Demolition work starts on former social club in Northampton

From: WNDC
Published: Sat Feb 06 2010


On February 8, demolition work will commence on the former United Social Club in Northampton town centre.

Located on Green St, the building has been purchased by West Northamptonshire Development Corporation and is being knocked down as part of long term development plans for Northampton waterside. Having been vacant since 2008, the social club site will be part of a wider vision for the waterside area of Northampton, which is being delivered by WNDC and its partners.

Northampton Borough Council made the former social club site available to WNDC to assist in the land assembly for the project. Over time, the multi million pound investment programme will see the delivery of new jobs, homes and places to spend leisure time.

In the shorter term, the land may be used for rail user car parking, as part of WNDC’s development plans for Castle Railway station. The demolition will take from 4 to 6 weeks to complete.

Roger Mendonca, WNDC’s Chief Operating Officer said:

"Northampton’s riverfront is one of its best natural assets but it has been neglected for far too long. Working with our partners, including the local authorities, we are creating a first class destination for employment, living and leisure. Demolition of the former United Social Club is an early step in that process."

The Waterside area of Northampton town centre stretches from Castle railway station to Becket’s Park. The former social club site is opposite Castle Station and is considered an important gateway into ‘the market city’. WNDC has been working with local partners to create the conditions for high quality mixed use development in the area. A masterplan to guide future development is currently being produced.
Company: WNDC
Contact Name: Nick Tite
Contact Email: Nicholas.Tite@wndc.org.uk
Contact Phone: 07988 608756

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