City Park West (Former Central Campus)

Anne Knight Building
Fenton Court
Public square
Visual Chancellor Quad
Visual Green Triangle
Block K Under Construction - View from green triangle


What’s Happening?


Phase 1 of the former central campus site is now complete. The proposed development is being marketed as City Park  West by the developer.


This first part of the scheme includes improvements to Station Square and refurbishment of the Anne Knight and Frederick Chancellor buildings on land to the north of the site, closest to Duke Street.


The site layout is designed to allow connections through  to neighbouring areas of Central Park and the West End based on a north south and east west axis.


Following the grant of planning consent for Genesis Housing Association for Phase 2 construction work is now underway, this is residential led and completes the regeneration of the site. It is expected that the development will be complete by 2019. 


Latest News


November 2016 

Works are underway on the second phase of the development. The buildings which form this part of the scheme are now coming out of the ground. Block K can now be seen rising above the railway viaduct.


August 2016

Block D has now been approved as a residential block above ground floor commercial uses and is now the most advanced of the blocks under construction.


The Anne Knight building is being fitted out and will soon open as a restaurant.


November 2015

The majority of homes within  Phase 1 are now occupied. Work has commenced on Phase 2.


A new planning application has been received in relation to Block D within the City Park West development. The proposal (15/01309/FUL) is to part change the use of Block D from commercial (restricted to Class B1 Office) to 40 residential units on floors 1-4 of the building. The commercial use of the ground floor would remain as approved including the flexible range of Class A uses. The application also includes amendments to the facades and elevation treatment of the Block D approved building. The residential element would provide 100% market housing. 52 parking spaces within the basement of the development would be allocated to Block D, on the basis of 7 to serve the commercial uses and 45 for the residential element.



June 2015

Within the first phase over 200 new homes are being provided, over 70 of these are now occupied. It is expected that work will commence on Phase 2 in August 2015.



Additional Information


The repaving works to Station Square were completed in 2015, and the works on Chelmsford Rail Station Ticket Hall to increase capacity have recently been completed.


You can keep track of the latest available homes on the site via the Developer’s own website:

Developer’s Website



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