Originally completed in 2000, 1-4 Dunton Court offered semi-open office space with associated parking. Part of a larger office development, Dunton Court was let successfully for a number of years. Built using traditional methods with striking architecture, the property lent itself to conversion to residential apartments. In summer 2019, George Martin gained approval on behalf of the client to change the property from Use Class E (Commercial, Business and Service) to Use Class 3 (Residential).

  • Status Complete
  • Area Property Development
  • Location Basildon, Essex
  • Type Residential
  • Apartments18
  • Bedrooms9 one bed, 9 two bed
  • Size6,000 Sq. Ft.
  • Completion2019

The scheme allowed conversion of the 12000 sq. ft office space into 18 bespoke apartments. The works include alterations to the building to provide three entrances, each providing secure access to communal areas and six apartments. Alterations to the car park layout allowed the creation of a private, gated car park. Each of the nine two bedroom apartments are allocated two spaces, and the nine one bed apartments one space.

The internal structure allowed for the increase of the ceiling heights to frame the large sash windows and make use of the natural light provided. Windows were finished with curved head plantation shutters offering a uniform appearance. Modern, bespoke bathrooms were supplemented with Grohe bathroom fittings and clever storage space. Kitchens were designed to be modern, bright spaces and all were completed with integrated Bosch appliances.

Alongside the internal conversion, work included extensive works to the external envelope, hard and soft landscaping.

Following the success of this project, George Martin and their client are embarking on a similar project in 2022.

Project Highlights


An existing office space that was converted to a residential apartment block.

Transport Links

Situated close to mainline train links to London Fenchurch Street.

Modern Apartments

18 purpose built modern one and two bedroom apartments.

Private Parking

Inlcuded construction of a private residents parking area.