Block Management Slough
As a specialist Block Management Company we are operating in Slough.
History of Slough
History of Slough
Slough is a large town in Berkshire, England. The borough originally developed as a stopping-off point for coaches travelling between London and Bath. It remained as a small village until the mid-1800s and the coming of the railway - Slough quickly became a thriving town and a popular place to live, within easy reach of London and Windsor.
In 1086 William the Conqueror's Domesday Book lists some of the landowners in 'Upton', but the first recorded mention of Slough was in 1196, when it was spelled 'Slo'. Most historians think that the name came from the slough or muddy land between Upton-cum-Chalvey and Eton.
When the railway from London to the west was built, Slough Station opened in 1840. By 1841 the population was twice the size it had been in 1831, but the population was still only 2405 people! By 1891 the population was 7,700. The population has now reached around 149,000 people.
New developments in Slough
Slough is fast becoming the top property hots spots especially for swanky new apartments and homes. Some examples are:
Artesian House - Horlicks Quarter
Slough SL1 3QB
This new development is made up of one and two bedroom apartments with prices ranging from £369,950 – £397,500 and includes;
- Green open spaces, nursery, gym, co-working hub, retail & commercial spaces
- 0.2 miles to main train station; 8 miles to Heathrow Airport
- London Paddington in under 20 minutes; Crossrail coming soon
This new development is made up of different types of luxury apartments with prices starting from £239,950
- London Paddington accessible in 22 minutes
- Heathrow in 20 minutes via the Crossrail line, these apartments are ideal for the commuter that wants phenomenal connectivity coupled with amenities experiencing large-scale regeneration.
What our CEO, Mary Anne Bowring, likes about Slough
Yes, I have been watching Slough develop over the past few years and really is one borough oozing with potential. Did you know that The Beatles one of the most legendary British bands, began their first British tour in Slough in 1963. Also the creation of the zebra crossing started in Slough, the Road Research Laboratory was set up in the Langley area of the town in 1946, and was tasked with creating a pedestrian crossing with road markings that were visible in all conditions. The "Slough Experiment" began, during which all kinds of ways of getting from one side of the road to the other were tested across the town, with laboratory boffins eventually settling on the zebra crossing.
The sad news for any road-crossing spotters out there is that the original, created in 1951, is no longer in existence as the area has since been pedestrianised.
Things you may not know...
Slough has the highest concentration of UK HQs of global companies outside London. Slough Trading Estate is the largest industrial estate in single private ownership in Europe with over 17,000 jobs in 400 businesses. Blackberry, McAfee, Burger King, DHL and Lego have head offices in the town.
Did you also know that the founder of the Mars Bar, Frank Mars gave his son the money to set up his own chocolate business in 1932 in the Uk and the younger Mars ended up in slough where he came up with the very famous chocolate and caramel filled treat. So the confectionery empire was actually born in Berkshire!
The oldest building in the borough is the St Laurence's Church in Upton, and it is around 900 years old! Parts of Upton Court (home to the Slough Observer newspaper now) were built in 1325, while St Mary's Church in Langley was probably built in the late 11th or early 12th century, though it has been re-built and enlarged several times.
Things to do in Slough...
There are many thngs to do in Slough, with family and friends or whether you just enjoy strolls through the numerous parks such as Black Park or Langley country park by yourself. You could visit the Absolutley Ice - Slough Ice Arena, Go - Ape, Go Jump n trampoline park or maybe Bust Out 360 if escape rooms are more your thing, the borough has many fun activities and lesiure centres to occupy your time both indoor and outdoor activities. Additionally for thoose that are shopaholics you will be glad to know that there is more than one shopping centre in Slough, there is the Queensmere Observatory Shopping Centre and more.
Top 3 Block Management Companies in Slough
Ringley Group – specialising in the block management of residential and regeneration consultancy
Langhams Estate Agents - Located at 52 High St, Slough SL1 1EL
The Frost Partnership Estate Agents Slough
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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
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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.