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Colchester water tower Jumbo up for sale
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.