Architecture and urban design company Space Group has been selected to produce the first ever Tall Building Strategy for Northampton
The work will evaluate where high- or mid-rise buildings will be appropriate, and the London-based practice will also design a masterplan on how the town centre could change over the next 20 years.
Space Group associate director Tony Wyatt said: “A Tall Building Strategy has considerable implications for every place which commissions the work. It forecasts the space for growth and where future developments of taller buildings can be situated.
“We are supplying a planning and development control tool kit. With the document still a work in a progress, we are looking forward to providing Northampton Borough Council with a thoroughly researched report and a framework for future development.”
The practice will submit its conclusions later this month and its contribution will form part of the Northampton 2011 Local Development Framework.