One Town Centre

A key gateway to the town, the plans will breathe new life into this part of Hatfield, which is well connected by road, cycle paths and pedestrian routes to the business park and train station.

one town centre image

The 'One Town Centre' development will provide commercial units on the ground floor and 71 homes. The landscaped spaces between buildings form a new public space, which connects to the wider look and feel for Hatfield's public spaces, including the recent improvements to White Lion Square.

Contemporary but contextual

While the town centre that we are familiar with developed as part of the post-WWII New Town expansion, it is not the first 'new town' in this location. A Victorian new town, dating back to the 1850s, first stood here and further developments around the town centre occurred in the 1920s and 1930s. We commissioned a Heritage and Townscape assessment which ensured that the designs developed for One Town Centre are contemporary but contextual, to reflect the best of old and new in Hatfield's built heritage. Icon for pdf Heritage and Townscape Assessment. [59.25MB]

Temporary car park

To enable works on The Common MSCP, the future site of the One Town Centre Development has been temporarily transformed into a car park to continue to support the vitality of town centre.

The temporary car park


April 2020 - Planning approval received for the construction of three residential and commercial blocks which together form the One Town Centre development.

Early 2021 - Demolition of remaining buildings on the One Town Centre site due to be completed.

Spring 2021 - Construction works for the new development commence.

Autumn 2022 - Completion of the scheme and first residents move in.