Royal Ordnance Depot, Northampton
SIZE: 22 Acres
Grade 2* Listed
Designs include: new boutique 35-room hotel, 12 apartments, 16 low energy homes, retail units, 84-bed care home with 17 “close care” homes where the elderly or disabled can live independently, and change of use for character workspace for the creative and IT sectors (7,150sqm)
Creating commercial value for the future and making the most of the historic assets is achieved through careful mixed use. A former C19th arms, clothing store and barracks dating back to the Napoleonic era, The Grand Canal was extended through the centre of the site linking the Depot to Birmingham’s munitions factories. The project has been awarded grants from Historic England and HLF.
‘I like Paul Vick architects’ approach. It is integral to the way they have dealt with all our issues – from the strategic down to the small details – and is practical as well as creative. They have listened, explored and understood our needs. And at the same time they have ensured the architecture delivers for the surrounding area now and in the future. They have become the core for the project process making it more efficient for us, helping us manage a complex process.’ Client.