The University of Northampton has been granted permission to proceed with its new £330 million Waterside Campus development on the former Nunn Mills power station site.
The new state of the art facilities will replace the university’s Park and Avenue campuses, placing it in a key position within the Northampton Waterside Enterprise Zone.
Professor Nick Petford, University Vice Chancellor, said:
“This is an ambitious project which is vital for the future of the university and the town.
“We have worked hard to create a campus development in the heart of Northampton which will have great facilities for our students, staff and the community of Northampton.
“If the development progresses as we hope the campus would open in autumn 2018.”
The new campus will give the university greater ability to expand its facilities and improved accessibility for students and staff including closer proximity to the bus and train stations.
Councillor David Mackintosh, leader of Northampton Borough Council, said:
“The move will bring thousands of students right into the heart of town, creating a fantastic opportunity for businesses of all kinds.
“Situating the university within the enterprise zone will also help place higher education at the heart of our business community.”