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September 22nd sees people from around the world taking part in ‘World Car Free Day[i]’ as a reminder that we don’t have to accept a car-dominated society.  For many this has already become a way of life, as savvy citizens have removed the costly expense of running a car and joined a car club.   At Marconi Evolution, Bellway’s development set in the heart of Chelmsford, residents can make the positive decision to live car free.

Based at Marconi, residents can join Co-wheels car club, with its easy online booking system where members only pay for what they use and insurance in included.  Co-wheels takes its environmental responsibility seriously and only provides low emission, hybrid and electric cars.  For members, the only costs are a one off joining fee of £25 and then a pay as you use cost, removing the expensive annual charges involved in car ownership such as road tax, insurance, and servicing, not to mention funding the vehicle.

Marconi is located just a four-minute walk to the nearest supermarket, the train station and indeed the heart of Chelmsford’s city centre, removing any need for a car, that according to statistics is likely to remain stationary for 95% of time.

At Marconi the final phase of contemporary apartments is already 50% sold out. The homes offer prospective buyers the perfect opportunity to purchase a new home in an enviable location in Chelmsford. Each is finished to a high specification with the added advantage of an on-site residents’ gym and a concierge service.

Paul Timson, Sales Manager at Bellway Essex, comments: “Many of the buyers at Marconi have been first time buyers, taking advantage of the Government’s Help to Buy scheme.  Generally, there isn’t a pot of money left over for running a car so the car club has been immensely popular with residents and we envisage that as people get more used to this way of life we envisage that the fleet size could increase on site .

“Chelmsford city centre is so close to the development that popping out to buy a pint of milk would take longer in a car than by foot.”

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Chelmsford city centre has a wealth of activities, retailers and restaurants on offer.  Bond Street shopping centre has transformed the city, with sought-after brands and wide pedestrianised walk ways, including Essex’s first John Lewis, 25 luxury shops and seven riverside restaurants.

In addition to the on-site residents’ gym, active residents are only a short distance from several leisure centres and private health clubs – and with football, rugby and tennis facilities available in the local area, there is ample opportunity to take up a number of sports and fitness activities.

Central Park and Admirals Park are only a short distance from the development, with Hylands Park accessible too, providing ample green space within the vicinity of Marconi Evolution.

These new homes in Chelmsford are ideally situated for commuting into the capital with rail journeys into London Liverpool Street taking around 35 minutes from Chelmsford train station, which is less than five minutes’ walk from the development.

The last remaining homes at Marconi Evolution are priced from £255,000 for a one-bedroom apartment, and £299,995 for a two-bedroom apartment. For further information please visit or call the sales team on 01245 269208.


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