NHS partners express support for Stevenage regeneration plans

26 Feb 2018

Stevenage Borough Council’s plans to regenerate a significant part of the town centre have received support from Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust, one of its key public sector partners. The plans, announced last week, include provision of a new shared hub building that will accommodate services for local people - including healthcare and a library, as well as council offices - all in one central location, replacing the current outdated premises.

Council Chief Executive Scott Crudgington said, “The council has been working closely with the NHS to understand their requirements as we regenerate the town centre, and providing the opportunity for them to join us with other public services in one building. This will improve the services we all provide residents by placing them together under one roof, and will have the added benefit of reducing all our running costs.

“As plans for developing the SG1 area progress, everyone will have the opportunity to comment and express their views.”

Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust said, “Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust (HCT) is working with Stevenage Borough Council and other partner organisations to support the regeneration scheme. Under the plans, the new hub will provide local people with much needed modern healthcare facilities in the centre of Stevenage. HCT services that currently operate from a number of venues within Stevenage will move into these facilities within the hub.”