Regeneration of the City Centre

With a very challenging financial climate having the money needed to make big infrastructure changes is the biggest challenge Towns and Cities face. Big funding schemes are few and far between but two recent schemes, Town Deal and Levelling Up provided Colchester City with an opportunity not to be missed.

Over £40 million pounds has been successfully bid for giving us a superb opportunity for regeneration work in the City Centre, building on recent improvements such the Fenwick store, the new Primark store, Ultrafast gigabit broadband, an upgrade of the Priory Street car park, a new public space around The Mercury Theatre and 9 ‘Parklets’ in the High Street.

For more information about the projects and changes planned see below:

  • Town’ Fund – Colchester’s successful bid to the Government’s Towns’ Fund will inject millions more to develop what is best about Colchester Town Centre and act as a catalyst for future regeneration.
    Find out more on Town' Fund
  • Levelling Up Fund - Colchester’s successful bid to the Government’s Levelling Up Fund will inject £19.66m more to improve the feel of the City Centre, increase footfall by creating a more attractive environment for visitors, reducing antisocial behaviour and tackling poor air quality and traffic congestion.
    Find out more on Levelling Up Fund

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Page last reviewed: 28 April 2023


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