A Tour of Brent Civic Centre

It’s that time of year again where some of the capital’s architectural wonders participate in Open House London 2013.

Joining the likes of Battersea Power Station, Lloyd’s Building, the Gherkin and many others is one of the UK’s most sustainable buildings, Wembley’s very own Brent Civic Centre.

The tour led by Hopkins Architects invited members of the public behind the scenes, have a look at some pictures I took from the session.

The tour covered the following building spaces:

Amphitheatre and Atrium

On entering the building the first thing that strikes you is the large amphitheatre, a home for arts and performances; you can also access the library and car parking from this level.

Community Hall

A circular drum clad in timber fins houses a multi purpose community hall on the first level.


Also in the drum is the registrar.


Open plan L-shaped office space supporting some of the 2,000 staff here.

Wedding Suite

Indoor space for wedding functions.

Wedding Garden

Landscaped garden area used for weddings.

Hologram Receptionist

A virtual assistant used to greet visitors and the first local authority in London to take this approach.


Share your experiences with Brent Civic Centre whether it be about weddings, parking, the library or anything else in the comments.