Jewellery Quarter Townscape Heritage Project

The Jewellery Quarter Townscape Heritage (JQTH) project is a three-year scheme funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. It aims to regenerate an area within the Jewellery Quarter’s ‘industrial middle’ through the repair and restoration of historic buildings and the delivery of events and activities for all.

The funding will allow the scheme to offer grants to owners of some of the key historic properties within the JQTH area, to help them carry out much needed conservation repairs, restore architectural features, improve the historic streetscape and help bring historic buildings back into use.

The project aims to regenerate the area, to halt and reverse the decline of the historic townscape by creating attractive, vibrant and interesting places where people want to live, work and invest. The JQTH will run until February 2021

What’s On

Join us for tours, talks and workshops throughout the year, which highlight the heritage of the Jewellery Quarter and bring historic buildings to life!

17/04/2019: Heritage with a View – Women and the 19th Century Economy

27/04/2019: JQ Sign of the Times Walk

27/04/19: Jewellery Quarter Lettering Workshop

24/05/2019 – 31/05/2019: Spotlight on Vittoria Street. Join us for a week of activities which celebrate and explore the heritage of Vittoria Street in the Jewellery Quarter – expect live performances, tours, talks and more! We will also be showcasing new work produced by local young people, inspired by the buildings, people and stories of the JQ.

The Townscape Heritage Area

Further Information

In June 2015, the Jewellery Quarter Development Trust (JQDT) submitted a bid to the National Lottery Heritage Fund to improve, repair and bring buildings back into use, that are within a defined area of the Jewellery Quarter. The bid was successful and the project started in February 2018.

In total £1.8 million grant funding will be used to support building improvement works and audience engagement activities. As part of the application to the National Lottery Heritage Fund, a buildings assessment was carried out in the JQTH area – they were appraised on their condition, heritage significance and the value to which a scheme would improve the area.  A list of priority properties was identified, and the project team will be working with these property owners in the first instance.

For further information on the wider JQ Conservation Area please see the Birmingham City Council site 

The  JQTH  Team

For further information on the capital works programme please contact:

JQTH Programme Manager, Mandy Hall 07940 555804 or email townscapeheritage@jqdt.org

For further information on the Activity Programme please contact:

JQTH Activity Programme Manager, Kate O’Connor 0121 233 2814 or email kate.oconnor@jqdt.org

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