The Future


Our town has a lot to be proud about:

  • Gunnels Wood is the largest employment area in the East of England and is home to three international sector leading organisations in MBDA, Airbus and GSK, amongst many others.
  • A quarter of the satellites orbiting the Earth were built in Stevenage
  • Tim Peake controlled the ExoMars Rover in 2016 from Airbus’ base in Stevenage
  • We are home to a family-friendly, forward-thinking football league club in Stevenage FC with an outstanding Academy and Foundation helping to deliver the next generation of talented players into the English football system.
  • We offer the perfect balance of urban and rural life – according to the Woodland Trust, Stevenage is one of the best places in the UK for ease of access to woodland areas, trailing only behind the Forest of Dean and New Forest.
  • Stevenage has over 40km of cycle networks, rivalling that offered by many major European towns.
  • Our town is the birthplace of a series of international sports stars including Lewis Hamilton, Manchester United captain, Ashley Young and Ryder Cup winner, Ian Poulter.

While Stevenage offers a fantastic proposition to residents, we want to make it Even Better. We want to see our town grow and providing new residential, retail and leisure services will not only attract new people to live here, but will also stimulate wider investment in the town and provide increased opportunities for commercial development.