4 October 2019/ Inspirations

5 inspiring commercial properties in Northampton

Northampton is a large town in the Midlands to the east of Birmingham. Historically, the town has been a centre for leather and shoe manufacturing, but now serves as an important retail centre for the wider Northamptonshire area and northern Buckinghamshire. It’s close to the M1, which connects the region to London to the south and Leeds to the north, making it a good base for businesses that welcome clients from across the country.

We’ve picked out some of the most exciting properties in Northampton that might just inspire you to find a new home for your business.

14 Fish Street

This 19th retail property sits in the heart of Northampton’s prime retail space, close to popular high street stores. New windows have recently been installed to enhance the unit’s spacious feel, but it still retains plenty of its original Victorian charm thanks to the first floor’s large arched windows. You’ll enjoy high footfall every day, making this an ideal spot for your first store or a well-located branch of your retail business.

Unit 2, Summerhouse Road

If you’re looking for a modern industrial unit, this warehouse could be the one for you. Located on the Moulton Park industrial estate, it’s easy to reach from both the town centre and surrounding areas via the A508 and A43. It benefits from an energy performance rating of A, which will help you keep costs down on such a large unit. This unit is ideal for use by logistics and distribution companies who are looking for a spacious warehouse to store or ship goods from.

St Luke’s Centre

Small businesses seeking their first home should check out this quaint property. The community centre is a hub of activity in Northampton’s Old Duston region, making this a great spot for social enterprises or businesses that serve the community to be based. It’s situated close to plenty of cosy pubs ideal for after work drinks, as well as conveniently located eateries and shops. St Crispin’s Park is just a 15-minute walk away, so you can spend sunny lunch breaks relaxing there.  


Always dreamed of starting your own cinema business? This unique retail/leisure unit will give you the chance to do just that. Located just off the Horse Market and close to Northampton train station, it’s easy to reach for those travelling in by both rail and road from the town’s outskirts. It’s spread across six floors, which can be rented separately or all together. Although the unit has been previously used as a movie theatre, it’s currently a shell, making it a versatile space suitable for a range of businesses.

Gold Street Mews

The striking period look of this retail property means you’re sure to attract the attention of passers-by. Its ornate curved windows and detailed façade (which dates back to 1862) give it bags of kerb-appeal, while its central location will put you in the path of both locals and tourists. Inside, the spacious unit will make an ideal home for independent retail businesses looking for a prime spot in Northampton.