New homes in Little Cross Street

News Date: 
Thursday, January 3, 2019

Northampton Partnership Homes (NPH) celebrated the completion of new Council homes in Little Cross Street, Spring Boroughs at the end of December 2018.

The development of 18 family homes known as Little Cross Terrace, 9 flats on Little Cross Street and 9 maisonettes on Moat Place, was officially opened on Friday 21st December with residents and MP Andrew Lewer. The new homes are in addition to Council homes built earlier in the year on Lower Bath Street and Althorp Street, part of a major regeneration project to improve Spring Boroughs.

NPH has been working closely with the local community to build more family homes in the area as well as neighbourhood improvements for residents, including more green spaces to grow food, improvements to existing homes and creating a new community hub for the area.

A new shop for Nicky’s News on Little Cross Street was opened in September 2017 while the community hub on Bath Street is being regularly used since it was built in November 2017.

Zoe Brown, one of the people moving into the 2 bed maisonettes with her family said: “It’s made this year and next year. I’m thinking through colour schemes and where my furniture will go already!”

Local MP, Andrew Lewer officially opened the development and said on the day:

“This is a really exciting new build as part of much bigger regeneration project for Spring Boroughs. It’s great to see something with such a transformation for the people and the area in the neighbourhood, most importantly the consultation with the community and the development of the neighbourhood plan. There’s been much emphasis on cutting down on Anti-Social behaviour, security, green and social space”.

Mike Kay, NPH Chief Executive added:

“We are pleased to provide new family housing in Spring Boroughs. We’re aware of the history in the area and the homes that were here before in Little Cross Street. I’d like to thank the Spring Boroughs community for their patience and their involvement throughout this programme of works. The community told us what they needed in the area and we have recognised this in these homes. I would like to wish everyone moving in the very best”.

NPH are investing in homes across Northampton with their current major investment area to existing homes in Thorplands.