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Residential Land complete on Hamlet Gardens

Residential Land is pleased to announce the purchase of Hamlet Gardens in Hammersmith, west London. This red brick Victorian Mansion block consists of 122 luxury flats and is set at 95,000 sq ft.

Hamlet Gardens flats to rent Residential Land

For further information, please read the below article that was covered in Property Week:

property week - Residential Land





Residential Land primed to buy luxury flats in London
By Hannah Brenton

Hamlet Gardens, Hammersmith, London
The residential investor has agreed to buy the 95,000 sq ft Hamlet Gardens development from Swedish investor Akelius for around £95m.

The purchase amount reflects a price of around £1,000/sq ft across the scheme near Ravenscourt Park.

The private rented sector specialist has been on an acquisition spree since securing further backing from Canadian pension fund giant Ivanhoé Cambridge for a fifth Residential Land fund in February.

The new £650m fund is focused on a broader area of prime central London, and its upper price point for investment has increased from £1,500/sq ft to £1,650/sq ft.

In June, it snapped up Chase New Homes’ residential scheme at Palace Wharf in Fulham at £1,250/sq ft – in a deal worth approximately £37m – as well as a luxury 60-flat scheme at 4b Merchant Square, Paddington, for £60m from Native Land and Malaysian investor Amcorp.

Akelius has renovated the majority of the properties at Hamlet Gardens since purchasing them from an arm of the Royal Bank of Scotland for more than £40m in 2013.

Three final phases are still being renovated but these have been forward-purchased by Residential Land and are included in the purchase price.

Similar flats in the area have recently sold for as much as £800,000.

“We believe that there will be growth in the area around Ravenscourt Park and are pleased to have invested another £100m in the prime central London market,” said Ritchie. 

We are looking for an administrator

Residential Land is looking to recruit an administrator to assist Building Manager with their daily duties at one of our  key sites.

Job Title: Assistant to Building Manager

Department: Lettings

Location: Hamersmith

Position Type: Full time (Monday – Friday)

Salary: £18,000/£20,000

Typical work activities and responsibilities

  1. Processing Tenancy Applications
  2. Answering the telephone and dealing with enquiries
  3. Managing staff appointments
  4. Devising and maintaining office systems
  5. Drawing up Tenancy Agreements and relevant paperwork
  6. General ad-hoc- Filing paperwork, post, ordering stationary
  7. Uploading information onto in house property management software
  8. Maintaining an accurate record of the allocation and movement of property keys
  9. Assisting in the reference and credit check process for new and prospective Tenants
  10. Updating the website on a daily basis
  11. Ensuring electronic paperwork and paper filing is kept up to date and accurate
  12. Dealing with Estate Agent enquires as well as the general public.

The candidate should have:

  1. Excellent organisational and communication skills, be self-motivated and focused
  2. PC Literate with all Microsoft packages including Excel, Word, Outlook, Powerpoint,
  3. Ability to multi-task, work under pressure, to prioritise work assignments and adapt to changing priorities
  4. Ability to be a team player
  5. Two years’ experience within the property industry

If you are interested in this position please  email your CV to

Residential Land bolster Lettings team

merchant Square and Kew Bridge Court

Residential Land has bolstered its Lettings team with the new appointments of two new Building Managers who will be based on site in their respective buildings. Gary Irwin who joins as Building Manager to manage our new Merchant Square Development in London W2 and Charlotte Pearson who joins as Building Manager to oversee Kew Bridge Court, London W4.

Gary joins from JAC Strattons where he was responsible for local lettings in the Regents Park,St Johns Wood and Maida Vale areas.

Charlotte joins from Vesper Homes where her responsibilities included negotiating sales, rentals and sourcing new properties throughout London.

Stuart Birke, Head of Lettings, comments: “We are pleased to welcome both Gary and Charlotte to our team here at Residential Land and I am sure they will provide the same professional, friendly and responsive service people expect from Residential Land.”

