31st March 2015

Mayor officially opens Jarman Square

Dacorum Borough Council’s Mayor, Councillor Allan Lawson, officially opened Jarman Square on the 31st of March 2015 following the completion of the first phase of its major refurbishment programme.

In the last twelve months Jarman Square, which was formerly known as ‘Leisure World’, has been transformed into an exciting, multifaceted leisure destination, with something for the whole family.

Over the last year new, high profile restaurants such as Chiquito, Frankie & Benny’s and Nando’s have opened their doors, and the town’s Planet Ice has been refurbished, bringing the rink back to life for the local community. National gym operator ‘The Gym’ has also opened bringing a high quality fitness offer to Hemel Hempstead.

Coast to Coast, Hungry Horse and sandwich retailer Subway have all also started serving customers in recent months.

Mayor, Cllr. Allan Lawson said: “Jarman Square and its new restaurants, gym and ice-rink together with the Hemel Evolution programme, will breathe new life into Hemel Hempstead and I’m delighted to formally open it. Not only is Jarman Square a place for the local community to spend its leisure time but we hope it will also bring more visitors to the town from around Hertfordshire.

Jenny Buck, Head of Property Investment at Tesco Pension Fund said: “We are really excited to be officially opening the newly reformed Jarman Square leisure park. The fact that we are here today just shows how much hard work has gone into this project by Dacorum Borough Council and our development partners, Ediston Real Estate. Together, we have delivered a high quality, engaging destination for residents and visitors to the area, a facility that local people can really be proud of.

As part of the relaunch of Jarman Square a new website presence has been created www.jarmansquare.co.uk.