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THE MAGAZINE FOR THE JEWELLERY QUARTER

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December 2016

Issue No 377


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News............................. 22

The Pen Museum - New Exhibition Space & Queen’s Award for Volunteers................................... 22

Events .......................... 32

JQ Shines Bright for Christmas 2016........................ 23

Classifieds ................... 36

Wedding Ring Cell Scoops Engineering Award for WB........................................................................ 24

Editorial ....................... 18

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Hockley Mint Opens its Doors for Tailor-made Retailer Days............................................................. 24 Letters Page.............................................................. 25 Clogau Gold Christmas Collection ........................... 25 Birthstones for January - Garnet............................... 26 News from The Coffin Works..................................... 27 Police Changeover.................................................... 27 An Historical Error!.................................................... 27 Andersons Award...................................................... 27 Cover photo: Inside Hockley Mint - it will 0pen its Doors in 2017 for Retailer Days.

Heritage - The Flatted Factories for The Jewellery Quarter Part 2............................................ 28 Planning..................................................................... 38

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Editorial

Marie Haddleton and from the Editorial team.

First of all, and most important, is wishing all the readers, advertisers and supporters of the iconic Hockley Flyer a Very Happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year.

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The festive season is traditionally a happy time, but can also evoke sad memories of those who made previous Christmases memorable. The Hockley Flyer published many obituaries during 2016 and although it is now a year since Kenny Schofield died, a lot of people still look for him around every corner. Nevertheless, our presents are wrapped up, Christmas cards written and even some Turkey lurking in the freezer. Not all that many changes in the Quarter during 2016 but the Pen Room now has a much more attractive (and easier) entrance, thanks to HLF funding. In the process, they have changed ‘The Pen Room’ to ‘The Pen Museum’. The new entrance is on the site where ‘Rip Van Winkle’ was written before The Argent Centre was built. 2017 should see a lot of work carried out in the cemeteries and The Standard Works will hear in February if their Phase 2 HLF funding is available to complete their plans for the remainder of the building, Very pleased to hear that The Jewellers Arms has re-opened. The main environmental changes during 2016 has been an increase in planning applications for housing and restaurants/bars, but there are still many new businesses starting up around the area, with seemingly enough workspace to go around and of course, we wish every success to all of them. Mark and I are pleased with how the new ‘Distribution exercise’ is going and we have several exciting new plans for 2017. Only one restaurant/ bar has refused to be a distribution point but apparently ANY leaflets or magazines left there are put straight in the bin! Many of our manufacturers are already busy on preparing for the International Spring Fair at the NEC. Have a Happy Christmas and Prosperous New Year. Marie Haddleton Editor


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Trade Talk from around the Jewellery Quarter and more. the story of the steel pen trade in Birmingham. Thanks to National Lottery players, the museum has transformed their visitor experience, allowing everyone to explore this important part of the city’s industrial heritage and its profound impact, both locally and across the world.” Jim Parkin, Project Director, Leach Studio, said: “Our team was delighted to be involved in this project, it’s been a really special opportunity to preserve part of Birmingham’s industrial history and social heritage. Alongside the tireless efforts of the volun-

The Pen Museum - New Exhibition Space & Queen’s Award for Volunteers Thanks to a Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) grant and match funding, the Pen Museum has now launched a new entrance, exhibition, shop and more. The Lord Mayor of Birmingham officially opened the new area of the museum on 10/11/2016 in a ribboncutting ceremony. At the same ceremony, the museum’s volunteers were formally presented with the prestigious Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. T h e Pe n M u s e u m r e c e i ve d £175,000 from several funders during 2015-16 including the Heritage Lottery Fund, Arts Council England, the Association of Independent Museums and the Foyle Foundation, towards a twelve-month project ‘A Flourishing Museum’ set to see the museum secure its future and introduce new generations to this largely unknown part of Birmingham’s past. The project has developed the museum’s spaces and includes a new entrance, new exhibitions, retail area and activity/ meeting room. The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK to recognise outstanding work in their communities. The awards

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were created in 2002 to celebrate the Queen’s Golden Jubilee and winners are announced each year on 2 June – the anniversary of the Queen’s Coronation. Anthony Hayes, Pen Museum, Volunteer and Operations Manager said: “The museum’s new exhibition has been such an incredible project to be involved with. Our visitor facilities and expanded space now mean that we can offer a much better presentation of the fascinating stories behind one of Birmingham’s core industries. I look forward to welcoming both new and returning visitors and encourage everyone to come along and discover a fascinating chapter in this city’s history.” Vanessa Harbar, Head of the Heritage Lottery Fund West Midlands, said: “We’re delighted that with HLF support the Pen Museum has been able to better preserve and promote

teers and the charm of the original manufacturing equipment in the Pen Room, this project will help to ensure that these stories can continue to be shared with many more generations of visitors.” Minister for Civil Society, Rob Wilson, said of the QAVS award: “I would like to congratulate all groups who received this year’s Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, in recognition of their fantastic achievements. The huge amount of work and commitment these organisations put into their local communities is surpassed only by the passion and motivation of the individuals who volunteer. I hope these groups continue to inspire others to get involved and make a positive impact so that we can continue to build a more compassionate society.” The Admission Charges are now £5.00 (£4.00 concession) - children under 16 go free.


