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International Leather Centre gets go-ahead

Planning permission has been granted for the International Leather Centre, a new teaching and research building at the University of Northampton’s new Waterside Campus. The site is located just outside of Northampton town centre, a town renowned for it’s leather manufacturing making the new Waterside Campus an apt location.

We designed the scheme on behalf of Stoford Developments Ltd. The International Leather Centre will deliver technical expertise in education, training and research and will seek to be a hub for consultancy to support the global leather industry.

A bold vision for the leather industry

The University of Northampton has taken the decision to move to the Waterside campus to:

  • secure the future of the university as a leading higher education institution;
  • locate centrally with easy access to town centre amenities;
  • create a landmark development with significant regenerative impact;
  • sustain better maintenance and investment costs.

As a result, the new building will consider the university’s wider vision for the Waterside Campus.

Internal accommodation will include:

  • offices;
  • classrooms;
  • teaching laboratories;
  • partner rooms.


University Teaching and Learning Centre wins Regional ProCon Award
University Teaching and Learning Centre wins Regional ProCon Award


The University of Leicester’s new Teaching and Learning Centre, the Sir Bob Burgess Building was named the winner of the Large Non-Residential Scheme at the 2023 Leicestershire ProCon Awards. The project provides the academic focus for the AA-masterplanned £150m mixed use redevelopment of Freemen’s Common. The prominent site, fronting onto Welford Road and adjacent to […]