Four developers have been shortlisted to carry out the redevelopment of Harlow town centre’s Market Square Quarter.

London & Regional, modus Developments, Stockland Halladale and Warner Estate Holdings were announced today by Harlow Renaissance and its partners - Harlow Council, Essex County Council, English Partnerships, and the East of England Development Agency.

Harlow Renaissance said the regeneration of Market Square Quarter was ‘a pivotal development for the Town Centre and towards the creation of a more significant sub regional role for Harlow.’

The draft East of England Plan identifies Harlow as a ‘Key Centre for Development and Change’ and it is a central part of the government’s London-Stansted-Cambridge-Peterborough growth corridor. It said over the next 15 years Harlow could grow by at least 50%.

The four developers have received the full development brief and will be asked to submit detailed proposals by early autumn, with a decision to be made by the end of the year. They will be asked to provide a greater range of restaurants and entertainment uses and residential development. Planning permission is expected by 2009, with work starting in 2010.

CB Richard Ellis advised Harlow Renaissance.