University of Essex

A joint venture with the University of Essex, Colchester to procure planning consent for a 400,000 sq.ft scheme on 30 acres of land adjacent to the University.


Location Colchester, Essex
Project Commercial / Residential / Education
Value Created £7m Planning promotion / Infrastructure
GDV circa £100m



With the planning and infrastructure completed, the University are progressing various education and commercial-led initiatives.

university of essex land, colchester, essex


The team were selected as the University's JV partner and successfully procured a planning consent (requiring an Environmental Impact Assessment) for a 400,000 sq.ft scheme on 30 acres adjacent to the University.

Outcome / Achievements

The planning application included commercial space, a range of ancillary facilities, 200 residential units and 1,300 student bedrooms. It also included a major new junction onto the A133.

The infrastructure was fully designed and constructed in 2011/12, creating a fully serviced site, on which the University have developed a new Business School, student residences, an office village and innovation centre.