Tollgate Village

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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Tollgate Village with The Light signage

The Light’s amazing planned cinema will be fourth in Colchester

A CHAIN has been secured to open a flagship multi-screen cinema and state-of-the-art bowling facility at the £70 million Tollgate Village retail and leisure park. Tollgate Partnership Limited has announced The Light will run the new venue at its hotly anticipated development with work set to begin later this year. It is due to be completed before the end of 2021 with the cinema and bowling alley between them creating 70 new jobs. The cinema will offer independent and mainstream films, including live theatre, music, opera and will also host…

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