Midland Cities Development Ltd (MCD) developed the two phases of KEW using as main contractors Carillion for Phase 1 and Norwest Holst for Phase 2. They set up a two Management Companies to control the running of the development once completed. The informal understanding was that these Management Companies would be handed over to the Leaseholders when all apartments had been sold. By 2010 this had not happened although all apartments had long since been sold.
The original Residents’ Association had battled for many years to get things changed for improved operation of the sites. However, the only effective way of obtaining this objective was to force the handover of the companies using the Right to Manage (RTM) legislation as provided by the Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002.
So, two limited companies were formed in 2010 by the Residents’ Association, supported by 65% of Leaseholders, to allow them to have a more direct say in how the site is run. Control of the development was achieved through the above legal process in March 2010. These companies are referred to as the RTM Management Companies and the supporting Leaseholders were made members of these.
At inception the members of the two boards of directors were:
Phase 1 – Alan Stedall and Giles Berrisford
Phase 2 – Adam Fisher, Mike Langton and Sue Turner.
The current Directors are listed below:
Kevin Goodchild – Chairman
Andy Smith – Vice Chairman
Joint board meetings are held bi-monthly. They are also attended normally by the following Mainstay personnel:
Neal O’Grady – Business Unit Director
Jonathan Bloor – Associate Director
Rebecca Whitehead – Property Services Manager
Andrew Parry – Project Manager for site repairs
Shakela Farid – Development Manager