A CGI of what the new Tollgate Village in Stanway could look like Picture: CORSTORPHINE AND WRIGHT ARCHITECTS

Colchester: plans for new £70m leisure and retail park with cinema

A multi-million pound retail and leisure park on the outskirts of Colchester has taken its “next vital step” in a long-running planning battle. The reserved matters planning application for Tollgate Village, in Stanway, includes greater detail of the northern and southern sections of the proposed £70million leisure, cinema and shopping complex on vacant land opposite Tollgate Retail Park and the former Sainsbury’s site. The leisure hub on the south of Tollgate West, will feature a multi-level pedestrian plaza and include a multi-screen cinema, up to nine restaurants and shops, additional…

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intu Lakeside under construction

Essex shopping centre adds food and leisure in £7m transformation

A massive new market hall is coming to intu Lakeside as part of their multi-million transformation. The market hall will be a huge 175,000 square foot development which will see food traders, trucks and pop-up areas. The new concept, called The Hall, was announced as the latest project by the mall, as their outdoor leisure and retail centre is due to open. The market hall may bring back memories for some residents who remember the stalls that were situated by the lake, before The Boadwalk was developed. Although The Hall…

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