Work is underway at Northampton Enterprise Zone to prepare for a flagship office development at St Peter’s Waterside.
The Waterside is a key part of the ‘Northampton Alive’ regeneration programme and there is the potential for up to 40,000 sqm of commercial development in the area. This includes a six storey Innovation Centre, which is being delivered by West Northamptonshire Development Corporation (WNDC) and the University of Northampton.
Cllr David Mackintosh, leader of Northampton Borough Council, said:
“St Peter’s Waterside is a fundamental element of the Enterprise Zone and will address a shortfall in quality office space available in Northampton.
“Along with our new railway station, and plans for the Innovation Centre at Black Lion Hill, regeneration of the area is really gathering pace. This is an extremely exciting time for Northampton and it seems that everywhere you turn progress is being made.”
Peter Mawson, WNDC’s Chief Executve said:
“Since this area was identified as a regeneration priority, we have been helping the various occupiers to start afresh in better locations. That process is almost complete and the transformation of St Peter’s Waterside can move ahead.
“The site has huge potential, overlooking the River Nene, as well as the new and improved railway station, which will start construction this year. The demolition works are an exciting step in our plans and they will signal a new beginning for Northampton’s Waterside.”
WNDC will begin initial demolition work on the site this summer.
For more information see http://northamptonez.co.uk/news/waterside-demolition-plans-place.