Hightown’s flagship development, situated in the Maylands Business Park, brought 130 new homes for local people who could not have otherwise afforded to rent / buy in the area.
The new development formed part of the transformation of this area of Hemel Hempstead, realising Dacorum Borough Council’s vision for the Business Park as set out in its 2007 Maylands Master Plan and the 2010 Heart of Maylands Development Brief.
Hightown provided stylish one and two bedroom apartments in two modern apartment blocks, named after famous photographers in homage to Hemel Hempstead's history with the photographic industry. The new homes brought diversity to the area and offered affordable accommodation for those working locally.
Alongside this, Maylands Plaza also created a social hub for businesses, workers and residents. The site brought 10 new shops into the area, including national brands (such as Starbucks and Greggs) and local concerns (such as Rennie Grove Hospice and Travel Four Seasons) and provided a new site for the Adeyfield Free Church, all focused around a central public square.
The attractive, functional centre offered by Maylands Plaza built a 'heart' in Maylands Business Park to retain businesses, employees and drive future investment in the area.
The development opened in Autumn 2017.