Civic pride – The people of Hemel Hempstead continue to show great loyalty to their town centre in spite of the difficulties and changes to the retail market. New residents and businesses which relocated to Hemel Hempstead when it was first built in the 1950’s were incredibly proud to be in a New Town.
The opportunity to introduce a wider mix of activities into the town centre, including a vibrant residential and commercial community must now be embraced to ensure that the town centre can once again effectively meet the needs of its population and be a unique destination regionally.
Recapturing value and stimulating development – Hemel Hempstead offers good value for money when choosing where to live or locate as a business. Many enjoy being close to nature while benefiting from excellent travel connections. Regionally, Hemel Hempstead is located in an affluent area. Success in retaining and attracting more of this spending power and seeing it spent in the town centre will stimulate investment in the retail and leisure sectors.
A VIBRANT DESTINATION FOR ENTERPRISE
Hemel Hempstead has always been a prime business location and homes 650 businesses employing over 20,000 people.
Its strategic location has ensured it is a destination of choice for a variety of companies, including global leaders in construction, logistics and technology.
WHERE CONNECTIONS MATTER
For Hemel Hempstead, the future lies in making the most of collaborations and connections, both within and outside the town.
ENHANCE YOUR WELLBEING IN HEMEL
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 benefitting from these initiatives today.
Hemel Hempstead is also incredibly green, with great parks and gardens such as Gadebridge Park and Jellicoe Water Gardens.