Block Management Reading
As a specialist Block Management Company we are operating in Reading .
History of Reading
Reading in Berkshire, is situated 44 miles west of central London. It was originally a Saxon settlement, named Reada Ingas, which means People of Reada. Reada was a Saxon leader in the district, with his tribe in the 6th century.
In the Domesday Book, published in 1086, during the period of King William I, "The Conqueror", (r.1066-1087), Reading was credited with a recorded population of 102 households, which placed it in the largest 20% of settlements recorded in Domesday.
During the 18th century, Reading had a well established iron works, and a brewing trade, which would become renowned in later years. The better designed turnpike roads would enhance Reading's trade links: to Oxford, London, and the West Country.
New developments in Reading
Black Cygnet have on offer an outstanding collection of 18 luxury family homes, at Westminster Mews, Bath Road, Padworth, Reading, Berkshire, RG7. The homes are on average £350,000, and all are designed to a high specification, with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.
Help to Buy is an equity loan scheme that enables you to buy a new home, new build, with only a 5% deposit. The scheme is available to both first time buyers and existing home owners. It is available on homes up to £600,000.
Bellway Homes have on offer The Printworks, Addison Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG1. This is a brand new development of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom homes. The average is £575,000, for a 3 bedroom home. These will appeal to families, young professionals and commuters alike. The development has a pleasant communal garden.
The Printworks is just five minutes' drive from Reading town centre, and only half a mile from Reading Overground railway station. It is over 10 minutes drive, from Junction 11 of the M4, via the A33.
What our CEO, Mary Anne Bowring, likes about Reading
I enjoyed seeing Reading Museum with my family. There was a lot to see, and it was interesting to trace the history of Reading from Roman times, up to the present day.
Things to do in Reading
Reading Museum, Blagrave Street, Reading, Berkshire, RG1, has a wide selection, including the Atrium, specialising in archaeology, with huge mosaics from Roman Silchester, and 20th century ceramics. The Bayeux Gallery shows Britain's famous full-size version of the mangificent Bayeux Tapestry. There is a section on Reading's environment, landscape and wildlife, with an array of geological and natural history specimens. The Silchester Gallery shows finds from the renowned collection of artefacts, excavated from the Roman town near Silchester. The Story of Reading Gallery, explores Reading's history, from its origins as a Saxon settlement in the 6th century, right up to the present day.
Reading - Cultural Scene
Reading Abbey, Abbey Street, Reading, Berkshire, RG1, is a large, ruined abbey in the centre of Reading. It was founded in 1121 by King Henry I (r.1100-1135); "for the salvation of my soul, and the souls of King William, my father, and of King William, my brother, and Queen Maud, my wife, and all my ancestors and successors".
The Reading Abbey Quarter, has a fascinating 900 years of history. It was once the site of one of Europe's largest royal monasteries. The Abbey Ruins are fascinating to see; and the Abbey Gateway, is a large part of what remains of Reading Abbey. Nearby, a lovely park can be found at Forbury Gardens.
Top 3 Block Management Companies in Reading
Ringley Group – specialising in the block management of residential flats
Winkworth - 17 Blagrave Street, Reading RG1 1QB
Haslems - 159 Friar Street, Reading RG1 1HE
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Fastest Service Charge
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Property Litigation Dispute
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Breach of Lease
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