School of Jewellery Expands to St Paul’s Square

Birmingham City University’s School of Jewellery is set to expand to a new building on St Paul’s Square!

The premises at 10 St Paul’s Square was previously occupied by Abbey College but as of September 2019 will be home to a new research and postgraduate facility in jewellery-design. The School of Jewellery’s library and computer suite will also move to the new 11,200 sq ft building along with new design studios and offices for staff and doctoral researchers.

Professor Stephen Bottomley, Head of the School of Jewellery, said: “We’re delighted to be building for the future within the historic heart of the Jewellery Quarter. It is a great pleasure to be able to announce growth, investment and support for craft and design in higher education. This is positive and exciting news for our students and our staff and addresses the high demand from our academic partners across the world while enabling the School of Jewellery to reach new countries to achieve greater diversity.”

First founded in 1890, the School of Jewellery recently celebrated its 125th anniversary in 2015 and is the largest of its kind in Europe offering unique degrees in horology and gemmology, alongside its award-winning jewellery design courses. The School recently won the prestigious “College Trophy” for the third consecutive year at the Goldsmiths’ Craftmanship and Design Council Awards in London.

To find out more about the School of Jewellery and the courses they offer visit their website.