The Hawkins Factory

Address: Land and Buildings on North Side of St Michaels Road, Northampton, NN1 3JS

The late 1800’s shoe and leather works factory once provided work and jobs to 1000’s of people from Northamptonshire. During 1885 the GT Hawkins factory produced boots for the Queen, earning it the highest honour of that era, the Royal Warrant, which is still proudly displayed above the corner entrance today and will remain in the prominent location after the regeneration has been completed. The factory produced aviation boots and supplied our war efforts during the First World War and carried suit into the Second World War – The new age design of these followed on to be developed into walking boots which were supplied, in 1953 to the first team to successfully ascent Mount Everest. In 1982 the Hawkins factory supplied British Troops fighting in the Falklands and after 120 years of trading, in 1995, the Hawkins factory finally closed.

Our vision is to regenerate this iconic factory into 89 New-York Loft Style apartments and allow the Hawkins factory to continue giving to the Northamptonshire area. As we are extremely proud of the history of our factory, we will endeavour to retain and refurbish as many historical elements as possible to ensure the history of this local landmark remains.

This historic Grade II listed property will once again sit proudly in its prominent position within the Northampton town community.

Follow this exciting projects progress within our news section, which can be found below:

Role: Developer & Principal Contractor
Completion: March 2024
Contract Value: £7,000,000
Contractor: S&R Northants Ltd
Client: Acca Land Limited & OEH Group
Project GDV: £14,850,000