Hemel Garden Communities appoints new Programme Director

Phillipa Zieba - Programme Director for Hemel Garden Communities

Hemel Garden Communities has appointed Phillipa Zieba to the role of Programme Director. Phillipa brings with her a wealth of experience, from her previous role as Head of Planning at Hammerson, with a strong track record of delivering masterplans and a range of high-profile, mixed-use projects.

Hemel Garden Communities is an ambitious development programme that will create green, connected and beautiful new neighbourhoods that will help to transform Hemel Hempstead and bring huge benefits to the new communities it will create in Dacorum, St Albans District and for Hertfordshire as a whole.

A priority for Hemel Garden Communities is to accelerate a shift to public and active transport and increase the share of journeys taken by cycling and walking, and providing high-quality infrastructure to support the creation of new homes and jobs.

Phillipa said: “I am thrilled to be joining the Hemel Garden Communities team. The plans present a unique opportunity to deliver new homes, social infrastructure and employment, in a sustainable and high-quality setting. I look forward to working with the community and all stakeholders to secure its delivery."

Cllr Chris White, Chair of the HGC Delivery Board, said: “I am delighted that we have recruited someone of Phillipa’s calibre to the role of Programme Director and welcome her to the team. She was the outstanding candidate and has immense experience in strategic town planning having delivered many major regeneration and development programmes right across the UK. I’m sure she will fulfil our vision for Hemel Garden Communities and create the necessary momentum to achieve the transformation of this area to provide 11,000 new homes and 10,000 new jobs.”