Magdalen House
136-148 Tooley Street
London SE1 2TU
020 7403 9090
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Lake Estates - a real estate investment company - is more than just a group of buildings, it is a family owned business which has been operating for almost thirty years.

Lake Estates owns and manages approximately 60,000 square feet of commercial property in London, specialising in the historically commercial locations of North Southwark and Clerkenwell.

Our broad skill set enables us to engage in the development process from start to finish including: identifying land and opportunities, undertaking initial design and feasibility studies, appointment of the professional team, obtaining planning, funding and grant aiding, supervising construction, overseeing the marketing campaign and, finally, managing completed developments.

We understand, enjoy and are good at this process.

We value location, space, design excellence and personal service and are convinced that today, more than ever, these qualities are what people deserve and demand.

Due to this philosophy, we have survived the major recession of the early 1990’s and are well placed to see through the current one.

" Dorrington and Lake have been joint venture partners on a series of South Bank holdings for well over ten years. It has been an ideal, and very successful, working relationship where the partners bring complimentary skills to a venture, where 'one plus one really does equal three', where there is absolute trust between us, and much fun and enjoyment in thinking and acting together. Lake's grounding in architecture, planning and their fresh take on the development process have been a huge, positive influence - but most of all they know how to be a professional, supportive and effective partner. "