for FMC
for RMC
for Estates of Houses
for Freeholder Investors
Ground Rent Collection
How to Change Agent
Block Management Packages
Can't Afford an Agent?
Section 20 Major Works
Ringley's Top 10 Tips
Staff on Site
Block Management Overview

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 Caledonian Road

Caledonian Road is situated to the north of London, in the borough of Islington. It is 3.9 miles from central London. In 1826, during the reign of King George IV, (r. 1820-1830), a road was built from King's Cross to the Holloway Road. It was originally named Chalk Road, and ran through the Copenhagen Fields, for most of its length. In 1861, during the reign of Queen Victoria, (r. 1837-1901), it was renamed Caledonian Road. The name was derived from the Royal Caledonian Asylum, founded in 1815. This had moved to Copenhagen Fields in 1827. The asylum looked after children of soldiers, sailors and mariners, natives of Scotland, who had died or been disabled in the service to their country. It also cared for impoverished children of Scottish parents who lived in London, and were not entitled to limited relief. The building has since gone. However, its purpose now functions as a charitable trust.
In the 1850s, terraced houses were built in the area, for middle classes. These buildings soon declined, often with more than one family occupying each property. In 1842, the Pentonville Prison was built; and In 1892, Islington's first public baths were built.
During the reign of King Edward VII, (r. 1901-1910), Caledonian Road station was opened in 1906, by the Great Northern, Piccadilly and Brompton Railway. The Caledonian Road Underground station we know today, is on the Piccadilly Line.
After World War II, (1939-1945), further developments took place, for example, the construction of council flats. In the 1980s, more houses were built, mainly at the northern end of Caledonian Road. Currently, the area has a massive waste recycling centre; and there are many community organisations, including gay rights, counselling, pacifism, Tibetan Buddhism, and support for prisoners' families. There are many home improvement shops, for example, ironwork, glass, paint and second-hand furniture.
Caledonian Road is relatively affordable; and "the Cally" as it is locally known, remains a comparative rarity in today's London: primarily a close-knit, working class community. More than 70% of the Caledonian ward's residents live in rented accommodation, mostly council flats. 
 

Most prestigious roads in Caledonian Road

1newhomes have on offer Market Place, 42c Surr Street, Lower Holloway, London, N7. This is a new collection of one and two bedroom apartments. Prices start at £350,000; however, all are sold out. All apartments are offered on the Shared Ownership scheme. The homes have been thoughtfully designed, and built to a high specification
Kitchens have quality handleless units in grey, with brushed silver edging; white marble effect worktops; full height glaze splashback; undermounted stainless steel sink with drainer grooves, set into the worktop; hot water brushed tap; under pelmet lighting to kitchen units; and pop up plug sockets. There are integrated appliances and a wine cooler. 
Bathrooms and en-suites are white, with Hansgrohe fittings; heated chrome towel rail; wall mounted handleless vanity unit; large wall mounted mirror; frameless shower screen to en-suite; glass shower and bath screen to bathroom; and neutral soft grip porcelain tiles to the floor and walls in the bathroom and en-suite.
Cloakrooms are white, with chrome Hansgrohe mixer tap and waste; wall mounted handleless vanity unit; LED illuminated mirror above the basin; and grey, wood effect plank porcelain tiles to the floor, and neutral porcelain tiles, half height to walls.
Bedrooms have a fitted wardrobe with dark walnut and mirrored finish, and sensor controlled LED light. 
All apartments have underfloor heating throughout; smart wall mounted thermostatic control; BT Fibre Optic, by subscription; sensor lights; and a garden. 
The nearest station is Caledonian Road, Underground, 0.6 miles away. Holloway Road, Underground, is 0.8 miles away. 
 

Best places to eat out in Caledonian Road

Chase Evans have on offer Caledonian Road, N7, 424-435 Caledonian Road, London, N7. This is a mixed-use development, a thriving new residential, retail and working district, with more than 150 one and two bedroom apartments. Contact the agent for prices. 
The development is the Winner of the 2017 Planning Award, for Best Mixed-Use Development. In 2019, a selected two bedroom apartment with a triple aspect open plan living area in the Glasshouse block, achieved the top New Homes Award, run by the Evening Standard's Homes & Property. The development has a modern glass fronted entrance lobby, with a 24 hour concierge, beautiful communal podium garden, an on-site gym, and green roofs with a play area. 
The Caledonian Road apartments all have an open plan layout, with access to a balcony or terrace, with glass balustrade and decking. The master bedroom has en-suite shower, and the second bedroom has a family sized bathroom, and bath tub. There is hardwood flooring, underfloor heating, double glazing, and carpeted bedrooms, with sliding doors to wardrobes. Kitchens have a full selection of integrated kitchen appliances.
Close to the development is Caledonian Park, a 10 acre green space, with a Grade II* listed clock tower, a heritage centre, community gardens, a woodland area and play and fitness facilities. Caledonian Road has many family bakeries, artisan food shops, grocers and cafes.
 

What our CEO, Mary Anne Bowring, likes about Caledonian Road

I went to Cally Pool and Gym. I very much enjoyed my gym workout session, followed by a good swim.
 

Things to do in Caledonian Road

Cally Pool & Gym, 229 Caledonian Road, London, N1, is a leisure centre, with a 25 metre pool, and a 20 metre teaching pool. There is a wide range of swimming lessons for all ages and abilities. There is a gym, fully equipped and air-conditioned, with a range of fitness equipment. The sauna and steam rooms are ideal for relaxation. There is a good choice of memberships; and as a Charitable Social Enterprise, every penny made is re-invested back into improving facilities for everyone to enjoy. 
 

Caledonian Road - Cultural Scene

The Scottish Stores, 6 Caledonian Road, London, N1, recently won "Best Independent Bar in London", from the Greater London Enterprise Awards, 2020. The pub has indoor and outdoor seating, and food consists of stonebaked 12" pizzas, and quality bar snacks. Drinks include cocktails, spirits, wines, beers, ales, lagers and hot and soft drinks. There are two bars: the Scottish Stores Bar and the Stores Bar. Parties and celebrations can be booked in advance.