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The Moat Lane project is a partnership for the regeneration of the historic Towcester town centre. Works carried out included the delivery of a new Community Building, the provision of facilities for South Northamptonshire Council (SNC) and Northampton County Council (NCC), Civic space and infrastructure, along with some retail, commercial, and domestic buildings. SNC are moving from their present location in Springfield's to relocate within the Moat Lane regeneration area, making efficiencies by combining their office within a new Community Building. Their current site is being redeveloped for planned housing and the proceeds from the sale of this land are providing part of the payment for the new civic works. The outstanding sum will be generated from the Moat Lane phases of the development and a contribution from the County Council.
Towcester is enriched with history and the Moat Lane site has a Scheduled Ancient Monument within it. Morgan Sindall had to work closely with the local authorities, planners, archaeology teams, English Heritage and the local community to ensure that the design addressed any concerns that stakeholders had whilst maintaining viability. Due to the sensitive nature of the development Morgan Sindall Investments Limited had to ensure that the four day public consultation, held in the old mill, was well published and, properly took into account views from local business, residents and all interested parties including the historical society. This was achieved by having good representation at the event along with feedback forms, both physical and online.
Improving The Environment
Towcester, located on Watling Street, is an old Norman and Roman town, known as Lactodorum. This, as well as the fact that Moat Lane is a designated conservation area (with a Scheduled Ancient Monument), has meant that Morgan Sindall have had to fully engage with the local authorities, English Heritage and the County Council Archaeologist to ensure that any development is undertaken with this in mind. The Morgan Sindall team worked closely with these local bodies to develop an evaluation and mitigation strategy that takes into consideration the sensitive nature of any potential site.
Working Together With Our Supply Chain
As a joint public and private partnership scheme between South Northamptonshire Council and Morgan Sindall Investments Limited, Towcester Regeneration aims to provide community facilities for the local area. This will be funded by the proceeds generated from the sale of the current site, which is being developed into private and affordable housing and other development phases. Such phases include the development of a basket store and the refurbishment of period housing.