Stevenage Central

When Stevenage town centre was first built back in the 1950s, people came to see, and be seen, in Stevenage.

Half a century on and we know that we need to make changes that breathe new life into the town centre and once again make Stevenage a desirable destination.

We have ambitious plans to grow the town over the next 15 years. We are working hard to deliver exciting plans for the town centre with our partners. Stevenage town centre is a priority for the Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), our community, and ourselves.
We are working closely with the private sector to deliver major new residential-led regeneration which, in turn, will stimulate investment in the town’s commercial, cultural and shopping facilities to meet everyone’s needs.

These are exciting times for Stevenage and changes are already happening. We’re planning for:

  • 3,500 new homes
  • New shops
  • New bars and restaurants
  • A new rail station
  • Brand new sports and leisure facilities

Message from Sharon Taylor, leader of Stevenage Borough Councilsharon-cutout

“I’m delighted to be bringing you news of our town centre plans.

The revitalisation of our town centre is top of most Stevenage residents’ wish lists, as well as being one of the council’s biggest priorities.

There are exciting things happening but they won’t happen overnight, or even over a few months. They will take years to come to fruition. The town centre that we have now was developed and grew over several decades. It grew up with us and our new town will grow up with today’s young people. It’s important to remember that what we are doing here is investing in the future of our town, and in the future of our townspeople: we are not planning to revisit the 1970s or 1980s heyday of Stevenage town centre.

I very much look forward to seeing these plans come to life, and sharing the vision for our new town centre with you.”

The Stevenage Central Framework outlines the plans in more detail.