Greyfriars Scheme 1 in detail: New plaza and possibly a trampolining centre

Up to 380 full-time jobs would be created by Greyfriars Quarter Scheme 1 proposal, developers have said.

Monday, 18th July 2016, 11:46 am
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 7:41 pm
The car free zone between Grosvenor Centre and the 'Greyfriars Quarter' as envisaged by developers behind Scheme 1.

A quote from the developers - who have not yet been named - released by Northampton Borough Council says, as well as the new facilities, it would lead to between 300 and 380 new jobs.

A spokesman, who described the firm as a ‘local building company’, said: “There are further opportunities for work experience and apprenticeships during the construction stages across a range of industry disciplines.

“We are already discussing possibilities with local colleges and schools in the area about how best to support their students for their future careers.”

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The main differences between the Scheme 1 and its rival are that the former would have either a larger cinema or trampoling centre and fewer restaurants.

Councillor Tim Hadland, cabinet member for regeneration, said: “I’m sure people will be interested in seeing the proposals for Greyfriars.

“We have already extended the opening hours to give more people the opportunity to see the display and I do hope people take the opportunity.”

Scheme 1

-Cinema of up to eight screens with inhouse bistro/bar offer live sport on TV

or trampolining / mini bowling centre

- 6 restaurants

- 3 commercial studios for eg. health and beauty salons or design businesses

-3 kiosks for eg. coffee, sandwiches, phone sales along link to Grosvenor Centre

-150 residential flats, including 50 ‘affordable’

- 500 student apartments

-81 retirement apartments

- 1 gym

-1 hotel (possibly a Moxy or a Hilton Garden) with 110 beds

-1 ‘large retail store’ in under utilised area of the Grosvenor Centre

-217 parking spaces

- New pedestrian links from Newland area (near Lady’s Lane) and new ramps and steps to the Market Square

- coach station with 6 bays to be used by National Express and tourism companies