The Skanska built Brent Civic Centre has been named Sustainable Project of the Year at the Building Awards 2014.
The building’s ultra-green standards were recognised in winning this award. The new civic centre is set to achieve a 40 per cent reduction in carbon emissions compared with a standard building, thanks to a combination of features, including solar shading, natural ventilation, a high-performance façade and a combined cooling, heating and power generation system, which uses waste fish oil.
Skanska’s Managing Director, Paul Heather congratulated the team saying: “It’s fantastic that our approach to sustainable construction has been acknowledged by this prestigious award. I’m extremely proud of the team’s determination to make sustainability and the green agenda the winning solution – sending a clear message to our industry.”
The awards ceremony and gala dinner, hosted by comedian James Corden, was held on Wednesday night at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London. The evening highlighted the people involved in outstanding building projects recognising contractors, architects, engineers and specialist sub-contractors.
Brent Civic Centre is home to Brent Council. The new building accommodates 2,000 employees and brings together all council functions from across the borough.