Our ambition is for Stevenage to once again become a town where people want to live, work and play.
Stevenage occupies a unique place in British social history. As the first of the post-war New Towns, it laid the blueprint for modern urban living in the UK. It was built to be a utopia, a place where normal people could have great lives. This town offers a unique proposition: it’s home to a series of international, sector-leading organisations on Gunnels Wood Road, a quarter of the satellites currently orbiting the globe were built here, and Tim Peake controlled the ExoMars Rover from Airbus’ site in our town, to name just a few of the amazing things Stevenage has to be proud about.
The town centre is in need of rejuvenation and, along with our development partners, we are planning on delivering a major, 20-year, £1bn regeneration programme designed to transform Stevenage.
Stevenage First, the partnership formed of Stevenage Borough Council, Local Enterprise Partnership, Herts County Council and the Chamber of Commerce are leading the regeneration work. We have already partnered with Mace, the firm that built the Shard, to deliver the £350m SG1 scheme, a development formed of a series of units that will introduce new residential, retail and leisure opportunities – along with a combined public services hub – to the town centre. We have also signed a £50m development deal with Reef Estates to redevelop Queensway North, the site of the former Marks & Spencer and the adjoining units.
To find out more information about all of the regeneration schemes head to our Regeneration website - your one-stop shop for all your regeneration news.