Residential property expert Centrick secures £400k grant for cladding

Centrick's Group Managing Director Phil Johns in front of Birmingham city centre's buildings discussing cladding

Residential property expert, Centrick, has become one of the first in the region to secure remuneration as part of the government’s cladding £1billion building safety fund. Receiving £400k on behalf of its client – a 227 unit development in Birmingham – the money negotiated by Centrick will cover the costs of replacing the building’s cladding to updated safety specifications, as well as recovering legal, professional and survey fees for the leaseholders. The money secured will be put directly into replacing the external façade on the building with Euroclass-A rated materials, in a process that involved removing the current render and

PHIL JOHNS APPOINTED AS CENTRICK’S GROUP MANAGING DIRECTOR

Centrick's Chairman James Ackrill and Centrick's newly appointed Group Managing Director Phil Johns stood outside the company's headquarters

Midlands-based property specialist Centrick has started 2021 by getting the house in order, with the announcement that Phil Johns has been appointed as Centrick’s Group Managing Director. With extensive experience in strategic leadership, tech solutions and business development, Phil’s appointment is set to accelerate the independent firm’s growth plans for this year and beyond. With over 16 years’ experience working in the property industry, including 13 months as Centrick’s Group Operating Director, this appointment sees Phil Johns step into a new role focused on strengthening and diversifying the businesses offering. Building on Centrick’s success during the pandemic, this will initially

Property PR Case Study: Centrick

Property PR, Centrick

If there’s one thing EAST VILLAGE. loves, it’s an independent business that has the determination and dedication to challenge the big players – after all, we like to think that we are one of them ourselves! It’s these values that make our property PR partnership with Centrick such a fruitful one. EAST VILLAGE. was initially instructed to lead and deliver Centrick’s property PR; to get its work, team, and expertise more widely recognised across the region and property trade media. Less than 12 months after starting together, Centrick then tasked EAST VILLAGE. with replicating the same success on its social

CENTRICK SECURES HIGH STREET SPACE FOR CHINESE SUPERMARKET IN SELLY OAK

A Chinese supermarket, complete with accommodation above, is set to open in the heart of Birmingham’s student village following a major deal secured by Centrick Commercial. A welcome addition to the vibrant Selly Oak high street, the unit will be the latest home for Taste Chinese Supermarket, secured with rent in excess of the £80,000 a year guide price. The 3,850 sq. ft. site, situated at the junction of Bristol Road South and Harrow Road in Selly Oak, has been let to business owner Jiang Young Feng. Having already established a number of similar developments in Leeds, this will be

CENTRICK OPENS THE DOOR TO NEW DIRECTOR

Centrick has continued to cement its place in the property industry with the expansion of its team; the property specialist is welcoming two new members, including most notably Sarah Hammond as it new Estate Management Director. With over 20 years’ experience working in the residential property industry – including director level roles at Mainstay Residential – Sarah already feels at home with Centrick. Her latest position will involve overseeing its portfolio of more than 250 estate management properties, focusing on bringing the highest level of customer service to its 10,000 plus residents. One of the leading managing agents in the

CENTRICK MOVES IN TO COMMERCIAL PROPERTY SECTOR WITH ACQUISITION OF ANDREW GRANT COMMERCIAL

The region’s leading residential property expert, Centrick, is making a home for itself in the commercial property sector with its buyout of Andrew Grant Commercial. Creating a new branch of the business operating under the title Centrick Commercial, the team will oversee an extensive portfolio of property lettings and sales instructions, alongside numerous rent reviews, lease renewals, and Red Book Valuations. Following the introduction of the deal by Ben Ackrill at Strava Consulting, Centrick acquired Andrew Grant Commercial, a division bought out of the Andrew Grant LLP, which entered administration in June. The deal sees its full team move across to Centrick Commercial, including three chartered surveyors and commercial property consultant with a combined 120

VIRTUAL VIEWINGS ARE THE KEY TO SUCCESS AT CENTRICK

Centrick Virtual Viewings

Residential property expert, Centrick, has unlocked the key to success after launching virtual viewings in the wake of Covid-19. Just three weeks after offering renters and buyers the chance to see properties via their screen, the estate agent has already secured 42 new tenancies through the service. As the UK headed into lockdown, Centrick mobilised its team to roll-out a brand-new ‘virtual viewings’ service, just in time for stricter social distancing and self-isolation measures. Covering over 140 properties in its portfolio – including both those to rent and to buy – initial success has seen Centrick convert 100% of virtual

CENTRICK LAYS FOUNDATIONS FOR STELLAR 2020 WITH BRINDLEY HOUSE INSTRUCTION

Centrick

Leading property specialist, Centrick, is building on its success with its first Estate Management instruction of the decade, adding Brindley House to its ever-expanding portfolio. The development – which boasts 182 state-of-the-art apartments right in the heart of Birmingham – will see Centrick’s expert ARMA-accredited Estate Management team at the helm, taking over as the managing agent for its leaseholders.  Kick-starting Centrick’s 2020 instructions, Brindley House undeniably cements Centrick’s reputation as one of the leading managing agents in the region. Adding almost 200 additional units to its books, the city-centre asset further strengthens its impressive residential property offering: currently, Centrick manages over 10,000

CENTRICK TEAMS INTEGRATE TO WELCOME A ‘NEW DAWN’ IN PROPERTY SERVICE

Centrick, Centrick Property

Following a period of significant growth, leading property specialist, Centrick, has announced the launch of a brand-new customer experience centre. Based at its new headquarters, in the heart of Colmore BID, this innovative new hub sees the centralisation of Centrick’s core services in a unified location. A first for the company – and for the property sector as a whole – this move aims to open the door to Centrick’s customers, offering a transparent and friendlier service.  Having recently moved into a new 8,000 sq ft office in The Exchange, located on Newhall Street, Centrick has now announced that it will be bringing both of its city centre

LUXURY MARKET PROVIDES SIGNATURE MOVE FOR CENTRICK

Centrick, Signature Collection, Centrick Property, James Ackrill

Leading property specialist, Centrick, has launched a new specialist division dedicated to the luxury homes market. Signature Collection builds on the organisation’s existing residential sales, lettings and management services with a focus on exceptional homes across the West Midlands and Warwickshire.  Led by Chairman, James Ackrill and Director, Jane Morcom, Signature Collection has been launched to deliver a new approach to luxury property sales; offering a truly tailored service that provides a ‘hands off’ approach to the seller. The expert team offers a host of benefits; from virtual tours and brochure creation, through to showcase events and marketing targeted specifically