The proposed tram routes

What Alternative Northampton would look like if these 13 projects had been built

From a town-wide tram system to four colossal eco-pyramids near Delapre Abbey, the number of potentially game-changing projects that have vanished without trace have been plenty in Northampton over the last 15 years

But just imagine what kind of a town we would be living in today if all of these projects had come off. And before you say it, Ikea was far too obvious to make the list...

The stalwart optician created a plan for Abington Street in 2008. It incorporated beautiful sculptures, an intricate fountain and flowing water down the centre of the street.

1. John Sheinman's Abington Street

The stalwart optician created a plan for Abington Street in 2008. It incorporated beautiful sculptures, an intricate fountain and flowing water down the centre of the street.
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A key part of optician John Sheinman's 2008 plan was a tram system on two separate routes.

2. Tram system

A key part of optician John Sheinman's 2008 plan was a tram system on two separate routes.
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A 40 million mini-Eden project was proposed for the historic Delapre Abbey site, before being scrapped in 2013.

3. Mini-Eden Pyramids at Delapre

A 40 million mini-Eden project was proposed for the historic Delapre Abbey site, before being scrapped in 2013.
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Controversial is not the word. If this had been built without a hitch, the town would have been different for LOTS of different reasons.

4. East Stand, SIxfields

Controversial is not the word. If this had been built without a hitch, the town would have been different for LOTS of different reasons.
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