Plans to build 235 new homes on the site of the former St Crispin’s Hospital in Northampton have been revealed.
WN Developments is carrying out a public consultation on a proposal to bring the derelict site, which was badly damaged in an arson attack last year, back to life.
The plans, which will include the creation of one and two bedroom apartments and two, three and four bedroom town houses, would involve the restoration of the clock tower but the existing ward blocks would be demolished.
The former administration building on St Crispin Drive would also be restored.
A statement on the developer’s website says: “The present condition of the buildings and the consented scheme’s reliance on apartments means that the scheme is not viable. A fresh approach therefore needs to be taken if the site is to ever be redeveloped.
“The only way to generate sufficient funds to ensure the continued survival of the clock tower is to demolish the ward blocks and replace them with new buildings incorporated into a scheme that can generate sufficient funds to enable restoration of the clock tower and redevelopment of the site as a whole.”
The developer said it would be carrying out a review of the flood risk and analyse the impact on local roads and the ecology of the area.
People can put forward their views about the plans until November 30 by visiting StCrispin’s
A planning application is expected to be submitted in December.