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Property Spotlight – An Art Deco Residential Apartment Block of Flats in Hampstead.

Today's property spotlight focuses on the external renovation of an Art Deco Apartment Block under full management with Bawtrys Estate Management in West Hampstead, NW6.

We specifically focus on our clients plans to bring back the original 1930’s Art Deco characteristics and features lost over years of poor management along with the successes and achievements since management commenced under our umbrella. To ensure appropriate funding was in place without drastic increases in service charges the client focuses on renovating the property over years rather than one single set of works. 

Located in the London Borough of Camden within the bustling streets of West Hampstead located within the southern section of West End Lane is an Art Deco Apartment block of flats containing 41 units. It is located just a stone's throw from the area's unique shops, restaurants, cafes and bakeries located at the northern end of West End Lane. 

Following the handover of property records from the previous managing agent, we focused on finding ground without hast. Within the opening weeks of management, we had corrected and replaced the internal emergency lighting which had failed at various locations within the communal areas, coordinated the installation of electric charge points for the residents use, overhauled the leaking flat roof and through our due diligence following the handover of the development paperwork, we secured a gas refund of £6,245.93 which had been previously overpaid by previous managing agents.

Challenged with years of neglect, the first major works offering part of a staged renovation was the balcony render replacement including the installation of balcony rails. The rendering product used was K Render. The balcony rails were of 316 grade steel offering the highest level of corrosion resistance.

The before and after photos show the extent of neglect prior to the render work, and post completion. 

Photo. Before Renovation

Photo. After Renovation

Photo. Before Renovation

Photo. After Renovation

Photo. After Renovation

Photo. Before Renovation

Photo. After Renovation

Photo. Before Renovation

Photo. After Renovation

Photo. Before Renovation

Photo. After Renovation

The following after photos show the newly installed rails to complete the renovation.

Our client's future intentions will focus on the internal shared areas of the two blocks ensuring again that the art deco style is retained. We look forward to sharing future updates on the management of this property.

If you are an Investor, Freeholder, Resident Management Company or Right to Manage Company for a residential apartment block of flats or estate, Bawtrys Estate Management is here to offer a bespoke management solution.   

Our team of experienced IRPM (Instituted of Residential Property Managers) trained, and qualified professionals regulated with the Property Ombudsman will guide you effortlessly from planning through to full management in all aspects of block and estate facilities management. There is no job too small and no task too big.

We can facilitate the management of apartments blocks and estates ranging from 2 units in size upwards covering all North London postcodes, Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire.  

To enquire with us today, please contact or call 020 8004 2474.  


 ​We are proud to be a green, sustainable business with a minimal negative impact and carbon footprint. We are qualified specialists of the Institute of Residential Property Management, The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and a regulated member of the Property Ombudsman Redress Scheme which is approved by Trading Standards. 


Bawtrys Estate Management Limited trading as Bawtrys Estate Management is an appointed representative of Arthur J. Gallagher Insurance Brokers Limited which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Registered Office: Spectrum Building 7th Floor, 55 Blysthwood Street, Glasgow, G2 7AT. Registered in Scotland. Company Number: SC108909









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4-6 Spicer Street, St Albans

Hertfordshire, AL3 4PQ

Main Line: ​020 8004 2474


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Bawtrys Estate Management is the trading name of Bawtrys Estate Management Limited | Registered company no. 12259862 | Registered office. 37 Lewsey Court, Mercer Way, Tetbury, Gloucestershire, GL8 8GW. 
Bawtrys Estate  Management Ltd is a regulated member of the Property Ombudsman Redress Scheme which is approved by Trading Standards. Membership no.T05309.

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