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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