Everything We Do Is Rooted in Value

Rowan is a highly experienced and efficient hands on property management firm, specialising in block management across  Cumbria, Lancashire and the Lake District. We typically manage the communal and external areas of commercial, residential and mixed-use blocks on behalf of developers, freeholders and leaseholders.

Deep Rooted Philosophy

Block Management Cumbria and Lancashire

Our ‘Rooted in Value’ philosophy is employed across everything we do.  It’s how we can reduce our clients’ annual running costs whilst improving the service they receive. We achieve this through:

1) Prudent Planning: We take the time to fully understand each building’s requirements and structure the service charge budget, so it is comprehensive, yet without expensive unnecessary extras.

2) Competitively Priced Suppliers: Our contractors and materials suppliers are regularly reviewed and tendered independently in a competitive environment. We work with local independent specialists, offering better value as their overheads are lower, for instance they don’t have travel costs.

3) We’re a Small Efficient Business: Our overheads are low as we don’t require expensive premises, support staff and administration. We’re also under the VAT threshold, which makes a big difference.  

Long Standing History

Block Management Cumbria and Lancashire

Before joining forces with Rowan, Westwood started managing their first apartment block in 1990. Since then, the founders Ian and Gillian have grown the business through only word of mouth. 

After specialising in residential apartment block management for many years Ian and Gillian decided to collaborate with Chris who was managing several commercial blocks at the time.  This lead to the creation of Rowan, a property management company, specialising in block management across Cumbria and Lancashire.  

With Rowan’s combined resources, qualifications and experience we can offer a highly professional, fully managed service to both commercial and residential clients and are looking forward to the next 30 years! Take a look at our Services and find out what we can do for you.

Down To Earth Team

We’re a small, friendly team of three professionals.  Our small size and the fact that we only accept local blocks enables us to deliver a more efficient, hands on and personable property management service than our larger and London based competitors. Contact us to find out whether we can help you with your block management requirements.

Ian Buglass

Block Management Cumbria and Lancashire

A chartered surveyor surveyor by profession with over 20 years of experience managing residential apartment blocks. Ian has grown a very successful business by always putting client’s needs first and finding solutions in even the most difficult of circumstances.  

Chris Brook, CA, IMC, BA

Block Management Cumbria and Lancashire
A chartered accountant by profession with over 10 years experience managing commercial and residential blocks. Chris setup Rowan to stop clients getting taken advantage of and uses his financial background and expertise to maximise value for money. .

Gillian Buglass

Block Management Cumbria and Lancashire
A workhorse behind the scenes with over 20 years experience of managing residential apartment blocks. Gillian’s highly diligent and organised approach ensures every block under our management is well looked after and maintained to a high standard.