Corby is a growing and lively town which has seen some significant changes and improvements over recent years. Now, due to forward thinking and great ambition, Corby is forging its place as a leading community, not just in Northamptonshire but also in the wider Midlands. Named as the manufacturing hub of the UK in 2013, Corby offers significant employment opportunities and is home to international brand names such as Avon, Joules and Weetabix.
Corby was a small village until the 1930s. This all changed with the opening of the steelworks for which Corby was famous until its closure in the 1980s. The diverse culture brought together by the steelworks remains and Corby’s Celtic ties are still in evidence despite the changes to the local economy.
Situated in the heart of England, Corby has excellent road links via the A14 to the M1, M6 and A1 and a direct passenger rail service to London.
As you would expect in a growing town, the choice of schools is large and varied. The town supports a large number of nursery and primary schools and is home to several academies, a technical college and a centre of learning for business.
Retail & Leisure
As part of Corby’s growth plans several major town centre developments have been completed or are under construction. These include the Corby East Midlands International Pool, the Corby Cube, Willow Place shopping mall and the Savoy Cinema. For nature lovers there is Top Lodge Woodlands, Deene Park, Kirby Hall, Corby Boating Lake and East Carlton Country Park to explore nearby.
(Sources for the banner images from left to right, Rachelnoti, Richard Croft.)