Residents and businesses in Stevenage are being asked to give their views on the substantial regeneration of their town centre. 

Mace has been selected by Stevenage Borough Council as their Developer Partner to deliver the next part of the regeneration of Stevenage Town Centre known as ‘SG1’. 

SG1 will transform the town centre, introducing high quality design, new public spaces and landscaping inspired by the New Town’s rich history. It will bring new homes, shops, offices, places to eat and drink, and public services into the area.

SG1 will be delivered in phases over the next ten years. The first phase of works includes two development plots: on the former police station on Southgate, and Swingate House and car park close to the West Gate shopping centre.

‘SG1 delivers the Council’s vision for the town centre and builds upon the principles of the Stevenage Central Framework. It recognises the heritage of the country’s first new town and to makes Stevenage fit for purpose both for today and for the future.’

Kevin Cowin, Development Director at Mace

To capture local views, SG1 is holding a three-day public exhibition which will take place at the former Subway shop, The Plaza, Stevenage Town Centre (close to Wetherspoons) between 10 am and 4pm on:

  • Friday 19 July 
  • Saturday 20 July 
  • Sunday 21 July 

Mace will show local residents and businesses the emerging plans at the public consultation and also answer any questions about the SG1 masterplan. Mace is keen to hear local views prior to finalising and submitting a planning application to Stevenage Borough Council Planning Authority later this year.

‘This phase of engagement is designed to allow local people to discuss our proposals, and to provide ideas, comment and feedback on the long-term needs of the area. We are keen to capture local people’s views on a wide range of issues as part of the first stage of our ongoing engagement process.’

Kevin Cowin, Development Director at Mace

The opportunity to comment on the plans on the SG1 website will run from for approximately 12 weeks. Ongoing engagement with the local community will continue over the longer term.