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BDP bags £250 million scheme to redevelop Stevenage town centre

BDP has landed planning permission for this mixed-use masterplan to overhaul central Stevenage

The 19 ha proposal includes renovating the town square, creating 120 homes and providing new shops, restaurants, offices, a public transport interchange, a magistrates’ court, a hotel and improvements to the town’s parking provision.

BDP claims the design will ‘impose a simple, smooth visual order, separate vehicles from pedestrians and integrate new buildings with nature’.

Proposed as an illustrative scheme for 2015 that will ‘change Stevenage’s skyline’, the project is set to replace much of Stevenage’s post-New Town development, built during the 1950’s.

In a design and access statement, the architects said: ‘Dilapidated building facades and poor design, planning and maintenance of the public realm are indicative of the current quality of the town centre.

Stevenage regeneration proposal

Stevenage regeneration proposal

As such, the majority of these post-New Town elements are proposed to be demolished to facilitate the proposed masterplan.’

Council leader Sharon Taylor says that the design scheme will curb decline in the area.

‘The Committee’s decision to grant planning permission for the town centre’s much-needed redevelopment represents a key milestone in our efforts to secure the investment required from private investors.’

Due to the current economic climate, Stevenage Borough Council is currently looking for construction funding and is unable to say when work on the project will begin.

Aerial view across town square

Aerial view across town square

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