Agents unveil pioneering office space in Essex

Commercial property professionals gathered at a special pre-launch event of Parkside; the brand new 41,571 sq. ft office complex located on the Knowledge Gateway Research and Technology Park at the University of Essex in Colchester, Essex. 

Hosted by joint agents, Whybrow and Carter Jonas, the event highlighted the building’s cutting-edge design and advanced facilities plus the stunning views across Colchester, marking it as a groundbreaking development in the city’s commercial landscape. 

The development is believed to be the largest speculative office building in the eastern region and is being completed by construction firm R G Carter.

University of Essex Registrar Bryn Morris, who welcomed guests at the event, said: “With the launch of this latest phase of Parkside at the Knowledge Gateway, our vibrant research and technology park, we are opening doors to unparalleled opportunities for innovation and business growth.

“This state-of-the-art facility symbolises our dedication to fostering a dynamic environment where businesses can thrive, supported by our commitment to excellence in research and education.

“This synergy creates a dynamic ecosystem which mutually benefits businesses and our community of researchers and students, leading to a flourishing community of innovation and growth.”

L2R Ewan Dodds CEO Whybrow Bryn Morris University of Essex Registrar Ben Le Coq Associate Partner Carter Jonas

Photo caption 1: Ewan Dodds, CEO, Whybrow Chartered Surveyors and Property Consultants, University of Essex Registrar, Bryn Morris and Ben Le Coq, Associate Partner, Carter Jonas. 

Agents event at Parkside on the Knowledge Gateway

Photo caption 2: Agents’ event at Parkside on the Knowledge Gateway.

Media contacts:

For further information or to arrange to visit, please contact:

Jamie Burns, Head of Operations, University of Essex Knowledge Gateway Ltd on 01206 872849/07769 282555 or email

Ewan Dodds, Managing Director, Whybrow Chartered Surveyors on 01206 577667/07957 862773 or email

Ben Le Coq, Associate Partner, Carter Jonas on 020 7518 3335/07776 181799 or email

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