Amplifying Greyfriars in Northampton

Closed 7 Jan 2024

Opened 5 Dec 2023

Feedback updated 15 May 2024

We asked

West Northamptonshire Council along with consultation experts, Deetu and lead architects, Studio Egret West, held a first round of engagement between December 2023 and January 2024. For this we shared an emerging vision to transform the Greyfriars area in Northampton town centre.

You said

Over 1,500 residents, businesses, community organisations and visitors answered the survey. This helped to understand ideas for how this part of Northampton's town centre could be revamped.

You can read more about the results from the previous engagement on the dedicated Amplifying Greyfriars site - What you told us in December 2023 (site opens in a new window).

We did

From the first round of engagement and taking all feedback into consideration, the vision for the Greyfriars area has been refreshed, and a further round of engagement seeks views on this which will complete that stage of the visioning work.

For further information please visit the Amplifying Greyfriars site (site opens in a new window).


Help us amplify the future of Greyfriars’ Northampton by answering our survey!

At the crossroads between the Market Square and Roadmender, between the Cultural Quarter and the Racecourse, Greyfriars sits empty. A piece of Northampton that is calling out to be revamped into a meaningful open space, a neighbourhood for all. 


The area known as Greyfriars is situated at the heart of Northampton Town Centre.

It has been identified through the Council’s Masterplan for Northampton as a site to benefit from significant regeneration and showcase the town’s deep history. There is an opportunity to bring the area to life by reinventing existing structures and the general ground area to highlight the towns historic links to shoemaking, leathercraft, brewing, art and music to name a few.

West Northamptonshire Council is working with consultation experts, Deetu and lead architects, Studio Egret West,  to reimagine this area for today and tomorrow. We are now looking to hear your thoughts and ideas, and if you have any stories that help to highlight the history of the site.

For more information and how to provide your views please use the link below.


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