Brent Civic Centre receives high commendation at awards
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The award-winning Brent Civic Centre received a high commendation for sustainability at the British Construction Industry Awards yesterday evening.
The £90million building in Engineer’s Way, Wembley, was recognised for its ‘green credentials’ in the Prime Minister’s Better Public Building Award category.
The accolade rewards excellence in design quality and procurement practices in new public buildings.
the seven-storey building, which is the UK’s “greenest” public building, has won a string of awards including the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) London Sustainability Award and being named one of the best places to work in south east England since its opening in June last year.
In addition to containing office space for council staff, the building boasts a state-of-the-art library, a registry office, a landscaped garden, exhibition and gallery space and The Drum which is regularly used for conferences, weddings and other events.
Cllr Muhammed Butt, Leader of Brent Council, said: “Since opening last year, the Civic Centre has seen thousands of people come and use the many public services that are available here.
“Not only is it a beautiful and eco-friendly building, it’s also a brilliant community hub for the residents of Brent.
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“There is nothing better than seeing the space being used by Brent school children on a daily basis and I’m proud it’s a place where they can come together to learn and socialise.”