University Town Northampton

Urban Design Support

  • Transform Places will be delivering analysis of Northampton town centre in relation to the changing nature of street hierarchy,connections with the Waterside, Enterprise Zone, Castle Station and the Cultural Quarter
  • 4 seminars starting in Spring 2014 will address  4 important questions – at what role the university can play in a town:  what does being an university town mean now and in the  future and how will the town change: What will the town look like 20, 30 or even 50 years into the future: and what changes are needed to make Northampton the best university town it can be?
  • Findings and explorations will be published in a final report in 2015.


  • Waterside Urban Design Conference ‘Cities and Water’ delivered by CCBE  coinciding with the CCBE Urban Design Summer School  – Summer 2014.
  • Universities as Drivers of Economic Growth for medium sized Cities will centre on the experiences and learning from the UTN project and bring international leaders in this field to highlight best practice – Spring 2015.

Best Practice Study Visits

  • UK visits to Lincoln, Hertfordshire, Worcester and Sussex  – Autumn 2014.
  • Malmo in Sweden offers a case study in excellence in terms of city centre university relocation.  UTN will take a study group to this inspiring town to see the impacts the University of Copenhagen has played in redefining the urban realm and transport of the city – June 2014.

The Engaged University

  • CCBE will deliver ‘Higher Education, Place and Space’ at the Institute of Learning and Teaching in HE conference ‘Northampton 2018: Plannng, Designing and Delivering Student Success’ – spring 2014.
  • Staff Workshop session on Waterside Campus -summer 2014.
  • CCBE Urban design Summer School – summer 2014.
  • ‘Civic Pride in Northampton’ a paper published by CCBE – summer 2014.

Further details of the programme’s dates and joining arrangements will be published on this site in the coming weeks