Watford Regeneration Projects
September 16, 2020
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There are extensive areas of regeneration in and around London, which are set to improve the lives of the people who live and work there. Along with new properties for singles and families, infrastructure and facilities are planned in places like Watford. This location is experiencing a number of transformations, including the Watford Riverwell regeneration.
Developers Kier Property [a division of Kier Group], have announced that this project will begin in 2021, after a virtual committee meeting. Watford Borough Council gave planning consent for the latest phase of the 70-acre regeneration project. This was Watford Council’s first virtual planning committee, held due to Covid 19. The area will benefit from additions including a new primary school and high quality homes. Employment space will be another factor, utilising former industrial land.
The project will deliver 142 family homes along with 50 apartments, 35% of which will represent affordable housing. There will be a mixture of home types such as two, three and four bed houses and also three bed maisonettes. The apartments will sit above a newly built community centre, intended to serve the Riverwell area. A new 1,450-space multi-story car park will be built to serve Watford General Hospital. The apartments and maisonettes will be placed strategically to disguise the proposed car park and provide a more visually pleasing result.
Five months of site preparation and enabling works are set to be carried out, after which time construction can begin. Kier Property regeneration managing director Andrew Storey said of the latest planning consent, “This means we can make arrangements at the right time to make a start on the ground works, ahead of starting to build the new family homes early next year thereby continuing the development of the Riverwell Masterplan.”
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