Braintree and Great Notley in particular are attractive locations for occupiers due to the available labour supply, the high percentage employed in manufacturing as well as transportation and storage, and the relatively low cost of labour. 

House prices are lower than the regional average and this should encourage first time buyers and lower income families to locate in the area and help to maintain the future labour pool.

The working age population in Braintree is forecast to grow +1.1% over the next five years. Average weekly earnings are lower than the regional and UK average.

Braintree – Local Labour Pool

Drive Times miles mins
A120 2.3 6
Stansted Airport 15 15
M11 (J8) 16 15
Chelmsford 10 17
Colchester 19 29
London Gateway 34 47
Harwich 37 50
Felixstowe 45 60
Central London 52 72