Blair opened the centre as part of his attempt to improve relations between India and Pakistan. The countries are in a tense stand-off over terrorism and the disputed Kashmir region.
The Delhi centre is the first of its kind and is a pilot for other British Council offices in India and the rest of the world.
It has a multimedia library with extensive IT facilities, designed using glass screens to separate spaces yet give a sense of accessibility to visitors.
Currie & Brown was the quantity surveyor and project manager, and the local architect was Saby Sen Architects.