Avon Nunn Mills, Northampton – West Northamptonshire Development Corporation
Urban Delivery was appointed by WNDC as part of a multi-disciplinary team to develop a strategic development framework for the Avon Nunn Mills site. The site lies immediately south of the town centre and has significant constraints including access and contamination as a result of historic uses which included railway sidings, a power station and land fill.
The area was identified as a strategic site for expansion of the town centre to create a new mixed-use community, benefitting from close proximity to the existing town centre and waterside and open spaces which cut through and surrounded parts of the area.
Fragmented land ownerships combined with the need for major new infrastructure meant that development had not happened and there was a need for public sector intervention.
Urban Delivery undertook development viability assessments and gave delivery and implementation advice to help set up a series of justifications for public intervention, investment and possible control of land assets via negotiated acquisition or CPO.