The Quarter has a fantastic community spirit, which is why it is home to more than 6,000 residents.
The Jewellery Quarter is a fantastic environment for learning and discovery.
A diverse mix of businesses surround the golden triangle.
Life in the quarter
This unique area dates back more than 250 years and is still home to over 500 jewellery businesses. A designated conservation area with over 200 listed buildings, it has been described by English Heritage as ‘a unique historic environment in England – a national treasure’, which has few, if any, parallels in Europe. The Jewellery Quarter also contains Birmingham’s last remaining Georgian Square in the tranquil surroundings of St Paul’s, with its fine restaurants, bars and galleries.
Not only does the Quarter have a heritage, it also has an expanding, thriving business community, a growing residential population and an established retail sector that boasts over 100 jewellery retailers, specialist retailers, bars and restaurants.
In May 2011, Birmingham City Council encouraged the community to become custodians of the area and the Jewellery Quarter Development Trust (JQDT) – a Community Interest Company (CIC) – was established.
The first major project for the JQDT was to establish a Business Improvement District (BID), which the business community unanimously voted in favour of in May 2012. The BID will deliver a number of initiatives that will make the Jewellery Quarter the envy of all and which will, in turn, bring much needed investment to the area, as well as footfall to support the retail and leisure attractions.
This website has been created for the community. We hope it encourages people to visit as well as study, work, invest and live in the area.