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London Borough of Brent Civic Centre (with all-party support) opens 2013: "The greenest public building in the UK"

Photos (and scepticism):
Repost: Cllr Powney.

Open Doors Weekend
9-10 November 2012
Friday: 9am-4pm
Saturday: 9am-1pm

"A weekend of Open Door events inviting members of the public to visit working construction sites is being organised for the autumn by the UK Contractors Group (UKCG), the Industry Training Board and Sector Skills Council, CITB-ConstructionSkills, the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and the Considerate Constructors Scheme.

"The collaborative initiative is the first of its kind for the sector and intends to raise the profile of the industry, challenge stereotypes and encourage greater engagement with the public and local communities to attract talent into the industry.

"The events will provide a unique opportunity for members of the public to witness first-hand the scale and complexity of major construction developments and also demonstrate an industry-wide commitment to welcoming a wider, more diverse range of talent into the sector.

"Want to know more about careers in construction? Then visit our case studies section.

"Open Door's weekend will take place on 9 - 10 November 2012 (Friday: 9am - 4pm and Saturday: 9am - 1pm).

"To find an event near you, check out our event map [which currently fails to show Brent Civic Centre!] Please note that sites will be added to the list until October 2012, so please regularly check and see the new sites added."

Link to

Note: 'Open Doors' is separate from
events on 22-23 September.


  1. 'All Party Support?' - having used the photographs from Wembley Matters you could acknowledge that this building was opposed by Brent Green Party. 'Green' is not enough when a building costs £100m when the council is closing half the borough's libraries, is on a expensive prime site next to the stadium and arena, will not be accessible on event days to children and young families because of the crowds attended the stadium, is far too grand when a simpler building would have sufficed for a much reduced council. In fact at the last local elections both Labour and Conservative politicians questioned the wisdom of such a large project and the Lib Dems proposed that the Civic Centre Library be reduced to enable the other libraries to stay open.

    Odd that a wonderful new building such as this is unable to give access to children in pushchairs at the Open Doors event.

  2. It will still be a building site in November, so maybe they shouldn't be blamed for limited access.