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    Fnagster wrote:
    If Mr. Braithwaite had proposed to convert it into a series of luxury apartments that would be given to expanding families with non working parent(s) at the tax payers expense then I am sure it would have been approved. Now we're just going to have a large, useless, empty, ugly building at one end of the high street and Jumbo at the other!
    Surely you mean that's ugly buildings at both ends of the town."
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Colchester water tower Jumbo up for sale

Colchester water tower Jumbo up for sale

George Braithwaite on the top of Jumbo

George Braithwaite on the top of Jumbo

First published in News by

COLCHESTER'S iconic water tower is to be sold.

Developer George Braithwaite today said he had had enough of opposition to his plans to convert Jumbo into luxury flats and offices as well as a restaurant and museum.

After nearly a decade, he revealed he is to put the Grade II listed building back up for sale.

It will be listed for auction next month. He blamed Colchester MP Sir Bob Russell for standing in the way of the development.

He said: "I can't fight that MP. He has ruined it for Colchester, for the country and for the building."

See today's Essex County Standard and Gazette for more on this story.

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