Residential Land is attending RESI Conference 2015

Residential Land at RESI 2015

Residential Land is excited to be heading back to Celtic Manor for the RESI Conference 2015 as well as being Platinum Sponsors for the eighth year running. This is the ninth year of the annual conference which attracts over 1,000 delegates for 2 days of learning, debate and networking.

This year you can find us in the Platinum Lounge located next to the main conference hall. The Platinum Lounge is open throughout the event so we look forward to welcoming you during lunch or in one of the breaks, please also come along to the pre-dinner drinks from 5.30 on Tuesday. Residential Land is also hosting after dinner drinks at Merlin’s Bar, looking forward to seeing you there.

On day 2, Tuesday at 12.30pm, Bruce Ritchie will be speaking on a panel alongside Bill Hughes, Managing Director, Legal and General Property and James Scott, Chief Operating Office, The Collective, being chaired by Mark Prisk MP. They will be discussing a number of property related topics, detailed below.

Panel topics:
From First time Customer to Last Time Customer, are we creating the right products?
• Segmenting the market and creating targeted products that acknowledge the changing needs, expectations and aspirations of different occupier groups
• What do ‘generation rent’ want from their housing and are the current products in the market taking them into consideration?
• Last Time Buyers – the key to unlocking housing supply?
• Beyond the bricks and mortar: exploring PRS as a service and the added value that customers now expect.

VIDEO – RESI Conference 2014
Bruce Ritchie being interviewed at last year’s RESI Conference

If you are attending, we are looking forward to meeting you there.

Fighting talk ahead as property heavyweights prepare to square up

Residential Land have been mentioned in the Evening Standard ahead of the Props Breakfast in October hosted at the Dorchester, London. This year Bruce Ritchie CEO of Residential Land & Michael Slade CEO of Helical Bar will partake in a live Commercial vs Residential debate hosted by Emma Crosby.

Michael Slade has for a number of years run one of the most successful public property companies whilst Bruce Ritchie runs one of prime Central London’s largest residential landlords who are making a significant impact in the sector. With London and residential being hot topics in real estate at the moment

Props breakfast 2015

For the article, please read below:


Fighting talk ahead as property heavyweights prepare to square up

The first rule of Fight Club is, you do not tweet about Fight Club — that’s how it goes, right?

Well obviously someone’s been breaking the rules, as Spy spots #FightClub creating waves on Twitter. Was it Ed Norton and Brad Pitt bemoaning the demise of the Fail Whale?

Alas not. It was property types getting excited about a Props charity debate between Mike Slade of Helical Bar and Bruce Ritchie of Residential Land, slated for the Dorchester in October. The pair will thrash it out in a commercial real estate v residential debate, a third speaker — Robert Paulson — is as yet unconfirmed.

Bruce Ritchie talks to Estates Gazette on the hot topic of price per sq ft in London

Bruce Ritchie, CEO of Residential Land, talks to Alex Peace at Estates Gazette on the findings from their London Residential Research team, showing that price per sq ft in London has been driven through the £1000 per sq ft mark, not only in Prime Central London areas but the fringe areas surrounding it as well.

Bruce Ritchie explains: “Prime Central London has not resolved its supply problems and is not creating enough new product. Too much demand from both domestic and international, for what it is we have, both for sale and being built and that is pushing prices in the upwards direction.”

To listen to more, click the play button on the podcast below:

Bruce Ritchie talks to Estates Gazette

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Upcoming Events this Summer in Chelsea

With galleries and green spaces galore in South West London, there’s plenty to keep you entertained here during the summer months. Whether you’re interested in checking out cutting-edge contemporary art, learning about herbs and botany or buying up a few paintings from budding artists, Chelsea is buzzing with activities and events during July and August.

Saatchi Gallery - Chelsea | Image credits:-

Saatchi Gallery – Chelsea | Image credits:-

Art Safari at Chelsea Physic Garden 

Chelsea Physic Garden is one of South West London’s best assets with a beautiful collection of plants and botanicals and the esteemed title of second oldest botanical garden in Britain. If you’re keen to learn more about the world of botany, book yourself in for the family-friendly Art Safari on August 4th for a journey through herbal medicines, vampire plants, birds, perfumes and more.

