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PRP and Mace set to overhaul Stevenage town centre

PRP and Mace's Stevenage regeneration plans
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PRP looks likely to be the design practice to masterplan a £350 million regeneration of Stevenage town centre

The practice worked on tender designs for the Hertfordshire town with construction giant Mace, which has been chosen as development partner for the scheme.

A planning application will now be worked up, with construction expected to start next year.

The planned development is for the western side of the town centre – currently the site of council offices, the Plaza food outlet, a bus station and several car parks.

Mace said its PRP-designed scheme ‘celebrates the heritage of the New Town while bringing it into the 21st century’.

It will include shops, homes and a central venue featuring council offices, library, an exhibition space and health services. The development will also create a linear park as well as bars and restaurants.

Stevenage Borough Council leader Sharon Taylor said: ‘This appointment makes large-scale regeneration of our town centre a reality.

‘Mace’s scheme will complement the development already under way – most notably in Park Place – providing new spaces, facilities and homes in the centre of Stevenage and a boost to our local economy with the potential for hundreds of new jobs and training opportunities for local people.’

Hertfordshire County Council leader David Williams described the plans as ‘imaginative and impressive’.

‘The involvement of some of the planning and property world’s leading players in drawing up the plans gives me confidence that they will be truly transformative,’ he added.

PRP and Mace's Stevenage regeneration plans

PRP and Mace’s Stevenage regeneration plans

PRP and Mace’s Stevenage regeneration plans

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  • If there's one place that needs a dose of beauty and delight, it's Stevenage. I hope its not too late to inject a bit into this very rigorous and profession-pleasing scheme.

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