A £500 million scheme that could see a hotel, top of the range office space, and new homes in Stafford.
The ‘Stafford Station Gateway Masterplan’ would develop land near to the railway station and has been planned on the back of HS2 which will see journey times to London slashed to around 50 minutes from the county town.
Developers have shown interest in the site which could see 650 apartments, 150 houses, and a new multi storey car park with 1400 spaces. And leading leisure chains have already expressed an interest in building a hotel with conferencing facilities.
The Council would work with other local authorities, who form the ‘Constellation Partnership,’ and Government to progress the plans on the back of the opportunities which HS2 will bring. Stafford is a hub station for HS2 which will see the high speed trains stopping at the town.
The 28-hectare site is next to the Stafford railway station and was home to manufacturing, industrial and rail-related use - with much of it now ceased.
Improvements would see another entrance to open up the railway station on both sides and enhanced walking and cycle routes through to the town centre.