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August 4, 2022

HAT appointed on Colchester Town Centre Masterplan team

We're delighted to be part of the team appointed to develop a new masterplan for Colchester city centre. Working to make our locality as great as it can be, is at the heart of why we exist as a practice and we've been advocating for joined-up planning for Colchester for a long time, so it's great to see this project come forward. We are part of a team led by We Made That, and involving leading transport consultants Steer, socio-economic consultants PRD and Authentic Futures giving heritage advice.

Over the next few months the team will be consulting widely across our community and developing a strategic plan for the city centre along with site-specific recommendations and development briefs. A big part of the commission is developing a new transport plan for how public transport, cycling and walking can become the easy and natural first choice for everyone using the city centre. This is imperative to tackle our climate impacts and lower carbon emissions, as well as improving air quality and creating a healthier city for everyone.

This builds on our work over a number of years on public realm, independent business, culture, community development and, of course, investing ourselves in the town centre - and is part of our commitment to helping Colchester make the most of its new city status.

Read more on Colchester Borough Council's website.