New build homes for sale in Essex

There are stereotypes surrounding Essex but dig a little deeper and you’ll find there’s more to this home county than meets the eye. Although it's an ideal place to call home for those commuting into London, Colchester and Chelmsford are thriving cities in their own right.

We have a long history of delivering high-quality new houses and apartments in Essex, with properties ranging from 1 to 5 bedrooms. Check out our current Essex developments below.

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St Luke's Park - Runwell

St Luke's Way, Runwell, Essex

5.8 miles

1, 4 & 5 bed homes

From £239,995

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We'll contribute up to 5% towards your deposit*

Wolsey Park - Rayleigh

Gowlett Mews, Rayleigh, Essex

6.2 miles

2, 3, 4 & 5 bed homes

From £384,995

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We'll contribute up to 5% towards your deposit*

Beaulieu Heath - Chelmsford

Choat Place, Off Commonwealth Link, Chelmsford, Essex

13.6 miles

1, 2, 3 & 4 bed homes

From £284,995

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We'll contribute up to 5% towards your deposit*

Beaulieu Gate - Chelmsford

Baker Road, Off Commonwealth Link, Chelmsford, Essex

13.6 miles

1, 2 & 3 bed homes

From £250,000

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Some homes ready to move into

Westcombe Park - Maldon

Bluebell Avenue, Off Maypole Road, Maldon, Essex

15.5 miles

2, 3 & 4 bed homes

From £374,995

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Base at Newhall - Harlow

North Square, London Road, Harlow, Essex

19.7 miles

2, 3 & 4 bed homes

From £166,000

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Some homes ready to move into!

The Paddocks - Cressing

Braintree Road, Tye Green, Cressing, Essex

20.4 miles

3 & 4 bed homes

From £459,995

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Coming Soon

Flagstaff Road - Colchester

Flagstaff Road, Colchester, Essex

28.8 miles

1 bed homes


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Why buy one of the our new houses or apartments in Essex?

There’s something for everyone in Essex. Whether you’re looking to buy in the country, closer to the city or by the seaside, it's a diverse county with so much to offer. We’ve got a variety of beautiful new homes that can meet your needs and give you somewhere special to call home.

Activities in Essex

There’s plenty to keep you occupied in Essex, from days out at Colchester Zoo to the Adventure Island amusement park surrounding Southend Pier – the longest pleasure pier in the world. For something a little more historic, you can tour stately Audley End near Saffron Walden.

Although the bright lights of London are accessible, you won’t have to head to the West End for a great show. There are excellent theatres in Colchester, Chelmsford, Southend, Basildon and Clacton.

Essex also offers a wide range of culinary options, ranging from seaside fish 'n' chips to Michelin-recommended restaurants such as the Galvin Green Man just outside Chelmsford, Church Street Tavern in Colchester, and Rubino Kitchen at Inworth.

Shopping in Essex

There’s no shortage of shopping in Essex. The Lakeside Shopping Centre in West Thurrock contains more than 200 shops and restaurants. For designer stores, head to Braintree Village, where you’ll find a variety of outlets.

Both Chelmsford and Colchester also offer bustling shopping centres. Many of the more rural towns in Essex still hold regular markets where you can stock up on everything from fresh produce to charming antiques.

Exploring the outdoors in Essex

Despite the county's lively nightlife reputation, many are surprised to find that Essex is largely rural and agricultural, with a wide variety of country parks and quaint villages to explore.

There are plenty of opportunities for outdoor adventures, with an impressive 87 Essex Wildlife Trust nature reserves spread around the county. You can adventure through the ancient woodlands of Epping Forest, pick up your binoculars for wildlife-watching at Tollesbury Wick marshes, or take a trip to Walton-on-the-Naze to learn all about coastal change.

Education in Essex

Families can benefit from a wide range of schooling options, with more than 400 primary schools in Essex, around 80 secondary schools and 20 special educational facilities. There are also opportunities for training and apprenticeships for young people, which you can find out more about through Essex County Council.

Adults can continue to study with courses provided by ACL Essex, some of which are free. For those looking to pursue a degree, the University of Essex is based in Colchester but also has Southend and Loughton campuses.

Transport in Essex

With its proximity to London, it’s no surprise that Essex is popular with commuters. Trains run regularly into London Liverpool Street from Chelmsford, Southend, Colchester and many other Essex towns. The stations at Shenfield and Brentwood now have the bonus of being on the Elizabeth Line, which takes you to Paddington and Heathrow Airport.

Essex is also well connected by road, with the A12, M24, A127, A414 and A120 making the county relatively easy to navigate. Bus services provide a cost-effective way of getting around and many of the larger towns and cities in Essex also offer park-and-ride options.

For those planning to travel further afield, London Southend and London Stanstead airports are within easy reach, with flights to Europe and beyond.

Find your new home in Essex today

Essex has so much to offer new residents, including proximity to London, seaside getaways and swathes of beautiful countryside. Boost your quality of life with new build houses and apartments for sale from an award-winning home builder with over 60 years of experience.

For support with your purchase, check out our range of buying schemes. And feel free to contact us with any questions about our new homes for sale in Essex.

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