Colchester Amphora Trading Ltd (CATL) is a subsidiary of Colchester Commercial Holding Ltd which is wholly owned by Colchester Borough Council (the Authority). CATL was set up to deliver its major works programme, manage its events services and manage its property.
The Authority intends to develop a community facility offering flexible hall space suitable for hire by community groups including kitchen and toilet facilities. While being a flexible space intended for multiple uses, we would like to see sporting and wellbeing provision included in the design as costs will allow. These can be included inside or outside the building and ideally incorporate a multi-use surface for different activities.
There is a likelihood that an anchor tenant would operate from the site and therefore some office provision, which could also be used as further meeting or hireable space in future will also need to be included in the designs.
Parking will also need to be provided on the site.
The design of the building should reflect the site’s location adjacent to the forthcoming country park. Innovative design solutions including modular builds are encouraged for this development.
The Authority intends to initially commission the design element, before awarding (subject to approval the construction).