Golden Square update

The contract for the delivery of the Golden Square public realm project in the heart of the Jewellery Quarter has been awarded to Balfour Beatty.  This important development will be delivered over the next eight months with an anticipated completion date of early October 2014. Golden Square will provide a high quality space for local … Read more

Improvements works on Water Street

Amey will be carrying out patching and slurry seal works to the footways in Water Street from Old Snowhill to the end. This work is part of a five-year upgrade of Birmingham’s highways network, in which Amey will be resurfacing around 45% of the city’s roads. For the very first time, every road in the … Read more

French delegation to spend six days in Jewellery Quarter as part of EU skills scheme

A group of jewellery firm bosses and craftspeople from the Rhone district of France are visiting Birmingham as part of a European Union-funded skills programme. The six-day visit by the 10-strong delegation from the Lyon-based Chambres de Metiers et de l’Artisant du Rhone begins on Thursday, January 30, and will give companies from the Jewellery … Read more

Assay Office announces new combined test for crystal glass

The Laboratory at The Birmingham Assay Office has announced an improved “crystal glass” test. This has been developed specifically for those who wish to ensure their products meet the criteria required for it to be described as “crystal glass” as defined by an EU Directive of 1969 (Annex I of Council Directive 69/493/EEC -1969). This may be … Read more

Dayus Square improvements

Work is currently being carried out on the brick crossovers on Dayus Square. The contractor, Parade Civil, will upgrade the crossovers to a dark granite finish. The material they are using to place the setts doesn’t work in low temperatures, so please note the contractor will not always be present on site. The following road are affected … Read more

Never too cold for shorts…

In the cold January weather the Blue Orange Theatre is donning some shorts in a bid to bring on an early summer. Ten minute shorts to be exact… The Blue Orange Writers Group has been busy writing ten minute scripts as part of their new writing showcase entitled ‘Shorts’, which will take place at the … Read more

Maguire Jackson kicks off tenth year with new office

Maguire Jackson has celebrated the start of its tenth year with further investment in Birmingham by opening its third office. The leading independent sales and lettings agents, based on George Street in the Jewellery Quarter, has opened an office on Waterfront Walk, which connects The Mailbox and Brindleyplace. The new office will enable Maguire Jackson to … Read more

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