The entrance faces a newly created public square, and leads into a four storey atrium reception and street. The building is designed as two forms which enclose a central courtyard, with office space, informal meeting areas and touchdown areas grouped around it.
An abundance of natural light and good visual connectivity between the floors and quadrangle create a building that will allow both staff and visitors to experience a sense of wellbeing and help collaboration and sense of identity.
The predominantly glazed facades are clad with vertical copper fins, inspired by the traditional leather cutting lines for hand-made shoes, which control solar gain and create a colour and texture, particularly when viewed from acute angles down the streets and lanes around the site.
A real landmark paving the way for one of the most significant regeneration developments in the town under the Northampton Alive programme
Cllr Jim HarkerLeader of the Council
relocate workforce from 12 separate building into one BREEAM Excellent headquaters
regenerate a historically important quarter of the town
One of the most significant regeneration developments in the town