Jericho To Help Friends of the Earth With Unlocking The Warehouse

Environmentally-Friendly Construction at the heart of re-development

Picture: Exterior shot of The Warehouse in Moor Street, Birmingham

The Warehouse, Moor street, Birimngham

Located next door to Birmingham Moor St. Station and a stone’s throw from the iconic Bullring shopping centre, The Warehouse is a community building operated by Birmingham Friends of the Earth.

Having managed it for the last 40 years, Birmingham Friends of the Earth 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.

Having invested and applied our insight in Low Environmental Impact building techniques over a number of years, The Warehouse will benefit from Jericho’s class-leading eco-friendly construction knowledge.”

 

Investing in Birmingham

The final stage is to raise the capital investment. 30 years ago, Birmingham Friends of the Earth used Community Shares to buy the building, and they’ll be using this democratic and innovative method again.

Simon Borkin, of Co-operatives 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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About Birmingham Friends of the Earth

Running since 1973, and based in The Warehouse, since 1977, Birmingham Friends of the Earth have covered many issues in and around Birmingham. As well as local issues, they also campaign on national and global issues, as part of the Friends of the Earth network.

Birmingham Friends of the Earth are one of the biggest groups in the Friends of the Earth (EWNI) network – a unique network of campaigning groups working in over 170 communities across the country. Friends of the Earth is also the largest international network of environmental groups in the world, with affiliates in over 75 countries worldwide.

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About the Jericho Foundation

The Jericho Foundation is a charity which breaks down barriers in society, and supports disadvantaged people to become Fulfilled, Skilled and Employed.

Jericho  supports individuals with multiple disadvantages and complex needs, that act as barriers to employment, training or social inclusion. These can include NEET’s, ex-Offenders, homeless people and Survivors of Modern Slavery.

To address these issues, Jericho provide a range of work experience and supported employment programmes, including Apprenticeships, in our eight in-house social enterprise businesses. They combine this with individually tailored packages of holistic, personal development support, to meet the specific needs of each individual. This approach enables the individual to positively contribute to society and increase their level of self-worth and achievement.

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