Brent Council has taken control of their new Civic Centre from Skanska, and announced the first opening dates.
The landmark building will open its doors to the public for the first time on 10 June, when Customer Services and Registrars Services welcome the first residents. Wembley Library opens a week later on 17 June.
The development, next to Wembley Stadium and Wembley Arena, will consolidate Brent’s civic, public and administrative functions on to one site, streamlining the efficient delivery of services. It also aims to accelerate the regeneration of the northern part of Wembley.
Councillor Muhammed Butt, Leader of Brent Council, said: “The civic centre is designed to … bring community services together under one roof for the first time. Not only will it save the council money, but it will be an environmentally friendly, beautiful public space at the heart of our community that everyone can use.”
It also include “The Drum”, a purpose-built banqueting and conferencing venue, and houses a number of flexible event spaces, terraces and gardens capable of hosting a wide range of performances and activities.
It was recently announced that the civic centre has received a BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ rating meaning it is recognised as the “greenest” public building in the UK.
The project team included Hopkins Architects as design architect, Skanska as main contractor, URS for town planning, engineering design, environmental and sustainability services including the BREEAM assessment, and Turner and Townsend as quantity surveyor.