Contractors given keys to Coffin Works

After more than 10 years of fundraising and development, Birmingham Conservation Trust has announced that work is starting on the city’s newest heritage attraction. On Monday 29th July, the keys of the Newman Brothers Coffin Fitting Works on Fleet Street in the Jewellery Quarter will be handed over to specialist contractors Fairhurst Ward Abbotts, who … Read more

Are you up for the Jewellery Quarter coffee challenge?

We all like a challenge and when there’s the added incentive of raising money for a worthy charity, what better way to bring the community together than with the Jewelllery Quarter challenge. On the 27th September 2013 it’s the world’s biggest coffee morning for Macmillan Cancer Support and we want the Jewellery Quarter to work … Read more

New training course from The Birmingham Assay office – understanding watches

The Birmingham Assay Office is pleased to announce its latest new training course – Understanding Watches. Delivered by watch industry expert Peter Tales MBHI, this hands-on course is intended for retail staff or enthusiasts who already have some experience of watches. The one day course will provide an in-depth understanding of the technical aspects and … Read more

One week until complete tunnels closures start

Bosses from the Birmingham Highways Maintenance and Management Service (BHMMS) are issuing a reminder to residents, businesses and visitors to the city that 24 hour-a-day closures of the A38 tunnels through Birmingham start next week. The St Chad’s and Queensway tunnels will close at 10pm on Friday 19 July and remain closed for six weeks until they … Read more

British Jazz Awards provide boost for Birmingham

  Music fans descended on Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter last night to honour the finest musicians on the UK jazz scene at the 2013 British Jazz Awards. The prestigious event, known in the industry as the ‘jazz Oscars’, made its return to Birmingham 27 years after it started in the city. Held at St Paul’s Church, … Read more

Have your say on parking in the JQ!

The Jewellery Quarter Development Trust and Birmingham City Council are encouraging people who live, learn or work in the Jewellery Quarter to have their say on local parking facilities. Birmingham City Council made changes to the Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) that covers the Jewellery Quarter about a year ago and the time has come for … Read more

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