South Oxhey Masterplan

Hertfordshire

GSA produced the South Oxhey Masterplan and Design Guide in partnership with Three Rivers District Council, Home Group and Countryside Properties. The town centre currently suffered from poor quality housing, a high level of retail vacancy and a high crime rate. The masterplan maps out how the regeneration can take place, allowing the area to evolve into a thriving and successful mixed-use quarter around Carpenders Park Station. The masterplan co-ordinates the amenities and employment creation of the retail and employment uses, with a high quality residential environment, to create a new locale that is socially, economically and physically sustainable. Aspiration, integration and community cohesion are underpinned by high quality placemaking.

It was produced in consultation with key stakeholders including local businesses and existing residents. It offers a pragmatic, phased approach to delivery, within tight budget parameters.

  • 500 new homes in the town centre (including a mixture of houses and apartments);
  • Contemporary mixed-use buildings with adaptable floorplates – to ‘future proof’ the scheme and maximise flexibility;
  • 5,000 sqm of retail floor space, including a new anchor food store;
  • New Market Place design that focuses retail offer along the transport routes;
  • New Station Square design that welcomes visitors and creates a clear, pedestrian-friendly environment.