Watford Town Hall Square Public Realm Improvements - Closed


This consultation closed on 20 March 2016.

This consultation closed on 20 March 2016.

Any response will be published here.

We were progressing plans for public realm improvements of Watford’s Town Hall Square, and undertaking a formal public consultation to engage with stakeholders who are potentially interested or affected by the improvements. The Council invited your views on the proposals, so these can be considered in the development of the scheme.

Why we were consulting

The square is a core area of the town centre with a number of key civic facilities including: the Town Hall, Watford Central Library, West Herts College, the Avenues Clinic, and the peace and war memorials.

The scheme seeks to maximise open space, enhance visual links across the square, provide high quality landscaping and improve access and connectivity for pedestrians and cyclists. The regeneration of the square will improve and reinforce the identity of Watford’s Civic Quarter. The scheme forms part of a wider town centre improvement programme including in Watford Parade and the new Watford Market.

The proposals have been developed and are now presented for consultation. The key features of the scheme are:

  • A new civic square with fountain and enhanced setting of the peace and war memorials
  • Upgraded entrance to town hall and  library and new library garden with seating
  • Provision of new street furniture and improved accessibility to meet current standards
  • Shared pedestrian and cycle lane space continued from the Parade.

The proposals can be viewed in detail on the consultation leaflet which can be downloaded below.

A public exhibition was held at Watford Town Hall, Hempstead Road, Watford, WD17 3EX on 22nd February 2016 between 3pm and 7pm. The exhibition was an opportunity to get more information on the proposals, speak to a member of the team and provide your response to the proposals.