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The Corby Cube, Corby, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom 
Monday 12 Feb 2007
 
Corby's competition win 
 
 
 
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Hawkins Brown receives planning permission to build civic hub 

Hawkins Brown have received planning permission to build a £26.1 million civic hub in the centre of the industrial town of Corby, Northamptonshire. The practice’s competition winning scheme for a 21st century civic hub interlinking council administration, commercial facilities and cultural activities is part of a major regeneration project driven by North Northants Development Company which will completely reinvent the former steel town. The Corby Cube is a building in the round with four ‘live’ elevations set within the centre of the new town square designed in partnership with Grant Associates. Inspired by the concept of an art deco jewellery box, the naturally ventilated building is a pure glistening object with an elevation pattern of black and mirrored glass, animated by a series of openings and ‘open drawer’ projected spaces. All facilities are arranged around a spiralling ramp, which also functions as a library. The full design consultants were: Grant Associates (Landscape), Adams Kara Taylor (Structures), Max Fordham (Building Services), Charcoalblue (Theatre Consultant) and Gardiner & Theobald (QS).

Key Facts

Status Design
Value 39.2(m€)
Hawkins\Brown
www.hawkinsbrown.co.uk

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