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Colchester Northern Gateway Sports Hub

Creating a mixed-use sports development for the community of Colchester

The team at Colchester County Council wanted to create a new Sports Hub in the Northern Gateway area of Colchester. Their objective was to create an exciting new facility that meets the future needs of the community. 

The development for a new sports hub is situated on the northern gateway site to the east of an existing park and ride facility. 

Once complete, it will offer a mixed-use sports development, including the relocation of rugby pitches, a new club house, a new dry side sports centre and an outdoor 1.6km closed circuit cycle race track.

Other additions that further enhance these facilities include archery, equestrian trails, American football and football and a learn-to-ride track.

The scheme will be sympathetic to existing ecology and habitat, with the landscape proposals supporting the final planning application to ensure that the proposal blends in with and respects the high quality and mature existing landscape.

Key Details

£20 million

Colchester Borough Council

Leisure and Recreation


On site

Scape BECS (Professional Services)

Project Management, Quantity Surveying, Architectural Engineer, Building Services Engineer, Structural Engineering and Planning Consultant

“We are pleased with the working partnership we have developed with Perfect Circle. They have helped to provide a robust structure to the project management with a tight cost schedule and change management process.”

Lois Bowser, Development Project Specialist, Colchester Borough Council