Check out the latest planning applications in the JQ

As a part of the JQDT (Jewellery Quarter Development Trust) structure, a Planning Consultative Committee meets and reviews applications on behalf of businesses and residents in the Quarter. The team lodge comments about planning directly to Birmingham City Council. The committee meets every month and the city council recognises the comments made by the JQDT. Below is a planning tracker for … Read More

Jewellery Quarter BID Renewal ballot open

Businesses in the Jewellery Quarter are being encouraged to vote and support an additional £2.9 million investment into their area over the next five years. Improvements to the public realm, expanding the dedicated cleaning team, boosting recycling facilities for businesses and free public Wi-Fi are among the projects the Jewellery Quarter Business Improvement District (BID) wants to deliver between 2017 … Read More

Check out the latest planning applications in the JQ

As a part of the JQDT (Jewellery Quarter Development Trust) structure, a Planning Consultative Committee meets and reviews applications on behalf of businesses and residents in the Quarter. The team lodge comments about planning directly to Birmingham City Council. The committee meets every month and the city council recognises the comments made by the JQDT. Below is a planning tracker for … Read More

The Big Sleuth is Coming to the Quarter this Summer

The Jewellery Quarter will welcome three giant bears into the community this Summer as part of The Big Sleuth.  The Big Sleuth (so named because sleuth is the collective noun for a group of bears) is a free public art event which will see up to 100 165cm tall, fibreglass bears leave their paw prints all over the city for 10 … Read More

Check out the latest planning applications in the JQ

As a part of the JQDT (Jewellery Quarter Development Trust) structure, a Planning Consultative Committee meets and reviews applications on behalf of businesses and residents in the Quarter. The team lodge comments about planning directly to Birmingham City Council. The committee meets every month and the city council recognises the comments made by the JQDT. Below is a PDF planning tracker … Read More

Check out the latest planning applications in the JQ

As a part of the JQDT (Jewellery Quarter Development Trust) structure, a Planning Consultative Committee meets and reviews applications on behalf of businesses and residents in the Quarter. The team lodge comments about planning directly to Birmingham City Council. The committee meets every month and the city council recognises the comments made by the JQDT. Below is a planning tracker for … Read More

Check out the latest planning applications in the JQ

As a part of the JQDT (Jewellery Quarter Development Trust) structure, a Planning Consultative Committee meets and reviews applications on behalf of businesses and residents in the Quarter. The team lodge comments about planning directly to Birmingham City Council. The committee meets every month and the city council recognises the comments made by the JQDT. Below is a planning tracker for … Read More

Check out the latest planning applications in the JQ

As a part of the JQDT (Jewellery Quarter Development Trust) structure, a Planning Consultative Committee meets and reviews applications on behalf of businesses and residents in the Quarter. The team lodge comments about planning directly to Birmingham City Council. The committee meets every month and the city council recognises the comments made by the JQDT. Below is a planning tracker for … Read More

Check out the latest planning applications in the JQ

As a part of the JQDT (Jewellery Quarter Development Trust) structure, a Planning Consultative Committee meets and reviews applications on behalf of businesses and residents in the Quarter. The team lodge comments about planning directly to Birmingham City Council. The committee meets every month and the city council recognises the comments made by the JQDT. Below is a planning tracker for … Read More

History of the Jewellery Quarter preserved in definitive digital Archive Project

A wealth of information about the Jewellery Quarter’s rich heritage is available online in a mammoth project driven by the Jewellery Quarter Research Trust. The Quarter is home to a legacy of industrial innovation and influential individuals who both lived and were laid to rest right here, including nine known mayors; politicians, industrialists and the son of an aboriginal king … 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 Birmingham City Council – were … Read More

JQ Festival Open Studios Blog

From now until Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter festival, Tina Francis will be bringing you the latest insights and updates about the Open Studios Trail. You can download the trail dates to your calendar here. Tina is a tapestry maker and resident of the Jewellery Quarter, for more of her work you can follow her on Twitter. For general news and updates about the Festival … Read More

New JQDT chair aims to build city links

Collaboration and communication are two key objectives for Stella Layton, who has been elected as the new chairman of the Jewellery Quarter Development Trust (JQDT). Stella, chief executive and Assay Master at Birmingham Assay Office, succeeds David Mahony, managing director of PCPT Architects. David was instrumental in establishing the JQDT and the Jewellery Quarter Business Improvement District (JQ BID), and … Read More

A Royal Visit at the Jewellery Quarter

The JQDT (Jewellery Quarter Development Trust) was delighted to welcome HRH the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall to the Jewellery Quarter this week. The Trust has strong relationships with the Prince’s Foundation for Building Community and has worked with them for many years. JQDT board members were treated to a private audience with HRH at the School … Read More

Quarter Life Magazine – Issue 3 – Out now!

The third issue of Quarter Life – the official magazine for the Jewellery Quarter – is out now! The magazine, which is part of the marketing strategy outlined in the Jewellery Quarter BID Prospectus, is of interest to all the people who live, learn, visit and work in the area. It is also an informative guide for visitors who may … Read More

Quarter Life Magazine – issue 2 – Out now!

The second issue of Quarter Life – the official magazine for the Jewellery Quarter – is out now! The magazine, which is part of the marketing strategy outlined in the Jewellery Quarter BID Prospectus, is of interest to all the people who live, learn, visit and work in the area. It is also an informative guide for visitors who may … Read More

Quarter Life Magazine – Issue 1 – Out now!

The first issue of Quarter Life – a new magazine for the Jewellery Quarter – is out now! The magazine, which is part of the marketing strategy outlined in the Jewellery Quarter BID Prospectus, will be of interest to all the people who live, learn, visit and work in the area. It will also become an informative guide for visitors … Read More

JQDT bids to become a neighbourhood forum

The Jewellery Quarter Development Trust (JQDT) hosted a visit from Rt Hon Don Foster MP yesterday (30th April) to discuss its bid to become a neighbourhood forum. The Trust is working to become an official neighbourhood forum under the Localism Act. The Localism Act gives communities more rights and powers to shape new development and ensure that decisions about housing are taken … Read More

Jewellery Quarter BID wins British Jazz Awards for Brum

Birmingham has been successful in capturing the 2013 British Jazz Awards and bringing this most important of British jazz events back to the City where it all began, 27 years ago. Appropriately enough for such a glittering procession of talent, the Awards (known in the business as the ‘Jazz Oscars’) will this year be produced in partnership between The Jewellery … Read More

April JQ e-newsletter

Click here to view April’s e-newsletter… If you don’t currently receive a copy of this e-newsletter, please send your details to clairej.smith@jqdt.org, so we can keep our database up to date.

Birmingham Business Improvement Districts find success in new photography exhibition

The Library of Birmingham, in partnership with Colmore Business District, Jewellery Quarter Business Improvement District and Birmingham City University, supported by Arts Council England, has this month commissioned a 50 piece outdoor photography exhibition which celebrates the unique qualities, heritage and environments of the Jewellery Quarter and Colmore Row and surrounding area. FINDINGS is a new commission from GRAIN: the … Read More

Snapshot of the Quarter

The Jewellery Quarter BID has joined forces with the Library of Birmingham and the Colmore Business District to commission an exciting photography project. Internationally acclaimed photographer and artist Tom Hunter will be taking photographs in and around the Jewellery Quarter throughout February. The project is one of the BID’s early initiatives since it officially began in October 2012. It will result in … Read More