The prime aim of this competition winning scheme was to develop a design strategy that restores existing quality, enhances local elements, understands the urban context and produces quality new architecture whilst meeting the commercial constraints of the developer?s margins. The design is bold, innovative, respectful and contemporary, to enhance and protect Northampton?s architectural heritage.
Town centre regeneration can only truly be realised by the social interaction created by people living, working and socialising as a community. Our town centres need to learn how to live again. They need an affordable mix of uses, they need infrastructure and services but most of all they need 24-hour inhabitants.