Stack’s Northampton shopping centre redevelopment green lit

21st March 2024 | Jack Oliver

Plans put forward by leisure operator Stack for the redevelopment of a shopping centre in Northampton have been approved by councillors.

Under the proposals, Market Walk shopping centre will be redeveloped to make way for independent street food outlets, bars, a dedicated space for interactive games, and a main stage for live music and entertainment.

The scheme – which Stack acquired in August 2023 – has lain vacant for a number of years.

The development is being supported by West Northamptonshire Council, which will provide up to £4.2m worth of investment through its Towns Fund, with an additional £8m investment from STACK.

West Northamptonshire Council’s strategic planning committee approved the scheme on Tuesday (19th March).

When the scheme’s acquisition was announced, Neill Winch, CEO of STACK, said: “With its prime location in the heart of the town centre, STACK presents an excellent opportunity to create a dynamic and convenient destination for visitors and residents alike.”

The development will look to complement other transformations taking place in the town centre, including in Market Square, Abington Street and Fish Street.

“The ongoing investment in Northampton’s Market Square to revitalise the town centre aligns perfectly with our vision. By introducing STACK during this pivotal moment, we aim to contribute to the town’s revival and enhance its appeal as a thriving hub of entertainment and leisure”, added Winch.

“The proven success of our mixed-use development model in other cities has been nothing short of remarkable. STACK has captivated visitors and generated substantial footfall. We believe this winning formula will resonate with the people of Northampton and offer them an unparalleled experience.”


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