During lockdown the Property Management team took on the management of property with an unusual history.
Kingswood Place, in Knowle Village, Fareham was the home of the former Hampshire County Lunatic asylum. The Grade II listed building was built in 1852 and remained an asylum until 1996 when it was redeveloped into 48 residential apartments.
Since closure the whole site was redeveloped as Knowle Village, a large housing development which incorporates most of the original hospital buildings. The grounds include many of the former staff residences as well as the former chapel.
Kingswood Place sits at the heart of the redevelopment and, as our property manager Kevin Daniells explains, this is a valuable contract for us:
“We were delighted to be instructed by Kingswood Place Management Company to take over the property management contract to look after the building and the grounds. The majority of contracts within Knowle Village are managed by the local estate management team so it was a tricky decision for the residential management company to give it to us.”
One of the main reasons they chose DHCS Property Management was because of our Company Secretarial services. We have the technical knowledge and skills to sort out the company financial and legal matters.
Since the appointment was made during the lockdown period, the first Directors’ meeting we attended was held outside.