The Colne View development forms part of the Colne Harbour/ Hythe regeneration programme, in an area bordering the town’s older commercial quarter and river harbour. The development comprises 255 apartments and 22 town houses and includes the provision of a landscaped riverside walk, a pocket park, commercial units and a riverside restaurant.
The proposals provide perimeter buildings that enclose a series of linked internal courtyard spaces where pedestrians are given priority. Prominent buildings introduce a sense of place and guide pedestrian through the site to the riverside. Robust materials and detail in both the buildings and the landscape reflect the industrial-harbour side heritage.
The scheme will continues the redevelopment of an area of Colchester undergoing considerable change, aspiring to good architectural and urban design.
Client: Barratt Eastern Counties