Construction works on a £50 million leisure complex are set to get underway in August, a new report has revealed.
Colchester Council’s cabinet is being asked to approve changes to the development agreement with Turnstone Estate Limited, the firm creating the new Northern Gateway Leisure Park just off the A12 at junction 28.
A report says the deal requires modifications “because of global changes over the last 12 months caused by the Covid pandemic” with the changes focused on “financial restructuring”.
The report reveals if the changes are approved, construction on the leisure complex should start in August.
It says: “Construction on the new development at the Northern Gateway was originally due to start in June 2021 and complete in 2024 and this modification would allow minimum slippage to this timeframe and help with the economic recovery of the town post-Covid, providing some confidence for others too.”…