Doncaster Civic Centre
The Civic Centre is the first phase of Doncaster’s Council £300 million, civil and Cultural Quarter redevelopment of Waterdale area of Doncaster. The new centre will assist the Council to rationalise their estate, bringing all departments together under one roof in a purpose-built, lean building. Cartwright Pickard Architects needed to implement the findings of the Council's space audit, in designing a new BREEAM Excellent workplace for its 1,200 staff.
It features a new council chamber as the signature element of the building, coloured glazed terracotta baguettes and the large glazed corner window overlooking the new square allows passers by to observe democracy in action. Consisting of 5 floors, the striking design uses regal colours and quality materials that ensure the building is instantly recognisable.
The construction programme was very tight as was the budget and a co-ordinated engagement with the supply chain was required to successfully deliver the project to the very high standards the client expected. Cartwright Pickard Architects were committed to sourcing an elegant, robust and durable series of ironmongery. The ironmongery specification was challenged to perform to the highest levels whilst working within the tight budget. Allgood answered the brief by specifying the Sembla range of ironmongery which provided a consistent design aesthetic throughout the building. To maintain a coherent visual identity on the doors throughout the building, the same lever handle was applied to on-door access control escutcheons. The furniture was competently supported by the specification of high performance mechanical hardware throughout.
As the building was built to new BREEAM excellent standards, Allgood proved their environmental credentials. In addition to our ISO 14001 accreditation, Allgood provided details regarding the recycled content of materials used in manufacture, the source of raw material and how far the products had travelled to site.
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