Apr 06, 2020

SEW appointed to evolve Watford Business Park

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We have been appointed by Watford Borough Council to design a new landmark scheme at the entrance to Watford Business Park.

The new scheme signals the start of £13m investment (by the council and Local Enterprise Partnership) to regenerate this key employment hub in the town over the next three years.

The project includes the design of 7,100 square metres of commercial premises, associated parking and landscape, as well as a new access route into the site. The buildings which will feature modern, flexible business units is intended to boost regeneration throughout this key employment hub in the town.

Elected Mayor of Watford, Peter Taylor, said:

“We chose Studio Egret West because of the creativity and integrity of their design. As Watford grows we need to continue to attract new businesses to our town and create more opportunities for employment. To do this we have to offer high quality spaces and places that people want to work in. Our aspiration for the Gateway Zone is that as well as attracting new businesses to the area it will act as a much-needed catalyst to regenerate Watford Business Park”.

The 30 hectare Watford Business Park is one of the key employment hubs in the town with over 100 businesses employing 1000-1200 people from Watford and beyond.

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In developing their proposals, we are collaborating with two progressive engineering practices: Heyne Tillett Steel will provide structural and civil support, whilst Skelly and Couch will advise on sustainability and building services.

Christophe Egret, Founding Director at SEW:

‘We are excited to evolve Watford Business Park, working closely with the council and our engineering team. At SEW, it has long been our ambition to encourage industry to be more integrated, and to create durable industrial neighbourhoods as places of choice where people will want to work and play, that are alive with creative exchange and collaboration. We want to craft inclusive and diverse spaces for employment opportunities, and cultivate a strong sense of place and identity for the site.’

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Work on the new development is expected to start later this year.


SEW appointed to evolve Watford Business Park