Lambeth Civic Centre named Best New Build Office at the 2019 OAS Awards

Lambeth Civic Centre named Best New Build Office
Lambeth Civic Cente has been named the Best New Build Office outside Central London at this year's Office Agents Society (OAS) Development Awards.

The awards, which recognise excellence in office development, sustainability and transactions across the UK and City of London and West End markets, were announced at the Tower of London last week.

As part of our masterplan for Lambeth Council and Muse Developments for a new civic quarter, the Civic Centre has helped to transform the way the Council delivers its vital services to the local community. With a large customer service centre on the ground floor, the upper five floors provide highly flexible office space to enable the Council to implement smart working practices and agile working through a variety of different work settings.

To express the Council’s ‘cooperative’ ethos, a 24-metre tall atrium links all six floors, acting as a symbol of transparency and providing views over the borough to connect those working in the building back to the community. The atrium’s ‘smart façade’ curtain walling is the first use of SageGlass in the UK, an intelligent solar control glazing system which is a maintenance-free alternative to blinds or shades.

With the refurbishment Town Hall and new Civic Centre now in use, the project has reduced Lambeth Council’s core office buildings from 14 to 2, cutting the organisation's carbon footprint by two-thirds and saving taxpayers more than £4.5m a year.