The county of Essex sits north-east of London and incorporates the new towns of Basildon and Harlow, as well as Colchester which is the oldest recorded town in Britain. A major commuter area, most of Essex’s industry is located in offices south of the county, while in the north it is predominantly agriculture. Harlow is a well-known centre for the science and pharmaceutical industries, with Chelmsford being strongly associated with electronics companies. The financial and insurance services are also found in the area. Mechanical engineering industries, including glassmaking, plastics and metalworking, are located in other parts of the county, and Colchester is a garrison town.
Offices to Rent in Essex
The majority of the serviced, furnished and unfurnished office space in Essex is found in dedicated business centres featuring modern and contemporary buildings, and retail units. There is a variety of open plan, shared and private offices with meeting rooms, conference facilities, on-site parking, catering options and high tech capabilities, often around open spaces, at affordable rental prices.
Essex boasts excellent transport links, with fast access to central London, attracting companies looking for office space to the area. The majority of the rail stations in Essex provide commuter services to central London, Fenchurch Street and Liverpool Street, directly linking with Southend-on-Sea, Stansted Airport and Harwich International.
The A127 and the A13 are the main trunk roads through Essex which connect to London and the motorway network including the M25 and the M11. The A12 is the main road that runs north east to south west, connecting Essex with Suffolk and Norfolk.
London Stansted Airport has regular flights to Europe, Asia and North Africa. London Southend Airport also operates flights to Europe as well as the Channel Islands and Ireland.
Shopping, Restaurants and Leisure
Essex is home to several large shopping centres including Lakeside Shopping Centre which features a wide range of high street chains, department stores, brand names, fashion boutiques, cafes, coffee shops and eateries. In addition to the many serviced offices and business centres throughout Essex, there are a plethora of leisure activities, pubs and restaurants offering a diverse variety of national and international cuisines, including Flitch of Bacon in Little Dunmow, the first Michelin starred restaurant in Essex.