Elizabeth Line drives property hotspots
Some areas of Essex have consistently attracted a premium because of their commuter credentials especially areas such as Romford, Gidea Park, Shenfield and Brentwood with their fast direct access to London Liverpool Street.
In fact, there’s no better access into the City from any of the other Home Counties.
However there’s no doubt that since works started in 2012, the Crossrail project has taken those towns to a new level when it comes to demand and the inevitable rise in house prices that follows.
Latest Land Registry figures show that average house prices in Romford and Gidea Park have risen 46% over the last 3 years and 36% in Brentwood and Shenfield over the same period.
In Crossrail’s latest report they reveal that the programme is now 87% complete. The last section of new track was laid at Whitechapel station in September enabling engineering trains to run the full length of both tunnels.
The Elizabeth Line will begin service through central London in December 2018 but the new rolling stock is already in use between the line’s eastern hub at Shenfield and Liverpool Street.
With this in mind take a look at a small selection of properties currently on the market which are located within close proximity of a soon to be Crossrail station.
Built in 1906 is this stunning 4 bedroom fully detached character home in Romford. With an impressive open plan kitchen/dining leading out to the rear garden it is the perfect property for entertaining and family life. It is also ideal for commuters as it benefits from being located only 0.7 of a mile to Gidea Park Mainline Station with the soon to be completed Crossrail Connections.
Currently on the market for OIEO £690,000. For further information contact our Gidea Park sales office.
Set on the private desirable former Highwood hospital site Burntwood Square is this impressive 2 bedroom converted apartment. Located approximately 1 mile from Brentwood mainline railway station with links to London Liverpool Street and the forthcoming Crossrail. This impressive two bedroom ground floor converted apartment offers character features and extremely well presented accommodation. The property is entered via its own entrance door to an entrance hall with ceramic tiled flooring and double glazed sash window, impressive living/kitchen area and three feature large windows, ceramic tiled flooring and the kitchen area has granite work surfaces, modern high gloss doors and built in appliances. The master bedroom has a double glazed sash window and modern en-suite shower, bedroom two is also of a double size with double glazed sash window and a separate bathroom/w.c.
Currently on the market for £459,995 (or near offers). For further information contact our Brentwood sales office.
Situated in Hutton, Brentwood is this 4 bedroom detached family home. The ground floor accommodation comprises of an entrance hallway, cloakroom, lounge, separate dining area and kitchen which has built in appliances such as fridge, oven, hob and dishwasher. The first floor boasts a light and spacious landing, family bathroom and four bedrooms with the master having built in wardrobes. Externally the rear garden commences with a patio area with the remainder of the garden being laid to lawn. The property is located just 1.5 miles from Shenfield town centre and mainline railway station.
Currently on the market for OIEO £480,000. For further information contact our Shenfield sales office.
Located just 0.7 miles from Gidea Park Main Line Station with the impending Crossrail connection due 2018 is this 2 bedroom semi-detached chalet style Bungalow. Benefiting from an en-suite to the master bedroom, a further bedroom downstairs and off street parking. To the rear of the property is a kitchen/breakfast room which leads out to the paved rear garden.
Currently on the market with a Guide Price of £375,000 - £400,000. For further information contact our Gidea Park sales office.
Conveniently positioned in the heart of Shenfield town centre and yards from the railway station, with the forthcoming Crossrail, is this 2 bedroom first floor apartment. The accommodation comprises of an entrance hallway, kitchen, spacious lounge, two double bedrooms and bathroom.
Currently on the market with a Guide Price of £235,000 - £250,000. For further information contact our Shenfield sales office.