Birmingham City Council – Speed Limits Business Survey

Birmingham City Council is considering a number of options to improve road safety and the street environment for all road users, including pedestrians, cyclists and drivers to make the city a safer and better place for all. They are keen to engage with local businesses to see how road safety affects you, your staff and … Read more

Assay Office marks bricks for charity

Birmingham’s iconic Assay Office celebrated its 240 year history by laying down special feature bricks at the new buildings construction site. The blocks bear the hallmarking symbols used in the office’s lifetime such as a lion, a crown, an orb and Pallas Athene, as well as the classic Birmingham anchor. The unique feature will also … Read more

Gibson Kochanek Studio celebrates first year of business

Barbara Gibson and Marta Kochanek joined professional and creative photographic forces in spring 2014 to set up Gibson Kochanek Studio. The company celebrated a successful first year of business this week (Monday, 23) with an event at Chung Ying Central, Birmingham. The evening was an opportunity for the dynamic duo to say thank you to their clients … Read more

Unique Find: Blakeley-Browns

This month, JQBID manager Luke Crane, made himself at home in vintage furniture shop, Blakeley-Browns based on Augusta Street. Store owner Vicki Spencer-Brown gave him a tour of her new shop and showed him her favourite pieces of furniture. When did you move to the Jewellery Quarter?  I initially set up Blakeley-Browns in the Custard … Read more


There are lots of potential new developments in the pipeline, which will further enhance the Jewellery Quarter’s offering. Click each link below to see the details of new planning applications in the area: Studio Two, The Platinum, 87 Branston Street –  Change of use of ground floor from live / work unit (Sui Generis/A1 & B1) … Read more

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