The Jewellery Quarter Development Trust (JQDT)
Overseeing projects that aid the development and progression of the Jewellery Quarter
Established in 2012, the Jewellery Quarter Development Trust (JQDT) delivers projects to tangibly improve the Jewellery Quarter for businesses, visitors and residents of the area. Since 2012, the JQDT has secured over £5 million worth of investment for the Jewellery Quarter. The JQDT is run by a Board of Directors that meet every two months to oversee the activities of all JQDT projects.
Improving the business environment
Established in 2012, the Jewellery Quarter Business Improvement District (JQBID) is currently in its second term. Working on behalf of 650 levy payers, the JQBID delivers a series of projects that help to improve the business environment. The JQBID is made up of 7 members of staff.
Protecting and maintaining heritage
The JQTH project is a heritage led regeneration grant scheme. Following a successful bid by the JQDT in 2015, £1.8m of grant funding was secured through the National Lottery Heritage Fund. Together with additional funding from Birmingham City Council, GBSLEP, Historic England and the JQBID, the project supports building improvement works and audience engagement activities.
Restoring the historic Jewellery Quarter cemeteries
Through a partnership between the JQDT, the National Lottery Heritage Fund, and Birmingham City Council, the JQ Cemeteries Project is a £2.3 million restoration project of the two JQ cemeteries - Key Hill and Warstone Lane. Alongside the restoration works, there is also a full activity programme, part funded by the JQBID.
Building a successful community
Initiated by the JQDT, the Jewellery Quarter Neighbourhood Plan has been produced by the community, for the community. Its aim is for the Jewellery Quarter to be a successful community of business and residents, with jewellery and design/making at its heart, whilst demanding the highest quality design for new development.