Chelmsford - Brightest City

Chelmsford CatherdralThe best cities are always going to be more than a sum of their parts. Universities, cathedrals and riverside settings are merely a starting point for a bustling metropolis.

Chelmsford . . .
Chelmsford was only granted city status in 2012, and teh county of Essex is still dominated by the City of London.

It’s only 35 minutes on the train to Liverpool Street, and about 14,000 commuters make the journey each day.

The city has a small flint and stone cathedral, and a large park, but the chief attractions are …

  • Lower-than-London house prices
  • Excellent schools

Essex is one of the few counties to have kept its grammar schools: Kind Edward VI and Chelmsford County High School for Girls are among the top 20 state secondaries in the latest Sunday Times rankings.

Chelmsford - Beaulieu ParkFour-bedroom houses in the New London Road area cost £500,000; you’ll pay up to £800,000 for a detached property in the new Beaulieu Park development.  Plans are in the pipeline to give Beaulieu its own station.

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David Rooke
David Rooke

Location Services Director

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In a career spanning over 30 years David’s experience includes large-scale factory management and 17 years in inward investment. David has worked with a wide range of major corporates and organisations in the UK and overseas, advising on inward investment projects, business relocations, expansion and consolidation projects.