[FIRST LOOK + PLANS + PROJECT DATA] Glasgow-based Collective Architecture has submitted plans for an £8million community enterprise centre in Cumbernauld, Lanarkshire
The 2,850m2 building will contain community space alongside offices for social enterprises and local businesses.
The development also includes a revamped civic square and improvements to the public realm and roads to link the site with the existing town centre.
If planning is granted, the project is expected to start on site in October with completion due in March 2016.
The architect’s view
‘The proposed building seeks to create a strong presence within Cumbernauld Town Centre. It forms a new civic realm and parkland that aim to serve the wider Cumbernauld community and enhance the town centre.
‘The building form is therefore deliberately powerful and robust. This hopes to convey the importance of the uses that are held within the building and bring these together within one coherent form.
‘A controlled palette of materials has been chosen to reflect this. The bottom two storeys are formed in brickwork with deep window reveals and colonnades at ground level. The upper storey is formed in glazed curtain walling and cladding panels to form a lightweight ‘cap’ to the building.’
Location Cumbernauld Town Centre
Type of project new build
Client North Lanarkshire Council
Architect Collective Architecture
Landscape and planning consultant Linda Curr
Structural engineer Goodsons
M&E consultant Rybka
Client project manager Doig & Smith
Main contractor Kier Construction
Funding Scottish Government/North Lanarkshire Council
Tender date not going to tender
Site start date October 2014
Completion March 2016
Contract duration 18 months
Gross internal floor area 2,850m2
Total cost £8million