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Luxury Chelmsford flats near completion

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Horizon’s work to convert the Old Silk Mill in Chelmsford, Essex – which once housed the world’s first radio factory – into six luxury flats is nearing completion.

The Grade II listed building was originally constructed as a silk mill  around 1858 and then used as a radio factory by Marconi from 1898 – the radios used on the ill-fated liner, Titanic, were made there. More recently the building was used as offices by Essex and Suffolk Water.

The two-bedroomed loft-style flats feature exposed brick and steelwork, with curved walls and baths to match. The flats are due for handover at the end of July 2016. Craven Gate, the conversion of a redundant office building into nine flats in Brentwood by Horizon, was recently handed over to the client, Julia McKay Properties.

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