Business scoops first spot at proposed Shredded Wheat site development

PUBLISHED: 14:06 17 April 2018 | UPDATED: 14:06 17 April 2018

Demolition of the old Shredded Wheat factory in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: Danny Loo

Demolition of the old Shredded Wheat factory in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: Danny Loo

Danny Loo Photography 2018

A performing arts school has expressed its delight after securing a provisional spot at the proposed Shredded Wheat site development.

ZM Land & Capital, the company behind the development in Welwyn Garden City – dubbed The Wheat Quarter – has announced that the Cassana Performance Arts Academy is the first organisation to secure a place in the Civic Building on the site.

The performing arts school will have a state-of-the-art performance space and recording studio built.

Cassana Rason, principal of the academy, said: “This is such an exciting development for our students and their families.

“Our new location in the Civic Building will be a vibrant hub of performing arts.

“We’re so pleased to be part of this incredible development and we hope to build relationships with local schools and groups within the community to support the growth of the performing arts, with access to great facilities too.”

The plans have now been submitted to Welwyn Hatfield Council.

Residents can voice their support or reject the proposals by visiting

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