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Colchester Borough Council is providing support for residents facing the cost of living crisis.

Updating Colchester

Find out about the different projects going on around Colchester to improve our borough.

  • Colchester Art Trail

    The Updating Colchester Art Trail is a dynamic new campaign to promote the exciting new projects evolving across the borough.

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  • St Nicholas Square

    We’re proud to be transforming St Nicholas’ Square into a vibrant public space for the people of Colchester. The project will create a new public realm for visitors and residents to enjoy,  offering more opportunities to meet up and enjoy the town centre,  planting a range of trees and installing public benches.

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  • Creative and digital grow-on space, Queen Street

    Funded by the Southeast Local Economic Partnership,  the proposed creative and digital grow-on workspace plans to redevelop the former bus depot site on Queen Street.

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  • Stanway Lakelands Centre

    The new Stanway Lakelands Centre is an exciting development for this local area,  showcasing our commitment to using developer contributions for residents’ benefit.

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  • Elfreda House

    Elfreda House is being redeveloped. The existing Elfreda House facility, which was more than 55 years old, has now been demolished to be replaced by fantastic, newly designed sheltered accommodation.

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  • Colchester Sports Park

    Boasting one of the largest cycle tracks in the East of England, Colchester Sports Park at Northern Gateway opened its doors in July 2021.

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  • Northern Gateway Leisure Park

    Northern Gateway Leisure Park will become a vibrant location for local people and visitors to eat, drink, relax and enjoy a host of activities.

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  • Affordable housing

    We are working to fulfil our promise of providing 350  affordable  homes within five years – forming part of our strategic aim of providing housing to those who need it most.

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  • Balkerne Gate public realm

    We’re delighted to see the phase one of the Balkerne Gate public realm project completed outside the Mercury Theatre.

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