Project

The Forum, Hemel Hempstead

Hemel Hempstead
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Hertfordshire LEP invested in The Forum - a purpose-built civic hub housing Hemel Hempstead’s new council, library and voluntary services.

Why
Hertfordshire LEP's Strategic Infrastructure Board is committed to re-invigorating our places for the 21st century, particularly our ‘first wave’ New Towns including Hemel Hempstead. Creating healthy, prosperous town centres is a key part of our infrastructure agenda. This entails repairing decaying infrastructure, providing high density solutions and better capitalising on existing road and railway connections. 

Impact
The Forum, a 75,000 sq. ft. energy-efficient building with a rating of ‘excellent’ for sustainability, has created a striking landmark at the northern end of the town. It has brought a variety of important services together in an accessible, vibrant, state-of-the-art building. It is a key part of the wider Hemel regeneration project and will help unlock key opportunities for house building, business premises and job creation in the town.

Funding
The project received £0.5m from the Local Growth Fund.