ABC Estates’ dedicated block management team were approached to take on a prestigious, high tech and very desirable development in Portland Place, situated at the heart of the W1 postcode of London.

Designed and built in the 18th Century, Portland Place has accumulated a vast array of world-renowned institutions and buildings including a number of high profile embassies, institutions and universities including the Institute of Physics.

Located in Portland Place, in one of the most sought after postcodes in the UK, in the heart of London’s spectacular West End, this development posed its own set of very unique challenges. However, ABC Estates’ expert team surpassed all expectations and the block continues to flourish.

Situated on the doorstep of a number of London’s most iconic and well-visited landmarks including the BBC’s New Broadcasting House, The Langham Hotel and Regents Park, the strategies and input into this prestigious development had to be spot on.

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With 7 flats, costing around £3 million each contained in this development, the challenges that came with the management of the overall block were as unique as they were important.

Being high end flats, the lessees quite rightly expected a very high level of service, quality and customer service. With our dedicated expert team on hand throughout every step of this development’s overhaul, we were able to satisfy the needs and wishes of every single tenant and lessee seamlessly.

A high tech development, with state of the art designs and features meant that it had to be ensured that this development found the balance between maintaining its status as a modern development as well as an established block in a neighbourhood steeped in culture, prestige and tradition.

What We Did

The team at ABC had to assess and manage all of the development and maintenance costs from start to finish, working to tight deadlines and to a strict budget, as negotiated with the directors and the lessees of the properties.

Our team took hold of the reigns of the development and worked with everyone from top to bottom and all in between including the directors, concierges and maintenance staff. Our efficient strategy ensured that the block’s potential was maximised and surpassed all expectations when it came to efficiency and ease of management.

We met with the directors, lessees and builders and worked through a number of strategies to optimise and make more efficient the entire process of running and managing the block. We ensured all staff received sufficient training to be able to perform their duties to the expected levels.

We also made sure that no stone went unturned and that every aspect of the development’s running and management was fully considered and taken into account from adhering to fire safety regulations to ensuring the cleanliness of all communal areas.

The Results

As a direct result of our experienced team’s input and management, there have been a number of marked improvements and positive changes to this highly sought after, high end West End development.

ABC’s management and oversight of this exciting development has ensured:

  • Rigorous training leading to clear direction for all staff involved in the development’s upkeep and running
  • A highly qualified block management team always on hand to oversee the specific needs of this block
  • A dedicated point of contact 24/7 for all lessees, directors and tenants
  • The block is able to reach its true potential for all involved
  • Yet another group of happy, satisfied residents, lessees and directors