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The hub— meaning the centre, the capital, the heart of the locality. The importance of this meeting place is multifaceted; a celebratory, safe, economically viable and familiar place.

The new local hub standard sets out the design for this significant meeting place, emphasising its critical functions and providing this local haven—

1. the designer carrying out such developments should ensure the space—

(i) consists of moments that allow celebrations to live (weddings and 60th birthdays)

(ii) a light and open space to host mummy and me classes and pilates

(iii) transformative for the needs of each dynamic local

(iv) self-sustained by programmes and local engagement


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