Municipal Water Tower "Jumbo", Balkerne Passage, Colchester - Colchester

Monumental water tower, C19, decommissioned in the 1980s. Redundant building and local landmark. A feasibility study has been published by the Colchester and North East Essex Building Preservation Trust, and they are now developing a project with the aim of securing repair and future reuse.

Municipal Water Tower "Jumbo", Balkerne Passage, Colchester - Colchester
© Essex County Council

Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: MUNICIPAL WATER TOWER (JUMBO)
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II*
  • List Entry Number: 1123669
  • Local Planning Authority: Colchester
  • Site Type: Civil > Public building


  • Building Name: Municipal Water Tower "Jumbo"
  • Street Name: Balkerne Passage
  • Locality: Colchester
  • County: Essex
  • District / Borough: Colchester
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Colchester
  • Region: East of England

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Poor
  • Occupancy / Use: Vacant/not in use
  • Priority: C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: C
  • Ownership: Commercial company
  • Designation: Listed Building grade II*, CA