After recently telling you about a past project by AFH UK, the Arnica Drying Factory in Romania, we now bring you news of their latest voluntary design scheme that goes on site in London any day now. A multidisciplinary design team has been working with the national charity FareShare, since May last year, on their new training centre in Bermondsey in London and now the fruits of their labours are soon to put to good use. FareShare works to redistribute surplus food to disadvantaged and vunerable people around the UK. The new training centre will provide "Kitchen training facilities, an IT room, a conference room and staff room for the FareShare NVQ training programme, which offers NVQ training in Cookery and Fork Lift Truck Driving." The people that will be able to take advantage of these facilities are those homeless that FareShare come in to contact with on a daily basis through their food delivery programme.
The latest news on this project is that TreeHugger friends &Made; will be designing a piece of furniture for the new building. AFH UK's Chris Medland and the boys from &Made; recently met at the Design Museum where they were taking part in a discussion entitled "Can design Save The World?". Collaborations such as these are surely the first step in the right direction.
You can follow the progress of the FareShare build on the AFH UK projects page.