Block Management Wimbledon

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Block and Estate Management is about the minutia done well: the role of a Managing Agent is technical, administrative, practical and political. It takes joined up thinking from a multi-disciplined team with one eye on the strategic long term plan and with sufficient resource to react to whatever is necessary day-to-day: the skills that block and estate management spans are: politics, building pathology, finance, legal knowhow and of course customer service too.

As a leading Managing Agent, we are a one-stop-property shop. We understand that our role is sometimes signposting Clients to get expert advice and supporting them to interpret such advice and make decisions. We support and help owners reach out to government and other local services where matters are beyond our day-to-day block management remit.

As a Managing Agent we know our true business is building relationships with people. Our people are empowered and know that they can make a difference to how people feel about where they live. We call our 'Property Manager's 'Relationship Managers' as our focus which is written up in our values is (a) to build relationships, (b) add value, and (c) to take the initiative: to us this means managing relationships. We lead the market in transparency and focusing on risk, cash, repairs and place making, usually in that order, and was the first Managing Agent to introduce a 'money back guarantee'.

We are not shy of hard work and believe our ability to get stuck in and find solutions that sets us apart. We are innovative to the core and committed to implementing good ideas in pursuit of 5* service.

Being who we are would be impossible without our passionately committed people, whose qualifications we sponsor and who we support professionally to be the best they can be, as achieving a national training award and our Silver IIP status confirms.


Block Management Reviews

"Our property manager, Natalie Birmingham has made our experience with Ringley extremely positive, having moved some of the management of our commercial property over to Ringley.
Natalie's professionalism, promptness, and dedication to exceeding expectations has left a lasting impression. She responds promptly to any queries or comments that we have and what sets Natalie apart is her commitment to going above and beyond. "

Mitch 1 days ago

"Ringley have been supporting a number of leaseholders as managing agent - including myself - through a large insurance claim. It’s not an easy job managing 40+ different competing interests and I commend them for handling such a tricky situation. Dominic and Kate have been been responsive, informative and have advocated my needs and interests to all third party stakeholders. The claim will take a significant amount of time to resolve but had it not of been for Ringley I do not think we would have made any progress at all. I strongly recommend them."

Daniel 1 days ago

"We have had a problem with noise from the flat above us in Lady Isle House Ferry Court Cardiff. We contacted a Mr Paul Staniforth who immediately became involved and addressed the situation. We really do appreciate what he has done for us and cannot thank him enough. Once again a big thank you to Mr Staniforth. The noise above was intolerable."

Shane, 2 days ago

We work alongside those deploying capital: our VirginLand by Ringley identify sites, our capital markets team work on equity and debt, our Asset Managers act as Employer’s Agent during the build for Project Monitoring. Towards Practical Completion we will be preparing always to mobilse new assets, take plant handover, recruit great teams and lease up fast.
We work to enhance the value of our Client’s asset and demonstrate good governance. To us this means engaging with leaseholders, residents and other stakeholders to ensure they are engaged with the management of each development.
Our aim is to make Management Company Directors feel empowered: to us this means 100% transparency and advising them of the options available to support decision making. We know volunteer directors have a day job, so work to delivery what they need in a timely manner and guide them on the decisions we need.
Within The Ringley Group we have a range of professional practices to enable transactions: Land Find, Valuers, Surveyors, Engineers and of course Ringley Law.
We work closely with official receivers, asset owners, lenders and tax consultants to support property owners throughout each assets lifecycle.
We work alongside those deploying capital: our VirginLand by Ringley identify sites, our capital markets team work on equity and debt, our Asset Managers act as Employer’s Agent during the build for Project Monitoring. Towards Practical Completion we will be preparing always to mobilse new assets, take plant handover, recruit great teams and lease up fast.
We work to enhance the value of our Client’s asset and demonstrate good governance. To us this means engaging with leaseholders, residents and other stakeholders to ensure they are engaged with the management of each development.
Our aim is to make Management Company Directors feel empowered: to us this means 100% transparency and advising them of the options available to support decision making. We know volunteer directors have a day job, so work to delivery what they need in a timely manner and guide them on the decisions we need.
Within The Ringley Group we have a range of professional practices to enable transactions: Land Find, Valuers, Surveyors, Engineers and of course Ringley Law.
We work closely with official receivers, asset owners, lenders and tax consultants to support property owners throughout each assets lifecycle.
Why Ringley?

