Horizon Construction wins £4.5m contract for Colchester City Council

Horizon Construction has been awarded a £4.5m contract to build ‘creative grow space’ for Colchester City Council. The scheme was heavily value-engineered to achieve the council’s budget. The project represents a new office and studio space for creative industries.

Conceptual designs for the building were first created in 2018 when the location was being studied by local architects Inkpen Downie. Our clients, Colchester City Council and Colchester Amphora Trading Ltd wanted to address the lack of larger spaces for businesses to grow in the creative and digital sector, which was the driving force behind the project.

The 1200m² project is located adjacent to Colchester’s Roman Wall and as such the bespoke architectural design compliments the city’s rich heritage. The four-story structure will offer businesses an inspiring setting for development and learning. The plan includes nine studio spaces, mixed use space which might include a café, and a potential digital hub to enhance Colchester’s position as a leader in these fields.

Our Managing Director, Phil Holding said:

“We are extremely pleased to be working with Colchester City Council and Colchester Amphora Trading Ltd on a local project and to have the opportunity to work again with Inkpen Downie, Daniel Connal, Ingleton Wood & JSH. We are also looking forward to working with new consultants to us Cahill Design & Conisbee. We are pleased to commence on site this year and work with a local supply chain to deliver this project.”

Our team is recognised as being dependable in ensuring confidence at every stage of construction. To find out how we can make a difference to your next project, please contact our team.


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