Colchester Revamp and Renew Success

Lib Dem led Colchester have been awarded £1 million to transform two of the gateways to the town centre.

Vision - an idea of the new restaurants and apartments in Long Wyre Street and (inset) the Balkerne Gate plans and David KingThe cash, won by the We Are Colchester Board enabled by the Council team and Lib Dem leaders will be spent on improvements to St Nicholas Square and the Balkerne Gate area around the Mercury Theatre.

At Balkerne Gate, near the town’s iconic Roman Wall, a new space will be created for theatrical and creative activity to complement the Mercury Theatre’s £10 million revamp.

At St Nicholas Square a new space will be designed to complement Colchester Castle and other nearby attractions.

Council plans will be worked up swiftly and work will start by early next year. 

We have the vision for renewal, for a greener and better Colchester.  With significant investment in recent years to the St Nicholas Hotel, the conversion of the old Jack’s building and the refurbishment of the old Co-op building Colchester can look forward to renewal of public realm, buildings, places to eat, meet and return.

In difficult economic times this latest Lib Dem led Council designed regeneration is great news for businesses. residents and visitors.

More to come! 

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