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JQ Shines Bright for Christmas 2016

On Friday 18 November, over 700 people gathered in the Golden Square, to witness the official switch on of the Jewellery Quarter’s Christmas lights and mark the beginning of the festive period. This 2-hour event, organised by the Jewellery Quarter BID, saw live performances from Birmingham’s The Glamophones who brought festive favourites and pop hits with a vintage twist and local favourites, The High Fives, rock out with renditions of recent chart-toppers. Bouncing elves mingled with the crowd, taking selfies and checking who had been ‘naughty’ or ‘nice’, while visitors were treated to delicious street food and seasonal drinks from local Brummie vendors. Jewellery Quarter coffee house, Urban, and popular bar, Rose Villa Tavern were also open to provide festive drinks to keep the good vibes going. Birmingham’s Lord Mayor, Councillor Carl Rice and Lady Mayoress, Mrs Deed Curry, joined the Jewellery Quarter BID in the countdown which turned on the 100+ festive lights across the Quarter. Despite a slight drizzle, spectators were wowed by a dazzling firework display which were let off from the roof of the adjacent Big Peg Office building, one of the tallest buildings in the area. “We want to make the Jewellery Quarter a place to go at Christmas,” comments BID Manager, Luke Crane. “The Quarter is home to high quality retail Jewellery but there’s also so much more going on than people

realise. With over fifty bars and restaurants, several major attractions and some very unique retailers, there is a lot to come to the Quarter for. The festive lights, the tree, our free parking initiative and the switch on event are all about putting the Quarter on the map as the destination to visit during this festive period.” When asked about the event, BID Events Manager, Kim Loynes responded, “It was a fantastic event with a great number of people turning out for the big countdown. We were really pleased with the buzz both on the square and online and were delighted to see a lot of the local businesses owners turning up and showing their support.” Each year the Jewellery Quarter BID adorn the Quarter with bespoke lights for the festive period. The lights are inspired by the Quarter’s rich manufacturing heritage with motifs such as jewellery boxes, rings and the Assay Office Anchor. The scheme is expanded each year to cover more

streets in the area and is paid for through the business levy. In addition to this, the BID brought back the 30ft Christmas tree in the Golden Square. December 2016

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Wedding Ring Cell Scoops Engineering Award for WB WB The Creative Jewellery Group was one of a select group of companies to be honoured in the Midland’s heat of the prestigious 2016 ‘EEF Future Manufacturing Awards’. The company was ‘Runner Up’ in the Business Growth Category of the Awards which are staged by the Engineering Employers’ Federation. Their win was announced during a luncheon hosted by BBC presenter, Wendy Gibson at Staverton Park in Daventry in November. The company’s entry was centred on its ‘Wedding Ring Cell’ which produces entirely British-made wedding bands for Domino’s ‘Created & Crafted in Britain’ range. It showed how the company’s investment in

Hockley Mint Opens its Doors for Tailor-made Retailer Days The Jewellery Quarter based fine jewellery and bridal manufacturer Hockley Mint has launched an initiative to support independent jewellery retailers, opening its doors to invite businesses to find out more about Hockley Mint and to network with fellow retailers. The tailor-made events, which will take place in early 2017, will start

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Andrew Morton, Managing Director of WB The Creative Jewellery Group (back left) with Operations Director Mark Thomas (back right) and seated Samantha Cavell – Coordinator of the Wedding Ring Cell and Mark Wright its Administrator at the EEF Future Manufacturing Awards luncheon.

new technologies and its commitment to staff training has resulted in a seven-fold increase in production

with a comprehensive tour of Hockley Mint’s state-of-the-art in-house facilities, offering retailers the chance to gain a unique insight into the awardwinning manufacturer’s extensive jewellery production capabilities. Visitors will then be invited to spend the afternoon in an informal networking session, where they will be free to discuss hot industry topics and share tips on best practice in their businesses. Gary Wroe, managing director of Hockley Mint, said: “Although we are a well-known name in the trade, there is often still a misconception about just what Hockley Mint offers. We hope that by opening our doors to retailers

with an associated drop in production costs across its comprehensive and growing range of wedding rings. Importantly, as well as resulting in considerable growth in sales, this project has also cut the company’s delivery times from 4-6 weeks to 24-48 hours on stock lines and made to order within 10 days. “We are very proud of what we have achieved. The Cell has introduced a strongly engineered product into a traditional craft environment – providing increased accuracy, less room for human error, greater speed of production and a more consistent product. To have our efforts acknowledged in this way is the icing on the cake. This competition attracts some really big names and other winners this year were Jaguar Land Rover, Weetabix and UniPart so we are in extremely good company,” says Mark Thomas, Operations Director at WB The Creative Jewellery Group who masterminded the project.

