Greenford Ltd have now completed works on the regeneration of the Marlowes pedestrianised shopping area and Bank Court, in the Hemel town centre on behalf of the Dacorum Borough Council.

The New Hemel Town CentreThe Marlowes works were the second phase of the regeneration of the Hemel town centre – a £30 million initiative currently being implemented by Dacorum Borough Council’s Hemel Evolution team. Greenford were responsible for the transformation of the pedestrianised outdoor shopping mall known as the Marlowes and also for the complete overhaul of Bank Court. The Marlowes received new paving, repairs to existing paving, installation of new granite planters, installation of 4 brand new children’s play areas, updated lighting columns, automatic bollards, a modern stage/performance area, a glass pavilion/canopy, a revamped covered food court/dining area, a decorative fountain with light and music display capabilitiy, a jumbo outdoor LED screen, and the conversion of the Bank Court carpark into a market piazza and community space. The works also involved the planting of 15 mature trees and the addition of new large areas of greenery to give the space the ‘town within a park’ feel which was the vision behind Dacorum Borough Council’s plan for the Hemel town centre.

The challenge of undertaking a project in a space with relentless pedestrian traffic and working on the doorstep of nearly 100 businesses in Hemel town centre was one Greenford were keen to undertake. Communications Officer Tara Maguire said Bank Court in the New Hemel Town Centre“This project presented unique challenges, not only in the coordination of the entirety of the works to fit around pedestrian traffic, markets, events, adjacent works, and varying site accessibility, but also ensuring residents and the local business community in the Hemel town centre were not only kept well informed but had the opportunity to be heard. The transformation was for the benefit of everyone in the area and their support was essential to the success of this project.”

The scheme commenced August 2014 and finished on schedule in Autumn 2015, just in time to make way for the Christmas rush and for the Hemel town centre to be enjoyed by locals, visitors, shoppers and families alike.

To find our more about Dacorum Borough Council’s Hemel Hempstead Evolution works check out their website by clicking here.

To check out the Greenford Ltd works gallery of the new Hemel town centre Click Here