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12th September 2023
Five New Restaurant Signings at Northern Gateway Leisure Park
Turnstone Estates has today announced the signing of five new restaurants to the line-up of operators at its £70 million leisure park development in Colchester, which is currently under construction. The announcement marks another leap forward in the delivery of Colchester City Council’s vision for a leisure park within its 10-acre Northern Gateway development...
08th February 2023
55 dwelling site sold at Ashdon Road, Saffron Walden
Turnstone has completed the sale of the last residential plot at Ashdon Road, Saffron Walden. The project is a joint venture with the original owners of Ridgeons Builders Merchants, who sold the business to Huws Gray in 2018. Having delivered a mixed use scheme comprising a new builders merchant, commercial and 167 dwellings, a...
18th November 2022
Turnstone marks ‘Topping Out’ of new Travelodge Hotel at Colchester Northern Gateway
Turnstone Estates and its partners celebrated the topping out of the new Travelodge hotel at its Colchester Northern Gateway Leisure Park development today (16 November). Representatives from Travelodge and the main contractor HG Construction, met with those from Colchester Amphora Trading, Colchester Borough Council, Turnstone Estates and Canada Life to mark the milestone. When...
04th July 2022
Turnstone secures mixed commercial site in Bedford
Turnstone Estates has signed a development agreement with a private landowner, the Southill Estate, to deliver a 175,000 sq ft mixed commercial scheme called Interchange South on an 11.35 acre-site in Bedford. The site, which is situated on Ampthill Road between the A421 and Interchange Retail Park on the southern edge of the...
18th May 2022
The Rem-arc-able OxCam Arc U-turn
While we await an official response from the government on last year’s consultation on the OxCam Arc “in due course”, it is evident that there has been a significant change in the government’s approach and attitude towards the Arc. Tim Deacon, Director, Turnstone gives his take on the seemingly lost Arc. As well...
17th March 2022
Leisure park partners celebrate ground-breaking at Colchester Northern Gateway
Turnstone Estates celebrated the start of work at its £65 million Colchester Northern Gateway Leisure Park development with a special ground-breaking ceremony this week. On 16 March, representatives from main contractor HG Construction, met on site with those from Colchester Amphora Trading, Colchester Borough Council, Turnstone Estates and Canada Life to see work...
15th February 2022
HG Construction appointed as main contractor for Northern Gateway leisure scheme in Colchester
Turnstone Estates has appointed a main contractor on its £65 million leisure development in Colchester, part of Colchester Borough Council’s Northern Gateway. HG Construction will start work on the 200,000 sq ft scheme this month with completion scheduled for the autumn of 2023. Natalie Greig, Associate Director of Turnstone Estates, said: “We are...
15th February 2022
Kervan Kitchen signs at Northern Gateway Colchester
Turnstone Estates has added Kervan Kitchen Restaurant Group to the line-up of operators at its £65 million leisure development in Colchester. The news follows deals with Cineworld, Fastned, Travelodge, Hollywood Bowl, Puttstars, Jump Street, Greggs and Wendy’s. This is another major boost for the scheme which will deliver 200,000 sq ft of leisure...
08th December 2021
Canada Life to forward fund Northern Gateway Colchester
Canada Life has agreed to forward fund Turnstone Estates £65 million leisure development in Colchester’s Northern Gateway. As part of the deal Colchester Borough Council has taken an over-riding lease on the scheme with a full buy-back of the Leisure Park at the end of the term for £1. This will allow the...
29th October 2021
New 170,000 sq ft development at St John’s Innovation Park gains unanimous approval
St John’s College and development manager Turnstone Estates are pleased to confirm the approval of a detailed planning application for two additional office and R&D buildings and new transport hub to be located in the north western corner of St John’s Innovation Park. The two-phased development will consist of the construction of two...
27th October 2021
Turnstone Confirms Opening Line-Up For Northern Gateway Colchester Scheme
Turnstone Estates’ £65 million leisure development in Colchester has added two drive-thru restaurants to its line-up of operators and signed a new contract with Cineworld and Travelodge for facilities. This is a major boost for the scheme which will deliver 200,000 sq ft of leisure space as part of Colchester Borough Council’s Northern...
02nd August 2021
New town formally named Waterbeach
The new town known through the planning process as Waterbeach New Town has been formally named Waterbeach – the name of the neighbouring village – after the majority of people opted for it following a 12 week public consultation. The formal adaption of the name took place at a Cabinet meeting at South...
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