The Eden Harper story so far
Eden Harper was started in 2002 with the opening of our Battersea office by Richard Symes and 2 other directors - Ajaye Gopal joined us replacing the other 2 originals in 2005.
Our ethos was very much to provide a more personalised service, with both directors having worked previously for large corporates, they felt that individual attention to detail was often missing. Richard and Ajaye also wanted to develop long term relationships with clients, so that when it came to dealing with a landlord, tenant or returning vendor, that client knew they could expect the same level of service and a familiar smiling face.
This has been helped by the fact that many of our staff have been with us for several years, which is often deemed unusual in our industry. We opened our Brixton Office in March 2007 (with fantastic timing as the world economy started to crash just 6 months later in September) but we’ve been going from strength to strength ever since.
Our team and our directors have all lived in and love the areas they work in and that passion shows in everything we do.
Both Richard and Ajaye worked together in Brixton during the first real surge in its popularity way back in the 1990’s and both directors have actually lived in Brixton so they have a great understanding of the massive appeal of the area which seems to keep growing every year.
Brixton director Ajaye believes that Brixton has been going through a radical change in recent years, with improvements such as the landscaping of ‘Windrush Square’ and the ‘emergence of ‘Brixton Village’ as just a couple of examples. Yet, Brixton has still retained its melting pot of cultures and provides a refreshing alternative compared to many towns in South West London.
The fact that it has fantastic transport connections into the City, particularly its Victoria Line underground station, with just a 12 minutes journey to Oxford Circus and with over 20 bus routes passing through Brixton, you can understand why it’s becoming even more popular for those working in the City and West End, and actually let’s not forget, it even has a mainline station.
Why Battersea Park?
This is one of the most exciting parts of London right now with the eagerly anticipated and long awaited redevelopment of Battersea Power Station finally underway. Our Battersea director Richard says: ‘when we first started Eden Harper we thought the Power Station project was about to get going. Like many over the previous 20 years we were in for quite a wait so it’s fantastic now to see it finally going ahead. Since I was a young lad Battersea Park has always been my favourite in London and I have more recent memories of taking my kids there and going to the zoo. It’s a hugely diverse area to work in with a massive difference in the types of property and price ranges so it certainly keeps you on your toes.'