BDI calls to the Midlands

The Birmingham Design Initiative has issued a call for entries to the BDI Design Awards 2000. Established in 1988 and supported by Birmingham City Council, the awards aim to celebrate environmental and product design, and its use in the West Midlands.

There are seven competition categories, falling under either environmental or product design.

All entries for built environment projects must be located in the West Midlands and built within the past two years. All product design entries must have their origins in the region.

Sponsors of the scheme include retail group Selfridges, Carillion Building and Calthorpe Estates.

Regional design build manager for Carillion Building, Neil Campbell, says: “Quality design is central to our construction philosophy, and plays an essential role in today’s industry.”

Calthorpe Estates chief executive, Richard Allen, adds: “These awards will demonstrate that the West Midlands is at the very forefront of delivering high-quality design solutions. We are pleased to be supporting an on-going initiative which not only promotes good design within the built environment, but also confirms that the West Midlands is synonymous with outstanding product design.”

The competition is open to consultancies and individuals. Winners will receive a commemorative plaque. The closing date for entries is 31 August.

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