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Bid to find firms for major Northampton office development

From left to right: MP for Northampton North Brian Binley, Pip Prongue' of developers Kier, Northampton Borough Council leader Councillor David Mackintosh and cabinet member forregeneration, enterprise and planning, Councillor Tim Hadland.

From left to right: MP for Northampton North Brian Binley, Pip Prongue' of developers Kier, Northampton Borough Council leader Councillor David Mackintosh and cabinet member forregeneration, enterprise and planning, Councillor Tim Hadland.

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

 

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