Brent Civic wins Civic Award

Brent Civic Centre has been selected as a national and international level finalist in the Civic Trust Awards.

The Awards seek to recognise the best architecture, design, planning, landscape and public art in civic building.

Brent Civic Centre is one of 79 winners listed this year, and it is in the running to win one of this year’s special Civic Trust Awards and a special accolade for projects demonstrating excellence in specific areas, such as sustainability, conservation or community engagement.

As well as going to projects that demonstrate high quality architecture or design, Civic Trust Awards also recognise buildings which demonstrate sustainability, are accessible to all users and make a positive cultural, social or economic contribution to the local community.

The civic centre, on Engineers Way, Wembley, is Brent Council’s new HQ and opened last year. The council say it is saving the borough around £2.5 million a year and has been recognised as the greenest public building in the UK.

Brent Council Leader Cllr Muhammed Butt, said: “Brent Civic Centre is a fantastic community asset, saves public money and is exceptionally environmentally-friendly. This has all been achieved in a building which is breathtaking to look at.

“I am delighted, that our civic centre is being recognised at the highest level. Local people can be proud to have a community building like this in the borough ”

All finalists will receive an award, commendation or community recognition certificate. The final level of award recognition will be revealed at the Annual Civic Trust Awards Ceremony on 7 March 2014.

Finchley Memorial Hospital Barnet, by North London Estate Partnerships & Murphy Philipps, is also on the list of winners, and is West London’s only other representative.

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