VIDEO: New footbridge installed from Northampton park to Delapre Abbey

A new footbridge linking Becket's Park with the new University of Northampton campus has been slotted into place.

Wednesday, 26th October 2016, 6:00 am
Updated Thursday, 27th October 2016, 5:21 pm
A footbridge has been put in place over the River Nene from the University of Northampton's new campus to Delapre

A series of time-lapse videos on YouTube show how parts of the bridge, which also allows pedestrian access to Delapre Abbey, were manoeuvred into place in the last few weeks.

The new £330 million university campus, which will also include a road bridge over the River Nene from Bedford Road, is due to be completed by September 2018.

The Waterside Campus will provide new academic facilities for 15,000 students, residential facilities for students and leisure facilities open to the community.

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The university has appointed Kier to build the £53.5million residential zone of the new campus.

Kier will construct a mixture of student accommodation including five-storey flats and four-storey townhouses with landscaped courtyards, a 32-bed hotel, fixtures, fittings and equipment, commercial space, other community facilities and associated public realm to the surrounding areas.

The residential zone, which will open in August 2018, will be home to 1,200 undergraduate, postgraduate and international students.

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