Coleraine Borough Council Civic Offices

Coleraine Borough Council's Headquarters have proved to be a landmark building in the North West. The structure is a reinforced concrete frame for the office building and steel framed in the single storey areas where long spans and high ceilings are required. The accommodation includes a fully tanked basement and a spectacular oval entrance with curved glass panels.

The building is located on a prime, but difficult, sloping riverside site, which required extensive earthworks and sections of the building to be piled. The structure of the building was fully co-ordinated with the services design, with the frame providing a heat sink for the mechanical services. High quality, low maintenance finishes were adopted and the design, which was fully cost controlled, was subject to whole life costing checking.

The scheme won an RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) National Award in 2001 and a Civic Trust Award in 2003.