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Case Study - Old Custom House, Dovercourt

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The Site

Old Custom House was purpose built for Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs and officially opened in 1982. Located in the heart of Dovercourt, the offices played a vital role in this maritime town where it also undertook important Customs functions for the whole of the UK.

Old Custom House provided accommodation for teams including the Mobile Task Force and administration for all associated freight control functions at nearby Parkeston Quay and Harwich Navyard. The building also contained a strong room which was used to store contraband seized from nearby ports.

The Apartments

Having undergone a sympathetic redevelopment, Old Custom House provides 34 high quality, modern homes suitable for investors, downsizers and first time buyers alike. Access to the complex is via a gated entrance, adding an air of exclusivity.

The apartments have been constructed in one, two and three bedroom configurations and each comes with its own allocated parking space (two parking spaces for the two and three bedroom apartments). There are additional spaces on site allocated for guests. Apartments on all floors will benefit from the use of the communal roof terrace with Viewing Gallery to enjoy the estuary views. Apartments on the Lower Ground floor each feature private outside space.

Accommodation is arranged over three floors as follows:

Lower Ground – one and two bedroom apartments, each with access to individual garden and parking space;

Upper Ground – one and two bedroom apartments, each with parking space(s);

First Floor – two and three bedroom penthouse apartments each with parking spaces, private balcony, some with estuary views.

Additional Features:

• Each Apartment is finished to a high specification Kitchens installed;

• Communal areas (suitable for fresh air, socialising and working from home);

• Gated entrance / gated community;

• Help to Buy available. Ask your Sales Representative for details.

The Area

Harwich and Dovercourt is a popular (and growing) seaside town in North Essex. The local community has a host of established amenities in place such as schools, sports clubs, train station and the delightful ‘Dovercourt Bay’ - a blue flag beach perfect for coastal strolls whilst observing the to-ing and fro-ing of the vessels from nearby Harwich International Port and Felixstowe.

Historic Harwich is located on the tip of the peninsula and overlooks the River Stour to the North (including the Suffolk border), and the North Sea to the South. Harwich itself is a town steeped in history including the Redoubt Fort, Treadwheel Crane and many other historic buildings including the former home of the Master of the Mayflower, Christopher Jones. In recent years Harwich has developed a reputation as a fine culinary destination with many and varied eateries.

The Location

Dovercourt has good transport links including regular trains from Dovercourt station (just half a mile from Old Custom House). Transit time to London Liverpool Street is approximately 1.5 hours. Old Custom House is located within yards of Dovercourt Town Centre.

The Service we provide
  • Internal Cleaning of Communal Areas
  • Grounds Maintenance
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