Afro Caribbean Millennium CentreWinson Green, Birmingham
Following an in depth feasibility study, D5 were appointed as lead consultant for the project. The project was funded through a number of bodies including the Millennium Commission, Arts Lottery, European Regional Development Fund and Birmingham City Council.
The resource centre was completed for the Afro Caribbean Millennium Centre (ACMC) in two phases and provides general community services including employment resources, social and welfare facilities, business incubation units, training in radio and information technology. The centre also houses its own radio broadcasting station and a street level cafe.
Awarded: Winner, Commercial Sector, Birmingham City Council ‘Built in Quality Award’
Published: The Architects Journal, 30_09_04
Published: Birmingham: Shaping The City, RIBA Publishing, 2008
Afro Caribbean Millennium Centre / Birmingham City Council
JCT Standard Contract
Contract Administrator, Lead Designer, Architect RIBA Work Stage 0 > 7
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The aim of the design was to create a contemporary landmark building which would act as catalyst for regeneration in the area and provide a significant focus for the community. The scheme employs the innovative use of modern materials whilst reflecting the scale and form of its context. Energy saving devices including natural ventilation, passive cooling and high levels of insulation in order to reduce energy usage and reducing capital and revenue costs for the centre.