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London Block Management: Managing Riverside Developments

At London Block Management, our portfolio extends beyond conventional properties, encompassing developments that grace the banks of the Thames and the intricate network of canals and waterways crisscrossing London. These buildings present unique challenges that require specialised expertise and knowledge.



A waterfront converted warehouse in London


Elemental Exposure and Maintenance Demands

Fronting straight onto the Thames or lining the canals, these developments face a heightened exposure to the elements, particularly on the water-facing elevation. Facades and windows all need decorating much more frequently, and it is essential to ensure that they are adequately maintained to prevent any damage from occurring. We have a host of expert suppliers who can provide regular maintenance and repairs, ensuring your property stays protected from the elements.


Maintenance isn't limited to the buildings themselves; it extends to the river walls that hem these waterfront properties. Maintenance of the river walls can present challenges as the Thames is a tidal river, which means that the water level rises and falls throughout the day. This can cause significant damage to the river walls if they are not adequately maintained. We work closely with the local authorities and other stakeholders to ensure that the river walls are adequately maintained to prevent any damage from occurring.


The Historical Nature of London's Waterfront

London was built around docks, and the history behind these waterfront developments can be fascinating. We have developments that have been converted from shipping warehouses, some complete with cranes for unloading from the docks, others that have retired piers into the Thames, and many buildings with direct river frontage. Many of the names of these developments still bear testament to their early history – either in terms of the countries and places they traded with or the names of the original owners of the trading and shipping lines. These names serve as a connection to London's maritime heritage, providing a tangible link to the city's bustling past.


We also understand the importance of preserving the historical significance of these properties. Many of these waterfront properties have a rich history, and it is essential to preserve this history for future generations. 


Expertise Forged Through Experience

We have built up a lot of expertise in managing the issues around this type of property over the years. We understand the unique challenges that waterfront properties face and have developed a range of solutions to address them. Our team of experts has years of experience in managing these properties, and we can provide the necessary support and guidance to ensure that your property is well-maintained and managed.


Our comprehensive approach involves not only routine maintenance but also a deep understanding of the historical significance of each property. Preservation goes hand in hand with practicality, creating a living space that respects its heritage while offering comfort and convenience to its residents.


Reach Out to London Block Management for Waterfront Property Management

If you are searching for a block management company in London for your waterfront property, please get in touch with us at info@blockmanagement.com and let us navigate the complexities of waterfront property management for you. With our years of experience managing waterfront properties, you can trust London Block Management to provide the best possible service.

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