Doncaster Civic Office 

Cartwright Pickard have designed Doncaster Council’s Civic Office building with great skill, care and architectural flair. I doubt if there is any other recently completed civic building which demonstrates such best value in terms of cost and quality of design, function and operation.

Michael Broadhead Projects Director, Muse Developments

Client  Doncaster Council / Muse Developments
Location  Doncaster
Completion  2012
Cost  £25m


  • RIBA stages 1-6
  • Architectural design
  • Advice on offsite solutions
  • Workplace adjacencies study
  • Spatial planning


  • RIBA Regional Awards
  • BCO Awards – Best Corporate Workplace in the North (shortlisted)
  • RICS Pro-Yorkshire Awards – Commercial Building (shortlisted)
  • Yorkshire Property Awards – Best Commercial Development
Doncaster Civic Office
Doncaster Civic Office

Doncaster Civic Office assisted the Council in rationalising their estate, bringing all departments together under one roof in a purpose-built, lean building.

We formulated a strategy to implement the findings of the Council’s space audit, designing a new BREEAM Excellent workplace for 1,200 staff, which occupies a prominent position within the new Civic and Cultural Quarter, facing onto Sir Nigel Gresley Square.

A fully glazed spacious main entrance is clearly visible from the new square and a light and airy customer services centre is located at the front of the building providing a one-stop-shop for council services. Frontline functions are located in prime locations, highly visible and easily accessible.

Doncaster Civic Office

Office floorplate depths allow a passive environmental approach to be adopted, keeping energy usage to a minimum and reducing in-use costs. The highly efficient flexible floorplates can be easily subdivided into sub-lettable offices should the need arise. Stairs and M&E plant and vertical services risers were made offsite and craned into place on site, reducing the overall cost and programme time, while upping the quality of these components.

The space planning and fit-out underpin the Council’s ambition to foster collaborative working.

Doncaster Civic Office

Doncaster Civic Office
Doncaster Civic Office
Doncaster Civic Office
Doncaster Civic Office