we will be able to demonstrate the breadth of our services, from casting, engraving, CAD and bespoke design at our Merrell Casting arm through to offering ready-made product ranges, and cast components such as mounts and findings. “The CMJ hosted a similar event to this at Hockley Mint in June as part of its Regional Meetings programme and we got excellent feedback from retailers, so we are now opening it up to the wider industry to come and find out more about Hockley Mint, but most importantly to share common experiences and issues and to learn from fellow businesses. Independent retail can be a lonely place and we are keen to bring businesses together to help them stay ahead of the game and to show them how we can help.” The days will have an educational focus and will be free to attend. All retailers – regardless of whether they are currently Hockley Mint customers – are welcome to attend. The Retailer Days will take place in early 2017, with exact dates to be confirmed and dependent on demand. To find out more or to register your interest, retailers can call Carol Sinfield at Hockley Mint on 07786 332729 or email carol.sinfield@hockleymint. co.uk.


To Jewellery Quarter Heritage ‘Flatted Factories’ ‘I was very interested to read your article in the Hockley Flyer last month about the re-development of the Jewellery Quarter as I was the owner of one of the firms who had to move to make way for the building of the now ‘Big Peg’ so I will await you’re 2nd part next month with keen anticipation. I am now 78 years old and wondering if there are many of us left who were involved in that move. I am still semi-working after 62

Clogau Gold Christmas Collection A thoughtful gift, a sentimental heirloom and a unique tie to Wales, Clogau’s Christmas collection makes the perfect token of love and happiness, which can be treasured for a lifetime. Following the success of the Snow Queen collection in 2015, Clogau’s creative team presents the beautifully unique Nutcracker collection. Inspired by the wonderful story of The Nutcracker and the Mouse King, by E T A Hoffmann, the collection mirrors the beauty and drama of a beloved childhood favourite. Drawing on a piece that sees Marie’s favourite Christmas toy, the Nutcracker, come alive and defeat the Mouse King in battle before taking her away to an enchanted kingdom; nothing will inspire greater sparkle more than this collection. The exquisite special edition pieces from this magical fairy-tale collection are beautifully handcrafted in sterling silver, rose gold and are set with Swarovski Genuine Topaz. This marks a fantastic occasion for Clogau as they introduce Swarovski Genuine Topaz to the collection after working in close co-operation together with Swarovski Gemstones over the last few months. With each Swarovski Genuine Topaz crafted to meet the most stringent cri-

years working in the jewellery trade and I still visit the Quarter at least once a month to purchase goods for my repairs or supplying jewellery to customers. Peter Cook

Dear Editor,

‘The Jewellery Quarter is changing and there is undoubtedly an issue, teria of quality, size, shape, and cut, Clogau’s Nutcracker pieces are exquisitely unique and beautifully designed. Together with the unmatched brilliance and beauty of Swarovski Genuine Topaz and sublime rare Welsh gold, these mesmerising pieces are wonderfully timeless and serve as perfect gifts from the heart, which can be cherished for years to come. Sonia Menezes, Head of Brand Development commented: “The limited edition Christmas collection featuring the Ballerina jewellery and Nutcracker Milestones® charms, capture the magic and elegance of Tchaikovsky’s enchanted ballet that is now synonymous with the festive season. The addition of the superbly cut Swarovski Genuine Topaz and Clogau’s signature rose gold, truly make these pieces the perfect Christmas gift.” William Gust, Vice President Operations Europe, CIS & Middle East, Global Sales Operations commented: “Swarovski has a long and treasured philosophy of inspirational and innovative excellence and since 1965 and has been offering a beautiful palette of genuine gemstones to the world of fine jewellery. Swarovski’s ongoing commitment the artistry of precision cutting underlines the originating philosophy of uncompromising creativity. It is this Innovative spirit and strong family history, which are tantamount between Clogau and Swarovski. Together our visionary approach to

especially amongst the specialist jewellery trades, of a complete loss of the skilled workforce, with firms losing some of their skills as individuals retire. Remarkably many workers stay on beyond their retirement date but I, probably like yourself, cannot see many younger apprentices coming through. That said, there is an encouraging IT/creative audience now finding a home in the Jewellery Quarter and the transformation of the old Assay office in Newhall Street, is a great example of this. The Jewellery Quarter is looking much more vibrant and the Caroline Street works will help push this and the surrounding streets forward.’. Name and address supplied

