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  • "
    greenbroker wrote:
    Angry of Lexden with your attitude there would be no Stonehenge. To you it's just a pile of stones.
    Gb, there is no comparison. One is an ancient monument steeped in the physical and mystical curiosity of why it's there, and how did the ancients raise such an amazing structure. And then the is Jumbo.

    Gb will you be fighting soon to preserve the pre cast concrete eloquence that is the facade of W&G?. We could end up totally constipated, in the architectural sense, with no meeting of practical and commercial needs with some really hideous useless buildings.

    I personally believe sometimes there is a time to make way for new architectural opportunity by knocking some of the old stuff down. That doesn't mean such old buildings have always been toot, but that their day use has passed."
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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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