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. 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 it 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.

Investors

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.

Residents

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

News

24 Jun
News

Hemel Garden Communities Secures Further Funding

Read about the recent funding boost to Hemel Garden Communities and the sustainable development of Hemel Hempstead.

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22 Jun
News

Hemel Green Walk

Want to walk more around your town? This walking map displays the connections between the Town Centre, train stations, and green spaces in Hemel Hempstead.

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21 Jun
News

Hemel Place Board Independent Chair appointed January 2022

Andrew Percival has been appointed as Independent Chair of the Hemel Place Board.  Andrew has worked in public-private partnerships across

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15 Jun
News

Mike Penning MP to stand down at next election

The local MP, Mike Penning, has announced his intention to step down from frontline politics at the next election.

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Hemel Hempstead’s Placeshaping Approach