Challenge

Secure, occupy maintain a derelict residential care home with 200 units in North West London

Remove the costs of security guards who had been present on site over 3 years at £3000 per week

Bring the property back into use to reduce CIL and building costs

Remove holding costs for the owners: Council tax, utilities, maintenance and property management

Provide access to surveyors, planners, contractors etc throughout the process

Action

PGP cleared the entire property of former tenants’ junk (25 skips)

We changed every fire alarm sensor in the building and upgraded the alarm system

Emergency lighting and fire doors were reinstated

All units were adapted to run on electric heating and hot water and new pipework was run throughout for each unit

Units going back into use were refurbished and deep cleaned prior to occupation by property guardians

PGP installed and monitor CCTV at the property

 

Guardians

We selected 120 guardians for the building. .All of our guardians are professional people over the age of 23 and have previously been guardians at other properties.

The guardians at the former care home are professionals between the ages of 23 and 55. They have created a great community feel at the property and absolutely love the location

PGP provides a concierge service 6 days per week for the guardians and provides a communal laundry

There is also a dedicated maintenance team for any day to day issues

What the guardians are saying about this project:

 

“Think you’ve done a stellar job. It is all the little touches that add up to a positive experience living here”

“I’m having the most incredible time living here and PGP have always gone the extra mile to make me feel safe and at home”

“Without a doubt the most reliable and efficient guardian company I’ve ever come across”

“Thank you for everything you guys have done giving me my first home away from home. You probably can’t even remember who I am but I will always remember all of you and what you gave me!”