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Corby redevelopment projects showcased to Government

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22 February 2022

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North Northamptonshire Council projects that are spearheading further redevelopment in Corby town centre were showcased during a Government visit last week.

Minister for Levelling Up, Neil O’Brien, was taken on a tour of the sites which will benefit from a £19.9million cash injection as part of the Town Fund.

The Minister visited Chisholm House in Queen’s Square, which will be repurposed and developed into a sixth form college before touring Corby train station, which is part of a scheme to form a better connection with the town centre through active travel.

I’m delighted that Minister O’Brien visited North Northants to see first-hand the projects that are being developed in Corby town centre.

The Town Fund has provided a huge cash boost to the town and these schemes will act as a catalyst for economic growth.

Creating the conditions to bring prosperity is one of the key ambitions of the council and I look forward to seeing the projects take shape over the coming months.
Cllr Jason Smithers, Leader of North Northamptonshire Council
I am truly excited by the regeneration of Chisholm House into a modern, new, carbon-neutral Sixth Form. With backing from Corby’s £19.9 million Town Deal, the Sixth Form will give hundreds of young people across Northamptonshire the opportunity to achieve their true potential. 
It was also fantastic to tour Corby station and discuss government-funded plans to improve both pedestrian and cycle links from the town centre to the station. Encouraging active travel, reducing emissions and improving safety is how we create healthy, sustainable and thriving communities across the nation.
Minister for Levelling Up Neil O’Brien

The Town Fund projects are:

Sixth Form College at Chisholm House - Chisholm House will be re-purposed and renovated to be a carbon neutral building using the latest innovative technologies to bring this ground-breaking and modern building to the heart of the town centre. It will attract 16 to 18-year-old, young adults from the surrounding area.

Corby Station to town centre – This project will look to improve the public realm on Oakley Road for cyclists and pedestrian usage. This main road will look to update these important links in Corby from the train station, Tresham College and the town centre, with a focus on promoting active travel along this key route. 

Smart and Connected Corby – This project seeks to establish Corby as a smart and green town centre through harnessing connected and clean technologies. Using the latest connected and smart technology will enable us to monitor flows of pedestrians, cyclists, motorists, shoppers, and visitors to understand the present and predict the future. 

Multi-Purpose building – This project aims to provide permanent new accommodation for a modern Arts and Community Centre in a multi-use facility, located in a central location in Corby’s town centre.