Sol Northampton

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Front entrance to the Sol complex

Sol Northampton, previously Sol Central Northampton, was rebranded in 2018.[1] It is a leisure complex in Northampton, England with a multi-screen cinema, gym and beauty salon among other facilities. It was constructed in 2002 to replace the Barclaycard head office building previously sited there from the 1970s before relocating to the nearby Brackmills industrial estate.

In the late nineties after Barclaycard had moved to its state of the art offices in Brackmills, plans were drawn up to redevelop the site. Northampton's then only main cinema was at Sixfields, constructed when the football club moved its home there. It was and is by and large difficult to get to from other areas in the town. The idea was to build a new leisure and retail space within the town centre similar to nearby places such as Milton Keynes which had recently opened the Xscape Centre.

When opened in 2002, it contained a hotel, night club/bar, gym and health club and a UCI (now Vue) 10-screen cinema complex seating over 2,500 with a 3-D facility.

In 2018 the owning company were looking for new tenants to fill vacant parts of the building.[1]

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  1. ^ a b [www.northamptonchron.co.uk/news/ "Rebranded Sol Northampton on the hunt for another entertainment venue to move in"] Check |url= value (help). Northampton Chronicle and Echo. Retrieved 10 January 2020.

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Coordinates: 52°14′13″N 0°54′07″W / 52.237°N 0.902°W / 52.237; -0.902