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Town Centre: St Botolph's Regeneration Area

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Colchester is a unique place. The legacies of 2000 years of history exist alongside 21 Century culture which brings challenges and opportunities. However, Colchester is more than Britain's oldest recorded town and in recent years there has been a greater awareness of the benefit that an enhanced built and natural environment can bring to an historic centre.

Change is inevitable, places cannot stand still.  They must grow, adapt, modify and modernise in a way which instils character, variety, richness and distinctiveness in the place.  Colchester is well positioned for the new developments that will make it an even better place to live, visit, study, work and do business.

More than £500m is currently being invested in the town centre by the private and the public sectors.  To find out more about what's going on and what's planned please visit