Stevenage as a settlement has records dating back to the Stone Age, but the town we know today began with a decision in 1946, to create a New Town that would provide housing for 60,000 Londoners, following World War II.
This rapid 20th century growth created a mix of modern developments, expanding the historic Victorian and Georgian ‘Old Town’ of Stevenage.
Looking ahead, the 21st century promises another exciting chapter in Stevenage’s history, as the town’s Development Board is currently taking forward an ambitious £1bn regeneration plan.
Developments across central Stevenage areas will include new residential facilities, bars, restaurants and flexi-work spaces. This bold project will enhance the original New Town design, which already offers miles of cycle paths and plenty of green spaces.
This significant infrastructure investment, alongside growing science-based and manufacturing industries make Stevenage an interesting potential investment spot.
Add in great established transport links to London (18 minutes), good schooling, as well as leisure activities ranging from dragon boating at Fairlands Valley Park to zip wiring and live music at nearby historic home, Knebworth House – and you can see why we think, Stevenage has a lot to offer.