Life at Arnold & Baldwin HQ

Our team is what makes Arnold & Baldwin such a fantastic success, so providing a working environment which allows us to attract and retain top talent is very important. With this in mind, we purchased a vacant new shell of a building, obtained planning permission and built a brand new HQ in 2017. It is amazing! Modern finishes create a warehouse lofty feel, with a large board room, meeting rooms, games room, cycle store and a full working kitchen for everyone to enjoy the free breakfast and fresh fruit available throughout the day.

Not only is the building a great environment to work in, but it is also fantastic for the environment! Joe Arnold (Managing Director) explains,

“The property has been designed to run purely on electricity supplied by www.ecotricity.co.uk who use 100% renewable energy and are Britain's greenest energy provider. It was important to ensure the building was as close to carbon neutral as possible. I recently found out the provider is also Vegan! I hadn’t appreciated animals were involved in the creation of energy by other suppliers, so it’s really important that we partner with suppliers who operate ethically.”

Outside the office is a tree lined walkway along the River Wandle into Wandle Park, a 4 hectare £3.5m Heritage Lottery funded project with Barratt Homes. The Croydon Tram is located here, linking into East Croydon British Rail Station. Door to door travel to London Bridge and London Victoria is approximately 25 minutes on a good run! The infrastructure around us is a brilliant.

Being positioned in the Purley Way area, large out of town retailers such as John Lewis Home, TK Maxx, Currys, Argos, Sainsbury’s, etc, make it a very convenient location for lunch time shopping, or to do the weekly shop at Sainsbury’s or Asda on the way home. The tram also drops off near Wagamama and Box Park in Croydon, or heads into Wimbledon in the other direction if you enjoy tennis.

The HQ really is located in a fantastic position and benefits us all, improving the quality of life of the team here at Arnold & Baldwin.  

 

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Joe is the guiding force behind Arnold & Baldwin and has overall responsibility for all commercial and residential surveys and valuations. Passionate about delivering the highest quality products at the fairest prices possible, he has been consistently searching for new and innovative client-focused services since founding the company with Jobie in 2007

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Professional, efficient surveyors. Get the job done in a timely manner, had our survey back within 5 days of inspection. All team members I spoke with (Tiffany and Billy) were really lovely. Highly recommend. :)

RICARDO OLIVEIRA

I have only just started working with Stephen and he has already demonstrated the high levels of customer attention and dedication that this company has. The first impression he has caused is such that made me write this review. I have no doubt that the continuous service will be of same level. Looking forward to working further with Stephen. Well done!

Steve Kenny

Lease extension - I found Daniel Grove very professional and had an excellent understanding of all aspects relating to this transaction. Advice was invaluable, and it was nice to come across someone who did exactly what they said they were going to do. Would not hesitate in recommending the firm and Daniel to anyone who has a lease to extend.

Petros Kyrkilis

Amazing job and fully professional treatment. The surveyor went above and beyond to check for everything, when he could have easily claim lack of access. In addition he was more than happy to answer questions over the phone and be there to explain the steps.

Lynn Wilson

Within 48 hours I received my detailed report from Joe Arnold which enabled me to see the property as it was and not through rose-tinted glasses! The report highlighted areas where money might need to be spent and provided guidance on questions for my solicitor - just what I needed. Overall, the survey enabled me to re-assess my offer and in this respect was invaluable. Thank you for a friendly and professional service.

Mark Roberts

100% choose this company. As first time buyers we had a mortgage valuation which said the house was fine. The Arnold & Baldwin survey found over £30,000 of problems. Holes in the roof with daylight visible, damp, woodworm, broken sash windows and poor electrics. This company helped us renegotiate and save a fortune.

Joebun

Arnold & Baldwin came recommended and I’ve got to say they were brilliant - not just in identifying issues with the property I was looking at but in the way they kept me informed and up to date (ie picking up the phone instead of just posting / emailing communications with you). After dealing with estate agents for so long, it’s nice to have someone who is genuinely on your side.

Kamal Rahman

From my initial interaction with the firm I found them to be prompt, courteous and helpful. I received a detailed Homebuyers report within a week of instructing and was given the opportunity to talk it through with the attending surveyour. Overall excellent service all round, would certainly recommend this firm.

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