Northampton has a huge selection of housing options, thanks to both its age and the current drive for expansion.
These range from exclusive apartments in factory conversions and an abundance of new-builds, to sturdy and affordable Victorian terraces.
The Upton development, at the western edge of the Northampton Waterside Enterprise Zone, is one of the UK’s largest developments of eco-homes.
More land is set to be released for housing in the western area of Northampton and a derelict site to the south of the town centre is earmarked for 800 high-quality homes.
Northampton became the country’s leading footwear manufacturing centre during the nineteenth century and a handful of the original firms remain, producing top-quality footwear.
The closure of some firms in the 1970s and 1980s left a number of large and often ornate factories sitting empty, many of which have found a new lease of life as accommodation.