Clogau’s Ballerina suite from the Nutcracker collection

Clogau’s Nutcracker Milestones® charms

Clogau’s Snowflake pendant from the Nutcracker collection

design and dedication to innovation, offer the most impeccable quality and craftsmanship, and lend this special collection one of pure magic.” December 2016

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Birthstones for January Garnet Garnet:

Birthday Gems - Lore & Myths Throughout the ages, gemstones have fascinated Mankind. Lots of myths, legends and lores have evolved around them. Some of our ancestors believed they had mysterious hidden powers and healing properties, which were bestowed on the wearer. Even today, some of these beliefs still exist.

The Garnet gemstone dates back thousands of years and the Egyptian pharaohs wore them for both decorative and ceremonial purposes. Large deposits of red garnet were discovered in Bohemia around the 16th Century which became the focus of their jewellery industry in that era. Most people think of garnet as only being dark red but there are many different colours, ranging from the fiery orange of Mandarin to the rich green of Tsavorite, and to the most widely recognised colour of Pyrope. The name ‘tsavorite’ comes from the place where it was first discovered; Tsavo National Park in Tanzania Garnet is considered a great gift to symbolize friendship and trust. Tradition connects Garnet to blood and is associated with healthy sexual activity, healthy blood and encourages good circulation. Garnet is an aid to promote successful business and encourage compassion and self-confidence. Garnet is the 2nd Wedding Anniversary stone.

Garnet Myths & Legends: • Garnets are attributed with power to protect the wearer from nightmares and snake bites and thought to promote guidance in the dark. • (Noah’s Ark is said to have had a huge garnet lantern to help navigate during the night). • Garnet is sometimes called the ‘travellers stone’. • A gem of Mars, Pyrope Garnet is used for power and courage.

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Police Changeover Sergeant Matt McVeigh, who has been our Police Sergeant, stationed at Vyse Street Police Station for over five years, retired on the 4th December. During his term of office, he has been closely involved in all aspects of The Jewellery Quarter and we all wish him a very happy retirement. Matt has been replaced by Sergeant James Ashcroft

An Historical Error! The programme broadcast on TV in October about life in the London slums was totally ruined by the use of ‘new’ money - or perhaps London was far ahead of the rest of the country? The programme was supposed to represent life in the London slums around the 1800s when ‘old’ money was still in use and it was misleading using ‘pounds and pence’ and totally ignoring the money of that time i.e. farthings, halfpennies, pennies, three-penny bits, sixpences, shillings, florins, half-crowns, guineas, etc. but never just ‘pence’! Surely there was someone who could have worked out the ‘real cost’ and there are still plenty of ‘old’ coins around - it would have made an excellent programme so much more authentic with a bit of research.

News from The Coffin Works The Coffin Works are proud to announce the launch of their brandnew permanent exhibition. From the 5th November, 2016 visitors will be able to take in the Newman Brothers’ Trade Show exhibition as part of the regular tour. This wonderful space recreates the 1950 trade show that Newman Brothers attended with a vast array of their exceptional wares. Visitors will be able to see the products, learn how they were made and get up close to the designs that made Newman’s a by-word for quality. This new exhibition will add a new dimension to their tours and give visitors a real insight into the development of the company.

Rolling out The Barrels!

Launched on 5th November is their newly restored and working barrelling shop! Thanks to funding from AIM and The Pilgrims Trust, and with the aid of Ian Clarke Restoration and the kind sponsorship of ERIKS Careers (http:// careers.eriks.co.uk/) they have been able to clear the space, restore the barrels and install the technology that means the barrels turn once more and can be demonstrated on all their tours.

Closed for Christmas!

This year, the Coffin Works will close for the Christmas holidays on 10th December. As has become tradition, on the 10th December, they will be doing it in style with the aid of a local choir for a Christmas sing-a-long, accompanied by mulled wine and mince pies, and a barrelling shop demonstration.

Anderson’s Bar and Grill Award In the ‘Food Awards England 2016’, West Midlands category, Anderson’s Bar and Grill in St Paul’s Square was the winner of ‘Restaurant of the Year’ Award for the second year running.

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View along Vyse Street, all the buidlings on the right hand side were demolised for the Jewellery Quarter Village (The 1960’s version)

The Flatted Factories for The Jewellery Quarter Part 2

In Part 1 in The Hockley Flyer (November 2016 issue) we looked at the early plans for the project to demolish the existing buildings in the Jewellery Quarter and replace them with rows of high-rise flatted factories. Part 2 carries on from the planning to the construction of the first flatted factory, now known as The Big Peg.

The Future - Suggested Move to the Country-side!

