University Town Northampton: Project Launch

Date 16.11.2015

​The University Town Northampton Project (UTN) was launched at the Guildhall on Thursday 5 June, during the Northampton Alive exhibition. The event was attended by leaders from Northampton Borough council, Northamptonshire County Council and the University of Northampton alongside other attendees from local organisations and businesses, the University and the local authorities.

Led by Sabine Coady Schaebitz, Director of the University’s Collaborative Centre for the Built Environment (CCBE) the project is run in conjunction with Northampton Borough Council and Northampton County Council. It is being delivered by the CCBE, TransForm Places, the centre for better neighbourhoods, OPUN, the Architecture Centre for the South Midlands and the Academy of Urbanism.

The aim of the project is to research and explore the concept of a ‘University Town’ for Northampton in the context of the anticipated relocation to the town centre. It will draw on case studies from around the UK and Europe where the development of universities have had a significant regenerative impact on their surroundings.  Through a series of activities and events over the next 15 months and engaging with a range of stakeholders, from both the University and the town, this programme will make a significant contribution to the development of future plans for Northampton.

For more information about the UTN project please visit or contact Sabine Coady Schaebitz on