Belgrave House

News Date: 
Friday, January 18, 2019

New development will offer Northampton workers access to low cost, town centre housing

Northampton Borough Council (NBC), Legal and General and Northampton Partnership Homes (NPH) are working together to turn a large, unused town centre building into 120 brand new homes for key workers.

The development proposal gained approval in principle from NBC's Cabinet on Wednesday 16th Janaury and is hoped to give the town centre economy a much needed boost. The brand new homes will be offered to people working in the town centre’s retail and leisure outlets as well as those who provide vital services such as nurses, firefighters and teachers.  

Helen Town, assistant director of asset management and development for NPH said: “Affordable housing for those who provide essential services to the people of Northampton is something we’ve been looking to address for some time. We were particularly keen to find a town centre location to help us make an impact on the local economy. We love our town and are really excited about the opportunities this scheme offers the people who work hard to keep it safe, healthy and vibrant, who may otherwise struggle to afford market rents”.

If planning consent is granted later this year, tenants could be moving in to their new homes in the first half of 2021.