Over the last five years, significant progress has been made in delivering the Health Campus vision
- December 2012: approval given to proceed with establishing a Local Asset Backed Vehicle (LABV) between the council and Kier. The public sector partners contribute land and the investment partner contributes capacity to deliver, skills, experience and funds to develop the asset. Any profits generated through the LABV are shared 50:50. The LABV is known as Watford Health Campus Partnership LLP.
- December 2013: planning permission granted for the scheme’s infrastructure, including the new road.
- January / February 2014: public engagement with the local community on the proposed masterplan for the scheme.
- April 2014: submission of two planning applications for the scheme.
- September 2014: Planning approval achieved for hybrid planning application – subject to S106 agreement.
- January 2015: S106 agreement signed.
- February 2015: preparation work starts for new road construction.
- June 2015: construction work starts on new road.
- January 2016: CPO decision received.
- August 2016: commencement of first Industrial Zone: Trade City Watford.
- November 2016: road completed.
- January 2017: Public consultation on first phase of residential development at Willow Lane.
- Spring 2017: Planning application for Willow Lane site submitted.
- Summer 2017: Trade City opened.
- Summer 2017: Planning application for Riverside scheme.