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

The Strategic Infrastructure Board is committed to re-invigorating our places for the 21st Century, particularly our ‘first wave’ New Towns including Hemel Hempstead. It aims to re-invest to repair decaying infrastructure, provide high density solutions and capitalise on excellent railway connections. Creating healthy, prosperous town centres is part of our infrastructure agenda.

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.

The project received £0.5m from our Growth Deal.