Northampton Market Square pit

Market Square, Northampton

Danaher & Walsh was appointed by Stepnell on behalf of West Northamptonshire Council to completely redevelop the Market Square to help bring life back into the heart of Northampton Centre.

Northampton Market Square laying paving

Market Square, Northampton

Danaher & Walsh was appointed by Stepnell on behalf of West Northamptonshire Council to completely redevelop the Market Square to help bring life back into the heart of Northampton Centre.

Market Square, Northampton

Danaher & Walsh was appointed by Stepnell on behalf of West Northamptonshire Council to completely redevelop the Market Square to help bring life back into the heart of Northampton Centre.

Market Square, Northampton

Danaher & Walsh was appointed by Stepnell on behalf of West Northamptonshire Council to completely redevelop the Market Square to help bring life back into the heart of Northampton Centre.

Project Overview

Archaeology – working closely with MOLA (Museum of London Archaeology) during excavation to locate, record and preserve buried historic features while maintaining the programme and budget.


Stakeholders – Working closely with shops/businesses to provide 24-hour access to properties to minimise interruption, especially over the Christmas period. Communicate and plan frequently with business owners to ensure all parties are happy. Night work is being carried out to ensure businesses are unaffected.


Complex water feature – Constructing a significant water feature over 60m long and a 5m deep reinforced concrete water storage tank within a confined city centre space congested with services involved meticulous planning, GPR surveys, boreholes and trial holes to aid design and buildability.


Tree Pits – to ensure newly planted trees reach maturity and grow to a substantial size, state-of-the-art tree pit systems were installed underground, which presented issues when excavating. Vacuum excavation was utilised to reduce the risk of service strikes.

Key Details
  • Client Stepnell
  • Project value £4m TBC
  • Date 2023 – 2024 Ongoing
  • Expertise Public Realm
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The Outcome

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