About Tollgate

Open Today

09:00 - 20:00

Tollgate Centre Shopping Park in Colchester, Essex offers a range of the UK’s favourite Colchester stores including Boots, Next, SportsDirect, Argos and Dreams. Whether you’re looking to kit out your summer wardrobe or turn the rarely-used home 'office' into a spare bedroom, you’ll find everything you need at the retail park close to junction 26 on the A12.

As well as a fine selection of shops, there are also places to stop to eat and drink, and with 489 parking spaces, a visit to Tollgate on Tollgate West couldn't be easier. 

Store opening times may vary. Food will be open later – please check retailer websites for further details.

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General opening times


Store opening times may vary. Food will be open later – please check retailer websites for further details.

Additional opening hours

Tollgate Centre Shopping Park Colchester Store opening times may vary. Food will be open later – please check retailer websites for further details.

Please note that some retailers may vary from these times.

Search below for the shop details or view the full list of retailers

Getting here

Tollgate Centre Shopping Park
Tollgate West
  • Car

    Tollgate Centre Shopping Park is found to the west of Colchester on Tollgate West, which can be aproached from the Tollgate Road to the east or from B1408 London Road to the north. If using Sat Nav or a routefinder service, just use postcode CO3 8RG as the destination code.

  • Train

    The nearest train station to Tollgate Centre Shopping Park is Marks Tey, which is a regular stop on the hourly services from London Liverpool St to Colchester and Ipswich.  Both Marks Tey and Colchester stations are just a 10 to 15 minute taxi journey from Tollgate. Please visit National Rail for further details.

  • Bus

    For Tollgate Centre Shopping Park take services 65, 70 and 71 from Colchester Town Centre until the stop marked Tollgate Sainsbury's, which is on the north side of Tollgate West. Tollgate is clearly visible on the south side of the same road.


There are over 489 free parking spaces at Tollgate Centre Shopping Park, including bays for disabled drivers and parent & child. We have a 4 hour parking limit in our car park, so you will be liable to pay a parking charge if you park for longer than four hours. Parking for up to 4 hours however is still completely free!

We are proud that our car park has been issued the Park Mark, an award given by the Police to car parks that have achieved the standards of the Safer Parking Scheme, designed to reduce crime in car parks.

There is a cash machine outside the Customer Service Hub behind Costa.

The Hub contains baby changing facilities, toilet facilities and a seating area with a TV. There is a cash machine outside the Hub behind Costa.

We have POD Point Open Charge electric vehicle charging located outside Harvey’s.

  • There are a total of 4 charging bays.
  • Each has a Type 2 connector and a power rating of 7kW.
  • The charge points are free to use.

You can start charging and check live availability by searching ‘Tollgate’ on the POD Point Open Charge app: http://open.pod-point.com/

For usage instructions please visit: https://pod-point.com/landing-pages/open-charge

Toilets can be found within the Customer Service Hub, McDonald's and Costa. A Baby Change can be found in the Customer Service Hub.  


Some stores within Tollgate Centre Shopping Park offer a click & collect service. Please see individual store pages for further information.

Tollgate Centre Shopping Park offer a free Wi-Fi service to all customers.

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