Key to Phase 1 is the creation of a cultural hub around the Town Hall area. It is proposed that Watford Museum is relocated to a new building by Watford Central Library which would include a gallery and cafe. The economy of the area will be strengthened with a new residential quarter and the redevelopment of the Town Hall into a 4/5 star hotel to protect its long term future.
The whole area would be pedestrianised with a network of new public open spaces, along with cycle parking and cycle hire stands and improved public signing. Current car parking provision would be consolidated into a new multi-storey state-of-the-art building.