Northampton Town Centre Masterplan
Supporting the Council’s ‘Future High Streets Fund’ Bid

Client
Northampton Borough Council

Overview
Location: Northampton
Value: Undisclosed
Programme: Jan 2019 - Ongoing
Service: Masterplanning
Typology: Mixed-Use

In early 2019, 5plus architects was appointed to prepare a high level town centre masterplan study on behalf of Northampton Borough Council. This study was used to support the Council’s bid for the government’s Future High Street Fund, a £675million fund to support the nation’s high streets as they struggle to adapt to changing retail habits.

The high level masterplan study outlined a vision for strategic change and identified a range of urban design opportunities which addressed matters of town centre renewal, change of use and improved connectivity throughout the town centre area.

In July 2019, it was announced the that the Council’s Future High Street Fund bid was successful and had been shortlisted to the next phase of the process. Coinciding with this, 5plus architects received a further commission to develop a detailed masterplan for the town centre, building on the vision established in the earlier study.

The masterplan proposals were published in October 2019, and in addition to this work, we have also received commissions for on-going building, urban design and refurbishment studies, all of which have emerged from the masterplan. It is the intention that these next phases of works will inform the business case development for stage 2 of the Future High Street Fund bid.

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