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University of Northampton submits plans for a brand new campus

The University of Northampton has submitted plans to relocate its main campus to the town's Enterprize Zone.

The move the the £330m site, located in the Northampton Waterside Enterprise Zone was agreed in November 2012 and is expected to regenerate the area and bring a huge economic boost to Northampton.

Other benefits from the relocation include:

  • Development of a new centrally located campus with access to town centre amenities
  • Improved transport and accessibility - cycle and pedestrian links with the town centre and more feasible use of sustainable transport for students and staff
  • Enhanced opportunities for social enterprise and training and development with commercial partners
  • The potential for commercial development alongside the University Campus creating a vibrant and integrated education, leisure and commercial scheme at this wonderful Waterside location.

 

Professor Nick Petford, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Northampton said: "We have ambitious plans to continue developing our offering to students, staff and our local community through the development of a new campus in the heart of Northampton. Our students are the entrepreneurs of the future, building our new campus within the Northampton Enterprise Zone will offer our students a unique opportunity to work with enterprising businesses during their studies, building their employability skills through work placements and internships.

"We are pleased our proposals have received strong support from the local community.  We have worked hard to create a campus development which will have great facilities for our students, staff and the community of Northampton."

Read more about the plans here

Published : 9/22/2013

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