ZM Land & Capital are the development manager for The Wheat Quarter Ltd, the owners of the Former Shredded Wheat Factory. ZM Land & Capital has over 30 years’ experience in the successful delivery of complex mixed-use development projects.

Metropolitan is one of the UK’s leading providers of affordable housing and care and support services. They own and manage a large portfolio of nearly 38,000 homes, including 500 new homes which they are delivering on the nearby Rank Xerox site.

Why are we creating new plans?

We believe the site can deliver more for local residents including; affordable housing, sustainable employment, an Art Hub, Museum, Wellness Centre, Public Art and a new community building. We look forward to working with the Centenary Foundation to support the delivery of their vision.

We are determined to echo the original principles on which Welwyn Garden City was founded – combining the benefits of healthy living with industry.

We are proposing to increase the number of homes, most importantly affordable homes, as well as create a new civic quarter and introduce public art. This, together with a refined strategy for the Listed Buildings and community/commercial heart, will create a destination where people want to live, work and spend their leisure time.

We believe this will create a better development for the town.