The face of Hemel Hempstead town centre could be completely transformed under new plans by Dacorum Borough Council – and a new report shows what it could look like.
Trees would line the pedestrianised Marlowes shopping area under plans to be put before the authority’s cabinet panel next Tuesday.
A ‘town square’ opposite Bank Court would form the centrepiece of the new arrangement, which would incorporate a refurbished water feature, LED information screen, performance canopy and stage.
Work on the project – which is due to begin in spring this year – is expected to cost £2.91m.
Hemel Hempstead bus station would be relocated to part of the Marlowes and Bridge Street under plans, while the taxi rank will move to Waterhouse Street.
A report to the borough council’s cabinet states that the Hemel Hempstead Town Centre Masterplan was adopted last month.
It says: “By 2021 Hemel Hempstead Town Centre will be an appealing, attractive and sustainable destination with a thriving economic centre and a high quality environment.
“The regeneration and evolution of the town centre will emphasise the natural and cultural assets of the town and celebrate its New Town history and rich heritage.”