Local business moves into new High View development

Local business Fairfax Plumbing and Heating Supplies are the first tenants to move into the new retail units on High View as part of the council's ongoing £45m regeneration of the area in south Hatfield.

Group shot outside new tenants retail unit at High View

The redevelopment includes 146 new homes ranging from one-bed flats to three-bedroom houses. One-quarter of the properties will be affordable housing.

New commercial units, a new green space, a play park and improved connections to the popular Hive community centre are also contained in the scheme

Leader of the council, Cllr Tony Kingsbury said:

We're really pleased to have helped this established local business move to modern premises and are looking forward to supporting many more businesses in the neighbourhood.

"I'd like to thank residents for their patience while the construction work continues. This development will transform the local community, helping to make High View a more vibrant, pleasant space to visit and spend time in.

Fairfax owner, Lee McDonald said: "I'm pleased with where we are now, we've got more people coming up. Being on the main road makes us much more visible to people."

Stuart Gibbons, Regional Managing Director, Lovell, London and Southern, said: "We are delighted to hand over the first commercial unit to new tenants. It's our first occupation of this major regeneration project for High View. We have received excellent feedback for the quality of the unit and look forward to handing over more going forward."

Developer Lovell is carrying out work in phases to ensure businesses can continue to trade throughout the redevelopment.

The second phase of works is due to start shortly. For any queries regarding the new commercial units, please contact: PropertyDevelopment@welhat.gov.uk