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Old November 14th, 2006, 12:43 AM   #1
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Corby, UK. The Cube and Town Centre Redevelopment

These pictures are from the planning application for the new Corby Cube, a civic building that will comprise... well you'll see in the pictures. If approved, work is due to start on site in Spring/Summer 2007 with completion scheduled for 2009.

The application isn't just for the building itself, its also for extensive improvements to the public realm and the closure of one of the main town centre roads to through traffic. Anyway, the pictures....

Here's the phased landscape plans

This is the masterplan for Corby Town Centre and shows the location of the cube (marked as 'HUB' on the map) in relation to the rest of the town centre.

Directly opposite the Cube site, work is already ongoing at the new Willow Place shopping centre (marked on the masterplan as Retail Phase 1). Completion is scheduled for October 2007 and will transform the town centre from this...

To this...

There's a webcam on www.willowplace.co.uk which is updated every ten minutes.

The Cube application will shortly be joined by an application for a new Olympic-standard 50m swimming pool. The striking design for the new pool has been drawn up by S&P Architects, the practice responsible for the Manchester and Dublin Aquatic Centres. They are also supporting Zaha Hadid Architects in the design of the 2012 London Olympic Swimming Pool. A larger render to follow, but this is what it will look like...

For more information on the regeneration in Corby, Check out http://www.moreincorby.co.uk/northamptonshire/
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