Brentwood, Essex – a regular in the top 10 lists of desirable places to live

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Brentwood, Essex – a regular in the top 10 lists of desirable places to live

It is not surprising that architects in Brentwood Essex are busy.  Growing from humble beginnings in the 12th Century as a convenient stopping place for pilgrims travelling from the Midlands to Canterbury, Brentwood has thrived and is in high demand as a place to live.  The location affords great diversity in terms of lifestyle opportunities, and it is not surprising that it is a favourite place for families; commuters, landlords and commercial business developers to invest.  You only need a little research to discover why.

Fantastic transport links to major cities and international airports.

Brentwood is nestled in greenbelt on the edge of the London, and those who settle here can experience the benefits of a rural lifestyle knowing that a short journey of only just over 30 minutes by TFL will reconnect them to the buzz of London’s city life and its attractions.  Shenfield, a popular leafy suburb of Brentwood, is also a quick commute of around 20 minutes into Liverpool Street Station, London.  West Horndon is another suburb with good commuting access to London Fenchurch Street Station.

The London orbital road, M25, is easily accessed just 2 miles south-west of Brentwood, while the A12 bypasses Brentwood town linking commuters easily to Stratford East London.  The M11, just one junction down the M25, leads to major destinations, such as Cambridge, in little over an hour.  The A12 is also a major artery going through to Colchester, the ports of Harwich, Felixstowe, Ipswich, Lowestoft and finally Great Yarmouth in East Anglia.

International commuters and holidaymakers can use the upgraded international airport of Southend, a quick an easy journey from either Brentwood town rail station or Shenfield train station.

Living outside the country’s capital city doesn’t mean you will miss out

Brentwood has a flourishing nightlife, and the foodie scene is hot too with well-known franchises such as Nandos in Brentwood high street and good gastropubs and fine dining restaurants tucked away down the country lanes.  If shopping is a major pastime, the keynote retail centres of Essex such as Lakeside Basildon Eastgate and Freeport are a quick journey away either by car or train.

A varied choice of housing options

 Having decided the borough of Brentwood is geographically the right place for you to settle, you will discover that this area is a pleasing mixture of well-kept towns and villages.  The district includes the towns of Brentwood, Hutton and Shenfield.  Venturing a little further out, you will find attractive traditional villages and hamlets such as Ingatestone – often noted as one of the prettiest villages in Brentwood.

 You will quickly notice that there is a variety of style, size and value of property to choose to invest in.  Commercial developers have invested in the area, keeping architects serving Brentwood busy designing a variety of new homes to suit different tastes and lifestyles; whether it be statement one-off houses, small developments, apartments, retirement homes or affordable housing.

In the suburbs, there is a good opportunity to buy an older style house at a reasonable price and Architects in Brentwood are busy using their interior design skills upgrading them into modern warm and welcoming homes.  In the hamlets there are desirable traditional thatched country cottages available and you can still find a barn to convert.

With its convenient location just outside London, excellent transport networks to the capital and other key destinations in the country, a choice of urban or rural living, fantastic leisure opportunities and excellent educational establishments, Brentwood looks set to remain a popular place to settle, and any architect in Brentwood will continue to be much in demand.

MP Architects LLP are proud of the standard and diversity of our projects and our high quality, professional service.  We have completed hundreds of projects in Bentwood in recent years. You can view examples of our previous work including house extensions, new build houses and commercial projects, by visiting our portfolio page.

If you are searching for professional, proactive and responsive architects in Chelmsford, Essex, contact us today.  The initial consultation is usually free.  We look forward to meeting you.