A traditional
market town

Glenvale Park residents have direct access to the benefits of both town and country

Founded pre-1066 Wellingborough’s rich history can still be felt through landmarks like Norman Croyland Abbey, Civil War Era Golden Hind Hotel and the market which dates from the 1200s (and still runs four times a week). There is plenty to do and see in the town – Leisure facilities boast a modern town centre leisure centre including an indoor swimming pool and gymnasium, the magnificent Wellingborough Golf Club, theatre, films and live music at the Castle Theatre as well as shopping at the Swansgate shopping centre all complemented by dozens of restaurants and bars.

Education provision is excellent. Redwell Primary School (rated Outstanding by Ofsted) is immediately south of Glenvale Park and there are excellent secondary schools nearby including Sir Christopher Hatton AcademyWeavers AcademyWrenn Academy and Wellingborough School (private). Further education is provided at Tresham College town centre campus, currently undergoing complete refurbishment.

Wellingborough Market

Wellingborough School

Rushden Lakes

The Castle Theatre

Wellingborough Golf Club

Stanwick Lakes

Sywell Country Park


Surrounding Areas

There's plenty to do

Northamptonshire is the perfect combination of bustling urban life and peaceful countryside.

Great Harrowden and Little Harrowden are lovely villages a short walk from Glenvale Park. The wider area has numerous picturesque villages with cosy pubs (Cranford, Pytchley, Slipton, Wadenhoe – the list of nearby places with famous pubs goes on…).

From Castle Ashby’s famous pumpkin hunt in the beautiful gardens, to Wollaston the home of Dr Marten shoes, Northamptonshire is brimming with culture and history. In Earls Barton you’ll discover a beautifully preserved Saxon church tower, and the inspiration for film Kinky Boots, and to the west of Glenvale Park is Sywell, the best place for car and plane enthusiast and homes to the Blades formation flying team – there’s definitely something to suit everyone!

Stanwick Lakes is hard to beat for outdoor excursions – a 750-acre nature reserve with endless activities including an adventure playground, cycling, horse riding, bird watching, picnics and barbecues.

Irchester Country Park is a family favourite, with trails to walk and cycle. Originally an ironstone quarry, the popular park now offers grassy pastures and woodland to explore. It’s also the home of the Irchester Narrow Gauge Railway Museum, where you can see working steam trains.

Over 10,000 years of Northamptonshire’s heritage can be found at Wellingborough’s Chester House Estate, located less than a 20 minute drive from Glenvale Park. The nationally-significant destination brings the county’s history to the forefront, with archaeological sites and community digs as well as locally-sourced food and outdoor play areas, making it a fun and educational day out for all the family.

For shopping and leisure, Rushden Lakes is the region’s premier venue and only 5 miles away from Glenvale Park. The development boasts over 60 retail outlets, including M&S, House of Fraser, Boots, Next and many more. The retail offer is complimented by numerous cafes and restaurants, as well as a new 14 screen cinema and indoor climbing wall.


Latest News

Public art commission selects Fiona Grady for transformative installation

Glenvale Park LLP and NN Contemporary Art are thrilled to announce Fiona Grady’s selection for the public art commission at Glenvale Park Primary School in Wellingborough.

Grady, known for her vibrant and dynamic geometric artworks, will bring her transformative vision to the heart of the school and the new community at Glenvale.

The Glenvale Park Public Art Commission selection process, led by NN Contemporary Art acting as Public Art Consultant, was rigorous and inclusive, involving a panel of local members, school representatives, councillors, and the Mayor of Wellingborough. Their collective expertise and community insight ensured that the chosen artist resonated deeply with the aspirations and values of the new Wellingborough community at Glenvale Park.

Triangulations – an example of Grady’s previous artwork

Grady’s artistic practice incorporates architectural interventions that redefine their surroundings. Her impactful creations evolve by harnessing light, colour, shape, surface, and scale, weaving together themes of memory and experience.

The ‘Polygon Shuffle’ artwork for Glenvale Primary School will transform the foyer into a captivating space with suspended Perspex shapes and transparent vinyl motifs. Designed to evoke wonder, the abstract geometric elements will encourage individual interpretation, reflecting the school’s focus on learning through shapes, colour, and light.

These multi-sensory installations will create a vibrant atmosphere, casting colourful shadows and engaging viewers inside and outside the building. By fostering playfulness and curiosity, the artwork will enhance students’ engagement with maths, science and art, while also providing a visual delight for local residents, particularly at night with the interplay of light and shadow.

Commenting on her selection, Fiona Grady said: “I’m excited to be creating my new commission ‘Polygon Shuffle’ for the residents of Glenvale Park. It’s a lovely opportunity to design an artwork that connects with the local community and focuses on how to spark the imagination of the young pupils of Glenvale Park Primary School.

“Working with light, shape and colour; I aim to find magical moments through the multi-sensory artworks to enhance the building and surrounding area.”

In addition to the commission, Grady will spearhead a series of engagement sessions with local children from the school. These interactive workshops will foster creativity and community cohesion, inviting participants to contribute to the artistic process and leave their mark on Glenvale Park’s cultural landscape.

Mark Best, Director of Midtown Capital Ltd, managing partner of Glenvale Park LLP, commented: “Fiona’s visionary approach to public art aligns perfectly with our commitment to enriching residents’ lives through creative expression.

“We look forward to seeing the transformative impact of her installation and engaging with the school throughout this exciting project.”

With a rich portfolio that includes solo exhibitions at esteemed venues such as the University of Brighton, Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff, and The Eye Sees in Arles, France, Grady has established herself as a leading figure in contemporary art. Her work has been commissioned by renowned organizations and institutions worldwide, including Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery, Canary Wharf Group and ITV, among others.

Grady’s accolades include the prestigious Mark Rothko Memorial Trust Bursary and grants from Arts Council England, underscoring her commitment to artistic excellence and innovation.

The project is set to commence on-site in April, with completion scheduled for September, ensuring that pupils can enjoy the new facilities at their school just in time for the start of the academic year.

Lynette Dudley, Chair of Governors at Wilby CE Primary School, commented: “The new building at Glenvale Park is an incredible exciting opportunity for our children.

“A building though is just part of a school. We are looking to develop an exceptional learning environment for our pupils, and the artwork that Fiona will work with our community to create, will only help to inspire young minds for generations to come.

“We are hugely excited with her plans.”