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Client: University of Northampton
Project value: £181m

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The University of Northampton have made a bold and unprecedented step, to build a completely new campus that is modern, fit for purpose and places the university in an excellent position to attract students going forward in this increasingly competitive environment.

The new campus offers an exciting environment whilst also collocating all the university activities on one site together with residential accommodation for up to 1200 students. The buildings have been designed to accommodate all the teaching, learning, admin, commercial and leisure activities associated with a forward thinking university. As well as providing exemplary learning and working environments for the occupants, they exhibit best in class energy performance.

The area being used to create the Waterside Campus was formally the home of a large coal fired power station located near the centre of Northampton, flanked by the River Nene. The project has therefore included demolition of the power station, moving considerable high voltage infrastructure, building two new bridges over the river, providing  five new academic buildings, restoring a listed building, building a student village, a hotel and an energy centre complete with mechanical and electrical infrastructure to serve the campus.

Images/Video provided courtesy of Moses Cameron Williams Architects, Atkins and F10 Studios.