Land at Port Lane, Colchester comprises a former engine overhaul factory owned by MAN Energy Solutions UK Limited (MAN”). Regrettably MAN announced the closure of the Colchester facility due to a historic decline in the demand for the engine type manufactured at Colchester and more recently the global pandemic.
The site comprises approximately 3 hectares of previously developed land which is subject a draft allocation for housing in Colchester’s emerging Local Plan. The proposals are for up to 130 new homes and an opportunity to create a smart amenity space area which celebrates the legacy of the factory.
Planning permission was approved by Colchester Council’s planning committee in September 2022.