Stortford Fields neighbourhood centre shops on the market
Marketing of Stortford Fields' neighbourhood centre has begun, with the first tenants set to move in at the end of 2022.
Last year, South Street Surgery announced it would be closing its Bishop's Park branch and moving to the new development alongside plans to relocate its town centre practice to Herts and Essex Community Hospital in Haymeads Lane.
As well as the medical facilities, the neighbourhood centre at Stortford Fields will feature a care home – already let to Quantum Care and due to open in spring 2023 – a children's nursery which is currently under offer, 29 social housing apartments and four "flexible" retail units.
M P Real Estate tells prospective tenants: "The local centre will provide a broad range of services to serve the everyday needs of the residents. Complementary high-quality occupiers are now sought."
The centre forms part of the western neighbourhood of Stortford Fields, comprising almost 1,000 homes being built by Bovis, Kier, Persimmon and Taylor Wimpey as the first of two phases.
Together with the eastern neighbourhood, Stortford Fields will ultimately consist of around 2,200 dwellings, three play areas, two neighbourhood centres, a community building at Foxdells, footpaths, cycle routes and allotments. Building started in 2017 and is set to be completed in 2026.
Along with St Michael's Hurst – the estate of around 500 homes off Rye Street and Farnham Road being built by Countryside – the wider Bishop's Stortford North development includes a secondary school and two primaries. The first, Avanti Meadows, is set to open in September.