BROADLEAF moved to its current offices in BURLEY, located in the beautiful NEW FOREST NATIONAL PARK, during the year of the company’s inception in 1990. We are situated on the 1st floor, above a shop currently known as SHAPPENS STORES. The photograph on the left above was taken in 1880 and our offices are now situated just behind the large tree, just left of centre in the photograph. The tree is no longer there but the building behind the tree still exists and is trading today under the name of THE FOREST TEA ROOMS.
The next photograph was taken in 1921 when the tree was still standing. The left hand window on the first floor is now the location of Diane Taylor and Georgina Hodgson’s office, the window on the right is the office of Elaine Hanington.
The third photograph, probably taken at Christmas in the 1920′s, shows how prior to refrigeration the sides of beef and game were hung on the front of the building. At the rear of the building (not in photograph) the sheds still exist where the livestock were slaughtered, complete with channels in the floor to carry the blood away!
The photograph on the right shows the shop and offices as they are today.
BROADLEAF was formed as a specialist retirement housing management company with the express objective of offering a flexible, commercial approach to management issues tailored to each individual development’s needs. All of our policies and procedures comply with the requirements of the SERVICE CHARGE RESIDENTIAL MANAGEMENT CODE issued by the ROYAL INSTITUTE OF CHARTERED SURVEYORS.
BROADLEAF currently manages just under 1,000 individual properties in developments throughout SOUTHERN, EASTERN and SOUTH WEST ENGLAND. Our experience spans the retirement housing spectrum and includes two developments in the grounds of residential care homes, as well as mixed developments of bungalows, cottages and apartments.
Almost all of our developments include a wide range of services and facilities including scheme based staff such as RESIDENT & NON RESIDENT SCHEME MANAGERS, ESTATE MANAGERS and CONCIERGES. A number of developments offer facilities which include COMMUNITY LOUNGES for the use of residents, friends and family, GUEST SUITES for overnight visits, LAUNDRY FACILITIES, LIBRARY AREAS and two developments provide a HAIRDRESSING SALON.