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Marconi Evolution is a development of new homes in Chelmsford, close to the city centre and a host of local amenities. Its location within the London commuter belt has helped make it a popular residential choice for people travelling to work in East London and the City.
1 and 2-bedroom apartments
On-site gym and concierge
10-minute walk from town centre shops
Restaurants, theatres and a cinema in town
35-minute train journey to London Liverpool Street
New Street, Chelmsford, CM1 1LR
Monday 10:00 – 17:00
Tuesday 10:00 – 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 – 17:00
Thursday 12:00 – 19:00
Friday 10:00 – 17:00
Saturday 10:00 – 17:00
Sunday 10:00 – 17:00
Marconi Evolution in Chelmsford is 23 miles from Colchester and 41 miles from London. The train station is 10 minutes’ walk away, while the A12 and the A120 are easily accessible.
Marconi Evolution is situated within walking distance of Chelmsford’s main retail area, which encompasses High Street and several roads surrounding it. The Meadows and High Chelmer shopping centres are just a short walk from the development and boast a mixture of big brand names and small independents.
The retail experience continues outside, along High Street and into Moulsham Street, with its many specialist stores. Chelmsford’s market, usually held five days a week, is located next to High Chelmer shopping centre and features stalls selling a wide selection of fresh produce and household goods. High Street is also home to a weekend market, held Fridays and Saturdays, which focuses on food, including artisan and gourmet products.
Three retail parks – Chelmer Village, Riverside and Homelands – are all within two miles of the development, while out of town, outlet village Freeport Braintree, can be reached by car in 24 minutes.
For a huge choice of retailers and dining, head to Westfield Stratford City, a state-of-the-art shopping and leisure destination next to the London Olympic Park. One of the largest shopping centres in Europe, it is just 25 minutes from Chelmsford by train and offers a heady combination of retail therapy and relaxation.
Marconi Evolution benefits from its own state-of-the-art gym, but residents can also take advantage of the facilities offered by Chelmsford’s many leisure centres and private health clubs. For outdoor sports, the city benefits from 22 public parks, offering opportunities for jogging and walking, as well as access to tennis courts, football and cricket pitches, rugby and athletics.
The green space continues all around Chelmsford, with beautiful countryside to explore, traditional Essex pubs to discover and charming restaurants to visit. Chocolate-box villages and stately homes are dotted around the area, including Hylands House, set in 574 acres of historic parkland (less than six miles away), and the 16th century Ingatestone Hall (eight miles away).
Staying in Chelmsford, opportunities to relax and unwind are many. The Civic Theatre and adjacent Cramphorn Theatre in Fairfield Road stage plays, concerts, workshops and comedy shows, while many local pubs and clubs host live music for fans of all genres.
An eight-screen cinema next to Meadows Shopping Centre presents the latest blockbusters and movie favourites for the whole family, or head to Westfield Stratford City and one of the largest all-digital cinemas in Europe with 17 screens to choose from.
Chelmsford is home to several highly-regarded primary and secondary schools, both state and independent, including King Edward VI Grammar, which dates back to the 16th century and is one of the country’s leading state grammar schools. It caters almost exclusively for boys, (except for sixth form), with girls attending the nearby Chelmsford County High School for Girls. This also is judged one of the top schools in the UK and was established in 1907.
State primary schools close to these new homes in Chelmsford include The Cathedral School, King’s Road Primary and Westlands Community Primary. Secondary schools include The Boswells, St John Payne Catholic Comprehensive, Hylands School and Moulsham High School.
Chelmsford College caters for students over the age of 16 and offers a range of apprenticeships, further education and professional courses across its two campuses in Moulsham Street and Princes Road. Anglia Ruskin University also has a presence in the city, with its business school and Bishop Hall Lane campus just five minutes’ walk from Marconi Evolution.
Located in the centre of Chelmsford, Marconi Evolution is ideally situated for commuting into London by road or rail. The A12 connects the city with East London and the M25, and in the opposite direction with Colchester, Ipswich, Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth. Chelmsford train station is less than 10 minutes’ walk from the development, with frequent services into London Liverpool Street, Colchester, Ipswich and Norwich.
For international travel, London’s third airport at Stansted is less than half an hour away from these new homes in Chelmsford, while London City Airport can be reached in 50 minutes and Southend Airport in 35 minutes.
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