Block Management Stratford
As a specialist Block Management Company we are operating in Stratford.
History of Stratford
Stratford is situated in the borough of Newham, and is 6.5 miles east of the centre of London. In 1087, during the reign of King William I, "The Conqueror", (1066-1087), first evidence of the name Straetforda was recorded. This means "ford on a Roman road". It originates from Old English "straet" (in modern English "street"), and "ford". The original river crossing was located north of Stratford High Street.
In the 1130s, Stratford Langthorne Abbey was built; and this was to become one of the largest monasteries in the country. However, it was closed down, when Henry VIII, (r. 1509-1547), enforced the dissolution of monasteries. This was because he had cut himself off from the Catholic Church in Rome, and declared himself head of the Church of England, to suppress political opposition.
For a long time, Stratford was mainly rural and agricultural: its proximity to London gave it a ready market for its produce. By the mid 18th century, the area flourished with potato growing, and this continued into the mid 19th century. By the 19th century, Stratford was becoming more industrialised. For example, the Bow porcelain factory was one of the first factories in Britain to produce porcelain from a soft-paste. By the 1820s, Stratford had its own dock and wharves, along the River Thames. Due to its position between London and the east of the country, Stratford gained as a transport centre.
In 1839, Stratford was granted its own railway station, and with the emergence of the railway, there was a need for more housing: a new town was built to accommodate railway workers. This was originally called Hudson Town, and later renamed Stratford New Town. By the 1860s, over 20,000 people lived and worked in the area.
Despite these improvements, Stratford was an impoverished and deprived area during the 19th century. In the 1960s, there was a building programme for new homes. In 1974, the Stratford Shopping Centre was opened. In 2011, Westfield Stratford City, a major shopping centre, was opened. This was a significant development, as it transformed the area. In 2012, another major landmark was opened: the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, purpose-built for the 2012 Summer Olympics and Paralympics. The stadium is adjacent to the Stratford City development. In 2019, Stratford's population was estimated as 36,666.
New developments in Stratford
Taylor Wimpey have on offer Chobham Manor, Phase 4, Stratford, London, E20. Prices range from £450,000 to £520,000, for a 1 bed apartment. Residents have the benefit of putting down a 10% deposit, which will be topped up by 5%, making it easier to buy your home.
Phase 4 is a carefully designed development, with all homes built to high levels of sustainability and energy efficiency. There are multiple pleasant "pocket" parks and squares, providing many pathways and green spaces. Extensive planting has been made, withing mature trees and shrubs, to create a perfect environment for natural wildlife habitats.
The development offers a great opportunity to join a well-established community: for example, the regeneration associated with the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is a world renowned destination for sport, entertainment and culture. Westfield Stratford is the largest shopping centre in Europe; and the restaurant quarter here, has a good choice of restaurants. The River Lea is close at hand, and there are many green spaces nearby.
The nearest station is Stratford, Crossrail, DLR, Overground and Underground, less than 10 minutes walk away. Stratford International, Overground station is 10 minutes walk away.
Telford Homes have New Garden Quarter, Leyton Road, London, E15. This is a stunning development of 2 and 3 bed apartments and spacious villas. All apartments have sold.
All residents have the benefit of 24 hour concierge, under floor heating, car parking available by separate negotiation, gymnasium, and bicycle storage.
Kitchens have recessed downlights, and there are high-gloss white handle-less fitted units. Fully integrated appliances, include oven, ceramic hob, extractor hood, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave and washer/dryer. All worktops are stone.
Bathrooms and en-suites have recessed downlights, chrome taps and mixers, large shower enclosure, large vanity mirror, cabinets with built in storage and low voltage socket, bath with thermostatic shower mixer and glazed screen, porcelain and ceramic tiling, and towel warmer.
Bedrooms are carpeted in a soft grey colour, and the main bedrooms have a fitted wardrobe. All walls have a smooth finish, painted in white emulsion, kitchen living room and hallway in woodstrip laminate flooring, and doors and woodwork are white satinwood finish.
The nearest station is Stratford, Crossrail, DLR, Overground and Underground, 0.3 miles away. Stratford International, Overground station, is 0.3 miles minutes walk away, and Maryland, Overground station, is 0.4 miles away.
What our CEO, Mary Anne Bowring, likes about Stratford
At Westfield Stratford City, with my family, we went shopping. Then we enjoyed a nice restaurant, Pasta Remoli, which does very good pasta.
Things to do in Stratford
Westfield Stratford City, Montfichet Road, London, E20, has plenty of Britain's best retailers, a good amount of restaurants, cinemas, bowling alleys, and the country's largest casino. Nearby is a theatre, a children's story centre, and a rooftop film club.
Stratford - Cultural Scene
Stratford Park, West Ham Lane, London, E15, has a children's play area. There is an ornamental garden, sensory garden, paved paths and a fountain, tennis, basketball and table tennis. The Newham Poetry Group host sessions at the community house in the park. There is also a cafe for refreshments.
Top 3 Block Management Companies in Stratford
Ringley Group – specialising in the block management of residential flats
Haart - 4A Leytonstone Road, London E15 1SE
Bairstowe Eves - 142 The Grove, London E15 1NS
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