Block Management Tower Hill
As a specialist Block Management Company we are operating in Tower Hill .
History of Tower Hill
Tower Hill is situated inner east of London, in the borough of Tower Hamlets. It is 2.5 miles from central London. Tower Hill is the area surrounding the Tower of London. It was notorious, from the late 14th to the mid 18th century, for the public execution of prisoners, usually in the category of traitors and criminals. However, in the 16th century, innocent Catholics were executed at Tower Hill.
The Tower of London was first established by King William I, "The Conqueror", (r. 1066-1087). In the 1070s, he built a massive stone fortress in London, to defend and proclaim his royal power. The Tower took 20 years to build. Throughout history, it has been adapted and developed, to defend and control the nation. In times of trouble, kings and queens used the tower to protect their possessions and themselves. Arms and armour were made, tested and stored here, until the 1800s. However, the "Bloodier Tower" maintains a grisly reputation as being the place for imprisonment, torture, murders and executions. During the Wars of the Roses, King Henry VI, (r. 1422-1461 and 1470-1471), was murdered here. Later, the children of his great rival, King Edward IV, (r. 1461-1470 and 1471-1483) - the Princes in the Tower - vanished within its walls, in 1483. Over the centuries, hundreds of people were held within the Tower. One example was Anne Boleyn, (c. 1501-1536). She was arrested in 1536 for adultery, incest and for treason, to conspire against the king. She was the second wife of Henry VIII, (r. 1509-1547), and the mother of Queen Elizabeth I, (r. 1558-1603). After 17 days held in the Tower, Anne Boleyn, despite her protests of innocence, was ordered by the king, to be executed by a swordsman, within the walls of the Tower.
The Tower controlled the supply of the nation's money. All coins of the realm were made at the Tower Mint, from the reign of King Edward I, (r. 1272-1307), until 1810. In 1485, during the reign of Henry VII, (r. 1485-1609), the first Yeomen Warders, were established as guards of the monarch. To this day, these popularly named "Beefeaters" remain at the Tower of London, which since the late 19th century, has continued as a popular tourist attraction.
In 1797, during the reign of King George III, (r. 1760-1820), the site of executions near the Tower, was abandoned, in favour of Trinity House and Gardens. However, the Tower of London retained its role in crime and punishment, well into the 20th century.
In 1886, during the reign of Queen Victoria, (r. 1837-1901), construction of Tower Bridge commenced. Sir Horace Jones, an architect, collaborated with Sir John Wolfe Barry, a civil engineer. The bridge took 12 years to build, and was opened in 1894. At the time, it was the largest and most sophisticated bascule bridge ever completed. "Bascule" originates from the French word for "seesaw."
In 1884, a station, Mark Lane, was opened on the Inner Circle line. In 1946, it was renamed Tower Hill; and in 1967 this closed, and a new station was built shortly after, in a nearby site. This is the station on the District and Circle Line of the Underground, that we know today.
New developments in Tower Hill
1newhomes have on offer Tower View, 84 St. Katharine's Way, London, E1. Two and three bedroom flats are sold out. This is Winner of Best Apartment, at the Evening Standard Homes and Property Awards. Tower View has some of the best views to be found on the north bank of the River Thames.
Tower View is just a short walk from the city's financial centre and the sights of Southbank. Residents are ideally located for both work and pleasure. This area is transformed by one of the UK's largest regeneration projects, and this attracts a good amount of international interest.
The dominant buildings that can be viewed on the skyline, from the roof terrace, are The Shard, City Hall, Tower Bridge and the south bank. It is just 5 minutes walk to the foot of Tower Bridge. The financial district can be accessed via the picturesque St. Katherine Docks, on the north of the scheme. Tower Hill, Underground station, is 5 minutes walk away.
Neilson Bauer have on offer Admiralty House, 150 Vaughan Way, London, E1. This development is part of the new London Dock development. The average price for a three bedroom apartment is £2,250,000. This stunning development is close to St. Katherine Dock, with magnificent views onto the River Thames, and over several landmarks, such as Tower Bridge and St. Katherine Dock itself.
All apartments are finished to a high standard throughout, with plenty of natural light from the floor to ceiling windows. The apartments have a welcoming hallway, which joins the open kitchen/living/dining room. The contemporary kitchen has a vast natural stone "island", and is fully integrated with Miele appliances. There are three luxurious bathrooms. These have the benefit of marble tiles and underfloor heating. There is separate utility room, and separate storage cupboard off the hallway.
All three double bedrooms have generous space, and the master bedroom has a separate dressing area, with stylish built-in wardrobes and sleek en-suite. The master bedroom has the benefit of a private terrace, with good views onto the Thames. The second bedroom has built in wardrobes and a sleek en-suite.
Resident leisure facilities include concierge, gym, pool, Jacuzzi, squash court, steam room and sauna. There is also a virtual golf suite and cinema. All residents have the benefit of secure off street parking.
Restaurants and bars are a nearby; and the nearest station is Tower Hill, Underground, 0.3 miles away.
What our CEO, Mary Anne Bowring, likes about Tower Hill
I visited the Tower of London with some friends, and we went on a Yeoman Warders tour. We got an interesting insight into the history of the Tower. However, it was distressing that we were told of barbaric punishments, that took place in the past centuries. We saw the crown jewels, which made us feel better.
Things to do in Tower Hill
Tower Bridge Engine Rooms, BrIdge Masters Residence, Tower Bridge Road, London, SE1, is a technology museum. This gives an interesting history of the construction of the first bridge of its kind in London. The bridge was designed by Sir Horace Jones, an architect, in colloboration with Sir John Wolfe Barry, a civil engineer. It was built from 1886 to 1894. Visitors can view the walkways: these are the high-level walkways of Tower Bridge. These span the North and South Towers. The walkways offer stunning views of London, from above the River Thames. Glass floors throughout guarantee unforgettable views, above the River Thames, not only the water, but what goes on ashore. The Engine Rooms show some interesting facts. For example, when first built, the bridge required more than 80 people to maintain the engines and raise the Bridge. In 1976, Tower Bridge switched from steam power to electricity. However, the original steam engines are still on display in the Engine Rooms. A team of experts are on hand, to answer any questions. Visitors can learn how the bridge works, and about the people who worked there.
Tower HIll - Cultural Scene
Tower of London, EC3, is officially His Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress of London. This is a historic castle on the north bank of the River Thames. Since the 19th century, the Tower has been a popular tourist attraction. Visitors can view the crown jewels, and the ravens, birds that were traditionally guardians of the Tower. There are Yeoman Warders or "Beefeaters" tours, where visitors can gain an insight into 1,000 years of history. Since medieval times, the Tower has been adapted and developed, to defend the nation. However, it was not only a palace: its darker side includes Traitors' Gate, and the notorious murder, torture, imprisonment and execution of hundreds of people, some of whom were innocent, that took place there.
Top 3 Block Management Companies in Tower Hill
Ringley Group – specialising in the block management of residential flats
Hunters - 55 Royal Mint Street, London E1 8LG
Dexters - 50 Shad Thames Tower Bridge, London SE1 2LY
Our Asset Management Team
The key to our success is our people
Contact us today
Contact us today to discuss how we can assist with your block management requirements.
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
To get in touch with us, use the form below.
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.