Redevelopment work begins at Northampton site

April 14, 2018 by  

The regeneration of an old hospital site within Northampton has begun.

The initiative will see the opening of a new retirement village in the town. Print shops in Northampton can be used to showcase accommodation. The apartments will be situated next to a fresh care home. The site used to feature St Edmund’s Hospital, but in the Victorian period, the space was used as a workhouse. The history of the location means that part of the building has listed status.

Holland Builders, which is a local firm, is tasked with carrying out the works, with the process starting recently. It is expected that the redevelopment shall be completed at some point in 2019. Rochmills Group has secured site ownership and it has obtained planning permission from Northampton Borough Council.

Kabir Sehmi is a general manager at Rochmills Group and he told the Northampton Chronicle:

“St Edmunds has been part of our town’s landscape for over 150 years and it has stood in its current state for far too long. We would like to thank the local residents for their patience and support. We will ensure the site is brought back to life, with a deep respect for its heritage while serving Northampton for many years to come.”

Rochmills Group is a division of Hampton Healthcare Group. The organisation is responsible for the management of Burlington Court Care Home, with a regulatory body describing it as outstanding.