Brent Civic Centre has won a prestigious RIBA Award. Designed by Hopkins Architects to streamline the council’s activities as a new hub for the community the building houses Brent’s civic, public and administrative functions as well as providing office space for 2,000 staff.
The building has already been awarded the coveted BREEAM “Outstanding” rating, the first in its category to have achieved such an accolade. As such, it features a 33% reduction in carbon emissions thanks to a combination of solar shading, natural ventilation, high-performance facade, and combined cooling, heating and power which utilises waste fish oil. It is the most sustainable local authority building to be completed in the UK.
For more information see http://www.hopkins.co.uk/s/projects/1/145