The landmark new Brent Civic Centre has achieved practical completion in the north London borough of Brent. The multipurpose development allows the Council to realise its vision for a consolidated facility that houses their civic, public and administrative functions under one unified roof, providing office space for 2000 staff.
Located on a prominent site next to two well-known civic icons, Wembley Stadium and Wembley Arena, it will streamline all aspects of the Council’s activities and has been designed to become the new hub and heart for the community where residents can meet, shop and eat.
Hopkins Architects’ landmark Civic Centre building for Brent Council has recently started on site. The new development, in the context of two established icons, Wembley Stadium and Wembley Arena, will realise the Council’s vision for a community building consolidating their civic, public and administrative functions on to one site.
It will streamline the efficient delivery of services to Brent’s diverse community and kick-start regeneration of the northern part of the Wembley Masterplan.
As a development of our work in Hackney, Brent’s new Civic Centre is a further step towards establishing an efficient and sustainable model for civic buildings delivering public services.
Located in the heart of Wembley, it will become a new landmark and public ‘place’ for the residents of Brent providing a wide range of community facilities under one roof, as well as accommodating 2,000 council staff and councillors.
Within the Civic Centre, Hopkins has designed a new multi-purpose community hall, which will accommodate theatre, concerts and large wedding receptions.
Behind this, glazed office wings are open-plan and flexible to provide a future-proofed solution to the diverse community’s administrative needs. The building also includes space for retail outlets and a landscaped garden to help it to connect further with the surrounding Wembley Regeneration Area.
The soaring foyer and atrium has been designed as a flexible space within which a large public staircase will become seating for “Wembley Live” performance events. Other functions will include a one-stop shop and a state-of-the-art library and learning centre.
The building aims to achieve BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ through a combination of solar shading, natural ventilation, façade performance and combined cooling, heating and power utilising waste vegetable oil.
Location: London, United Kingdom
Architect: Hopkins Architects
Steelwork contractor Bourne Engineering
Client: The London Borough of Brent