Runnymede Civic Centre
Completed whilst working at Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, Matt Vaudin was the Project Architect for this building.
The Civic Offices for Runnymede Borough Council, sited in the heart of Addlestone, Surrey and adjacent to the existing Civic Offices building, is more than just an office: it incorporates significant public functions that present complex issues of permeability, security and accountability. This is the first in a new generation of joint civic offices within the UK, meeting Government aspirations to combine a range of services under one roof, in this instance the local council, the police and the library.
The 65,000 square feet of area provides accommodation for some 250 employees at Runnymede Borough Council along with accommodation for Surrey Police, Safer Runnymede and a new public library for Surrey County Council. This is a unique public building that presents a backdrop for working and communicates the changing culture of local democracy. The building communicates communal identity and civic pride, both for the citizens of Addlestone and the staff of RBC.
2009 Civic Trust Award 2009 RIBA Award