Businesses are now being sought to take over office space at a major new development on the site of a former Victorian gas-holder in Northampton’s Waterside.
Kier Property Ltd launched plans for the 200,000 sq ft ‘contemporary’ development at the second phase of yesterday’s Northampton Alive exhibition.
The firm hopes to submit a plan for the build - which it says will generate up to 7,500 jobs, by this time next year.
Director of Kier’s project investment Pip Prongue’, said: “Today is the launch of our marketing campaign. We now aim to hold a series of talks with office agents about taking over space in the site.”
And on the design of the buildings, she said: “We are striving to give Northampton a sense of arrival we hope to make it an impressive gateway into the town.
“We are striving to give Northampton a sense of arrival.”
Northampton Borough Council’s cabinet member for regeneration, enterprise and planning Councillor Tim Hadland (Con, Old Duston), said he was confident businesses would be willing to take up a space at the development due to its location next to the new train station and its links to the ring road.
He said: “The important thing is the groundwork for these sites is ready for them - if someone comes along tomorrow we can say yes we can accommodate you - how quickly would you like it?”
For more information on the scheme head to the project website: fournorthampton.co.uk