The Northern Gateway Leisure Complex. Picture Turnstone Estates

Progress on Colchester’s £50m Northern Gateway leisure complex

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…

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Massive leisure developments planned for Colchester, Essex

COLCHESTER is one of the fastest growing towns across the country. The town’s population is booming and has shot up significantly over the last decade. This is unlikely to slow down any time soon either, with thousands of new homes set to be built over the coming years. But as well as new houses, there are also huge new retail and leisure developments set to be built in the town to provide something for new, and existing, residents to do. They represent tens of millions of pounds worth of investment…

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CGI artist impression of proposed leisure complex

Colchester: plans submitted for £50M cinema and leisure complex

PLANS for a long-awaited £50 million cinema and leisure complex have been submitted, with work on course to begin on site early next year. Turnstone Estates has submitted a planning application to Colchester Council for its 200,000 sq ft Northern Gateway leisure scheme. Fresh plans for the development include a 12-screen cinema, run by Cineworld and featuring Superscreen and 4DX facilities. There will also be a Hollywood Bowl alley, a Putt Stars indoor golf centre and a climbing facility run by Jump Street. AD Seven restaurant units, revised down from…

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