The place to be
Brent is a place of contrasts and a destination for thousands of British and international visitors every year. Home of the iconic Wembley Stadium, the world famous Wembley Arena and the spectacular Swaminarayan Hindu Temple, it provides a stage for cultural, sporting and religious events of national and international importance, including most recently the Olympics 2012.
The borough spans two distinct areas: the densely populated inner city, and leafy outer London suburbia and all together is the most culturally and ethnically diverse local authority area in the country.
At the same time, poverty and social exclusion are significant issues for residents in the borough. However, the council has placed over 4000 residents into jobs through innovative employment programmes since 2002, helping to compensate for the effects of the recession and an increase in people claiming housing and council tax benefits since the start of the economic downturn.
We believe that everyone in Brent should be able to participate in and benefit from growth in the local economy. To support this we want to ensure that our residents have the right skills and opportunities to enable them to prosper.
The council to work for
We play a key role in developing and promoting the borough including the regeneration of Wembley Park with the new Brent Civic Centre and London Designer Outlet.
Over recent years we have undergone a major transformation internally, and this continues with a programme of unprecedented structural and organisational change designed to meet the financial challenges facing the public sector. Our Improvement and Efficiency Strategy sets out proposals to deliver high quality services while driving efficiency and cutting waste and bureaucracy.
We are committed to driving forward service excellence, urban regeneration and community cohesion whilst recognising that we cannot ignore the financial reality of providing public services in this challenging financial climate.
Anyone joining Brent is coming into a confident, ambitious organisation with big plans. There is a huge opportunity to contribute to change in a way that genuinely helps us to become more efficient, streamlined and customer-focused.
Brent Civic Centre
Our new civic centre is on Engineers Way (opposite Wembley Stadium and Wembley Arena) in the heart of the Wembley regeneration area.
It provides residents with easy access to a variety of public services in one place and increased and improved facilities for the whole community to enjoy, as well as generating efficiency savings that can be ploughed back into local services.
It functions as a community hub where residents can meet, eat and shop, as well as a building from which efficient and high quality council services are provided.
Greenest UK public office
Our state-of-the-art civic centre has received BREEAM 'Outstanding' rating from the Building Research Establishment, the world's foremost environmental assessment award for building projects.
With a score of 92.55 per cent, the civic centre is officially the greenest public office building in the country and the fourth greenest building worldwide out of only ten that have received BREEAM Outstanding rating.
The building will achieve a 33 per cent reduction in carbon emission with energy consumption, 100 per cent more efficient than similar buildings.
Getting to the civic centre
This site is geographically central and links the diverse north and south of the borough as well as being accessible through excellent transport services.
Three stations serve the area:
- Wembley Park (Metropolitan and Jubilee lines)
- Wembley Stadium (Chiltern Railways)
- Wembley Central (Bakerloo line, London Overground and Southern Railway)
As well as various bus routes:
- 92 and 206 on Engineers Way
- 83, 182 and 223 on Empire Way
- 297 at Wembley Park station
- 224 terminating at Wembley Stadium station.
Given the excellent public transport links to the civic centre there will be no on-site parking provision for staff (excluding blue badge holders). However, there is excellent provision for cyclists including 150 secure cycle parking spaces, lockers and showers. There is also a club car scheme in operation for staff that need to use vehicles to perform their duties.
If staffs choose to commute to work by car, local car park operators offer discounted contract parking and details can be provided on request.
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