Innovative Solutions to Managing Vacant Space

We deliver cost-effective, innovative solutions to managing vacant spaces, which create social impact and support local communities.

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We believe that vacant properties present inspiring spaces for key workers, young professionals and artists to live, work and create. We are passionate about bringing these otherwise vacant spaces back to life, creating affordable workspaces and close communities.

We also understand the significant costs of leaving a property vacant. We have a strong track record in reducing security costs, mitigating empty business rates, and where possible, generating additional income on otherwise vacant assets.

We evaluate every property on its own merit, and will always propose the most suitable service for managing vacant properties. Whether it be property guardianship, workspace and creative uses, charitable occupation or traditional security, we always place social impact at the heart of everything we do, whilst providing our clients with the most cost-effective solution to leaving a building vacant.

Highbury & Islington


In 2014, Tim Lowe conducted a comprehensive assessment with the Estates Gazette to discover if any truly affordable housing solutions existed for London’s young workers. During the investigation, Tim lived as a property guardian, discovering that substandard living conditions and little effort made to rejuvenate the buildings, were not one-off experiences. It was clear that the guardian industry needed to be radically improved: property owners needed a reliable and cost-effective security service, whilst occupants needed safe and secure living conditions.

Tim Lowe, Founder & Director

The LOWE Group puts emphasis on providing a higher-quality of safe and secure living conditions, as well as a more socially responsible approach for both their licensees and clients. Today, the property guardian industry is a proven route for managing vacant buildings, and it is recognised that allowing socially-responsible individuals to occupy the properties deters anti-social behaviour and prevents dilapidation more reliably and cost-effectively than any other security solution.

Not all vacant properties are suitable property guardianship, and at LOWE we’ve diversified the type of solution we offer. Always providing our clients with the most bespoke service possible, our services also include charitable occupation, affordable workspace and traditional security services. Whatever the solution, we always apply the same LOWE principles that are at the core of our business, and we will always propose the most appropriate solution for our client.

Seven Stars, West Kensington


We have been widely recognised for our professional and innovative approach to managing vacant space. Our work has been featured by The Estates Gazette, Property Week, Evening Standard, BBC, Dezeen, Financial Times and British Airways . Our clients include some of the UK’s leading developers, property funds, local authorities and housing associations, and our bespoke, hands-on approach has led to excellent reviews.


We are a team of bright individuals who are passionate about making an impact on people’s lives and providing a property service we truly believe in.

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