Wheat Quarter Phase 1, Welwyn Garden City

Phase 1 of this residential development with Metropolitan Thames Valley, forms part of the much larger masterplan for Wheat Quarter the Former Shredded Wheat Factory on the 24-acre site next to Welwyn Garden City’s town centre and railway station. Phase 1 of the redevelopment known as the South Site includes the delivery of 208 mixed tenure apartments, external hard and soft landscaping, car parking and plant rooms.

Wheat Quarter has been designed by Collado Collins Architects, with Calfordseaden acting as Employer’s Agent for Metropolitan Thames Valley. The South Site character, in contrast to the north, is less formal in layout, architecture and landscape terms.

Phase 1 is of mixed tenure made up of 52 shared ownership, 106 affordable rent and 50 over 55’s living. This phase consists of 2 urban blocks 10 and 11 each of which are made up of a cluster of three apartment buildings rising to a maximum of 8 storeys high, each cluster is made up of a variety of building including building A as the prominent featured building.

Steve Lawson, senior development manager for Metropolitan Thames Valley Housing, added: “The former Shredded Wheat Factory is an iconic site at the heart of Welwyn Garden City history. Following seven decades as a bustling workspace, this former factory space will soon be serving the needs of the local community in a fresh new way as we prepare to regenerate the south site to reflect the unique needs of the diverse community. We’re excited to partner with Higgins once again as we continue to build on the legacy of this iconic space.”

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