Corby Cube rises above town centre
The Corby Cube is due to open in the late summer or early Autumn of 2010. It will house a library, theatre, council offices and restaurants.
The Corby Cube could cost around £40m. It is designed to be the civic hub of Corby, replacing outdated town centre buildings.
The present-day council offices are reflected in the mirrored windows of the Corby Cube. The Cube is part of the regeneration of Corby town centre.
The new library will be a long, sloping, wide corridor. Visitors to the Corby Cube will have to pass through the library to get to the One Stop Shop.
The new theatre will seat 445 people. It is a traditional horseshoe-shaped design. The Corby Cube will also have a studio theatre.
This is the view from what will eventually be the Bistro. The muddy area outside will have outdoor seating. The building will also have a restaurant on the top floor.
The new One Stop Shop will be the first place for Corby residents to go to get help or ask questions about Council Tax, housing and other issues.
The Council Chamber will double up as a wedding venue and conference room. It is the only part of the building with clear, non-mirrored windows which is said to symbolise open government.
The Corby Cube is built alongside the new Corby East Midlands International Swimming Pool. The Corby Walk is being constructed which will pass through the town centre to the new railway station.
On the top of the Corby Cube will be a rooftop garden. Full-sized trees will be planted here. The garden looks out across the town centre and the neighbouring historic woodland.