Dacorum Borough Council: Hemel Hempstead Town Centre Pilot Paradise Design Code

This pilot case study sought to explore the National Model Design Code (NMDC), focusing on the design code process for a site in fragmented ownership to the east of the existing New Town centre. Key themes included the approach to developing a vision from community engagement input; a digital engagement approach, supplemented with internal officer and member workshops and in-person engagement events; and using design code parameters to support the transition of a town centre site from low density industrial to a high density urban mixed use neighbourhood whilst working collaboratively with landowners to bring forward a comprehensive development.




Scale: Site-specific

Context: Town Centre

Focus: Producing a character led design code for strategic site

Project team: Dacorum Borough Council; Tibbalds

Region: South East