In order to appreciate the sheer scale of the Watford Riverwell project we have created a development timeline, highlighting key project milestones. The initial phases will focus on the zones to the South of the road before we move onto the northern zones. The regeneration of this area is likely to take between 15 – 20 years to complete.
29 acres of mainly under-used, significantly contaminated land, which had developed piecemeal over the previous century.
Road application approved.
Outline planning permission for a mixed-use scheme approved.
Preparation work begins on site.
Permission received to include allotment land into the scheme. New road for Watford Hospital, Thomas Sawyer Way, opened.
Full planning application for “Woodlands” – the first phase of residential development.
Design works starts on the Northern Zone. The “Watford Riverwell” name is announced.
Full planning approval secured for “Woodlands”. Engagement begins on detailed masterplan. River Colne clean-up commences.
Trade City opens, creating around 180 new local jobs.
Engagement on the second phase of new homes at Waterside.
Full planning application submitted for Waterside.
Construction begins on new homes at Woodlands.
Site decontamination works begins.
Construction of Waterside Phase 1 commences. Sales of the first homes at Woodlands commence.
First new homes to be completed at Woodlands.