We are delighted to have taken over the management of a converted courthouse in West London from 1st January. This Grade II listed building originally operated from 1908 as the West London County Court and was converted into residential flats in 2011.
The converted courthouse we now manage is a fascinating building with a rich history and unique character. Originally designed and built in 1908, the building served as the West London County Court for several decades before being converted into residential flats in 2011.
The Grade II listed building is a stunning example of English Baroque architecture, featuring a striking facade of red brick and Portland stone, adorned with intricate carvings and a lion and unicorn crest to the pediment. The building's imposing presence and distinctive design make it a landmark in the area, demonstrating the craftsmanship of its time.
Despite its age, the building has been well-preserved and retains many of its original features, with its prior life as a courthouse threaded tastefully through the flats. As the new managers of this building, we are proud to be a part of its rich legacy and are committed to preserving and enhancing its unique character for years to come.
Managing historic and listed buildings requires a careful and balanced approach across various aspects. It involves addressing urgent matters, understanding the building's structure and materials, being aware of the relevant legislation, safeguarding and enhancing the building's unique features, addressing insurance concerns, managing risks related to health and safety and fire, and, most importantly, ensuring that the building remains a comfortable and enjoyable place to live.
London Block Management stands out in this area due to our specialised expertise and knowledge, which is unmatched by many of our competitors. Our portfolio comprises numerous historic and listed buildings in various parts of London, each with its own unique character and charm. We are constantly searching for remarkable properties to add to our portfolio, and we take pride in our ability to navigate the complexities of managing and preserving these buildings. If you live in a historic or listed building and are interested in exploring the possibility of working together, we would be delighted to hear from you.