Brent Civic Centre wins ‘best workplace’ award
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Brent Civic Centre has been judged one of the best places to work in South east England.
The £90million building in Engineer’s Way, Wembley, jointly won the best corporate workplace category at the annual British Council for Offices (BCO) regional property sector awards today.
The civic centre, which officially opened last October, is based in the heart of the £3.4billion Wembley park regeneration project by Quintain.
The 25-year project also includes a four-start Hilton hotel, the London Designer Outlet and 475 new homes.
The awards judges were impressed by the building’s architecture and praised it as an inspiring example of a local authority’s commitment to stimulating regeneration in the centre of their patch.
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The Civic Centre, which is the greenest public building in the UK, jointly won the category with the BBC Broadcasting House in Portland Place.
Cllr Muhammed Butt, leader of Brent Council, said: “By uniting all of the council’s departments under the same roof for the first time, we are making council services work more effectively and efficiently for Brent residents and saving taxpayers £4million per year in rent and energy costs.
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“It was really gratifying to see so many secondary school children studying around the Civic Centre during half-term, so I’m particularly proud that the judges made special mention of the building’s brilliant public spaces which are available to the whole community.”
Richard Kauntze, chief executive BCO, said: “Brent should be extremely proud that its civic centre has fought off such strong competition from other organisations in the region to triumph in this category.”
The regional awards will take place on October 7.
For more information visit bco.org.uk.