Lambeth’s Civic Quarter Wins RIBA Award
Lambeth Town Hall and Civic Centre have won a 2019 RIBA London Award for their architectural excellence and sustainability.
The Town Hall and Civic Centre were delivered as part of a programme to reduce the council’s core office buildings from 14 to two, cutting the organisation’s carbon footprint by a third and saving taxpayers £4.5m a year.
The programme saw the Grade II listed Town Hall sensitively refurbished to enhance its original features, whilst the newly built Civic Centre focuses the council’s offices around public services on the ground floor.
As well as delivering a new civic quarter for residents, the project includes 219 new homes, of which 47% will be affordable.
RIBA recognised the council’s “energy, drive and enthusiasm for the project” which was delivered by Muse Developments with architects Cartwright Pickard and contractor Morgan Sindall.
This is the second award for Lambeth’s new civic quarter, after the Civic Centre was Highly Commended in the Corporate Workplace category of the British Council for Offices’ Awards.