Doncaster’s new civic offices are set to go head to head with The Shard in London for a prestigious building award.
Following its regional success when it walked away with the ‘Winner Amongst Winners’ crown at the South Yorkshire and Humber Local Authority Building Control awards earlier this year, the striking five-storey building is now taking part in the national finals held in London next week.
As well as going up against the iconic 87 storey glass skyscraper, the office in Sir Nigel Gresley Square will also go up against a hotel at Butlins’ Bognor Regis resort as well as a Norfolk hospital and scores of other buildings nationwide.
The imposing office is home to about 1,600 council staff, offers the public a one-stop shop for council services and forms a key part of Doncaster Council’s and Muse Developments’ £300m Civic and Cultural Quarter which is transforming the Waterdale area.
Coun Bob Johnson, Cabinet Member for Regeneration, said: “The new civic office is a flagship building and is saving money whilst helping to rejuvenate Waterdale and transform the urban landscape. To be competing against the likes of the Shard for national awards is a feather in our cap and shows the quality of this building and the wider CCQ development.”