Page last updated 16 February 2015

Project Angel

Project Angel is a new office building that we are constructing on land off Angel Street in Northampton, behind County Hall. It will become our new headquarters, and act as a hub for the public sector in Northamptonshire.

The scheme is an invest-to-save project, enabling us to dramatically reduce our property costs, energy costs and carbon emissions, saving an estimated £51 million over 30 years.

This project is part of the exciting Northampton Alive regeneration programme. This new modern building will bring 2,000 professional workers, more office space and £12 million additional spend into the town centre economy whilst improving the aesthetics and function of an underused area.

Webcam - view progress on the site

There is now a webcam overlooking the Angel Street site. The webcam is live and will capture developments - more activity will be noticeable once the old buildings are demolished.

We will be keeping you up to date on progress, but in the meantime take a look at the site on the Project Angel webcam.

This is not a continuous film but refreshes every few seconds and will be  made into a time-lapse video at the end of the project.

Latest update

February 2015:  Sod cutting ceremony marks the start of construction


Archaeological works started on site in January as part of the planning process. For more information on the history of the site and to keep up to date with the progress of the archaeological dig, please see our Project Angel Archaeology web pages.

What's next?

  • January 2015 - Start of construction
  • November 2016 - Construction completion
  • December 2016 - Occupation

Facts and figures

  • 12 current council buildings in Northampton cost £56,000 a week on running costs alone
  • An office development on Angel Street would save £51 million in future running costs
  • Placing 2,000 staff at Angel Street would bring an extra £12million into the town centre over the next decade

Further information

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