Transforming Colchester City Centre

Colchester is on the verge of a remarkable transformation with over £40 million of government investment dedicated to ongoing regeneration of our beloved city centre.

Explore our interactive Regeneration Map below to delve into the various exciting projects that are set to redefine our city centre by the year 2030.

Disclaimer: the images contained in this map are for illustrational purposes only and may not reflect the final project.

Please explore our map below by scrolling and clicking on the images.

Discover Our Vision

Our mission is not just to preserve Colchester's rich heritage but also to elevate it to the forefront, presenting it as a cornerstone of our city's unique identity as we venture into a vibrant future.

After engaging with over 2,000 residents, businesses, and visitors, we have crafted a comprehensive plan - The City Centre Masterplan - that truly reflects the needs and desires of our community. This plan sets the stage for increased business investment, improved infrastructure, and creating a vibrant urban environment designed for future generations.

Key Focus Areas of Regeneration:

  • Strengthening our diverse economy to attract visitors and businesses day and night.
  • Showcasing our rich heritage by unlocking our Roman wall and historical landmarks.
  • Enhancing our city's infrastructure to ensure better accessibility and connectivity.
  • Committing to sustainability by introducing green initiatives and nurturing wildlife habitats.

Explore the full City Centre Masterplan

Funding and Partnerships

Colchester has secured support from two government grants, the Town Deal and Levelling Up initiatives, injecting over £40 million to enhance the overall landscape of our city centre.

We Are Colchester

The Town Deal grant was submitted by the ‘We Are Colchester’ partnership, made up of a diverse range of organisations and local businesses.

Find out more on We Are Colchester

The Heart of Greenstead

The Heart of Greenstead initiative is a key part of The Town Deal, aimed at enhancing the Greenstead area. Greenstead is located east of the city centre and doesn’t feature on our Regeneration Map.

Learn more about The Heart of Greenstead

Page last reviewed: 31 May 2024


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