5 Jul 2018
As anyone who lives or works in Hertford will know, the Bircherley Green shopping centre is about to undergo a radical rebuild. The old 1980s building will be knocked down to make way for a brand new 4,800 sq m development of shops, restaurants, 70 one and two-bedroom apartments, and an 86 bed Premier Inn, as well as a revitalised waterfront, renovated multi-storey car park and new bus station … it’ll be interesting to see how they fit all of that into the space available!
The first phase of the redevelopment is expected to begin with work on the hotel this summer, with another three phases beginning over the next three years.
The fact that there is a need for such a redevelopment, not to mention a brand new 86 bed hotel, shows the growing popularity of Hertford as a town to live, work in and visit.
The regeneration isn’t just confined to rebuilding Bircherley Green. Hertford Town Council, East Herts District Council and the University of Hertfordshire are also supporting a new centre for the visual arts in Hertford.
Hertford Arts Hub is developing plans to turn the Old British School in Dimsdale Street into a creative space for artists, writers and musicians. It will also house a permanent exhibition of the works of painter, Alan Davie, who was based in the town for 60 years before his death in 2014.
We’re excited by everything that’s going on in Hertford. It’s already a great town to live and work in, and the regenerated town centre and new emphasis on the creative arts will make it even better than before. If you’d like to join the thriving business community in Hertford, talk to us about the flexible coworking space at our Business Hub on Maidenhead Street.