One Town Centre, Hatfield - Visualisation (image: Future Realities Studios)
One Town Centre, Hatfield - Visualisation from square (image: Hunters)
One Town Centre, Hatfield - Axonometric (image: Hunters)

One Town Centre Hatfield

Development planning

AZ Urban Studio (as a sub-consultant to Inner Circle Consulting) has secured planning permission for a major development in Hatfield, Hertfordshire. The mixed-use development includes 79 flats and over 1000 SqM of commercial space in three buildings as well as the creation of a new public square.

The project is a further important step in Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council’s ambitious regeneration programme for Hatfield. Following the recent permission for a new multistorey car park at The Common and the delivery of the improvements to White Lion Square.

The project designed by Hunters Architects successfully optimises the site and addresses the many complex heritage constraints of increasing height in a New Town context and in the setting on an important heritage asset.

AZ Urban Studio (as a sub-consultant to Inner Circle Consulting) led the preparation and submission of the planning application and acted as agent, as well as preparing key documents. We undertook negotiations with the Local Planning Authority and other key stakeholders.

The consent builds on our earlier work, including securing planning permission for The Common multistorey car park, the preparation of an EIA screening request for the broader town centre renewal programme as a whole.

The project builds on AZ Urban Studios experience assisting the public sector and our ongoing work with Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council.

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