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)

Architects’ Journal, Building Design, Building Plan, Architectural Review, On Office, Abitare, Perspective (Hong Kong), Mix Future Interiors, local and regional papers
RIBA White Rose Sustainability Award, RTPI Regional Innovation & Sustainability Award, The Journal Landmark Environmental Award, RICS Pro Yorkshire Design & Innovation Award