“The hundreds of small factories now in the old buildings can be comfortably re-housed in blocks of ‘Flatted factories’, and that by taking the ground plan of a slice of the Jewellery Quarter, apparently that part, roughly between Vyse Street and Caroline Street and suggesting on the same site the erection of two blocks of sixfloor ‘flatted’ fectories, demonstrates how the same amount of manufacturing activity can be carried on in bright and attractive surroundings, in well lighted, central-heated factories, with the added advantage of space for canteens, garages and some flower beds. There is now no need for concentration and inter-reliance between firms.

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Jewellers do not buy in pennyworths from their neighbours. Most firms do all the processes of their manufacture without outworkers; the telephone, post and, in normal. times road transport, lessen distance, Firms have already moved to Birmingham suburbs and other towns, to their advantage. So, it is reasonable to say that jewellers might feel driven out of their traditional streets, by the disruption of a wholesale re-housing scheme.” The authors of ‘When We Build Again’ suggest dispersal into satellite towns of the heavy industries now in the central area of Birmingham, is it not possible that the jewellers might be persuaded to move in a body to a new townlet built, say, at Solihull or on the outskirts of Warwick, Leamington or Stratford? That this light industry can be moved easier than a heavy one and gain by the relocation a change of air and scenery would of a certainty give to their spirit of design. Give any jeweller, worth his salt a north light, an electric power point, a gas-jet, clean running water at the tap, a warm and comfortable workshop and a contented mind, and his exact location makes no difference whatever to his work. No vital need to manufacture jewellery in Vyse Street has existed for a generation, and although many, perhaps a majority, of Jewellers will cling to the traditional spot, it is nice to think of a new, spacious, clean and,

prosperous Jewellery City in the Vale of Evesham or on the Malvern Hills! But alas, the absence of a labour pool in these pleasant places, means that the trade must always work in or near a large town.

Of Lasting Benefit to the City In 1952 plans for the rebuilding of the Jewellery Quarter were referred to at a press conference in Birmingham, at which the city’s development plan was explained. The Chairman of the corporation Public Works Committee said: “We have something which will be of lasting benefit to the city. We are not only planning to make Birmingham a nice place in which to live but also a nice place in which to work. In 20 years’ time, we hope the Jewellery Quarter development will be well under way.”

Factory Colonies Report Is Denied: No Plans To Move Trade To City Boundary Reports that discussions have been taking place concerning the formation of factory colonies on the outskirts of Birmingham for jewellers displaced by the corporation’s redevelopment plan, were denied last month by Mr. G. W. Chandler, the Deputy City Surveyor. “The reports are quite erroneous,” he stated.


January 1964 Corporation Buys Vyse Estate ‘Good Old Days’ in Vyse Street. In an effort to find extra working room, the roof space has been utilised and large bay windows added to the premises on the left of the photo.

The buildings looked OK from the front on Vyse Street, but at the rear they were in poor repair

Birmingham’s Surveyor Outlines City’s Proposals for Future Development Proposals for the industrial development of the Jewellery Quarter were outlined by Sir Herbert Manzoni, the City Surveyor, in a paper which he presented to fellow members of/ the Town Planning Institute in Westminster on February 4 1955. Sir Herbert said that the proposals in the course of “active consideration” at the present time included provision for the jewellery-industry of modern single and three-storey factories with adequate daylighting, reasonable rents, vehicular access, car and lorry parks and loading facilities. The factories would be composed of standard units to expedite erection, reduce costs and facilitate internal rearrangement to the needs of individual firms. Other proposals included the redevelopment of the remainder of the area by normal development control, and the more economic use of available industrial land to permit an increase in industrial, population from 30,000 to 35,000. The project included the provision of several car parks; to minimise parking in the streets; the demolition of sub-standard housing; substantial

reduction in the number of shops and their concentration into four groups, and the conversion of cemeteries into public gardens. Sir Herbert emphasised that the scheme is still in the stage of preparation, and added that, if it does proceed, it is not yet known whether it will be dealt with by means of comprehensive purchase or by collaboration with the present owners of land and property. He continued: “The jewellery trade in Birmingham is old and traditional and at one time was amongst the largest and most important. indeed, it is still very important although elements of the metal trades have grown much larger.” “The first mention, of the subject of redevelopment came from the trade itself as long ago as 1945, when an approach was made to the local authority by the Birmingham Jewellers and Silversmiths’ Association. The jewellery trade is based upon a series of old home industries in the days when a master jeweller had his workshop adjoining his house and his few assistants lived near or even with him. As often happened, and as in the case of the gun trade, the jewellers clustered together in the same district- some of them prospered and expanded their workshops, others joined the larger firms as craftsmen, whilst others became outworkers, gem setters, ring makers, polishers, and occupied rooms in the old houses in the district, often vacated as residences by the original master jewellers, where they work alone or with one or two assistants to this day.” “The whole district, of some 60 acres in extent, contains a few selfcontained factories, some quite modern, many small workshops and

