Abington Street - Old Marks & Spencer Building
The Council’s cabinet has approved a plan to convert the old Marks & Spencer store site in Abington Street into 192 apartments, together with ground floor retail.
Work on the site is currently ongoing to clear it of asbestos and a grant for this has been provided by the Towns Fund. This work should be completed by March 2021.
The existing building will then be demolished, and the new mixed-use development is seen as an exemplar project for a re-modelled and revitalised Northampton town centre.
Swan Street/Albion Place Development
Swan Street leads from the Royal & Derngate theatre down to the Premier Inn, St John’s car park and the University of Northampton’s student accommodation.
Together with the Albion Place car park, the site forms part of Northampton’s Waterside Enterprise Zone.
Between the theatre and the hotel, plans are in place for a mixed-use development consisting of offices, shops and residential accommodation. This development is also subject to grant aid from the Towns Fund.
Arts Centre, 24 Guildhall Road
The old County Council building on the right-hand side of Guildhall Road, as you walk down from the Guildhall, is to be converted as a large new arts centre for Northampton.
The redevelopment has received Cabinet approval and has attracted £1.5 million in funding, roughly two thirds a grant from the Getting Building Fund.
The existing building has three levels – lower ground, upper ground and a first floor – and these will be developed to include space for performing arts, an art gallery and studios.
NN Contemporary, formerly in premises on the other side of the road, will be based in the new facility which will neatly complement the new Vulcan Works creative hub and the new expanded Shoe Museum. Work on the development is hoped to start in April 2021.
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