Iqra Learning Centre Glasgow
Noor Miah

UK Albanian Muslim Community & Cultural Centre

UK Albanian Muslim Community & Cultural Centre, formerly known as “Kosova Islamic Centre UK” was founded and established in 1994 to fulfil the community’s religious, educational, social and cultural needs.

Ayad Al-Tuhafi Architects were involved to provide solutions to the problems faced by UKAMCCC, thus identifying the need for a newly purpose built and designed cultural and community centre. Their intention is to deliver a high-quality, sustainable, well designed cultural and community centre which serves the communities needs effectively, as well as becoming a source of income for the charity to enable it to perform its duties.

The ambition of UKAMCCC is to be seen as another landmark to the area and bring it up to the high standard and values of the regeneration direction in the borough.

Proposed design

  • A commercial ground floor with Café on Carlton Vale serving the wider community
  • Classrooms over 2 floors to teach students of all ages
  • Prayer halls for both men and women with ablution facilities
  • Funeral service and mortuary
  • Multi-purpose hall for events and hire
  • Luxury restaurant with outdoor terrace
  • Rooftop multi-purpose dome and garden
  • 9 residential flats for rental income to achieve financial sustainability and fund running costs, without relying on donations

Every effort will be made to design sustainably, we intend to use passive stack ventilation for delivery fresh air and cooling within the prayer space, as well as a rainwater harvesting system. As part of the regeneration of South Kilburn, there is consideration of a neighbourhood heating system which will also be to our advantage.

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