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Case Study: The Portland

Case Study: The Portland

History of The Portland:

The Portland is a historic building situated in the centre of Malvern which was recently converted into 12 luxury apartments. The property was built in the 1840s and the building served as a private house before it was then converted into a hotel towards the end of the 19th century. During the 1940s the property was an insurer’s office and then it became the headquarters of the Severn River Board Authority by 1960. Most recently the property has been used as offices by the Malvern Hills District Council. Developer Christopher Catt, director of City and Suburban Properties Ltd has successfully developed the property into 12 luxury apartments during 2019 and 2020. The Portland now offers nine two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartments with private outside space and three two-bedroom apartments with prices ranging from £260,000 to £425,000.

The Process of Placing the Warranty with Buildsafe:

Christopher was kindly referred to Buildsafe by a member of his professional team. In June 2021 we received his enquiry for a retrospective building warranty and Senior Broker, Jamie Milne was in charge of arranging cover for this project. Christopher and Jamie organised a meeting to discuss the possible avenues and subsequently, Jamie then took the project to market to find the most appropriate retrospective warranty quote. Christopher had previously dealt with one other provider before coming to us and unfortunately did not receive the service he had hoped for. Fortunately, Jamie Milne was able to find an alternative provider allowing Christopher to have the appropriate cover for the property enabling him to successfully complete on its sale.

Testimonial from the client:

Christopher Catt commented, “I am just writing to thank you for arranging the structural warranty for our development in Malvern. You managed to get the matter dealt with, in a few weeks and although there were additional enquiries required at the time, they were all turned around quickly and efficiently for which I am most grateful. I know it is always a little more complicated when dealing with a retrospective application. As you know we have been badly let down by another provider in spite of having arranged the warranty in good faith with them some 18 months before. Your company’s helpfulness was in stark contrast to the complete unhelpfulness of the other provider that I dealt with! I look forward to dealing with Buildsafe for our next project.”

Why work with Buildsafe:

Our experts have over 40 years’ of experience in the property sector so you can be assured that we will handle your project with the expertise and care that has been successfully developed over this time.

We take away that pain by managing the process for you and ensuring you receive the best price and the most appropriate cover to meet your requirements whilst having an easy to reach team of experts on hand at all times. Do not hesitate to get in contact with us.

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