PRP appointed with Mace to regenerate Stevenage town centre
PRP will design the masterplan for the £350 million SG1 regeneration of Stevenage town centre. Working with Stevenage Borough Council’s development partner Mace, the proposal creates 1,300 new homes, an improved food and beverage offer and a central hub featuring a library, exhibition space, health services and council offices. It will also include a new linear park and two new public squares for the local community to enjoy.
Stevenage Borough Council leader Sharon Taylor said:
‘This appointment makes large-scale regeneration of our town centre a reality. Mace’s scheme will complement the development already under way – most notably in Park Place – providing new spaces, facilities and homes in the centre of Stevenage and a boost to our local economy with the potential for hundreds of new jobs and training opportunities for local people.’
Hertfordshire County Council leader David Williams described the plans as ‘imaginative and impressive’.
‘The involvement of some of the planning and property world’s leading players in drawing up the plans gives me confidence that they will be truly transformative,’ he added.
The planning application is expected to be submitted at the end of 2018.