Springboard Innovation Centre
Award-winning 13,500 sq.ft ‘incubator’ providing managed offices and shared facilities to encourage start-up businesses in Stokesley, N.Yorkshire.
The internal layout promotes sociability, exchange of ideas and a sense of community. Office divisions provide flexibility to allow easy change in unit size and openness. The sculptural roof form and curving mesh-screened facade create a strong identity, expressing the council’s commitment to encouraging innovation.
Client: Hambleton District Council with
Yorkshire Forward & ERDF funding.
Cost: £2 million
Status: Opened May 2006 by
HRH Prince Andrew Duke of York
Team: McDowell+Benedetti, Adams Kara Taylor, BDSP Partnership, Jackson Coles, Gillespies, Andrew Knight (public art consultant), Kathryn Hodgkinson (artist)