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Brent Civic Centre to showcase its award winning multi-purpose building

20 November 2015

Brent Civic Centre, in collaboration with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), will be opening its doors to delegates taking part in Workplace Week 2015 – a week-long event showcasing some of the UK’s best workplaces’ innovation

The final event in the Workplace Week Tours series will take place on 16 November and commence at 10am. The series of tours, which has showcased some of the most innovative and iconic buildings in London, will give delegates the opportunity to see some of the design and technological innovations Brent Council has deployed to make its Civic Centre truly award winning.

Incorporating a number of different functions under one roof, Brent Civic Centre streamlines the efficient delivery of services to Brent’s diverse community. As well as housing an impressive library, community hall and winter garden, the complex also houses the local civic hall and council boardrooms which are all successfully integrated into the scheme alongside office space for up to 2,000 staff.

As well as having a unique ‘all in one’ design, the building is also resource efficient – and 70 per cent more energy efficient than a comparable building – thanks to the use of cutting edge technologies that have hugely contributed to the buildings ‘A’ rated Energy Performance Certificate. 

As well as using around 45 per cent less water than conventional water management systems and techniques, the building also has green roofing to provide additional thermal insulation and a biodiversity policy which encourages birds and bats to settle in the area surrounding the building. What’s more, meticulous attention has been given to the administration building which has been designed to promote healthy environments for staff and visitors – with all administration workstations being within seven metres of a window, which provides natural light.

Paul Bagust, Director of RICS’ UK Commercial Property Professional Group, said: 

“The grand finale of Workplace Week at Brent Civic Centre will offer real insight into the way large organisations can create multi-purpose spaces through the implementation of strategic FM. These spaces not only show more consideration for the environment, but help to promote wellbeing among the people using the space too – whether they are members of the public or office workers. Bright, sustainable surroundings also help to improve productivity among staff.

“This latest collaboration with Brent Civic Centre offers a fantastic opportunity for RICS to tell people about how they can bring innovation to the workplace, and physically show them – demonstrating the benefits of effective facilities management in practice which often promotes more engagement with the issues.”

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