Hide Tower RMB manages 162 flats located in one high rise ‘Tower’ of 23 storeys consisting of 20 three bedroom, 82 one bedroom and 60 studios, of which *115 are tenanted and *47 are leasehold properties.
It is set in a large enclosed area with a garden and car parking surrounding the block. Entrance by car to the area is controlled via electronic barriers.
Hide Tower was constructed in the early 1960s on the site of a garden nursery and a row of terraced houses, and when completed, was the tallest residential tower block in London. The tower was constructed primarily to provide sheltered accommodation for the elderly, and upon its opening, the highest flats in the block were actually the most sought after by residents.
Some of our older residents were born and raised in these houses.
Hide Tower took 90 weeks to build from beginning to end, and is one of the most iconic housing developments in Cities of London and Westminster.
The block is well located in south west central London.
Transport connections are excellent, as it's close to Pimlico and Victoria Underground/ Rail stations, major bus routes and both Victoria and Vauxhall bus stations. The river Thames is a five minute walk away, as are many attractions, such as Buckingham Palace, the Tate Britain art gallery, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, the London Eye on the Southbank, Lambeth Palace, and Westminster Cathedral.
There has been significant investment in the block since the TMO (Residents Management Board/ Tenant Management Organisation) went live in 2000. Decent Homes works were carried out in 2002/3, including installation of new kitchens and bathrooms and some electrical rewiring in tenanted properties.
The electrical risers were replaced in 2004, and the roof was recovered in 2006. Fire precaution works, together with internal communal decoration, was carried out in 2007.
The windows were renewed in 2012, and external non-flammable cladding was fitted to all elevations of the block. The TMO project managed all of these major works on behalf of the Council and CityWest Homes, and now manages the block on behalf of Westminster City Council, after it took the housing services back in-house in 2019.