Preim was started in 2011 by people who passionately believe property, estates and community assets can be managed better, in a way that brings communities together
Preim utilises the latest estate management technology, to ensure everybody involved in the management of your community has the information they require, when they need it.
Preim manages over 15,000 homes on 140 estates across England and Wales. Estates range from just a few homes to garden villages with plans for 100's of homes and lots of community assets.
At Preim we help residents to build and shape sustainable communities, where people love living.
We began our journey as an estate management company in 2011, a team of infrastructure experts, who passionately believed that community assets, private infrastructure and green spaces could be managed better – in a way that could help bring communities together.
Today, we remain committed to our original beliefs and values. In the early days, we worked closely with Annington Homes and their residents who lived on former MoD estates across the UK. During that time, we supported Annington Homes in developing and implementing their residents’ company model: the model was based upon transparency, good governance and stewardship with residents owning community amenities (such as green spaces, trees, play areas, surface water drainage systems, roads and footways) through their shareholding in the residents’ company. The result was residents had ownership of their community amenities, thanks to a robust and transparent model that saw the maintenance of those amenities funded through a service charge so they could continue to be used and enjoyed by all.
Over time, the residents’ company model has evolved – as indeed have we as a company and the estate management services we deliver. Today, we are a team of 32 people, professional, dedicated and customer focused, expert in freehold and leasehold estate management. We work with all of the national housebuilders and have particularly strong relationships with specialist place makers such as Crest Nicholson, Urban & Civic, St Modwen and Allison Homes.
Today we manage over 17,000 homes on 200 estates including 17 garden villages and urban extensions. With an order pipeline in excess of 30,000 homes, we continue to grow by working closely with our developer clients and residents alike, to help build communities, where people love to live, work and visit.
As an estate management company, we specialise in:
Placemaking and building legacies – we know that many developers will pride themselves on their placemaking strategies, which aim to create a positive legacy for them in the years to come, long after building works have been completed. That’s why we have become experts in understanding the complexities – and benefits – of a community ownership model, alongside a sustainable, long-term strategy to ensure developments always look as great as when they were first created.
Placekeeping – the maintenance of green spaces and community amenities is vitally important if neighbourhoods are to continue enjoy using them. That’s why our placekeeping services form the backbone of our estate management services: placekeeping is the long-term management of public spaces, making them usable and an asset to a community.
We deliver a blend of these services for over 15,000 homes within 200 developments, including large scale garden villages, smaller communities, regeneration projects and sustainable urban developments.
We are justly proud of our achievements to date, and a lot of those achievements are because we do not consider ourselves to be like any other estate management company. We always aim for residents and developers alike to think of us as trustworthy and engaged, whilst providing expertise in the complexities of estate management and community ownership that many other firms cannot offer.
To help bring to life the work we do, read some of the stories from Preim communities here
If you have any questions about the work we deliver, or the approach we take please do not hesitate to get in touch. We look forward to speaking with you.