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Colchester's Northern Gateway: open for business and employment

Why invest in Colchester's Northern Gateway?

There is a strong vision for Colchester's Northern Gateway to offer a new leisure destination for Colchester and the surrounding area, complementing the overall development of the Borough.

It will celebrate quality of place through its design which fits into the existing landscape and an exemplar approach to sustainability including sustainable drainage, renewable energy and sustainable construction methods.

It has been estimated that business investment in this location could bring around 3000 new jobs to the area.

The Colchester Northern Gateway:

  • is close to the A12 and major transport links
  • has great links to London
  • will be a distinctive, cutting edge destination for sport and leisure
  • complements Colchester's historic character and surrounding countryside
  • will offer fast broadband links
  • has access to a local skilled workforce
  • is located in a area which already has established diverse businesses

The Northern Gateway is owned by Colchester Borough Council and is available for a wide range of employment uses.  The council has a solid track record of developing areas for successful businesses and has an overall intention to improve Colchester a place to live, learn, work and visit.  This project is one of the most significant developments that will help achieve that objective.