Jericho To Help Friends of the Earth With Unlocking The Warehouse

The Warehouse is a community building located next door to Moor St Station and a stone’s throw from the Bullring shopping centre. Birmingham Friends of the Earth have managed it for the last 40 years and have chosen Jericho Construction to help them deliver another 40 years of positive environmental change.

The ambitious refurbishment plans will showcase the kind of energy saving insulation and glazing solutions that Birmingham will need in order to meet its climate change commitments.

Phil Burrows, General Manager at Birmingham Friends of the Earth said: “We’ve chosen Jericho Construction because of the transparent way that they quote, the excellent work they’ve done for us in the past and their status as a social enterprise”.

Richard Beard, Chief Executive at the Jericho Foundation said:
“We’re delighted to be working with Birmingham Friends of the Earth again as our social and environmental values are well matched.”

Birmingham Friends of the Earth have had a great team to help get the project through to this stage. The last piece of the jigsaw is to raise investment and they’ll be doing this in a similiar democratic and innovative way that they did to buy the building 30 years ago, through Community Shares.

Simon Borkin, Co-ops UK said: “Co-operatives UK, with funding from Power to Change, is delighted to support such innovative work, and help transform such an important space for the community and the city as a whole. Community business relies on owners, investors and customers all coming together around a single cause, and works best when people are investing to bring benefit to the whole area, as is the case with this project.”

You can see more details of the work that is planned here.

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