Two prizes (£250 for each category) are being offered as incentives in a competition to design artwork for the building site ‘hoarding’ at The Corby Sixth Form scheme.
Work is well underway on the super Sixth Form, which is already attracting 100s of young people to sign up for A Levels this autumn, in an exciting new setting at Chisholm House within the Corby Shopping Centre. When completed, the building will have 25 classrooms, science labs, resource areas and a rooftop terrace, all in an easy-to-access town centre location.
The project is being delivered in partnership with North Northamptonshire Council and is facilitated through The Corby Towns Fund, which sees the area receiving £19.9m from central Government for four projects, including the new sixth form centre.
The carbon-neutral building encapsulates a range of the latest eco-construction techniques by T&B (Contractors) Ltd, who are working with The Bedford College Group.
One of the two design themes will be Sustainability, in keeping with that mission.
The second theme will be Career Diversity, to show the many types of non-gender specific roles required to support the modern construction industry. T&B recently celebrated its 40th anniversary and, as an active member of Women into Construction and other similar initiatives, encourages equality and diversity in employment.
Director Kevin O’Dell said:
“We are excited to see the creative interpretation from young people on the importance of Sustainability and Diversity within the construction industry. This project initiative is a great opportunity to showcase those aims with the winning artwork displayed publicly on the site hoardings.”
Cllr David Brackenbury, North Northamptonshire Council’s Executive Member for Growth and Regeneration, said:
“With work progressing on the new Corby Sixth Form and the site opening later this year, it is great that the site team are already engaging with young people in the town. I look forward to seeing the winning designs on display in Corby.”