BARKING COURT HOUSE
44-48 East Street
Platinum Land selected and managed the site purchase, commissioned the design, and successfully achieved planning to turn the Grade II Listed Court House Building into residential, in a sensitive historical area.
Planning was successfully achieved for 37 residential units. The deal also involved the purchase of a portion of land from the local council, which was used to accommodate an extension. It is located in the main shopping street in Barking, adjacent to the local government buildings and other ancient buildings. Platinum Land liaised with English Heritage to come to an agreeable solution on the conversion and extension, which saw the footprint of the building approximately double in size.
The deal resulted in an excellent return for the investors that we placed.
Original Build: Circa 1930
Original Purpose: The building was last in office use with the front office at ground floor level being used by the newspaper as a reception area.
COMPLETED DESCRIPTIONIncludes 37 private residential units, including a new extension to the rear of the building. The breakdown of the units is 27 one-bed units, 6 two bed and 4 three bed. There is also an allowance for a restaurant sized 367 squared meters.
Planning was successfully achieved to convert the former newspaper office and printing works into 35 residential units and a retail unit. This building was listed as being of townscape merit.
On inspection of the building the Platinum Land team identified an opportunity to significantly increase the square footage by bringing the light industrial portion of the building into residential.
The materials used saw the original Art Deco features reinstated to
the frontage building including the use of aluminium framed windows and the
retention of the black glazed ceramic tile cladding at ground floor level on the
front (north-east) elevation. materials similar to the existing
building where appropriate and introducing modern cladding and glazing
elements with the proposed 7 storey block to the rear.
Contemporary living at its very best, the apartments within Print House are finished to the highest specification. The open-plan design of the kitchen and living areas reflects the way people like to live today, making entertaining and relaxing at home a truly enjoyable experience. Designer features range from solid wooden floors, porcelain and ceramic tiles, to stone-engineered worktops and energy-saving recessed lighting in the kitchen, bathrooms and lounges.
- 90% Recycled Materials
- 60% Energy Self-Sufficient
- 20% Less Construction Waste