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    mirokou wrote:
    The only person willing to make the investment has been halted by a group of persons who are stagnated in nostalgia and no foresight. There are plenty examples in London of old integrating with new and still looking amazing , St Pancras station for one.. Such a shame . It will now sit by with 12 foot high weeds unkept and a group of persons holding their "we won placards" on the front of next weeks Evening Gazzette, but failing to do or achieve anything else.. big sigh

    How about Wivenhoe's mini jumbo,in comparison,Looks great and no real
    Wivenhoe water tower has had no real change? Aside from the replacement of the entire cast iron water tank with glass panels which are completely different in colour and appearance, the addition of a modern balcony constructed with modern 'I' beams, totally out of character for a building of 1901, and two huge windows cut in the rear elevation."
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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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