‘The Refinery’, a 21st Century Amenity Hub …
At the heart of a major 415 acres master-plan (by Fletcher-Rae) to regenerate the former ‘Coryton’ Petro-Chemical site at Thames Gateway sits a unique building affectionately called ‘The Refinery’, a state of the art 21st Century Amenity Hub.
The very word ‘Hub’ has circular and central connotations which have been reinforced in this striking design concept. The integration of building forms, functions and landscape by a series of circular ‘corten’ steel drums and sinuous connections through the hub facilities to the linear park beyond create links with the individual buildings and provide open vistas through the landscaped parkland.
The overall feel is one of a safe haven, a powerful sense of place with its own unique character. Housing a Visitor Centre, Management Suite, Meeting Spaces, Bar / Restaurant, Gym, Creche, Hotel & Conferencing and Community facilities ‘The Refinery’ is a truly multi-functional complex open to business and the public.