Opportunity: Investment, Occupation
Type: Office, Office, Commercial, Residential
Sectors: Creative, Digital, Technology, Research and Development, Residential
Transforming the area and securing a thriving new town centre, with new homes, employment and public space, underpinned by a revitalised creative, cultural and heritage offer. Our pioneering programme includes an innovative overhaul of our Grade II listed Town Hall and upgrade to the town’s premium venue, Watford Colosseum.
Alongside this, the Council will shortly complete the procurement for a private sector joint venture partner to develop the land around these heritage buildings to deliver over 350 new homes. Creating a new high-quality residential quarter set to help pay for the investment in the heritage buildings.
“Now, more than ever, it is vital that we remain ambitious for our town and keep investing in Watford. These plans not only protect two wonderful Grade II listed buildings but they will also deliver a real boost to our local economy, making Watford a fantastic centre for new and growing businesses as well as culture, arts and entertainment.
Transforming the Town Hall into a lively community and business hub as well as a new home for the Museum not only makes better use of the building, it makes sound financial sense for the council, cutting the cost of our office space and delivering a good deal for council taxpayers.
This opportunity also supports the town’s ambitions to achieve carbon zero by 2030, with a major programme of work to make both the Town Hall and the Colosseum greener and more energy efficient currently underway.”
Peter Taylor – Elected Mayor of Watford