Plans unveiled to build 19 flats on former Northampton nightclub site

Documents have been submitted to the Guildhall to seek approval for new flats on a former Northampton nightspot

Wednesday, 19th May 2021, 4:28 pm
Updated Wednesday, 19th May 2021, 4:30 pm

Plans have been unveiled to build 19 flats on the former Top of the Town nightclub site in Northampton

The brownfield site in Great Russell Street, The Mounts, has stood vacant since the nightclub closed down and was later demolished.

The proposals say that the building would be comprised of seven two-bed and 12 one-bed flats. There would also be 15 basement level car parking spaces created for residents.

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Drawings of what the flats could look like.
Drawings of what the flats could look like.

Due to the site being in the Boot and Shoe Quarter Conservation Area, the applicant has agreed to keep the design of the building as more traditional, in keeping with old shoe factories in the area.

The plans have been submitted by Karu Kudithambi of Headcorn Constructions Ltd, who is now waiting for a decision from West Northamptonshire Council.

Planning papers say: "Overall, it is considered that the proposed development is acceptable in principle and will make most efficient use of a highly sustainable town centre location and brownfield site, while also contributing additional dwellings towards the current housing shortfall and regenerating a vacant, unsightly plot.

"It must also be noted that the local planning authority cannot currently demonstrate a five-year housing land supply, with their latest report (April 2020) showing a supply of just 3.27 years.

The currently vacant brownfield site used to be home to Top of the Town nightclub.

"The proposed design is also of a high quality and will significantly improve the visual amenity of the currently vacant site."

There have been multiple plans similar to this to build on the site - which were approved by the council - but these works never went ahead.

Top of the Town opened as a working men’s club in 1978 and later became a nightclub before it shut its doors for good in 1991.

The Top of the Town was made of glass reinforced polyester and was finally demolished in 2008.