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View across new square showing Debenhams and the Apex Centre at dusk.1/13

View across new square showing Debenhams and the Apex Centre at dusk. 1/13

Dusk elevation of the Apex Centre.2/13

Dusk elevation of the Apex Centre. 2/13

Day-time elevation of the Apex Centre.3/13

Day-time elevation of the Apex Centre. 3/13

Elevation of shops showing traditionally rendered facade.4/13

Elevation of shops showing traditionally rendered facade. 4/13

View of the Apex Centre.5/13

View of the Apex Centre. 5/13

Day-time view across new square showing Debenhams and the Apex Centre.6/13

Day-time view across new square showing Debenhams and the Apex Centre. 6/13

Inside the Apex Centre.7/13

Inside the Apex Centre. 7/13

Interior of the Apex Centre.8/13

Interior of the Apex Centre. 8/13

Elevation of Debenhams.9/13

Elevation of Debenhams. 9/13

Close view of Debenhams showing the material quality of the metal cladding.10/13

Close view of Debenhams showing the material quality of the metal cladding. 10/13

Close view of Debenhams showing the material quality of the metal cladding.11/13

Close view of Debenhams showing the material quality of the metal cladding. 11/13

Timber cladding.12/13

Timber cladding. 12/13

View of the periphery shops.13/13

View of the periphery shops. 13/13

ARC CENTRE, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, 2011, Hopkins Architects
A £60 million overall development in the medieval market town of Bury St Edmunds. The scheme by Hopkins Architects occupies the Cattle Market site that was also formerly a car park, adding residential and commercial accommodation, and a major new public building, the Apex, containing a theatre and restaurant. The scheme extends the existing medieval grid structure with sensitively-scaled development, and utilizes traditional render techniques as well as modern building practices. The Hopkins Architects website contains more information. Architectural photography completed on a two-day shoot. (All images copyright Simon Kennedy, London Architectural Photographer)
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