Trusted property management group Hawk Block Management are delighted with the continued expansion of their portfolio, having recently partnered with new client, urbanlab_. Witnessing rapid growth since their establishment in 2019, Hawk Block Management has doubled in size and with the appointment in 2021 of Becky Wilson as Business Development Manager, and Elaine Higgins as Head of Property Management, the team now comprises a combined 60 years of experience working across residential property and commercial management.
Having grown as a team from three to eleven people in two years, Hawk Block Management is now set to expand even further with plans to grow their portfolio year on year. The business is actively looking for new clients with developments of 35 or more units within the M25 radius.
The goal of Hawk Block Management is to provide clients and customers with a simplified, proactive property management service. The team take away any confusion relating to leasehold management by providing clarity and transparency on all matters, with the team capable of adjusting all management requirements to offer flexible support to developments of any size.
The services Hawk Block Management provide are compliance and risk management, major works management, site visits, comprehensive reporting, repairs and maintenance, service charge accounting, credit control and ground rent collection.
urbanlab_, founded by Andrew Budgen and Nathan Lonsdale is a collective of free-thinkers, architects, designers, developers, engineers, social scientist, educators, and technologists who are curious to challenge convention, giving freedom to play, fail and explore. The co-founders were excited by the potential for how architecture could change people’s lives and how they could build a dynamic, creative culture around this ambition. Using research to drive a more human-centred design approach to architecture the urbanlab_ ethos is that through design we could improve people’s lives and help make the world a better place.
Hawk Block Management will be working on the new urbanlab_ Stratford Park development in E15, a collection of one, two and three bedroom apartments with help to buy options. A new and improved church and community facility will be delivered on this site in Stratford, East London with flats over the upper floors. The community facility will be funded through the sale of the private residential flats.
The proposed redevelopment of the site will provide approx. 5050 sq ft of new community / church floor space over ground and lower ground floor levels. It is envisaged that the new church and community facility will include a main congregation hall at entrance level, together with café/kitchen meeting room area, office, and toilets crèche and Sunday school.
Above the church will be 17 new dwellings over five floors with every unit having its own private outdoor amenity space in the form of a terrace or balcony. The proposed elevations are designed to create a contemporary, striking new mixed use development in this urban context as befitting of a landmark building, reflecting the importance of the use. The mixture of materials and finishes and the articulation of form creates interest to the elevations and blends in to the immediate urban grain in a modern contemporary way.
Hawk Block Management are responsible for the management of a range of residential and mixed tenure buildings, including the full portfolio of bespoke London developer and landlord Aitch Group. The partnering with urbanlab_, coupled with their expertise in mobilising new schemes is in line with their desire for growth and shall allow Hawk Block Management to further increase their portfolio of developments.
Charlotte McMahon, Director at Hawk Block Management says “We are delighted to have been appointed by urbanlab_ and are very much looking forward to working with them. We have built up an exceptional team of property managers over the last couple of years offering fantastic services, truly focused on the customer. Our proven success as a business has put us in the position where we are looking to expand and take on more developments to continue providing clients and customers with a simplified, proactive property management service.”
Andrew Budgen, Co-Founder at urbanlab_ says: “We are excited to be working alongside Hawk Block Management on this development, to ensure our customers journey is an enjoyable one. Partnering with Hawk Block Management is certainly bound to deliver the best experience for our incoming proprietors and residents. With urbanlab_ our property developments are designed to serve everyone, from individuals to the communities they live in. To help us all get more out of life.”