Page last updated 23 October 2014

Project Angel

Project Angel is a proposed new county council office building that will be constructed on land off Angel Street in Northampton, behind County Hall.

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

The County Council is committed to the regeneration of Northampton Town Centre. 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.

Latest update

October 2014: Cabinet approval of the project and the sale of part of the County Hall site


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?

  • November 2014 - Appointment of contractor
  • January 2015 - Start of construction
  • November 2016 - Construction completion
  • December 2016 - Occupation

Read the business case

The business case outlines how consolidating staff into one modern, purpose built building will save millions.

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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