This Grade II listed railway station with adjoining two-storey station master's house, was designed for the Midland Railway Company by Charles Henry Driver. It built in 1857 to a design which was repeated at various locations between Leicester and Hitchin. It sits beside what is now known as the Midland Main Line (London St. Pancras to Sheffield) and has been beautifully restored by the current owner. I was involved with a Building Preservation Trust which carried out emergency repair and maintenance work to prevent further deterioration of what was then a derelict building.
NORTHAMPTON CORN EXCHANGE is Grade II listed and was built in 1850, to a design by George Alexander and William Hull. In 1920 it became a cinema, and by the 1980s it was being used as a bingo hall. In 1997, the building was converted to the premises of the Chicago Rock Café, before finally becoming a night club known as the Balestra Bar from 2010 until 2013. It is now scheduled to become a Cosmo restaurant, and I was commissioned to design the conversion, the drawings for which can be seen on the right. Planning permission was obtained in 2016.
FMP ARCHITECTURE, Northampton