Growing a fresh new future

Hemel Hempstead, when it first developed as a New Town was an exemplar, a place role model and it has the opportunity and ingredients to do that again; the next stage of its growth will be about reinvention and re-imagination.

Our Town Centre Vision

Reinvention and re-imagination

The opportunities presented by repurposing the High Street; the quirkiness of the old town; the success of Maylands; the amazing green and blue infrastructure; the potential of the Garden Communities; the regeneration of Two Waters and Apsley and the relationship with London place Hemel Hempstead in an enviable position.

Hemel Hempstead is on a journey of place-led renaissance predicated on people not buildings, animation not architecture, all driven by a desire of differentiation in how it develops and how it acts.

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Hemel Hempstead has always been a prime business location and the focal point is Maylands Business Park, home to over 650 businesses employing over 20,000 people.


Ever since its development as a New Town, leisure and space have been part of the design DNA of Hemel Hempstead and people are still benefiting from these initiatives today.

Discovering Hemel Hempstead

Hemel Place Board


21 Dec

Thank you for helping to shape the future of Dacorum

A six-week consultation on Dacorum Borough Council’s Revised Draft Local Plan ended last week, with more than 1,300 people having

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17 Mar

2023 UK Vitality Index

The 2023 UK Vitality Index has ranked Hemel Hempstead 3rd out of 100 for business and economy, 5th for environment, marking

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9 Feb

Hemel Crematorium

Buxton Building Contractors Limited, who are building the new Hemel Hempstead Crematorium, have shared some drone footage of the progress

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Hemel Hempstead’s Placeshaping Approach