Popular cafe in Northampton skatepark set to double in size

(left to right) Jenkins Weir Managing Director  Alistair Weir, Northampton Borough Council officer James Ogle and Northampton Borough Councillor Tim Hadland.

(left to right) Jenkins Weir Managing Director Alistair Weir, Northampton Borough Council officer James Ogle and Northampton Borough Councillor Tim Hadland.

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A cafe near a skatepark in Northampton is to be expanded due to its popularity with the public.

Outpost Café at Midsummer Meadow. which opened two years ago, is set to double in size to meet demand after becoming a huge hit with skatepark users as well as park goers enjoying the River Nene.

This week work started on the 39msq extension that will give the café more room for inside seating and customers looking to sit down while grabbing a bite to eat.

Councillor Tim Hadland, Northampton Borough Council’s cabinet member for regeneration, enterprise and planning said: “A number of Northampton Alive projects have breathed new life into our riverside and helped more people to discover the Nene as it flows through our town.

“The Outpost Café has been a huge success, and it is great that we are already working on expanding the building. Our skatepark continues to bring people to Northampton from across the region, and in a few years the new University Campus will create a another thriving community in the area just a short walk from the town centre.”

The work is set to be complete by the end of August and the café, and skatepark will remain open.