Colchester Guide

Posted: 16th December 2019

New Build Developments In Essex: Granville’s Guide To Colchester

Some of our new build developments in Essex, past and present, have been situated near Colchester – Britain’s first city. The team here at Granville decided to compile a list of features that make this historic settlement so charming, characterful and an all-round great place to live near to.

A Town Brimming With History

Our new builds for sale in Essex find their lack of history satisfyingly made up for by Colchester’s wealth of it! Colchester has a well-documented history dating back to Celtic and Roman times, the influence of which can still be seen today. Castle Park, in the heart of the town, features a Norman keep built upon the old Roman temple; the park provides a great day out for all the family, as well as a lovely walk around a beautiful green space. The town is also noted for its attractive Victorian architecture in its town hall and water tower – affectionately coined Jumbo – that dominates the town’s skyline.

A Vibrant Arts Scene

Colchester has firmly positioned itself over the past few years as one of the stalwarts of culture and arts within the county. Colchester Arts Centre regularly hosts theatre, live music and comedy. The Mercury Theatre sees incredible theatre being staged year-round and First Site is a wonderful gallery and exhibition space that makes a point of promoting diversity and empowering all demographics of society.

 There are also great places to eat and drink at every price point. For example Three Wise Monkeys has a fantastic selection of beers and gins (including Jumbo gin!) whilst restaurants such as the one at GreyFriars offer delicious fine dining.

 Fantastic Schools

Colchester is home to some of Essex’s most highly regarded schools, both state and independent. Our new build developments in Essex are ideal for young, establishing families and the fact that Colchester has such educational establishments is one of its biggest draws. Colchester is also the home to great higher education opportunities. The University of Essex is widely regarded as one of the UK’s best young universities, and in 2020 the university ranked between 251st and 300th worldwide in the World University Rankings!

Whatever it is that you’re looking for in a town, Colchester offers it in bucket loads. If you’re looking for quality-assured property developers in Essex and would like to find out more about our new builds for sale in Essex, then get in touch and call our sales team on 01376 574599 today.