As a group of companies we are a diverse bunch with enough experts on board to be a one-stop-property-shop. We listen and align to each Client's goals so each of us knows what needs to be done all the while remaining innovative and solutions oriented - as a team - One Ringley.

We promise:
  • 100% transparency
  • to network and find solutions
  • focused committed people

We're confident our teams will rise to any challenge presented, so...
If you're not happy after 6 months, we will do the right thing

Why Ringley?

As a group of companies we are a diverse bunch with enough experts on board to be a one-stop-property-shop. We listen and align to each Client's goals so each of us knows what needs to be done all the while remaining innovative and solutions oriented - as a team - One Ringley.

We promise:
  • 100% transparency
  • to network and find solutions
  • focused committed people

We're confident our teams will rise to any challenge presented, so...
If you're not happy after 6 months, we will do the right thing

The Team

The key to our success is our people

Kate
London Office
Head of Block Management - London & SE
Richard
Cardiff Office
Head of Block Management - Wales & West
RichardNick
London Office
Block Management - National Head of Site Staff

Richard

Cardiff Office

Head of Block Management - Wales & West

Kate

London Office

Head of Block Management - London & SE

Nick

London Office

Block Management - National Head of Site Staff


History of Wimbledon

Wimbledon, a district in southwest London, has a rich history that spans over a thousand years. Here are some key points in the history of Wimbledon:

 

Early Settlement: The area now known as Wimbledon has been inhabited since at least the Iron Age, as evidenced by archaeological finds such as the Iron Age hill fort on Wimbledon Common.

 

Medieval Period: Wimbledon is mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086 as "Wimbedouna." During the medieval period, Wimbledon was a rural village surrounded by agricultural land and woodland. St. Mary's Church, dating back to the 12th century, remains a notable medieval structure in the area.

 

Development as a Manor: Wimbledon developed as a manor during the Middle Ages and became known for its manor house, Wimbledon Palace. The manor changed hands several times among noble families before being acquired by Queen Elizabeth I in 1588.

 

18th and 19th Centuries: During the 18th and 19th centuries, Wimbledon began to grow as a residential suburb due to its proximity to London and improved transportation links. The arrival of the railway in 1838 further facilitated the area's development.

 

Wimbledon Common: Wimbledon Common has historically been a significant area of open space and natural beauty. It was preserved from development through efforts by local residents and the Wimbledon and Putney Commons Conservators, established in 1871.

 

Wimbledon Championships: Wimbledon is internationally renowned for the Wimbledon Championships, the oldest tennis tournament in the world. The championships began in 1877 and have since become one of the most prestigious events in the sport, held annually at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club.

 

Cultural and Sporting Heritage: Apart from tennis, Wimbledon has a rich cultural heritage, including the Wimbledon Windmill Museum, which explores the history of milling in the area, and the Polka Theatre for Children, established in 1979.

 

Modern Era: In the 20th and 21st centuries, Wimbledon has continued to thrive as a desirable residential area with a mix of historic buildings and modern developments. It remains a popular destination for its green spaces, shopping districts, and community events. 

 

 

Galliard Homes Wimbledon Grounds, Plough Lane, Wimbledon, London, SW17, is a new build development, 545 sq.ft., with a private balcony, colour video entryphone system, and fully-furnished free of charge.

The properties have plenty of storage space: there are two large utility cupboards in the hall, and a floor-to-ceiling fitted wardrobe in the bedroom. With a sophisticated modern design and a neutral colour scheme, the living spaces has the benefit of fully-integrated kitchen appliances, and has access to large private balconies. The Stadia One collection is one of the initial phases of the Wimbledon Grounds landmark scheme, which will see the creation of over 600 homes and an 11,000 - seat football stadium for AFC Wimbledon. There is a public realm, including retail and sports facilities. Wimbledon Grounds is located near to Underground and mainline stations, including Tooting Broadway. It is also close to recreational spaces, such as Wimbledon Common. The world-famous Wimbledon All Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, which hosts the annual Tennis Championships, is just eight minutes' drive away.

