Maylands Gateway

We propose to meet the aspirations of the Maylands Gateway Development Brief prepared by Dacorum Council in 4 key areas:

›  Generate new employment
›  Facilitate investment and a boost to the local economy
›  Create a visible, connected place
›  A green and sustainable place.
Illustrative working sketches

Constraints and opportunities plans


Maylands is one of the largest business parks in the UK and is home to over 630 businesses employing around 16,600 people.

The Buncefield explosion in 2005 followed by the recession led to the need to create a long term vision for the area, aimed at making improvements throughout Maylands. In spite of efforts from the public and private sectors over the last ten years the Maylands Gateway has remained largely undeveloped. Our proposals will ‘kick start’ the redevelopment of the Gateway and provide much needed investment and new jobs.

Development opportunities

The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) is currently proposing to market their site late in 2014. Dacorum Borough Council are hoping to encourage office development on their land at the Junction of Breakspear Way and Green Lane.

Proposed Planning Application

Highways & Access
Proposed masterplan transport network
Proposed delivery route for shops and HGV service route to warehousing
Access proposals for planning application scheme

Maylands Gateway


  • The site will be accessed from Maylands Avenue, with a dedicated slip-lane in from the A414
  • Our development will generate more evenly spread traffic rather than be concentrated on peak periods
  • The proposed development will provide infrastructure and access up to the adjoining land to help promote the delivery of the Masterplan
  • It will attract significant pass-by trade from the nearby large employment area, with the potential for employees to shop on their way home from work
  • We are undertaking a study to establish whether highways and other transportation improvements are required for the planning application
  • The proposed retail floor space has different peak hours to the existing commercial floor space around Maylands Avenue so will not affect traffic during main commuter times
  • An improved road system has already been put in place around our site for half a million square feet of offices – which have not been built. Therefore, there is already additional capacity in the highways for this new development.