Address: 66 Royal Hospital Road, London SW3 4HS
Phone: 020 7352 5646

Serpentine Pavilion 2015

Celebrate fifteen years of the Serpentine Pavilion with a visit to the stunning Serpentine Pavilion 2015, on display from June until October. Designed by Spanish architecture studio selgascano (headed by José Selgas and Lucía Cano), the colourful installation is made up of panels of translucent, multi-coloured polymer giving it a stained glass effect and can easily be spotted from the other side of Hyde Park! Admission is free too so you’ve no excuse not to pop in and explore the secret tunnels and passages inside.

Address: Kensington Gardens, London W2 3XA
Phone: 020 7402 6075

Fighting History at the Tate Britain 

Enjoy a history lesson at the Tate Britain this summer with the exhaustive ‘Fighting History’ exhibition, which explores how artists from the Ancient Rome to the modern day have expressed significant wars and conflicts through art. With epic 18th century paintings, contemporary works from Turner Prize winner Jeremy Deller and interpretive works from the 1960s, it’s the ultimate combination of art, history and politics.

Address: Millbank, London SW1P 4RG
Phone: 020 7887 8888

Parallax Art Fair Finished

Prefer to purchase art rather than see it in a gallery? Visit Chelsea Old Town Hall on July 25th – 26th for the annual Parallax Art Fair, Europe’s largest artist art fair where you can find wholesale fine, decorative and applied art from around the world. Entrance is free, and there are no commission fees either so it’s an excellent place to pick up a bargain.

Address: Chelsea Old Town Hall, King’s Rd, London SW3 5EE
Phone: 020 7361 2220

Dead: A Celebration of Mortality at the Saatchi Gallery - Finished

Charles Saatchi’s innovative contemporary art gallery have done it again with this rather morbid but undoubtedly fascinating exhibition, on display until the end of July. Respected artists across the world have come together for this celebration of mortality, which includes model corpses and abstract skeletons. Best enjoyed on a nice day with an uplifting ice cream in Duke of York Square afterwards.

Address: Duke Of York’s HQ, King’s Rd, London SW3 4RY
Phone: 020 7811 3070

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Our favourite places to visit in Chelsea

Since the days of Henry VIII and his many wives, Chelsea has been a very popular pocket of South West London, with plenty of aristocrats and royal figures building palaces and grand buildings here during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

While the Queen may have moved on to Buckingham Palace since then, Chelsea is still considered to be one of the most prime spots in the city due to the pretty houses, exclusive designer shops, and lovely green spots for lazing in the sunny summer months. Although the SW1 postcode means that the amenities and attractions of Central London are a very short ride away, lucky Chelsea residents needn’t even bother with the packed, sweaty tube when there’s so much to offer on their doorstep this season. Read our top recommendations for eating, drinking, and enjoying yourself this summer in Chelsea!

Chelsea boasts an array of diverse attractions all year round, but with the Serpentine Lido nearby for an al-fresco swim, a zoo full of amazing animals across the river and the chance to picnic with luxury goodies from Partridges, summer is when the area really blossoms. Who needs to leave London when you’ve got all this on your doorstep?

Serpentine Lido

When the mercury hits 30C, there’s no better place to seek refuge than Serpentine Lido, which was created in the 1930s from a cornered-off area of the Serpentine Lake. It’s open every day from June until September, and there’s even a cafe so you can enjoy an ice cream following a refreshing dip in the cool waters.

Address: Hyde Park, London W2 2UH
Phone: 020 7706 3422


Forget about Tesco, Sainsburys or even Waitrose, if you’re looking for a fancy supermarket and some gourmet ingredients in Chelsea, head straight to Partridges on Duke of York Square. Granted Royal Warrant by the Queen in 1994 (meaning they supply groceries to Buckingham Palace!), Partridges has an amazing range of fresh foods, hard-to-get ingredients and plenty of international items for homesick Americans looking for Skippy’s Peanut Butter. Stock up here then head to the park for the most deluxe picnic ever!

