Worcester Library & History Centre's award-winning architects donate prize to local community project 02.02.10

Worcester Library & History Centre's award-winning architects donate prize to local community project 02.02.10

02 February 2010

A firm of architects who won an award for their work on the Worcester Library and History Centre has donated its prize money to a Worcestershire youth project.

Bath-based architects Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios received the Bentley Be Inspired Innovation in Generative Design in October last year, in recognition of the firm’s ground-breaking work in developing and using state-of-the-art software. The firm has now offered its prize money of over £600 to Youthcomm, a radio station run by young people.

Jo Wright, Managing Partner of Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, said: "We were delighted to receive this award, and felt that it was appropriate to direct the money to a charity which has been part of the evolution of Worcester Library and History Centre.”

Youthcomm has been involved in the consultation stages of the new centre, holding a rock concert at Worcester Library which gave young people the chance to offer valuable insight into what facilities and events they would like to see in the new innovative building.

Adrian Newman from Youthcomm was proud to receive the donation, stating: "We are really grateful to Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios for their generous donation – it's great to have companies who work on major local projects really giving something back to the community.

"The money donated will help us grow from strength to strength, as well as creating a solid link between Worcester Library and History Centre and the local community. We hope to buy some offsite recording equipment with the donation so that we can get out and about more frequently to hear other young people’s views and opinions. Everyone at Youthcomm is looking forward to the opening of the new facility."

Ruth Foster, leading the work on the children's and young people's areas of the new centre, said: "The design of the building, and the services included, have been considered carefully in order to include a wide range of relevant facilities for young people, and through links with projects such as Youthcomm, we can ensure continual communication and understanding of what young people want from the new building."

To find out more about Youthcomm, write to Adrian Newman, City Youth House, Spring Gardens, WR1 2AE or visit www.youthcomm.org.uk.


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