An exquisite development of 1 and 2-bedroom apartments located in the vibrant Essex city of cathedral and just 35 minutes by train from the City of London.
Chelmsford is well-known in the region for the quality of its shopping. High Chelmer and Meadows shopping centres are situated on the city’s main retail streets and are just 5 minutes walk from the development. Between them, the centres are home to a wealth of stores, both high-street names and independent boutiques, as well as a variety of cafés, food takeaways and restaurants.
Since the 1980s Chelmsford has suffered from a decline in its defence-related industries, most notably The Marconi Company with all of its factories either being closed or sold. The site on West Hanningfield Road was sold to BAE; the Waterhouse Lane site sold to E2V and the New Street site is undergoing major redevelopment for residential/mixed use.
However, the city's location close to London and at the centre of Essex has helped it grow in importance as an administrative and distribution centre. The one-time largest employer in Chelmsford, RHP, the former Hoffman ball bearing manufacturing company, closed its New Street/Rectory Lane site in 1989. Some of the factory remains and have been converted into luxury apartments and a health club although most of the site was demolished to make way for the Rivermead Campus of the Anglia Ruskin University.
Beaulieu Park, The Village and Chancellor Park are some of the most recent large-scale housing developments built in the city to complement earlier developments such as Chelmer Village which was built throughout the 1980s.
• Chelmsford is also home to part of the Anglia Ruskin University (formerly called Anglia Polytechnic) and to the grammar
schools of Chelmsford County High School and King Edward VI Grammar School, founded in 1551 by charter of King Edward VI
on the site of an earlier educational foundation.
• A Catholic Secondary School in the area is St John Payne Catholic Comprehensive School. New Hall School, founded in 1642, is
a private, Catholic boarding school which caters to pupils from the age of 3 right through to sixth form.
• Chelmsford College is the main provider of further education in the city. Established in the early 1960s, the college occupies
three sites in the city. The main site on Moulsham Street dates from the 1960s and the Princes Road site is a late 1980s
building. There are around 2,200 full-time and 2,100 part-time students enrolled on a wide range of academic, vocational and
occupational programmes. The College is rated as "GOOD" by OFSTED and holds the prestigious Investors in People (IiP)
Champion status and is also an IiP Gold award holder.
• Educational establishments in Chelmsford include:
• Anglia Ruskin University
• King Edward VI Grammar School
• St John Payne Catholic Comprehensive School
• Writtle College, an agricultural college
• Great Baddow High School
• Moulsham High School and humanities college
• Hylands School Specialist Science and Sixth Form College
• Chelmsford County High School for Girls
• Chelmsford College, a college of further education
• The Bishop's C of E & R C Primary School, which has the distinction of being one of the few joint Anglican and Roman Catholic
primary schools in the country.
Chelmsford is served by the A12, connecting with the M25 at junction 28 to the south and Colchester, Ipswich and Norwich to the north. The ports of Harwich and Felixstowe are both accessible in around an hour. Stansted Airport is accessed to the east by the A120, together with the M11 and Cambridge. The M11 is also accessible via the A414, which links Chelmsford to Harlow.
Chelmsford is situated on the Greater Anglia main line, running between London Liverpool Street and Norwich. Eight trains an hour run direct to London Liverpool Street during peak periods, with a fastest journey time of 36 minutes. Norwich is 1 hour 24 minutes away. Both intercity and commuter services are available, and the intercity trains are now fitted with wi-fi to make your journey more enjoyable and productive. London City Airport can be reached in just 56 minutes and the other London airports are easily accessible via Central London. London St Pancras International station is just an hour away, giving access to continental Europe via Eurostar.
Chelmsford is within easy reach of key UK airports. London Stansted can be reached in 30 minutes by car and is served by an hourly bus service (the X30) from the City centre. London Southend is also about 30 minutes by car and London City can be accessed in about 45 minutes. London Heathrow and London Gatwick are about one hour away.