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Friday, 10 October 2014

The morning consisted of a guided tour throughout the units and an overall run through of very high specification that the office buildings are constructed to, highlighting the scheme’s close connection to the University and Colchester itself with its commanding views over Salary Brook and the Colne visible from the large picture windows which allow great natural light.

Steve Clarke, consultant for the Knowledge Gateway presented detail on the development and the University’s vision to attract high quality, research and development/high tech creators and entrepreneurs, linked to the skills and expertise the University’s world class educational output.

Ewan Dodds, CEO of Whybrow commented on the morning “It was a wonderful opportunity to show our fellow agents such a prestigious product, a product already attracting great interest from the marketplace endorsed by the letting progress we are already making, a product we are very proud of and to receive such great feedback from all of the agents attending was really reassuring for us and the University”.

Parkside, the first phase of office development extending to 15,000sq.ft forms only part of the 40 acre/400,000sq.ft Knowledge Gateway which will generate up to 2,000 new high value jobs in Colchester. Parkside is the first project backed by the Growing Places Fund to foster economic growth and job creation in Essex, Kent and East Sussex.

At the present time, the level of high class research and development/high tech and office demand from occupiers is strong with lettings of circa 5,000sq.ft already agreed with Bowater Holographics Ltd, Games Hub who are taking 1,250sq.ft and in another unit 1250sq.ft to Smart Networked Environments.


Whybrows understanding of property and our skill in listening to clients is unrivalled in our market.

We deliver a personal service to our clients which build and strengthen lasting relationships.

Whybrow applies its property acumen and experience to deliver commercial advantage to its clients.

We are a progressive firm of chartered surveyors who provide property consultancy and advice to national and regional businesses with a focus on the Eastern regions and London.

Background in to the Parkside Units:

Parkside is a development based at Knowledge Gateway, a development park located next to a world-class University in Essex. Parkside offers a new home for dynamic, knowledge based business and is part of the first phase of the University’s planned 42-acre business research and Development Park, known as Knowledge Gateway. This development comprises of the first stage totalling 14,000 sq ft of newly built office accommodation in 3 blocks. Generating 2,000 high end jobs in Colchester, this development has been at the front of all applicants looking for office space.

For Further Information about the Launch Day or this press release:

Coralie Douglas

01206 577667


DP World Networking Event for Essex Businesses

DP World London Gateway hosted an event in the offices of its 1,000 acre logistics facility to celebrate and launch the completion of a new office development.

Over 50 guests from a wide range of businesses and organisations across Essex attended and were able to view the three berths of the state-of-the-art, semi-automated deep sea container terminal, while also viewing the significant progress in the development of the Logistics Park.


A new off-dock 5 Acre empty container storage yard is to be opened at DP World London Gateway Port.