Northampton cultural quarter - transform Northampton

Transforming Our Town Centre

Learn about the Towns Investment Fund (TIF) for transforming Northampton town centre with a range of regeneration projects.

Northampton is a great place to live, work and thrive with a diverse mix of urban, heritage and leisure spaces, as well as many strong established businesses. It is a place that has many strengths and attractions for investors, new businesses and visitors.

The town is ideally located at the heart of the country with excellent transport links. There is significant regeneration planned and already underway across the town.

To find out more about the current and planned regeneration projects, check out our brochure or read more below.

Current Regeneration Projects

Significant funding has been secured for the town, with Northampton Forward delivering the Town Investment Plan to transform Northampton town centre. This includes over £33m of funding from Government with the aim to accelerate the opportunities to deliver our vision to ensure Northampton meets its full potential as a thriving, innovative and attractive destination at the centre of the Oxford Cambridge Arc.

Expansion to Northampton Train Station Multi-Storey Car Park

The new multi-storey car park will provide improved facilities at Northampton Train Station, by increasing the number of spaces from 800 to 1,198. West Northamptonshire Council (WNC), Network Rail and its development partner, BlocWork are working in partnership to deliver the scheme which will offer increased capacity within the well-used train station for visitors, residents and commuters; as well as improved facility to improve customer experience. The development will enhance the gateway into the town, and will be complemented by the regeneration of Four Waterside and Marefair.

Expansion to Northampton Train Station Multi-Storey Car Park

Completed Regeneration Projects

78 Derngate

Work to create an extension and new garden to enhance this major cultural attraction and the site of the Charles Rennie Mackintosh Museum was completed in July 2023, transforming the site.

£400k of Towns Fund was added to another £400k of other investment to extend the museum and recreate the disused site at the rear into a publicly-accessible outdoor space and functional garden. The house is managed by 78 Derngate Trust.

78 Derngate rear