Block Management Woolwich

As a specialist Block Management Company we are operating in Woolwich


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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 Woolwich

Woolwich is on the south bank of the River Thames. It is situated 10.7 miles from the centre of London. The area was occupied in ancient times: there is evidence of a Roman cemetary. The Domesday Book, published in 1086, during the reign of King William I, "The Conqueror", (r.1066-1087), mentions the original Saxon name, "Hulviz". This probably refers to north Woolwich, which was then uninhabited. The name "Woolwich" probably originates from an Anglo-Saxon word meaning "trading place for wool".
In 1512-13, King Henry VIII (r.1509-1547), established a royal dockyard. This important step led to the building of the Henry Grace a Dieu, or Great Harry, the flagship of the King's new navy. Further ships were built at the dockyard, for Sir Francis Drake and Sir Walter Raleigh. Woolwich was the chief dockyard of the British navy, until the introduction of ironclad ships; and the dockyard was closed in 1869. 
The Royal Military Academy was first established in 1721, and was transferred to Woolwich Common in 1808. The group of military establishments became collectively known as the Royal Arsenal, in 1805. Many of Britain's military leaders originated from the Royal Military Academy: for example, Lord Kitchener, Charles George Gordon, and Orde Charles Wingate. The academy was merged wtih the Royal Military College at Sandhurst in 1947, to form the new Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst. The barracks and museums of the Royal Artillery are situated at Woolwich Common.  
During World War II (1939-1945), around 40,000 workers were employed at the Royal Arsenal. However, by the late 20th century, much of the site was changed to housing development.
 

Most prestigious roads in Woolwich

Hector Godwin Homes have on offer Murray House, Rideout Street, Woolwich, London, SE18. This desirable developent has luxury 1 and 2 bedroom apartments, with prices from £479,995 to £550,000. This is part of an excellent regeneration area. Each apartment has its own balcony or terrace, and comes with outstanding on-site facilities. This development is ideal for first-time buyers, families, and investors looking for capital growth. A shared ownership scheme is available, which allow you to buy a share of a new house, usually between 25% and 75% of the home's value, and pay rent on the remaining part. You will need a deposit and mortgage to pay for the share of the house. 
The nearest station is Woolwich Dockyard, Overground and Thameslink, just 0.3 miles away. Woolwich station, for Crossrail, Docklands Light Railway and Overground, is a 10 minute walk away.
 

Best places to eat out in Woolwich

Notting Hill Genesis have on offer Woolwich Reach, 2 Pier Road, North Woolwich, London, E16. This is a stunning collection of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments, and is set in a prominent riverside location. All of these beautiful apartments are designed to a high specification, in modern style, and are on the sixth floor, and above. One bedroom apartments are from £375,000, and two bedroom apartments are from £470,000. All apartments come as part of the Shared Ownership scheme, which offers 25% of the home's property. 
All residents have the benefit of communal gardens, balcony, waterfront, underfloor heating, integrated kitchen appliances, and lovely river views. Limited parking is available to 3 bedroom apartments. 
The nearest station is King George V, Docklands Light Railway, is less than 10 minutes walk away. Canning Town, Docklands Light Railway and Underground station, is less than 10 minutes walk away. 
 

What our CEO, Mary Anne Bowring, likes about Woolwich

I enjoyed my walk along the River Thames, from Woolwich to Greenwich. It was interesting to see the river, and variety of buildings, old and new, along the way. 
 

Things to do in Woolwich

A good riverside walk can be made, from Woolwich to Greenwich. The path is well marked along the River Thames: it starts at the Thames Barrier, and which is near old factories and works. New housing can be found around the Olympic Stadium, and then there is quite and undeveloped section, towards Greenwich. 
 

Woolwich - Cultural Scene

Woolwich Common is a conservation area, and pleasant large green space. It is partly used as military land, and partly used as an urban park. The Friends of Woolwich Common are a volunteer group established in 2019, to protect the Common, and pull together stakeholders to look after and promote this beautiful open space. There is a lovely variety of flora and fauna, including rare acid grassland, and areas of wilderness.