Firstplan secured a resolution to grant planning permission on behalf of Watford Borough Council’s Regeneration Team for redeveloping the Watford Business Park Gateway Site.
The consented development delivers over 7,100 sqm of modern, flexible employment units that are targeted at retaining existing operators and attracting new small and medium sized businesses within the film, TV, life sciences, manufacturing and industrial sectors.
The bespoke, modular buildings, set in a coherent landscape setting, will make for a step-change in the quality of local architecture area. The scheme will act as a catalyst for further investment in the wider business park and the local area, reinforcing this employment location.
Firstplan led early engagement with the Council via the pre-application process to gain officer support and co-ordinated the preparation of robust planning statements, managed a wider team of specialist consultants, and submitted the planning application.
Firstplan were also responsible for leading negotiations with the Council to minimise conditional requirements and presented the scheme at planning committee where members voted unanimously to approve the application.