Ambitious plans to create a hospital and a 25,000-seat arena on land east of the A43 near Sywell have been announced by a developer.
The 153-hectare site would also feature an urgent care centre, a 1,670-space park and ride facility; employment land; retail and leisure facilities and further A43 improvements.
The proposals are for land known as Roundhill Park, which has already been earmarked for a ‘sustainable urban extension’ of 5,500 homes. This figure includes the development of 2,000 homes near Moulton, which the Chron reported on earlier this month.
Developer UKSL, a county-based ‘land and infrastructure promotion company’, is behind the plans.
In documents seen by the Chron, Roundhill Park is described as “one of the most sustainable and wholly viable locations for a mixed use sustainable urban extension to Northampton”.
On the issue of acute care, the document adds: “At present, both North Northamptonshire and West Northamptonshire rely on a small number of older, medium size hospitals. They have been extended in an ad hoc manner to the point where they have reached capacity.
“Roundhill Park is an excellent location to accommodate an acute hospital.”
The firm said the proposed arena would not compete with the Cobblers or Saints, although sport would feature. The site would provide a national concert venue and exhibition centre.