A towering success in the city for KWB’s Fagan

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The developer of Birmingham’s tallest residential skyscraper has appointed KWB to provide block management services at the Broad Street building.

It’s almost 18 months since Regal Property Group instructed KWB to manage the first tower at The Bank scheme, and the relationship has gone so well that it has now asked the agents to take on the second tower.

KWB Associate Director, Nicola Fagan, is understandably delighted, not least given the tough competition for such a high-profile client instruction.

Block management for a scheme of over 400 apartments

Nicola said: “The first tower contains 189 apartments and studio flats. We deal with around 200 tenants at the first tower, so it’s a very sizeable management project in itself.

“The second one stretches to 32 floors, with another 217 flats to manage. The development also contains a communal kitchen, coffee lounge and gym for the use of tenants in both towers. So it’s very pleasing to win a second instruction from Regal, and to manage the whole scheme.”

The second tower will reach the ‘practical completion’ stage later this month. Stretching 101.5 metres into the skies, the tower will become the tallest residential building in Birmingham.

A prosperous relationship

Nicola continued: “It was a sign of the strong relationship we have built with Regal, that they allowed us to use the first tower for a charity abseil in September to raise money for Edward’s Trust.”

Mark Holbeche, Director of Development at Regal Property Group, said: “KWB has provided an excellent concierge and building management service in our first building at The Bank. To appoint them to the same role as we near the completion of our second tower made perfect sense.

“Our residents have built good relationships with KWB’s staff so far. We’re sure their on-site team will continue to make our new residents in Tower 2 feel welcome in their homes.”

The news comes just weeks after KWB’s residential arm received its accreditation from the Association of Residential Managing Agents. ARMA is the national organisation which monitors the residential leasehold sector.

Nicola concluded: “It can be tough going when you’re competing for work with national and international agents, but that makes our successes all the more enjoyable.”

For more information on KWB Residential’s block management and other professional residential property management services or to discuss your requirements, contact Nicola Fagan on 0121 233 2330 or email nfagan@kwboffice.com.