Plans for Hemel Hempstead progress
We have lodged plans with Dacorum Borough Council for a £13 million reconfiguration of The Marlowes shopping centre, as we progresses our long-term vision for Hemel town centre.
The proposals initially include a new 9-screen cinema, located within the main mall, and the refurbishment of part of the centre to create a new dining offer, comprising six units. We will also remodel the northern entrance to the centre which will be the primary arrival point for the new leisure offer.
The addition of a cinema, alongside a new family dining offer, is integral to our vision to create a modern, vibrant town centre with a thriving day and evening economy.Retail Asset Manager
Capital & Regional acquired The Marlowes shopping centre, which comprises 340,000 sq ft of retail space, for £35.5 million in 2016. Since then the company has invested an additional £18.3 million to consolidate its ownership in the town centre to enable the delivery of its long-term plans for Hemel.
Capital & Regional’s vision to create a revitalised retail and leisure offer for Hemel is aligned with Dacorum Borough Council’s £30 million town centre regeneration programme.
Gareth Holland, Retail Asset Manager at Capital & Regional said:
“We are excited to unveil the first phase of our plans for The Marlowes. The addition of a cinema, alongside a new family dining offer, is integral to our vision to create a modern, vibrant town centre with a thriving day and evening economy. We look forward to working with the council and other local stakeholders to realise Hemel’s potential as a fast-growing London satellite town.”
The Marlowes is Hemel’s prime retail destination. The shopping quarter is located in the heart of the town, with excellent links to the M1 and M25 and within close proximity to the train and bus stations. It comprises over 100 retail units across The Marlowes Shopping Centre and adjacent buildings on The Marlowes Street. Stores include Marks & Spencer, Argos, Wilko, River Island, Poundworld, New Look, JD, The Perfume Shop, Ernest Jones and The Entertainer.