Block Management Primrose Hill
As a specialist Block Management Company we are operating in Primrose Hill .
History of Primrose Hill
Primrose Hill is situated inner north of London, in the borough of Camden. It is 3.6 miles from the centre of London. The area dates back to the Roman era: then it was submerged in dense, wolf-infested forests. During the reign of King William I, "The Conqueror", (r. 1066-1087), this was named the Forest of Middlesex. During the reign of King Henry III, (r. 1216-1272), the forest was no longer held by royal tenure. Over the years, the forest was gradually transformed into meadows and open fields, with narrow lanes and streams.
Primrose Hill was named during the Elizabethan period, because it referred to an abundance of spring flowers found on its slopes.
John Nash was an architect, and director of the Regent's Canal, which was built, and completed in 1820. Nash, as a friend, persuaded the Prince Regent, later King George IV, (r. 1820-1830), to agree to the name Regent's Canal. In 1837, the London and Birmingham Railway, curved north-east out of Euston, around Primrose Hill. So, the two routes - canal and railway - outlined what was to become the Primrose Hill Conservation Area. Primrose Hill was almost entirely open land, until it rapidly became a London suburb, in the early Victorian era, during the 1840s. Primrose Hill became Crown property once again, and was granted to the poor of north London, for outdoor recreation.
The area had been owned by Lord Southampton: in 1840, he parcelled up portions of his land for development, and the current street plan was designed. His masterplan featured grand detached and semi-detached villas with big gardens, laid out along sweeping streets. Only some of these spacious villas were accomplished; and London's rapid growth led to the building of terraces instead. By 1870, Primrose Hill was almost complete. The area attracted wealthy residents; however many of the mews set behind the streets housed artisan's workshops, and the area became a centre of piano manufacture.
The Primrose Hill area we know today, is a popular, pleasant part of London, and retains a good share of commercial activity. In 1971, it was established as a Conservation Area, and consists of 19th century listed houses, symmetrical terraces and large Italianate stuccoed villas. The Conservation Area features contrasting, high quality 20th century architecture; and these contemporary buildings have enhanced their older counterparts.
New developments in Primrose Hill
Aston Chase have on offer 17 Elsworthy Rise, Primrose Hill, London, NW3. This is a new development of four homes, built in an Arts and Craft style. The average for a one bedroom apartment is £845,000.
All apartments have underfloor heating, and spacious open plan living room/kitchen/diner. These rooms, and hallway, are wooden floored. The master bedroom is carpeted, with en-suite; and the bathroom is stylish in design, with porcelain tiles and heated towel rail.
The development is opposite to the entrance of Primrose Hill Park, and a short walk from restaurants, cafes and shops.
Oakhill have on offer The Vabel, Haverstock, Haverstock Hill, London, NW3. This is a stunning new development of 29 apartments. The average for a two bedroom apartment is £870,000. Many apartments have a balcony, and this offers outstanding views of London.
Residents have the benefit of a communal roof terrace, and zonal underfloor heating.
The principal bedrooms feature the master suite, with en-suite and walk-in wardrobes.
Primrose Hill is a short walk away, with its upmarket restaurants, bars and boutiques, and Primrose Hill park.
What our CEO, Mary Anne Bowring, likes about Primrose Hill
In the summer, I went with my friend to Primrose Hill Park. As the weather was pleasant, we enjoyed a picnic and a walk. It was great to see the views of London, from the summit.
The park has a café, with outdoor seating available to users of the playground, and indoor seating available to all customers. The park's sports facilities include grass pitches for junior football, full sized football, softball and mini soccer.
Things to do in Primrose Hill
Primrose Hill Park, Primrose Hill Road, London, NW1, has a summit, almost 63m above sea level. This has spectacular views of London; and the trees are kept low, so as not to obscure the view. At the summit, in York stone, an inscription is written. This is a quote from the poet, William Blake, (1757-1827). It reads: "I have conversed with the spiritual sun. I saw him on Primrose Hill". An oak tree. known as "Shakespeare's Tree", stands on the slope of the hill. It was planted in 1864, to mark the 300th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth. A large crowd of workmen marched through London to watch the planting ceremony in 1864. A replacement tree was re-planted in 1964.
The park has a café, with outdoor seating available to users of the playground and indoor seating available to all customers. The park's sports facilities include grass pitches for junior football, full sized football, softball and mini soccer.
Primrose Hill - Cultural Scene
La Collina, 17 Princess Road, London, NW1, is an Italian restaurant, offering dine-in and take-away. Starters include salads, vegetarian and seafood dishes. Mains include pasta dishes, beef fillet and veal ossobucu. Seafood dishes include salmon fillet and seabass. The dessert menu includes tiramisu, chocolate tart, apple strudel, vanilla ice cream affogato, ice cream and sorbet selection and cheese plate selection. After meal drinks include brandy & cognac, grappa, digestivi, whisky, vodka and gin. The wine menu has sparkling prosecco, white, red and rose. There is a good selection "by region". However, the "fine wine selection" is available, for those who can afford to pay more.
Top 3 Block Management Companies in Primrose Hill
Ringley Group – specialising in the block management of residential flats
Savills - 79 Regent's Park Road, London NW1 8UY
John D Wood - 166 Regent's Park Road, London NW1 8XN
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Fastest Service Charge
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5 Years of Accounts Cleaned
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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.
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