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Partners come together to create a bright future for Northampton

Representatives from key industries came together to hear about exciting plans for the future of Northampton on Monday, 5 December at the Filmhouse.

West Northamptonshire Council is pleased to be working with partners across the county to deliver regeneration projects in Northampton which will transform the town and provide improved services and leisure facilities for residents.

Those attending Monday’s event had the opportunity to hear first-hand about the projects beginning in 2023, including Market Square, opening of Vulcan Works in February and the improvements to the public realm within the town centre. Attendees received an update on the work of Northampton Museum and Arts Gallery, including an announcement that the museum has regained full Arts Council accreditation.

Cllr Daniel Lister, Cabinet Member for Economic Development, Town Centre Regeneration and Growth at West Northamptonshire Council, said: “Northampton has changed rapidly in recent years. To ensure that it remains a vibrant town, rich with heritage and culture, we are committed to embracing this to ensure that we contribute towards an even stronger and more exciting future.

“As a Council, we are transforming the heart of the town and building a new community around the strong cultural foundation which has emerged. New leisure opportunities and improved connectivity are key components in developing a re-energised town centre which works for everyone.

“This event provided an opportunity to showcase some of our key projects, which will start in the new year. We look forward to working with partners, residents and our communities to reshape our town for the future.”

Elaine McKechnie, Commercial Director for Oxford Innovation Space, said: “It was fantastic to be part of this showcase event for Northampton and meet so many of the people that are doing great things to build on the town’s success. Vulcan Works will be opening its doors on 1st February and will complement the other exciting developments by providing high quality workspace and business support to help creative businesses to thrive. It’s a really exciting time to be part of the future of Northampton.”

To get in touch about Vulcan Works please email info@vulcanworks.co.uk  or to stay up to date with regeneration of Northampton, and wider developments across West Northamptonshire please sign up to their newsletter here.

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