Hopes are being entertained in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter for an early start on redevelopment now that the Corporation has agreed to buy some 14 acres of the Vyse estate. The Council is to pay £650,000 for the freehold interest for the property including premises in Vyse Street, Warstone Lane, Northampton Street, Augusta Street, Spencer Street, Hockley Street, Branston Street, Hylton Street and Great Hampton Street. Alderman Dennis Thomas, chairman of Birmingham’s Public Works Committee, said that at the first opportunity he would visit the Jewellery Quarter and see for himself the problems there. His object, he said, would be to make sure that whatever was done would be designed to retain the Jewellery Quarter, and assist the many small jewellers in surviving. Mr P Burns Farquhar, Midland Regional Secretary of the BJA said after the announcement of the Corporation’s plan to buy the area: “Redevelopment of the Jewellery Quarter is not only desirable, but essential. Unless the area was developed”, he added, “there was no future in it at all. It had been described as an industrial slum, and this was an expression with which he agreed.”

Costings When questions were raised regarding cost of rent etc., the reply was that they were not there to build goldplated palaces, and things would be as reasonable as possible, somewhere in the region of ten shillings per sq.ft. but it was feared by the jewellers that the total, with rates, would be 14s,15s or even 16s. When the fear was also expressed that the Jewellery Quarter could break up - “like the gun trade” - Ald. Thomas said the scheme was designed to avoid this. The Council were trying to keep a homogeneous unit; they didn’t want the trade to leave Birmingham. December 2016

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hundreds of houses, the majority of which are wholly occupied as workrooms by these outworkers. In the core of the district there is very little residential use and even in the fringes the residential accommodation is a small proportion of the whole.”


de-contaminated, after which disintegrated and finally obliterated. At this moment, we are in the early stages of being re-incarnated. We have turned over from teapots to tommy guns, from rings to wings, bangles to bombs and from bracelets to bullets. We have scrapped our polishing lathes for surface grinders and abandoned our beautiful catalogues for reprints.”

1964 - Small Man will Have a Place in the New Jewellery Quarter

In 1964, following the purchase of a large area of the Vyse Estate, the Council were able to revisit their intention to bring about a redevelopment. Looking down on the model of the jewellery quarter “village”. Top left is the proposed new Assay office, with below it a T-shape made up of the ^existing Frank Hawker building with extensions. The^large area in the centre of the picture shows the single-storey factories, with car parks above, while facing these is the block of flatted factories with, left, the branch College of Art. Almost hidden are the exhibition hall, offices, shops, restaurant and a bank.

Parking Issues When the BJA’s Deputy President, Mr A E Shipton, asked about parking, it was pointed out that in addition to the roof parking on the single-storey factories there would be a sprinkling of car parks in the area which would be used by callers. As for the allocation of spaces on the roofs, that was a matter for the trade to arrange itself, possibly through the Association. Both Mr. Martin Chatterley and Mr. Hames brought up the question of daylight in the single-storey factories, and Mr. Borg said this had received careful consideration, Ald Thomas adding that this was one of the things the working party could consider further. Mr. Hames returned to the size of units and thought that the 5,000 sq. ft. factories were “rather extravagant”. He thought there would be more call for premises of from 1,500 to 2,500 sq. ft. This, said Ald. Thomas, was another matter to be discussed and for ideas to be crystallized. When Mr. Hall asked if the development was only for those in the area defined, Ald. Thomas said: “This is not the limit of our development.”

years in converted rat holes now had this imaginative scheme.”

Proposed Block of Flats Referring to the block of flats shown in the model scheme, Ald. Thomas said they thought it would be a good idea to bring in some housing. Thanking Ald. Thomas and Mr. Borg for attending the meeting, Mr. Martin Levi, BJA President, said they had heard about a wonderful scheme.

Lord Mayor Tiptaft ‘Jewellers’ Lord Mayor’ Lord Mayor Tiptaft, (head of Tiptaft Ltd. (Jewellers) was widely known in the Jewellery trade as ‘The Jewellers’ Lord Mayor’, and that they were presupposing a willingness on Tiptaft’s part to associate himself and his high office with that none too popular section of the community called ‘The Jewellers’. They welcomed him firstly in his capacity as Chief Magistrate of their great city, and secondly with a sense of pride and affection as an old friend and colleague, doubtless the most dynamic personality which had emerged from the industry, and a good old Birmingham jeweller.

