It is located adjacent to the Market Square and is owned by the multinational financial services company Legal & General. The centre has two levels and is home to a number of large shopping chains; its largest include the House of Fraser department store, Boots, British Home Stores, HMV, New Look, W H Smith and a Sainsbury's supermarket.
The centre has just started work on a £3 million refurbishment, due for completion in September 2014. It is also due to expand over the former Greyfriars bus station, although it is still unclear whether this redevelopment will go ahead or not.
The Grosvenor Centre is located on the site of a previous medieval monastery in the centre of Northampton. The centre is linked to both the Market Square and Abington Street. It has its own multi-storey car park and was formerly connected to the Greyfriars bus station. The North Gate bus station is just west of the shopping centre.
House of Fraser (formerly Beatties) is the centre's flagship store. The majority of the centre is home to a number of major shopping chains; its largest units are occupied by Boots, British Home Stores, HMV, New Look, W H Smith and a Sainsbury's supermarket. Fashion shops include Burton, Claire's, Miss Selfridge, Monsoon Accessorize, Superdry, Two Seasons, Topshop and Topman. Eateries include Costa Coffee, McDonald's, Millie's Cookies and Muffin Break. Hair and beauty shops include The Body Shop, Lush and Superdrug.
A £3 million refurbishment of the centre is currently underway, due for completion in September 2014. New entrance canopies, refurbished toilets, updated ceilings, lighting, flooring, lifts and signage are all part of the refurbishment. The centre also plans to expand over the Greyfriars bus station site, though plans have been unclear and no progress has been made.
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- "Northampton’s Grosvenor Centre to get £3m improvements" Northampton Chronicle & Echo, 2013_10_10, Accessed 14 January 2014
- BBC News 6 November 2013: "Northampton's Greyfriars bus station demolition to cost £4m", Accessed 2014_01_14"
- BBC News 3 December 2013: "House of Fraser: Northampton Grosvenor Centre store to close" Accessed 2004_01_14
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