Growth and Legacy Project Enters Next Development Phase

Pictured are (left to right) Michael Grosvenor GPF Lewis Senior Contracts Manager and Eric Buckmaster East Herts Council Executive Member for Wellbeing outside Hertford Theatre
The growth and legacy project at Hertford Theatre, to transform it into a thriving community hub for arts and culture in the heart of Hertford Town Centre, has begun to enter its next phase of development.

Hoardings are in place and enabling works underway to get the site ready to bring the detailed plans to life.  Activity in recent weeks has involved the removal of technical equipment and archaeological assessments have also commenced.

The project has been registered under the Considerate Constructors Scheme, with strict targets set for the ways in which the site will be managed in terms of its impact on the local communities, the measures that will be taken to protect the environment and health and safety standards that will be adhered to. 

Some demolition works are needed to prepare the site for the main construction phase and GPF Lewis, the appointed contractors managing the project, have consulted with local residents and businesses to ensure they are kept informed, and have open lines of communication through which they can raise any concerns as the development progresses.

 Eric Buckmaster, Executive Member for Wellbeing at East Herts Council visited the site this week and said:  

“The contractors GPF Lewis have been pro-active in their consultation with local

residents and businesses to understand their concerns for the construction phase of this development, including mitigation measures to manage noise levels and access to the site for construction vehicles, and will continue to keep those lines of communication open as we move through the various stages. 

“I would like to thank all the local residents and businesses for their patience and understanding as we set about transforming Hertford Theatre into a community hub for arts and culture and I am looking forward to seeing the detailed plans come to life.”

Once the site has been fully prepared, internal scaffolding will be erected, and works will begin to carefully bring the plans to life.

For further information on the growth and legacy development project at Hertford Theatre visit

Any local residents or businesses that wish to speak to GPF Lewis with any questions or concerns can email Michael Grosvenor the Community Liaison Manager directly.

Staff at Hertford Theatre are still busy delivering activities and performances during the transformation programme.  To keep up to date with what’s going on visit