🟩 GreenBricks Building of the Week 🟩 Brent Civic Centre
Serving 300,000+ residents, Brent Civic Centre, is the UK’s greenest local authority building. Community hub and heart, this mixed-use space forms part of wider the Wembley Regeneration.
430,600 sq. ft. across 9-storeys
Unites Brent’s civic, public, and administrative functions under one roof – housing 2,000 staff previously spread across 14 buildings
👷🏾♀️Developer & Contractor
✍️Architects & Engineers
BREEAM Outstanding (93%) – 1st to achieve this rating in its category
33% reduction in CO2 emissions thanks to solar shading, natural ventilation + high-performance façade = £2.5m annual saving on lower energy and maintenance costs
Gardens incorporate permeable paving – allowing natural rainwater filtration – rather than conventional paving which directs surface water to central system, increasing flash flooding
Bio-fuel Combined Heat & Power (CHP) system utilises waste fish oil
Includes public amphitheatre, multi-purpose community hall, one-stop shop, wedding venue, and state-of-the-art library
Spaces arranged around a soaring, naturally lit foyer and atrium
Multifunctional garden design means it can be used as several ‘outdoor rooms’ – catering to groups – or for single party use
Project engagement with 926 local students + 47 weeks’ worth of work experience provided
Partnering with IT specialist Fordway, Brent Council have reduced IT power consumption by 80%. Through a desktop virtualisation solution, only 15W of power is used per desktop – compared with 80W average. Also, part of Avengers - Age of Ultron was filmed in the building.
🔗 Check it out https://www.hopkins.co.uk/projects/5/145/