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Take a closer look at Northampton Forward's vision for the town centre

We take a closer look at the 'masterplan' for Northampton town centre going on display today.

As part of a bid for a £25 million share of a Government high streets regeneration fund - Northampton has drawn up a bid showing how the money could be used. The wide-ranging plans going on display at the University of Northampton's Learning Hub between 10.30am and 2pm today propose drastic changes from Drapery through to St Giles Street. So let's take a look at them in more detail.

One of the key proposals is to create a food hall in Market Square to attract artisan businesses into the centre. But they also suggest getting rid of a building on the corner of the square currently housing a Paddy Power betting shop, among other businesses.

5. Market Square food hall

One of the key proposals is to create a food hall in Market Square to attract artisan businesses into the centre. But they also suggest getting rid of a building on the corner of the square currently housing a Paddy Power betting shop, among other businesses.
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Proposals are to offer money to the landlords of buildings in Sheep Street to improve the shop frontages around the bus station. The vision also includes the conversion of the former Corn Exchange - last used as the Ballestra nightclub - into a restaurant and flats.

6. Sheep Street

Proposals are to offer money to the landlords of buildings in Sheep Street to improve the shop frontages around the bus station. The vision also includes the conversion of the former Corn Exchange - last used as the Ballestra nightclub - into a restaurant and flats.
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Architects identified that the empty units in Sol Central could be used for different purposes - such as a gallery of a hub for start-up businesses.

7. Sol Central

Architects identified that the empty units in Sol Central could be used for different purposes - such as a gallery of a hub for start-up businesses.
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Long talked of plans for a heritage gateway project on the former castle site form part of the proposals.

8. Former castle site

Long talked of plans for a heritage gateway project on the former castle site form part of the proposals.
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