Clarendon Road is one of the town’s most important hubs for business and visitors. With national and international businesses basing their HQs there, it is important we ensure that our town’s infrastructure matches the ambitions they have for their business. We know that over 9 million people travel through Watford Junction each year and Clarendon Road is one of the first impressions they get of the town. That’s why it is so important to create a really appealing area and a better link from the station to the town centre.
Elected Mayor of Watford Peter Taylor
Watford has seen strong and substantial growth over the past three years. Our £4.8m Local Growth Fund investment towards the transformation of Clarendon Road will give visitors and businesses the best possible first impression, enabling the town to fully live up to its growth potential.
Adam Wood, Head of Infrastructure and Regeneration at Hertfordshire LEP
As the town develops, we need to improve the links with our main transport hub Watford Junction to the town centre, and ensure we provide the incentives for businesses and employers, and create the right environment for social and economic growth in Watford. This is one small but exciting part of this journey.
Maria Manion, Chief Executive, Watford BID
The Government is committed to boosting economic growth across the whole of the UK and building a Britain fit for the future. This £4.8m investment from the Local Growth Fund will further improve the experience of people visiting Watford - either for work or shopping. Such changes ensure our communities are better connected and provide the right environment for continued economic growth and wider job creation. Our modern Industrial Strategy has transforming transport infrastructure at its heart - and this project is a positive example of it in action
Minister for Local Growth, Jake Berry