Stevenage Regeneration biz4Biz lunch

Stevenage Regeneration: what does this mean for local businesses?

ConneXions returned on Wednesday 27 April 2022 with a lunch event at the Novotel Stevenage. Our guest speaker was Tom Pike, Deputy CEO at Stevenage Borough Council, who gave a talk about the Stevenage Regeneration Project and what it means for residents and local businesses. Also present was Adrian Hawkins OBE, who is Chair of the Stevenage Development Board.

Tom Pike, Deputy CEO at Stevenage Borough Council, on Stevenage Regeneration

Tom Pike, Deputy CEO at Stevenage Borough Council, speaking at the biz4Biz ConneXions lunch

Over 60 people attended the event and enjoyed a delicious three-course meal and an opportunity to network, make new business contacts, and discuss issues of interest with like-minded business people.

Stevenage, which was the UK’s first New Town, is undergoing a 20-year, £1bn regeneration programme that will bring to life the benefits of living and working in the town. The regeneration project will restore Stevenage to its former glory by creating a new and vibrant place where people can live, work and play.

Stevenage Borough Council has worked with partners to develop a vision for regeneration that enhances the look and feel of the town centre whilst bringing forward long term change. This includes SG1, a programme covering 14.5acres of the town centre with Mace Developments, and the recent successful bid through the Towns Fund that secured £37.6m of funding, creating culture, leisure and commercial opportunities and highlighting the scale of the town’s ambition and achievement.

The aim is to capture the opportunities presented by the regeneration of the town and some of the thriving STEM businesses – including a world-class life sciences cluster – to help create jobs and skills opportunities for local people, as well as to help create a thriving local economy.

To find out more about the Stevenage Regeneration Project please visit the Stevenage Better website where you can read about the various schemes.

Adrian Hawkins at biz4Biz ConneXions lunch
biz4Biz ConneXions lunch
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