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Cumbernauld community centre plans submitted

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April 17 2014

Cumbernauld community centre plans submitted
Collective Architecture has submitted plans to build an £8m community centre in Cumbernauld to replace the existing Muirfield centre with a 10,000sq/m social enterprise and community space.

Located on the boundary of the notorious town centre the scheme will seek to open up new linkages to surrounding woodland through the inclusion of new parkland  and adopts an L-shape form around a central courtyard to maximise natural light.

In their design statement Collective say: “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.”
The existing centre will be demolished following completion of the new facilities
The existing centre will be demolished following completion of the new facilities

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