Ridgeford Properties Works With London Businesses and Residents to Launch Local Portland Village Association

By Ridgeford Properties, PRNE
Tuesday, July 12, 2011

LONDON, July 13, 2011 -

Chris Murray, Chief Executive of Ridgeford Properties, last
night (12 July) joined business representatives and residents from
around Great Portland Street to launch the Portland Village

The Association, which has been established by members of the
local community, will focus specifically on issues that concern
those who work and live in the north-eastern edge of

The organisation will provide a platform to help local
businesses and residents work together as well as creating a new
link with local government.

The main objectives of the organisation include:

  • Promoting and protecting the interests of residents, businesses
    and stakeholders in the area
  • Attracting tourists and locals to Great Portland Street
  • Encouraging the improvement of amenities in the area

The launch, held at the Royal Institute of British Architects,
was attended by representatives from the surrounding community.
Local businesses and residents who are yet to join the Association
were encouraged to do so.

Chris Murray, Chief Executive of Ridgeford Properties and one of
the founding members of the Portland Village Association, said:

“There is a lot going on around Great Portland Street and the
Portland Village Association is a great way to bring local
businesses and residents together to promote, improve and enhance
the area.

“The local community can be a powerful force for change and with
cuts to local government it is more important than ever that
communities work together.”

Portland Village comprises north eastern Marylebone and the
western edges of Fitzrovia. Great Portland Street is at the heart
of the area. While being close to the calm of Regent’s Park, it is
also only a short walk to upmarket Marylebone High Street and the
bustle of London’s West End.

Notes to Editors

Ridgeford Properties is a property company that
specialises in high-quality commercial and residential
developments. Since its formation in 1996, Ridgeford Properties has
created more than 500,000 sq. ft. of high-quality accommodation in
central London and is the leading property developer in the
Marylebone and Fitzrovia areas. Its success comes from adapting
global real estate concepts in order to provide London with
imaginatively designed buildings that deliver exceptional value for
its customers.

Media contact, Ridgeford Press Office, info at ridgeford.com , +44(0)20-7307-1820

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