Brent Civic Centre shortlisted for prestigious award
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Brent Civic Centre is in the running for another award as it has been shortlisted for a prestigious accolade by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
The £90million building in Engineer’s Way, Wembley, has been named as a finalist for the RICS London awards, which showcases the most impressive new and regenerated projects around the capital.
The building, which opened in June 2013, has been nominated in three categories - ‘Community Benefit’ and ‘Design Through Innovation’ and ‘Regeneration’.
As well as housing 2,000 Brent Council staff, the building is home to a library, a registry office, a landscaped garden, exhibition and gallery space and ‘The Drum’ which is used for conferences, weddings and other events.
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.
Cllr Muhammed Butt, Leader of Brent Council, said: “Since opening in 2013, 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.”
Eight category winners and a Project of the Year will be revealed at a special ceremony on April 30.
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