Meet the hair salon aiming to make sustainability sexy

BLACC + BLOND, an innovative hair salon that has been unrivalled in the last year with its focus on creating positive change across diversity, inclusivity and purpose, has today announced its latest initiative, and its aim to be the most sustainable and eco-friendly salon in the UK. Based on the edge of Birmingham’s famous Jewellery … Read more

Assay Office Birmingham announces new collaborative tenancy and partnership with the Birmingham School of Jewellery

Assay Office Birmingham and Birmingham City University have announced the beginnings of an exciting new partnership and tenancy. The University’s gemmology department will move into the new, state-of-the-art premises at 1 Moreton Street, enabling further development of gemmological training for School of Jewellery students and forms part of ambitious plans to establish a centre of learning … Read more

Multi-million pound boost to transform Jewellery Quarter

Three projects that will transform Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter for visitors, businesses and residents are to share more than £3.25million in grants from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), it has been announced. Birmingham’s Grand Central redevelopment has led the way for a revitalisation of the city centre. This latest investment will allow the industrial heritage which … Read more

Plans unveiled for Birmingham’s first PRS Scheme at Jewellery Quarter

Property developers Sterling Property Ventures and London-based investment company Long Harbour Ltd have announced an exciting project to create Birmingham’s first private rented sector (PRS) scheme, with the aim of linking the Jewellery Quarter with the Colmore Business District. Plans for the Great Charles Place development site – currently a pay-and-display car park owned by … Read more

JQ jewellers to shine in new John Lewis store

The Jewellery Quarter Development Trust (JQDT) has been working in partnership with John Lewis to devise a community initiative that will see a ‘Made in the Jewellery Quarter’ area in the Birmingham flagship store. The first six JQ designers representing the Quarter are James Newman, Kate Smith, Becca Williams, Rhiannon Lewis, Collette Waudby and Fei … Read more

Assay Office opens doors to its new HQ

Europe’s largest Assay Office has opened the doors to its new purpose-built facility in Moreton Street, in the Jewellery Quarter. The modern headquarters unlocks many new opportunities for Assay Office Birmingham. The iconic office, which was based in Newhall Street for 137 years before it moved, is known for testing, verifying and hallmarking previous metals, … Read more

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