Vodafone produces business case study on Block Management UK Ltd

Block Management UK Ltd has become the subject of a filmed business case study by telecommunications giant Vodafone.

Vodafone saw that we were a great example of the use of their business network technology to deliver services to housebuilders, property developers and leaseholders and keep at the forefront of our industry. As such, our Sudbury headquarters were host to a professional film crew recently who were there to record how we operate. The production crew then came on the road to see us conduct estate management duties at a Cambridgeshire site.

The film features an interview with Managing Director David Collinson as well as experienced property manager Josh Edgar.

Managing Director Collinson commented:
"Our level of connectivity helps us differentiate our service. As a local company with a large reach, we know that connectivity is essential in a region that mixes large rural areas with ..
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(03 October 2018 )

Block Management UK's Systems Analyst celebrates 10 years

This week, Block Management UK's resident systems analyst Robin Spencer celebrates 10 years at the company.

Over that time, Suffolk-born Robin has moved from the field of accounts to systems analysis and has seen great changes in how block management is done by the company.

Having studied for an HND in Computing at APU (soon-to-become Anglia Ruskin University) in Cambridge, Robin started at BMUK in the accounts department. The essential service for a managing agent is the accounting for, management and collection of service charges and this experience allowed Robin to get to grips with the basics of the industry.

Having served as Accounts Manager his next move was into client integration. This involved meeting new clients, setting up their company account, uploading their information to the systems and informing all staff of the new property. At this time, customer service revolutions such as online banking together with customer expectati..
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(20 September 2018 )

HANDOVER NEWS: The Spectrum, Ipswich

Block Management UK Ltd have taken over the management of The Spectrum, on Hadleigh Road, Ipswich.

This apartment building stands next to the A1214, a popular route in and out of Ipswich. The building's distinctive, multi-coloured detailing is familiar to those driving west towards the A14. Formerly, the building was an office block known as Western House before being converted in 2015.

Block Management UK Ltd were brought in by the current residents management company. The handover process has now been completed and we have made a series of thorough inspections of the property top to bottom. Consequently, we've spotted issues needing attention such as new lead flashing, the need for additional bins and repair of the CCTV system and intercom system. In addition, we will also be managing the servicing of two lifts.

Accommodation is split between 50 one- and two-bedroom flats arranged over seven floors with some giving gre..
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(17 September 2018 )

Block Management UK handles Grenfell-style cladding issue

Block Management UK's handling of a Grenfell-style cladding issue at one of the properties it manages has prompted an article in the East Anglian Daily Times.

Journalist Emily Townsend interviewed both Block Management UK's Managing Director David Collinson, as well as its Operations Director Simon Matthews at our Ipswich offices about St Francis Tower, Ipswich.

The 172 ft tower is Suffolk's tallest residential tower block. Built in 1962, it was extensively refurbished 12 years ago. Block Management UK took over property management duties in 2016 since then spent a great deal of time and energy turning around the many complex issues surrounding the troubled block.

As the article points out, hours after news of the Grenfell tragedy broke, bosses in charge of St Franci..

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(10 August 2018 )

It's now even easier to receive a management fees quote

We've greatly improved our online quote form so you can get an accurate quote on our management fees. The form is now shorter and easier to complete and comes in just three sections:

  • Your Details and The Property
  • Your Enquiry and Leaseholder Information
  • Property Services and Finances

As a managing agent for blocks and estates across the country, we have the experience to help you at any stage of the right to manage process and beyond.

Whether you're starting the process of seeking the right to manage or have already created a residents' management company (RMC) but need help running your site, complete our online quote form to receive a fully transparent, competitive management charges quote on a f..
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(19 June 2018 )

Block Management UK Expands Regional Property Management Hub in East of England

A regional house building surge and infrastructure improvements consolidates doubling of staff presence in Ipswich office

Residential property management firm Block Management UK Ltd has doubled staff presence at its newest offices in Ipswich, Suffolk, as part of a focus on improving and expanding its services across East Anglia.  The Sudbury-based firm believes that the region offers opportunities for growth.

Director David Collinson said; "Across the region we see some exciting activity in residential building and infrastructure. Norfolk has a high rate of residential building completions. The East of England Co-op is committed to a full-scale renovation of its 100m property portfolio and Cambridge University is investing heavily in new home building. In Ipswich itself, the tender to design two new bridges across the river Orwell has been won by world-renowned architects Foster + Partners, which will stimulate transport links in the area."

Speaking abo..
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(18 May 2018 )