Address: 2-5, Duke of York Square, The Duke Of York Square, King’s Road, London SW3 4LY
Phone: 020 7730 0651

Leighton House - Chelsea | Image credits:-

Leighton House – Chelsea | Image credits:-

Leighton House Museum

Avoid the crowds at London’s biggest, most tourist-friendly museums while still soaking up some culture by popping into Leighton House museum, the former home and studio of Victorian artist Frederic, Lord Leighton. Don’t miss the intricately tiled Arab Hall and beautiful staircase.

Address: 12 Holland Park Rd, London W14 8LZ
Phone: 020 7602 3316

Battersea Park Children’s Zoo

Struggling to entertain bored children on school holidays? Take a quick jaunt across the river to Battersea Park (opposite Chelsea Embankment) to visit Battersea Park Children’s Zoo, where they’ll be delighted to see all sorts of small animals such as otters, chinchillas and capuchins. They also run a series of events so kids can get up close and personal with their favourite animals.

Address: Battersea Park, Chelsea Embankment, London SW11 4NJ
Phone: 020 7924 5826

Holland Park

Spend a relaxing day among the peacocks at Holland Park, one of London’s most peaceful and romantic parks. Explore the haunting ruins of Holland House, destroyed during a WW2 bombing raid in 1940, and stay for the evening opera performances which run throughout the summer.

Address: Ilchester Place, Holland Park, London W8 6LU
Phone: 020 7361 3003


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Our favourite places to visit in Chiswick

Nestled inside a big bend of the Thames and packed full of riverside gastropubs, top restaurants and glorious green spaces, cheerful Chiswick in West London has to be one of the best places to enjoy the summer months.

Despite the village atmosphere and close-knit community, there’s always something new to see or do in Chiswick for everyone from new residents to long-term locals. We’ve searched high and low for the best places to eat and drink, fantastic upcoming events and our favourite attractions in the W4 area to help you make the most out of the summer in West London.

Why trek into central London when you can avoid the tourists with these excellent attractions closer to home? Whether you decide to brush up on your beer knowledge at the Griffin Brewery, get back to nature at Eyot Island or bask in culture at Chiswick House, W4 has it all.

Fullers brewery - Chiswick

Fullers brewery – Chiswick | Image credits:

Griffin Brewery

As the official home of London Pride Ale, this Fullers Brewery is a magical place for any dedicated hop-lovers. However, even beer novices will enjoy exploring Griffin Brewery, where tours and tasting sessions are offered as well as a shop selling beer, cider, wine memorabilia and branded glasses. Founded in 1845 it remains an independent family brewery, and a must-visit for any true Chiswick resident.


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Eyot Island

This uninhabited, ship-shaped island just off Chiswick Mall is a true hidden gem in W4, and the perfect place to explore on a summer’s day. Once an ancient settlement, the island is now a declared nature reserve and is only accessible during low tide. At only 2.7 acres its easy to explore, but make sure you return before the tide does and the island becomes submerged!

Summer Skiing at Ski Plex

We’d rather not admit it, but summer in London doesn’t quite have the guaranteed sunshine offered by more Southern locations. Fortunately, indoor ski slope SkiPlex in Chiswick have those rainy August days sorted with their Summer Skiing courses, so you can practice your snow-plough ahead of the winter ski season.

Kew Gardens

Just across the Thames from Chiswick, Kew Gardens is one of London’s most wonderful attractions, and the fortunately locals of W4 are just a walk away! Spend an enjoyable and educational afternoon here among the botanicals, rare flowers and blooming greenhouses, followed by an ice cream on the grass. Bliss!

Chiswick House

Built during the 18th century and inspired by Italian architecture, this wonderful Neo-Palladian villa will transport you to Southern Italy with a programme of excellent open-air events in the landscaped gardens. As well as the Luna Cinema, locals can look forward to outdoor opera performances of La Traviata and Die Fledermaus, Kitchen Garden Open Days and more.


