Block Management Elephant and Castle
As a specialist Block Management Company we are operating in Elephant and Castle.
History of Elephant and Castle
The two main roads discovered in Elephant, Old Kent Road and Newington Causeway, roughly follow the route of two Roman routes, Watling Street and Stan Street, which originally ran from London Bridge to Londinium.
For most of his life, the settlements on both sides of this junction were Newington and Walworth, two separate villages nestled between vegetable gardens, fields and wilderness. With the construction of new bridges over the River Thames in the 18th century, the area became an elegant Georgian suburb, and during the Victorian era industry and transportation led to population growth. Until the turn of the century, the area was inhabited by a diverse population, ranging from large Georgian single-family homes to rustic courtyards and traditional terraces.
Many areas were destroyed by bombing during World War II. After that, 50 hectares of territory had to be reprocessed. High-density block of flats and large toll road systems have replaced terraced streets and bombing sites. Instead of a dance hall in the heart of the neighborhood, a power plant called the Michael Faraday Memorial was built to honor the local scientist who pioneered the study of electricity. The Elephant and Castle shopping center was built in the early 1960s and is a European premiere. Since then, it has been one of the defining aspects of the neighborhood. It is being refurbished as part of the New Town Center and is one of the main elements of an ongoing regeneration program with the Elephant Park.
New developments in Elephant and Castle
Well-appointed 2 and 3 bedroom apartments in the heart of Southwark
The Boulevard by Latimer Homes is a new collection of boutique apartments located in the heart of Blackfriars Road, one of the only boulevards in London. Close to major transport links and hosting some of the best creative, cultural and social experiences London has to offer, an exclusive Zone 1 development, The Boulevard is designed to showcase and enhance the area's unique uniqueness and heritage.
Lendlease has a long and proud history of providing award-winning, high-quality homes around the world, and this continues at Elephant Park. Lendlease works with high-quality architects tasked with designing luxurious and imaginative houses and apartments, inspired by local environments and embracing the latest technologies. Surrounded by mature trees and beautifully landscaped public spaces, Elephant Park in Area 1 of London gives you the feeling of being in the fresh air when you come home.
What our CEO, Mary Anne Bowring, likes about Elephant and Castle
Between 1890 and 1940, Elephant and Castle were even born, earning it the nickname "The Piccadilly of the South". Residents can enjoy high quality entertainment right at their doorstep. The Elephant and Castle Theater, Trocadero and the 4,000-seat South London Pop Palace featured contemporary stars such as Dan Leno, Marie Lloyd and the young Charlie Chaplin. Other entertainment venues include Dance Hall, Penny Gaff Theater and Royal Surrey Gardens Music Hall.
Things to do in Elephant and Castle
Elephant & Castle - Some work in progress. The double roundabout with several lanes has been completely redesigned to be accessible on foot and discreetly. By 2025, more than 3,000 new homes will be built, some of which are affordable. While one congregation is sent aside, the other is taken captive. Temporary grounds and obsolete spaces give rise to community gardens, temporary galleries and temporary container parks. With two major universities in the heart of London College of Communication and Southbank University, Elephant & Castle is a very student area with nightclubs and several bars, such as Corsica Studios and the famous Ministry of Sound. The recent addition of the Mercato Metropolitano, an Italian market that attracts mid-range restaurants, shows how gentrification is changing a corner once overlooked the SE1. The Colombian community in south London also gathers in the area, populating the numerous South American cafes that fill the beloved shopping center.
Elephant and Castle Cultural Scene
Southwark Today at Southwark Heritage Centre and Walworth Library
This temporary exhibition shares the voices and perspectives of the people who make up Southwark today. It was created with a range of community groups to creatively draw out and document their stories.
Oasis - Southwark arts organisation, Forma, is inviting proposals for Oasis: a socially engaged curatorial project or short cultural programme that will take place at FormaHQ between September 2022 and April 2023.
Top 3 Block Management Companies in Elephant and Castle
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1 Castle Road
London, NW1 8PR
0207 267 2900
11 Swan Street
Manchester, M4 5JJ
0330 174 7777
122 West Bute Street
Cardiff, CF10 5EN
0330 174 7777
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Pym Court, Cambridge
A development of 90 flats over 4 blocks. We have overseen remedial works to cladding areas, inadequate internal compartmentation. We are now dealing with other fire safety deficiencies.
Prospect Place, Cardiff
982 homes in Cardiff Bay. We have weighed up options for failed brick slips, compartmentation, fire doors. Building Safety application lodged, developer on site remediating cladding.
Avante Court, Kingston
86 homes in Kingston where the owners had no recourse to developers. A series of EGMs were used for compartmentation works and fire safety upgrades. Member’s contributions were used to raise monies fast.
Agar Grove, London
Acting for Freeholder on this development, beset by significant structural heave movement damage and water ingress problems. We are appointed as advisers, liaising with leaseholders.
Lime Tree Place, Witham
LIME TREE PLACE
99 Flat conversion suffered pressurised water supply failure, resulting in flood damage to over 50% of the apartments. Appointed as Contract Administrator, we have lead the strip out.
Langley Square, Dartford
728 homes, 4 RMCs and a host of compartmention woes leaving owners at a loss. We have worked with the developer to get professional experts fees paid and hundreds of thousands of pounds of remedial works done.
Client Fund Debtors
RFAS has cleared £763,3955 worth of debtors. Recoveries are as follows:Chauser Place-£17807.92-From ATLAS BMC Ltd ,King Regents Place-£16,972-British Gas,Heia Wharf Block C-£9,492-Ground Maintenance.
Fastest Service Charge
The Accounts has been circulated within 6 months and No Section 20B notice has been served - Northiam Management Limited as RFAS main objective is to issue the accounts within 6 months from financial.
5 Years of Accounts Cleaned
Due to diminishing lease, the freeholder expenses cannot be recovered. There was also a variance on each service charge, thus the accounts were unfinished. This year we shortened the accounting period.
Recovery of Arrears
Ringley Law was instructed on the recovery of service charge arrears totalling circa £53k from a commercial property spanning 3 units. We have successfully recovered majority of the arrears in excess of £42k.
Property Litigation Dispute
A litigated matter involving multiple disputes over the course of 4 years. A proactive approach was adopted and Ringley Law was successful in recovering £10k and continue to resolve remaining disputes.
Breach of Lease
A breach of lease matter was attended, as the owner refused to respond to communications from the Managing Agent. Ringley Law engaged with the owner. The breach was remedied within 24 hours.
Valuation for Secured lending purposes of £11.50m portfolio including shops, offices and residential. The instruction required inspection, measurement and valuation for seven properties.
Valuation for accounting purposes of £750,000 portfolio including shops and residential. The instruction required inspection, measurement and valuation for seven properties located around north London.
A Bank lending Valuation. The instruction required assessment of end values and development costs of a site with planning permission for 11 detached and semi-detached houses with underground parking.