Cheshunt's 'new town centre'
PUBLISHED: 09:33 29 August 2019 | UPDATED: 09:33 29 August 2019
The £400m scheme is described as "different from anywhere else in the UK"
'A development really different from anywhere else in the UK in an underdeveloped and untapped segment of the country on the edge of London.' That's how Chris Greaves, chief executive of Sovereign Centros describes the £400m scheme for the Brookfield Riverside development in Cheshunt.
His company has been appointed Broxbourne Borough Council's development partner for the 50-acre Hertfordshire site that will provide 250 homes in addition to the planned 1,250 new homes for the much larger adjacent Brookfield Garden Village.
Council leader Lewis Cocking says the overall Brookfield development 'will effectively be a new town centre.'
An improved road infrastructure will provide a potential link to the proposed Crossrail 2 scheme which would link Hertfordshire with Surrey. Also central to the plan are new leisure facilities, a cinema and shops. These will be among workplaces the council estimates will create 2,000 jobs.