COUNCIL bosses have agreed to press ahead with the second phase of a car-park redevelopment.

Colchester Council has already converted part of the former Sheepen Road car park into offices called Amphora Place.

Law firm Birkett Long agreed to pre-let the building and moved in earlier this summer.

Now the council's cabinet have agreed to renovate the next part of the building which will also be pre-let.

Portfolio holder for commercial services Annie Feltham (Lib Dem) said: "This is a case of building on success.

"The first phase was completed on time and under budget and the company is now happily working there."