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Knowle West Media Centre

Project management: Miles Ford
Architects: White Design
Energy and M & E: Ernest Griffiths
Engineers: Integral Structural Design
QS: Ridge and Partners
Main Contractors: ER Hemmings
Straw bale panels: Modcell

Completion end 2007

Under the Sky Involvement
Client advisor

Archimedia project for Knowle West Media Centre
Knowle West Media Centre works to involve young local people in media activities as an opportunity to develop skills and confidence that can lead to career paths. Archimedia is the project to redevelop the old William Budd Health Centre into a state-of-the-art building for the work of the centre and other media-related community organisations.

Young people from the community have been involved with staff from the Centre throughout the project.

Funded by Bristol City Council, The EU Urban 2 and Objective 2programmes, the South West RDA, Neighbourhood Renewal and Arts Council England the £3M project has a completion date at the end of 2007.

The building is designed to be as sustainable as is possible for this high-tech use and to this end an important feature is the straw bale panel construction of the external walls. This innovative technology provides a fabric that is both super-insulated and from a sustainable source.

The role of Under the Sky has been to add the skills of an experienced client to the dynamic idealism of Archimedia. At November 2007 the project is on time and budget and the result will be a landmark in Knowle West.

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