437 new homes coming to Chelmsford's first wireless factory

Originally built in 1912, houses and apartments are now being developed in the eight-acre grounds in Essex.
Italian inventor Guglielmo Marconi launched entertainment broadcasting over 100 years ago from the world’s first wireless factory in Chelmsford, Essex. Now the site is set to become a coveted new residential address, with 437 homes for the digital era.

Listed parts of the plant built in 1912 — including a water tower, power house, factory façade and cottages — remain and are being refurbished into offices, while new houses and apartments are being built in the eight-acre grounds.

Marconi chose Chelmsford, recently upgraded to city status, because of its proximity to London and good rail links. The same combination is certain to tempt home-buying commuters. Prices from £175,000. Call Bellway on 01245 259989.
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