New homes at former Chelmsford "powerhouse"

Chelmsford factory where the world's first radio broadcast was made over 100 years ago is being revamped with homes and apartments, from £184,995.
Marconi Evolution is the new name of the historic Chelmsford factory where the world's first radio broadcast was made over 100 years ago.
New homes are being built in the eight-acre grounds, while listed parts of the Edwardian factory complex, which boasts a handsome façade and water tower, are being refurbished for office space. The old "power house" is to become a concierge reception and fitness suite.

Inventor Marconi chose Chelmsford, recently upgraded to city status, for his headquarters because of its relatively short distance from London and its good rail links. The same combination is likely to appeal to home buying commuters. There are houses as well as apartments. Prices from £184,995 to £459,995. Bellway, the developer, is relocating its regional offices to the address — reassuring for people living there. Call 01245 269208.

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