Removals to Grays
If you are looking for a long-standing Essex based removal company, Greens Removals in Chelmsford have 40 years' experience in the industry. We offer removals to and from all parts of the county, including house moves to Grays, as well as further afield in the UK and worldwide.
With branches in Suffolk and Essex, the Greens Removals team have full knowledge of both counties and have built up an excellent reputation in the area for our high standards of customer service. In addition to this, we are British Association of Removers (BAR) registered and hold all three of the quality service standards (British and European) that relate to the removals industry.
We are proud of our Essex links and are well acquainted with many of the towns and surrounding villages in the area, including Grays, Colchester, Chelmsford, Harwich, Clacton-on-Sea, Brentwood and Basildon. Read on for Greens Removals brief guide to the Essex town of Grays.
One of the most popular reasons for moving house to Grays is its location. Just two miles from the M25 and only 20 minutes from London it lies in the London commuter belt; in fact many of those who live in Grays work outside the town where there are more diverse job opportunities.
Here we take a closer look at Grays, including its economy, shopping facilities, education, transport and places to visit.
Economy – Grays has a population of 40,000 and while many of those work in London, there are some major employers in and around the town. Among the biggest include the Port of Tilbury, Lakeside Shopping Centre and South Essex College. It also benefits from being just ten miles from Basildon, the base of well-known organisations such as Ford and New Holland.
Housing – Another benefit of living in Grays is the lower house prices compared to London. You can buy a one bedroom flat in Grays for under 100,000, a two bedroom terraced house for 168,000 and a five bedroom detached house for 450,000 (2015 prices). And, as the town it is part of the Thames Gateway project, more houses are expected to be built in the area providing greater choice for house buyers.
Places to Visit – If you are organising house moves to Grays, there are a handful of attractions in the town. The Essex Fire Museum is a huge hit, particularly among children, and is where families can find out about the Great Fire of London and the history of firefighting in the country. Among the exhibits are helmets, sirens, plus old trucks and equipment that are still in working order. If you prefer exploring the great outdoors, however, Grays Beach is another popular place for families to visit and has a children's play park, café and area to walk the dogs.
Shopping Facilities – If you love to splash out, one of the biggest shopping destinations is Lakeside in West Thurrock, which plays host to around half a million shoppers a week. The centre opened in 1990 and is regarded as one of the largest shopping areas, all in one place, in Europe. Lakeside has more than 250 shops – including well known high street names such as Debenhams and Marks & Spencer – and more than 50 eating establishments. It's well worth a visit.
Further Education – If you have older teenagers interested in vocational courses, 2014 saw the opening of South Essex College's new multimillion pound campus on Gray's High Street. Some 1,500 students attend the new Thurrock Campus which has art & design studios, construction and engineering workshops, as well as a spa and hair salon.
Transport – The excellent transport links makes it an appealing place to settle for those who work in London and don't mind the commute. If you require removals to Essex to settle in Grays, the town is near the M25 and A13, and the railway station has at least four trains an hour to London's Fenchurch Street Station. The bus station is situated near the railway station and regular services within the town and further afield.