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N MARCH this year, Sav­ills cel­e­brated 10 years of sell­ing as­pi­ra­tional prop­erty in and around Bea­cons­field. This Au­gust also marks another an­niver­sary – five years since the in­ter­na­tional real es­tate ad­viser opened its let­tings de­part­ment, which also op­er­ates from its premises in the Old Town.

An­drew Cro­nan, Head of Sav­ills Bea­cons­field sales, said:“Bea­cons­field, Ger­rards Cross and their sur­round­ing vil­lages pro­vide the ideal place to live. Not only blessed with a sub­stan­tial num­ber of good schools and trans­porta­tion links but with the ben­e­fits of su­perb shops and restau­rants as well as the most beau­ti­ful Chilterns countryside, open­ing a sales of­fice here seemed a very log­i­cal de­ci­sion. In ad­di­tion, it per­fectly com­ple­mented our ex­ist­ing net­work of es­tab­lished and suc­cess­ful of­fices in Ox­ford, Hen­ley,Wind­sor and Lon­don.”

The of­fice, at the time un­der the di­rec­tion of Nick Warner and in con­junc­tion with a strong prop­erty mar­ket, went from strength to strength and, with its suc­cess, came an in­creased re­quire­ment for the firm to of­fer res­i­den­tial let­tings.

Claire Pin­cott, Head of Sav­ills Bea­cons­field let­tings who es­tab­lished her team five years ago, com­ments: “The sales team were find­ing they were con­stantly be­ing con­tacted by in­vestors and pri­vate land­lords keen to let their prop­er­ties out through a knowl­edge­able and rep­utable agent and, cru­cially, one which had an es­tab­lished Lon­don and in­ter­na­tional net­work.Ten­ants and re­lo­ca­tion agents, many of whom had worked with Sav­ills of­fices in other lo­ca­tions, also wanted to tap into this mar­ket, which is where many ex­ec­u­tives from blue chip cor­po­ra­tions with of­fices in Chal­font St Giles, Slough and Lon­don, were keen to live.

“There are a num­ber of rea­sons that drive the de­sire to live in Bea­cons­field, nearby Amer­sham and their en­vi­rons. Pre­dom­i­nantly, the mar­ket is schools-driven. ACS Hilling­don In­ter­na­tional School runs buses from both Bea­cons­field and Ger­rards Cross, thus ap­peal­ing to a large num­ber of in­ter­na­tional cor­po­rate ten­ants, but lo­cals and Lon­don­ers are also at­tracted to the area for the su­perb rep­u­ta­tion en­joyed by both pri­vate and state schools.

“How­ever, it is not the schools alone that prompt the in­ter­est.

“Trans­port links into cen­tral Lon­don are quick and easy, which is also a huge plus-point for those need­ing to com­mute into the cap­i­tal, and Heathrow is 17 miles away by road, ap­peal­ing broadly both to in­ter­na­tional cor­po­rate ten­ants and those who travel for work. Add this to the stun­ning Chilterns countryside and one be­gins to com­pre­hend why it was so nec­es­sary for us to have a busi­ness here.

“Since then, our ARLA-qual­i­fied team has dou­bled in size and in­cludes a ded­i­cated in-house prop­erty man­ager. We han­dle the let­ting of as­pi­ra­tional prop­erty, rang­ing from one-bed­room apart­ments to cot­tages, ex­ec­u­tive homes and coun­try man­sions.”

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