 

 

 

Wimbledon offers a diverse range of dining options, from charming cafes to fine dining restaurants. Here are some of the best places to eat out in Wimbledon:

 

The Ivy Café, Wimbledon: Located on High Street, The Ivy Café offers a stylish and relaxed dining experience with a menu featuring modern British dishes. It's known for its elegant interiors and seasonal menus.

 

San Lorenzo Fuoriporta: This Italian restaurant on Wimbledon Hill Road is popular for its authentic Italian cuisine, including pasta, pizza, and seafood dishes. It offers a cozy atmosphere and a varied wine list.

 

The Dog & Fox: Situated on High Street, The Dog & Fox is a historic pub and hotel with a restaurant that serves classic British dishes. It's a favorite among locals and visitors for its hearty meals and traditional pub ambiance.

 

Hemingways: Hemingways on Wimbledon Bridge serves contemporary European cuisine in a stylish setting. It's known for its creative cocktails, seasonal menus, and lively atmosphere, making it a popular choice for dining out.

 

Thai Tho: Located on High Street, Thai Tho offers authentic Thai cuisine in a cozy and intimate setting. It's praised for its flavorful curries, stir-fries, and traditional Thai dishes, making it a go-to spot for Thai food enthusiasts.

 

Light on the Common: Light on the Common is a café and restaurant located on Wimbledon Common. It offers a relaxed atmosphere with indoor and outdoor seating, serving breakfast, brunch, and lunch options using locally sourced ingredients.

 

Sticks'n'Sushi: Situated in Centre Court Shopping Centre, Sticks'n'Sushi offers a unique dining experience with its combination of Japanese sushi and yakitori (grilled skewers). It's known for its high-quality ingredients and stylish presentation.

 

The White Onion: This French-inspired restaurant on High Street offers a refined dining experience with a focus on seasonal produce and classic French cuisine. It's popular for its elegant ambiance and attentive service.

 

Franco Manca: Located in the heart of Wimbledon, Franco Manca is renowned for its sourdough pizzas made with high-quality ingredients, including locally sourced toppings and organic dough. It's a casual spot with a relaxed vibe.

 

Côte Brasserie: Côte Brasserie on Wimbledon Hill Road offers a taste of French cuisine with a menu that includes brasserie classics such as steak frites, moules marinières, and crème brûlée. It's known for its friendly service and inviting atmosphere.

 

 

Wimbledon, a vibrant area in southwest London, offers a variety of activities and attractions for visitors and residents alike. Here are some popular things to do in Wimbledon:

 

Wimbledon Tennis Championships: Visit the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, home to the Wimbledon Championships, the oldest tennis tournament in the world. You can explore the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum and take a guided tour of the grounds to learn about the history of the sport and see where the iconic matches take place.

 

Wimbledon Common: Enjoy the natural beauty of Wimbledon Common, a large green space with open heathland, woodlands, ponds, and trails for walking, jogging, and cycling. It's a perfect spot for picnics, birdwatching, and outdoor activities.

 

Wimbledon Village: Explore Wimbledon Village, a charming area with boutique shops, cafes, restaurants, and historic buildings. Stroll along High Street and Church Road to discover independent shops, art galleries, and local eateries.

 

Wimbledon Windmill Museum: Visit Wimbledon Windmill Museum, located on Wimbledon Common. Learn about the history of milling and see how the windmill operated in the past. The museum offers insights into local heritage and the significance of the windmill to the area.

 

Cultural Events: Attend cultural events and performances at venues such as New Wimbledon Theatre, which hosts a variety of shows including plays, musicals, comedy acts, and concerts throughout the year.

 

Shopping: Shop at Centre Court Shopping Centre and Wimbledon Broadway, where you'll find a mix of high-street brands, boutique shops, cafes, and restaurants. It's a bustling area with plenty of options for retail therapy and dining.