Converted ‘Rat Holes’

‘Concentration’

Ald. Thomas went on to ask if they thought the Council was on the right lines, and Robert Weston said he considered the plan be “a very good idea for all concerned. They had worked for

But changes had taken place in the jewellery industry. They had undergone a surgical operation known to the profession as ‘concentration’. “Firstly, we were decapitated, then

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‘Very active’

The aim is to preserve the industry and the Public Works Committee and The British Jewellers’ Association together formed a working party. It was further decided that there shall be a technical working party to deal with the detailed technical problems which are of interest both to the Council and to the Association. This is a complicated matter - questions of traffic circulation and parking are being studied, and the City Surveyor has also been asked to report at an early date on the general planning approach. There is a general acceptance that some special provision might have to be made for the ‘small man’ whose problems will be quite different from those of the larger firms. The Public Works Committee are confident that through the joint arrangements made a solution will be worked out. One other aspect of this problem is that an attempt will be made to deal with the provision of a certain amount of amenity land and a new Jeweller’s School in keeping with the general tone of the improvements involved, and in this latter example the Public Works Committee are assured of the ready co-operation of the Education Committee.


1966 - Going Up!

The first buildings to go up in the development of Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter are taking shape. They are the two units in Spencer Street and Graham Street, where the first firm to be displaced under the scheme will be accommodated. The picture shows the building in Graham Street. The actual building projects are now timed to be finished by midOctober after which there will be interior fixtures to be dealt with.

The new small units in Graham Street

1966 - Start on New Jewellery Quarter

Ald. Thomas is seen at the controls of the digger, while framed by it are Mr Roger Aitken, Chairman of the joint BJA, Birmingham Corporation committee working on the scheme, Mr Martin Levi, Pesident of the BJA and Mr P Burns Farquhar, the Midland Regional Director of the BJA.

A mechanical monster took a large bite of flattened rubble in Spencer Street, Birmingham and the new Jewellery Quarter was inaugurated. At the controls of the machine was Alderman Denis Thomas, Chairman of the City’s Public Works Committee, a man who has had much to do with plans for the New Quarter. He had been invited to start operations by Mr. Martin C Levi, President of the British Jewellers’ Association, who, together with many other members, and council officials, gathered in the early spring sunshine for the historic moment.

1970 - Work on the ‘Hockley Centre’ Continues

The Hockley Centre (Under Scaffolding) and left another view

The possibility of an exhibition centre of some form which may serve both the trade interests as well as the special historical interest of the jewellery industry will also be discussed. All this is very general so far, and the details have to be worked out, but it is

sufficient to indicate the very genuine interest of the Public Works Committee in the survival and redevelopment of our Jewellery Quarter. Ald. Thomas said that development was never an easy matter and the BJA would have to involve itself with

When jewellers have been allocated the space they want, other firms serving the trade will be accommodated - printers, tool-makers etc. The ground floor of the building will have shopping space, a post office, police station and possibly a public house. The new development will be called ‘The Hockley Centre’. Mr Herman Kay of Kay Bevan Ltd., the developers, has said that the name Hockley is famous in places like America and will immediately be connected with first-class jewellery. He added that applications for 80 per cent of the total area of the new block had already been received. December 2016

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the Council. Some people would have to move twice, but this was not what the Council wanted. If there was to be a change, this sort of thing was bound to happen. “It was good for business to have the trimmings, they had planned and they must say if they did not want them.”


Events

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Exhibitions/Demos  DECEMBER

On Now - 31 Dec COLLECTING BIRMINGHAM: STORIES THAT SHOULD BE SHARED

This is the first in a series of four exhibitions showcasing objects collected from local people, telling their stories of life in Birmingham. Held in the heart of the Jewellery Quarter this exhibition focuses on real stories of working life in Birmingham.

On Now - 24 Dec MEMBERS AND ASSOCIATES 2016

For over 170 years the diverse practices of the RBSAs Members and Associates have been displayed in this annual exhibition, including the work of those newly elected this year. Don’t miss Ann Hackett’s demonstration on Saturday 3 December. This exhibition is exclusively open to RBSA Members and Associates.

On Now - 21 Jan ALL THAT GLITTERS CRAFT EXHIBITION

In this dazzling selection of handmade craft you will find glamorous statement necklaces alongside striking ceramics and beautiful scarves. The range of affordable, original and innovative craft means there is something to suit a variety of tastes and styles .