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Places to eat and drink in Chiswick

Characterful Chiswick may not have the renowned gastronomic reputation of other London areas, but there are plenty of excellent places to eat and drink here. From authentic Italian sourdough pizzas and green pub gardens to Michelin-starred dining and fine foods from the Farmer’s Market, W4 has your summer eats covered.

Franco Manca - Chiswick

Franco Manca – Chiswick | Image credits:

Franco Manca

This beloved sourdough pizza spot needs very little introduction, as you’d be hard-pressed to find a pizza fan who doesn’t rave about the authentic sourdough disks, organic ingredients and relaxed atmosphere at Franco Manca, which just a few years ago was merely a small stall at Brixton Market. Now with eleven branches and counting across London they’re serving up pizza all over the city, but the Chiswick restaurant is the only one to offer fortnightly pizza-making masterclasses too.

Address: 144 Chiswick High Rd, London W4 1PU
Phone: 020 8747 4822

La Trompette

Treat yourself to high-end French dining at this closely-guarded local favourite, which offers haute cuisine at affordable prices. Settle in to the casual, relaxed dining room for an evening of Orkney scallops, foie gras, roast French rabbit and a delightfully smelly cheeseboard with a good bottle of red wine before rolling home utterly stuffed at the end of the night.

Address: 5-7 Devonshire Rd, Chiswick, Greater London W4 2EU
Phone: 020 8747 1836


Considered to be among the world’s top 60 restaurants and the recipient of a Michelin Star in 2013, Hedone has won over notoriously tough food critics for years and is a must-try for Chiswick residents on a special occasion. The menu changes daily so all you need to do is sit back and enjoy multiple courses of exquisite food as they appear. Bon appétit!

Address: 301-303 Chiswick High Rd, London W4 4HH
Phone: 020 8747 0377

City Barge Pub

Take in a slice of history with your waterfront pint at the City Barge Pub, which has existed since the 14th century! With tables and chairs on the river as well as a terrace at the back you’ve got a good chance of finding a seat in the sun, while their classic British brunch on the weekend is worth a visit alone.

Address: 27 Strand-On-The-Green, Chiswick, London W4 3PH
Phone: 020 8994 2148

Duke of Sussex - Chiswick

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Duke of Sussex

This grand Victorian gastropub serves up a tasty modern menu including seafood paella, Catalonian tapas and classic fish and chips as well as an extensive drinks list, but the real draw is the lovely big pub garden. They’re also showing Wimbledon on the big screens throughout July, so grab a seat and a cask ale before all the action kicks off!

Address: 75 S Parade, London W4 5LF
Phone: 020 8742 8801

Jackson Rye - Chiswick

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Jackson + Rye

The food is big, bold and belly-busting at this American-style restaurant, where the USA’s most famous dishes are served from morning to night. Start the day with a spread of bagels or some Southern grits, while the afternoon and evening calls for gooey mac & cheese, juicy steaks and buttermilk fried chicken. Last but certainly not least, finish off with one of their excellent rye bourbon cocktails for the ultimate weekend nightcap.

Address: 219-221 Chiswick High Rd, London W4 2DW

Chiswick Farmers and Fine Foods Market

However lovely it is to enjoy a meal on a restaurant terrace in the sun, there’s something utterly unbeatable about a luxury picnic in one of the local grassy spots such as Grove Park, Chiswick Common or Gunnersbury Nature Reserve. Head to the Chiswick Farmers and Fine Foods Market on a Sunday morning between 10am and 2pm for a wonderful selection of fresh produce, cheeses, breads, organic juices, charcuterie and much more, before treating yourself to a deluxe picnic. Bring a blanket and doze the afternoon away!

Address: Grove Park Farm House Market Drive Chiswick W4 2RX

The George IV

A speakeasy-style bar, a comedy club and a gorgeous garden complete with outdoor screen? It can only be The George IV, one of Chiswick’s most loved pubs. Recently refurbished they’ve upped the game with a bright and bold summer menu, and whatever you do don’t miss their legendary parties, Monday pub quizzes, and popular live music nights.

Address: 185 Chiswick High Rd, London W4 2DR
Phone: 020 8994 4624


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