We Believe in a Better Town Centre
Colchester is special. 2000 years of history underpins Britain's oldest recorded town making it a unique place to live, work, study, visit and do business. Find out what's going on and where on this interactive map ...
But what about the future? What needs to happen if Colchester is to retain and grow its influence in the region and nationally? What will make people want to stay and invest their lives here?
More than £500m is being invested in improving Colchester's town centre as part of a £3bn overall investment in the Borough.
The menu to the left covers the main aspects of town centre life and these are the themes that Colchester Borough Council is working to improve. Work is taking place on all nine 'jigsaw pieces' at the same time.
It's a complex picture: work has already started in some areas but the pace of change will soon take off. However, a project this big takes years to complete rather than months.
Places cannot stand still. They must grow, adapt, modify and modernise or fall into decline and decay. This process brings character, richness and distinctiveness and so will make Colchester even more special.
An even better place. Colchester is on the cusp of a new phase of development which will make it an even better place to live, learn, work and visit.
Why not have a closer look?
Click on the coloured dots on the map to reveal details of various town centre improvement projects.