Doncaster Civic Office

Cartwright Pickard, Doncaster, 2012


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Five-storey office complex built on the site of the old Doncaster College

The building houses most of the council’s services on one central site and includes flexible office space, a state-of-the-art council chamber, and a one-stop-shop for frontline council services.

Doncaster Council’s new Civic Office assists the Council to rationalise its estate, bringing several departments together under one roof in a purpose-built, low energy building. It has strong 'green' credentials featuring natural ventilation and roof top planting for rainwater harvesting.

The office floor plates have been designed in an open plan grid, which facilitates flexible sub-division of office space, allowing for open plan desk arrangements, maximising the usable life of the building and reducing the overall running costs for the council.

The floorplate depths allow a passive environmental approach, keeping energy usage to a minimum and reducing in-use costs.


  • Begun: Dec 2010
  • Completed: Sep 2012
  • Floor area: 17,187m2
  • Sectors: Civic, Office
  • Total cost: £20.1M
  • Procurement: Design and construct, novated to Contractor
  • CO2 Emissions: 75.8kg/m2/year
  • Address: Waterdale, Doncaster, DN1 3BU, United Kingdom

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