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New £100 million town hall gets green light

PUBLISHED: 14:49 17 March 2010 | UPDATED: 14:55 24 August 2010

COUNCILLORS approved £100 million plans for a new civic centre in Wembley last night. The development, at the Palace of Arts and the Palace of Industry in Engineers Way, next to Wembley Stadium, includes a new building for Brent s Council Chamber and a

COUNCILLORS approved £100 million plans for a new civic centre in Wembley last night.

The development, at the Palace of Arts and the Palace of Industry in Engineers Way, next to Wembley Stadium, includes a new building for Brent's Council Chamber and administrative offices, as well as a library, café, performance space and a wedding garden.

At Brent Council's planning meeting, which was held at the Town Hall as The Times went to press, councillors voted unanimously in favour of the scheme.

The owners of nearby Wembley Stadium were one of only three parties to object to the original plans, due to fears about traffic and parking congestion on events days.

In addition, concerns about the consultation proces were raised by the Brent Green Party .

The centre is scheduled to be completed by June 2013.

Paul Lorber, the leader of Brent Council, said the new civic centre would be more efficient because it would save the council having to rent premises across the borough.

He said: "By moving out of buildings we currently rent, selling off old buildings we own and moving most of our services to one building will allow us to save a substantial amount of money, around £2 million per year."

Cllr Lorber added: "As well as being an environmentally friendly building, it will provide fantastic new facilities for residents when finished and local jobs during construction and operation phases.

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