Plans for Stevenage town centre redevelopment go on show

Placards showing what a regenerated Stevenage town centre could look like were displayed in a variety of locations around town by Stevenage Borough Council this week.

Along with the Stevenage First partnership , the council hopes a developer will pledge £250 million for the first phase of the project called SG1, to turn the Town Square area into flats, new shops, council offices, a library and community facilities.

It is hoped building could start in 2020 in conjunction with a complete regeneration of the railway station and the creation of a fifth platform.

Much depends on whether the government decides to grant £50 million for the station which has been applied for buy Herts LEP.

A decision is expected in the government’s autumn statement.

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Another display will take place at North Herts College on Monday from 10am to 4pm. Visits to neighbourhood centres and other Stevenage locations are also in the pipeline.

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