Dilapidated factory in Northampton Boot and Shoe district listed as space for 48 flats

The derelict G.T. Hawkins factory has been relisted online for £2.5million

Tuesday, 17th March 2020, 6:27 pm
The former GT Hawkins factory has been shut since 2000.

A derelict factory in Northampton's Boot and Shoe district has been listed for sale online as space for 48 flats.

The former G.T. Hawkins factory in Overstone Road was once one of the UK's major suppliers of climbing and military boots.

But while its rivals like Tricker's and Crockett & Jones have continued manufacturing in the town, the factory in the Mounts shut down in 2000.

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The factory's royal warrant is still hung at the corner of Overstone Road and St Michaels Road.

Now, the three-storey factory - which still has its royal warrant displayed at the corner of St Michaels Road - has been listed for sale online for £2.5million and recommended as space for 48-flats.

The Victorian factory, which was originally built around 1880, has been left unloved in the past two decades.

The new listing comes with estimated plans to redevelop the factory into some 48 flats - but does not come with planning permission from the borough council.

In fact, the Hawkins building has been considered for planning applications several times in the past 20 years but these have never come to fruition.

Estate agents Richard Greener has suggested the factory be used for up to 48 flats - but this has not come with planning permission.

The building was previously listed by estate agents Connells, but is now listed by Richard Greener.

The former GT Hawkins factory has been shut since 2000.