 

Wimbledon Park: Visit Wimbledon Park, located near the All England Club. This park features a lake, sports facilities, playgrounds, and open green spaces for relaxation and recreational activities.

 

Golf: Play golf at Wimbledon Park Golf Club or other nearby golf courses. Enjoy a round of golf in a scenic setting surrounded by greenery and views of Wimbledon.

 

Local Pubs and Restaurants: Explore the local pubs, bars, and restaurants in Wimbledon. From traditional British pubs serving hearty meals to international cuisines and trendy cocktail bars, there's something to suit every taste and occasion.

 

Wimbledon Library: Visit Wimbledon Library on Wimbledon Hill Road, which offers a range of books, resources, and community events. It's a hub for literary activities, workshops, and children's storytelling sessions.

Most prestigious roads in Wimbledon

Galliard Homes Wimbledon Grounds, Plough Lane, Wimbledon, London, SW17, is a new build development, 545 sq.ft., with a private balcony, colour video entryphone system, and fully-furnished free of charge.
The properties have plenty of storage space: there are two large utility cupboards in the hall, and a floor-to-ceiling fitted wardrobe in the bedroom. With a sophisticated modern design and a neutral colour scheme, the living spaces has the benefit of fully-integrated kitchen appliances, and has access to large private balconies. The Stadia One collection is one of the initial phases of the Wimbledon Grounds landmark scheme, which will see the creation of over 600 homes and an 11,000 - seat football stadium for AFC Wimbledon. There is a public realm, including retail and sports facilities. Wimbledon Grounds is located near to Underground and mainline stations, including Tooting Broadway. It is also close to recreational spaces, such as Wimbledon Common. The world-famous Wimbledon All Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, which hosts the annual Tennis Championships, is just eight minutes' drive away.
 

Best places to eat out in Wimbledon

The ZeroSW20, 90-92 Edna Road, Raynes Park, Wimbledon is part of London's best Large Scale Project at 2022 Energy Efficiency Awards, 2022. It is a 624 sq.ft. flat, with Italian kitchens with Silestone worktops, and splashbacks. The bathroom has Italian 2 tone Ivory and Tobacco bathroom tiles. Occupants benefit from Tesla batteries, storing excess solar and off-peak energy. Note that solar energy is shared between apartments. As an 'A' Rated Energy efficiency apartment, it guarantees huge savings on energy bills. 
The Zero's vision was to accomplish one of the most planet-friendly developments in the UK, without compromising on design or function. High quality zero carbon living means a thermally efficient building. This reduces the energy demands of each apartrment, and the building as a whole. 
Raynes Park is a peaceful, green family-friendly area. Much of the area is low-rise, creating a good sense of open space.
 

What our CEO, Mary Anne Bowring, likes about Wimbledon

With some friends, I had a fantastic day at the Wimbledon's Mens Finals, and watched Novak Djokovic (Serbia) beat Nick Kyrgios (Australia), on Centre Court, in July 2022. 
 

Things to do in Wimbledon

The tennis....Obvs !!! Wimbledon Tennis Championships, at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club is staged in the first two weeks of July every year. As an iconic classic, it has made the area of Wimbledon famous. It is the world's oldest tennis tournament. As one of the four grand slams, Wimbledon is the only one to be contested on grass. The men's and women's final is played at the famous Centre Court, seating 14,979, and fitted with a necessary retractable roof, in 2009. Tickets can be bought by entering a domestic or overseas public ballot, but, unusually for a major sporting event, you can also queue overnight for a premium seat. 
 

More things to do.....

Wimbledon Common, Windmill Road, Wimbledon, SW19, is a site of Special Scientific Interest and a Special Area of Conservation. The heath and woodland is ideal for walking and cycling. Mature woodlands are situated at Beverley Brook; and two lakes, Rushmere and Kingsmere, are situated in the higher part of the common. These are old, flooded gravel pits. The golf course is used by two golf clubs, and is a large feature of Wimbledon Common.