Estate agent YOPA’s recently published Happy Family Home Guide 2018 has put Chelmsford, Essex, on the map as the 8th most family friendly neighbourhood in the Home Counties. With 71% of primary schools and 91% of secondary schools considered to be good or outstanding, 28 green spaces within 2km and many other attractive prospects, it is no wonder that regional cities such as Chelmsford are in high demand. In fact, in the decade preceding November 2017, house prices in the area grew by 40% – double the average for the rest of England and Wales. Marconi Evolution, a Bellway Homes development, offers the opportunity to snap up a new home in the family-friendly city.
The final phase of contemporary apartments offers prospective buyers the perfect opportunity to purchase a new home in an enviable location.
Each property at Marconi Evolution is finished to a high specification with the added advantages of an on-site residents’ gym and a concierge service. Selected plots come also come with designated parking.
Additionally, potential purchasers will have the rare opportunity to own a home on a site of great historic interest. Marconi Evolution stands on the site of the former, iconic Marconi Works – the first wireless factory in the world and headquarters to one of the founding fathers of radio, Guglielmo Marconi. The site includes landscaped public spaces and cycle-ways to create a thoughtful repurposing of a great space.
Paul Timson, Sales Manager at Bellway Essex, comments: “With the last phase of homes now launched at Marconi, this is the last time buyers will be able to secure a property on this development. Not only is it an attractive prospect for buyers, but the latest research from YOPA further proves that this is a great city to live in. Chelmsford continues to grow from strength to strength as a popular destination for young professionals and families, due to its excellent transport links, amenities and range of top schools.”
Chelmsford city centre is only a short walking distance from the development and offers a wealth of leisure activities. The High Chelmer, Meadows, and Bond Street shopping centres are within walking distance of Marconi, and have a mix of large retailers, independent businesses and bars, cafes and restaurants to ensure that there is something for everyone. 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.
Chelmsford is also home to Essex County Cricket Club. The site has gardens, and 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. The A12 connects the city with East London and the M25, while rail journeys into London Liverpool Street take around 35 minutes from Chelmsford train station, which is less than 5 minutes’ walk from the development.