Bank Court, heart of the town centre
Bank Court has the potential to be the defined heart of the town. A former financial centre, it remains the geographic centre of the New Town and displays the very best of Hemel Hempstead’s New Town architecture.
Utilising the sheltered outdoor space close to attractive buildings and the Water Gardens, Bank Court could be Hemel’s new Restaurant and Café Quarter, offering one of the best views in the Town Centre.
The Town Centre does not have an active evening economy at present with only a handful of restaurants and gyms opened after 5pm. Generally, the footfall dramatically declines after this time and the community does not feel safe when the area is very quiet. Working with landowners to deliver improvements on lighting, seating and planting areas could deliver an attractive restaurant and cafe quarter.