Ten Reasons to Invest

Why Colchester is the ideal location for business and for families to invest their lives

1

Strategic Location

 

Kilometres

north east of
London

 

Kilometres

from
Harwich International Port

 

Kilometres

from
London Stansted Airport

Kilometres

from
London City Airport

Kilometres

from
London Southend Airport

 

Kilometres

from
Shenfield Crossrail

2

Ultra Fast Broadband

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3

Locations for Growth

Long recognised for being Britain’s first capital, Colchester today is undergoing a £3bn transformation across five locations making Colchester a place with ambitious growth plans.

Competitive Cost Base

Cost of living in London

£4,500

same standard in Colchester

 

£2,868

4

5

Educational Excellence

Home to Essex University Ranking top 5 in the UK for Social Science research and top 20 in the UK for research excellence

6

New Homes for a
Growing Population

Colchester has had more new housing completions over the past five years than any other of the 13 local authorities in Essex.

7

Sectoral Opportunities

Colchester’s economic growth will come from these sectors:

Construction Prospectus

 

Health & Care Prospectus

 

Finance & Business Support Services Prospectus

 

Alternative Energy

 

Retail

 

8

Proven Track Record

Colchester is a place with ambitious growth plans. Brimming with fresh talent and with exciting new development to come, Colchester is the place to be.  

9

Creative

Colchester is ranked 8th nationally for creativity and is one of 7 cultural and creative hubs in the South-East LEP area. 

10

A Great Place to Live

Some of the most important events in British history have taken place here. Today Colchester mixes pride in its impressive heritage with a great choice of modern attractions, shops, restaurants, cafés and bars. Close to the coast and with landscapes of national importance, Colchester is a great place to live.

Why Colchester?

Why you should bring your business to Colchester

Locations for Growth

A place to grow and prosper

Colchester – Ultra Ready