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Successfully bringing ancient and modern history together, Colchester has always been a key town in Essex, and especially now it has a new ‘city’ status. Used for its strategic position since Roman times, it now enjoys excellent road and rail links. With the best of the old and the new, a new home here offers a beautiful life balance for commuters and families alike.

Buying a new build in Colchester

A money and time-saving choice, a new-build house provides you with high energy efficiency. This makes your home easy to heat in the colder months, is better for the environment and reduces your monthly bills – so you have more freedom to enjoy everything Colchester has to offer. 

Living in Colchester

Well connected

The A12 is the key route from Greater London and the M25, passing Chelmsford, Colchester, Ipswich and on through rural Suffolk to Lowestoft. The other main route – the A120 – connects Harwich on the East Coast with Bishop’s Stortford, and the M11 to the west.

The train station is on the Great Eastern line, with services to London Liverpool Street taking an average of one hour, to Harwich taking half an hour, and to Ipswich taking around 20 minutes. For international travel, Stansted Airport is only 30 miles away, and the passenger ferry port of Harwich is 20 miles by car. Also, First Essex and Arriva Colchester operate the city’s bus services, with the bus station located on the southern edge of the city. 

Countryside and coast

A sought-after border to share, Essex and Suffolk meet in the Dedham Vale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. East of Colchester, you’ve also got the family-friendly seaside towns of West Mersea, Clacton-on-Sea, Frinton-on-Sea and Walton-on-the-Naze. Southwest of the town, Colchester Zoo makes a great day out too.

An historic city

Surrounded by the remains of its Roman Wall, in the city centre you’ll find great shopping, fabulous places to eat and fascinating places to visit – all within a few minutes’ walk of each other. Independent shops, department stores and high-street brands are spread through the historic South Lanes and Trinity Street, and in the modern shopping arcades, you’ll also find a weekly market. 

History and culture share the city's green spaces, with Colchester Castle and Castle Park leading down to the banks of the River Colne and the Visual Arts Facility, Firstsite, in a central location just off the High Street. Leisure World is close to the heart of the city too, with activities to keep all the family happy.

Start your new build journey

Choosing your new home is one of the biggest decisions in life. Our mission is to make that journey easy and your dream home a reality. To take that next step, chat with our team today. To explore more locations near Colchester, browse our other new housing developments below, including Earls Colne, Clacton-on-Sea and more…