Mace £500m Stevenage town centre revamp approved

Aaron Morby 1 month ago

Mace has gained planning for its £500m scheme to revamp 14.5 acres of Stevenage town centre.

Stevenage town centre SG1 regeneration plan
Stevenage town centre SG1 regeneration plan

The proposal, known as SG1 will eventually provide more than 1,800 new homes, 3,500 sq m of retail and commercial floor space, a new public garden square and park and a new primary school.

As the developer working in partnership with Stevenage Borough Council, Mace will also deliver an integrated public services hub comprising health facilities, library, retail and workspaces, offering people and businesses new opportunities to thrive.

Sustainability is at the heart of the design – new green spaces and tree planting are a central theme for the masterplan proposals.

Phase one of the masterplan will see two big plots redeveloped with housing and ground floor retail.

At Arrival Square – Plot A- around 264 mainly balconied flats will be delivered in buildings around a central courtyard.

Arrival Square will be built in the first phase with a traditional brick envelope.

A second site known as plot K will be home to nearly 500 build to rent flats in block rising to 19 storeys framing an open central courtyard.

Plot K building will range in height from 8 to 19 storeys and will be built next to Southgate Park

Work is already underway in the town, where Mace is managing the improvements to the historic Town Square, bringing new places to eat and drink, flexible workspaces and conference facilities.

Mark Reynolds, chief executive at Mace, said: “The planning permission approval for SG1 is an important step in building a better town centre in Stevenage.

“We are confident that a review at national level will conclude that our ambitious regeneration plans for the town can act as a blueprint of economic growth and future opportunity for many towns across the UK.

“As we look towards the UK’s critical economic recovery from the impact of COVID-19 on people’s livelihoods and opportunities, regeneration proposals like this will be vital to our success.”

Architect PRP drew up the masterplan for Mace which is construction manager and cost consultant for the multi-phase scheme

Latest news

British Land submits Broadgate towers plan

Plans in for 37 and 22-storey towers at 2 Finsbury Avenue
3 hours ago

Double-decker temporary fix for Hammersmith Bridge

Plan for temporary truss bridge within Hammersmith Bridge to allow critcal repairs
4 hours ago

L&G modular homes losses exceed £100m

Factory is building homes for first full self-delivery scheme of 154 homes in Selby
4 hours ago

Construction minister to oversee Covid vaccine rollout

Nadhim Zahawi will now focus on vaccine deployment until at least next summer
2 days ago

Morgan Sindall wins £26m Great Yarmouth leisure centre

Work to start shortly on Golden Mile seafront site
4 hours ago

Robertson on board for £150m Cardiff Bay arena

Contractor part of consortium chosen to deliver 15,000 seat arena
3 days ago

Project manager and director sentenced after dumper death

Suspended jail sentences for pair after Court hears how untrained and unsupervised worker died on site
3 days ago

Green light for Barratt 450-home Wembley Park scheme

Barratt and TfL joint venture to start second major scheme next year
3 days ago

Barhale lays foundations for £200m Barnsley revamp

Sewer diversion works to pave way for next phase of The Glass Works
3 days ago

Bouygues E&S Contracting battles to return to profit

Bouygues Energies & Services Contracting arm suffers third year of losses
3 days ago

Conlon sees strong orders for 2021

North West building contractor sees much brighter prospects ahead
3 days ago

GMI starts £10m Leeds spec office scheme

Regional office market stirs back to life as Leeds King Street scheme starts
3 days ago

Lendlease director joins Munnelly Support Services

Darren Butson brings experience of major regen schemes like Elephant Park
3 days ago

Michelmersh sees surge in brick sales

Brick maker to beat market forecasts and pay back furlough cash
3 days ago

Angle grinder explodes old petrol tank during demolition

Vapours ignite leaving construction worker with burns to 26% of his body
4 days ago

Tideway chiefs overpaid £349,000 after “admin error”

Directors to pay back incorrect awards as project makes good progress despite pandemic
5 days ago

TClarke orders soar 17% to £422m

Revenue for 2021 now set to hit £257m well above 2020 level
4 days ago

Funding deal for world’s biggest offshore wind farm

Historic deal for £6bn first two phases of Dogger Bank
4 days ago

Bidding starts in New Year for £4bn levelling up fund

Civil engineering contractors prepare for a busy 2021
5 days ago

Construction Manager of the Year crowned

Frank Connolly of Mace wins coveted prize - full list of winners
4 days ago

Hyatt to build new luxury hotel in Battersea

Major boost for capital and expanding Nine Elms development
4 days ago

Morgan Sindall lands £36m Aylesbury school job

Latest win under Southern Construction Framework
5 days ago

Chancellor lays bare staggering cost of Covid response

Pandemic spending hits £280bn and rising as economy set to recover by end of 2022
5 days ago

HS2 opens bidding for first works on phase 2a

Enabling works for Crewe to Birmingham route worth £50m
6 days ago

Balfour Beatty appoints new construction chief

Mark Bullock to replace Dean Banks as CEO of construction services
6 days ago

Wates launches zero carbon home retrofit service

Contractor targets social housing sector for high volume retrofit programme
5 days ago

Skanska joins switch to electric company cars

Company car EV First initiative starts in December
6 days ago

Willmott Dixon starts £18m Warrington science park

Work starts on Project Violet office build in Daresbury
5 days ago

Boot seals deal for Black Country logistics park

Logistics development plan for Pheonix 10 takes off
5 days ago

CITB starts sell-off of training centres

Walsall College takes over training in Birmingham
6 days ago

Contractor services