On Now - 07 Jan RETROSPECTIVE

Graham Blaine RBSA. This selection of Graham’s delicate watercolours has been produced over a number of years. Graham’s preferred subjects are trees in the landscape and boats – from which he has produced two books: ‘Trees in Watercolour’ and ‘Boats in Watercolour’. Both are available to purchase at the Gallery. Solo Show

21 - 14 Jan ARRIVALS AND DEPARTURES

Heinke Jenkins RBSA. A selection of atmospheric lino and woodcut prints focussing on travel and movement. Solo Show

28 - 21 Jan LANDSCAPE CERAMICS

Usha Khosla RBSA. Inspired by her travels, Usha’s ceramic vessels have textured surfaces based on the colours and forms of the landscape. Solo Show

30 - 11 Feb StArt EXHIBITION

The StArt exhibition provides an opportunity for art enthusiasts with smaller budgets to purchase original art works for £300 or less. Over the years, the exhibition has become a much anticipated event in the RBSA calendar. Not only does it attract visitors looking for affordable high quality art, it demonstrates the RBSA’s ethos of providing art for everyone. Contemporary art by Members and Associates. This exhibition is exclusively open to RBSA Members and Associates. Deadline to enter 4pm on Wednesday 30 November.

 JANUARY 09 - 04 Mar ON REFLECTION

Angela Dooley RBSA. Birmingham’s diverse architecture is reflected in the recently constructed modern buildings, providing a rich source of distorted imagery - a view of the old perhaps not imagined at the time of construction. Don’t miss Angela’s demonstration on Saturday 4 February. Solo Show

16 - 18 Mar SEMI-ABSTRACT LANDSCAPES

Mathé Shepheard RBSA. These landscapes in watercolour and mixed media cover a variety of subjects, some close to the view which inspired them, others more developed or purely imaginary. Solo Show

23 - 20 May INTO THE WOODS

Stroll through the woods at the RBSA Gallery and discover what lies amongst the trees. An exhibition alive with the botanical wonders of the forest, ‘Into The Woods’ showcases ceramics, jewellery

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and textiles inspired by the flora and fauna of Britain’s woodlands. Work on display includes textural ceramics, jewellery inspired by insects, floral textiles and much more, so there is sure to be something for every taste.

30 - 25 Mar PORCELAIN PEOPLE ON POTS

Gillian Lockwood RBSA. A selection of Gillian’s very popular and charming porcelain vessels, each populated with detailed figures of people and animals. Solo Show

Auctions

 DECEMBER 08 ANTIQUE AND MODERN JEWELLERY AUCTION

@ 11:00 am - An auction of antique and modern jewellery at Fellows Auctioneers

09 THE GEMSTONE SALE

@ 12:00 pm - Sale of gemstones at Fellows Auctioneers

09 DESIGNER COLLECTION

@ 11:00 am - An auction of Designer items at Fellows Auctioneers

12 SILVER & PLATED WARE AUCTION

@ 10:00 am - An auction of silver & plated ware at Fellows Auctioneers

15 JEWELLERY AUCTION

@ 10:00 am - An auction of jewellery at Fellows Auctioneers

15 PAWNBROKERS JEWELLERY & WATCHES AUCTION

@ 2:30 pm - An auction of pawnbrokers jewellery and watches at Fellows Auctioneers

 JANUARY 05 JEWELLERY AUCTION

@ 10:00 am - An auction of jewellery at Fellows Auctioneers

05 PAWNBROKERS JEWELLERY & WATCHES AUCTION

@ 2:30 pm - An auction of pawnbrokers jewellery and watches at Fellows Auctioneers

12 ANTIQUE AND MODERN JEWELLERY AUCTION

@ 11:00 am - An auction of antique and modern jewellery at Fellows Auctioneers

19 JEWELLERY AUCTION

@ 10:00 am - An auction of jewellery at Fellows Auctioneers

19 PAWNBROKERS JEWELLERY & WATCHES AUCTION

@ 2:30 pm - An auction of pawnbrokers jewellery and watches at Fellows Auctioneers

30 VINTAGE JEWELLERY & ACCESSORIES AUCTION

@ 10:00 am - An auction of vintage jewellery and accessories at Fellows Auctioneers

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@ 11:00 am - An auction of watches at Fellows Auctioneers

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Trade Fairs

 FEBRUARY 2017

05 - 09 JEWELLERY & WATCH

Birmingham NEC. Jewellery & Watch is the UK’s largest dedicated trade event set within the heart of the UK jewellery & watch industry. Taking place in February, a key buying month, Jewellery & Watch Birmingham is perfectly timed and ideally positioned to provide inspiration, innovation and insight for 17,000 buyers within the jewellery and watch industry. Taking place at the Birmingham NEC, the show reflects the historical link between the jewellery trade and the Birmingham Jewellery Quarter and showcases a dazzling display of influential jewellery and brands from more than 350 exhibitors.

Live Entertainment  DECEMBER

06 & 07 FAULKNER

A terrific guitarist and vocalist, Simon Faulkner brings his new band to the Jam House for an entertaining range of jazz funk, soul and dance classics from the seventies through to the present day.

07 - 09 ALADDIN

7.00pm. Midland Academy of Musical Theatre brings their fun-filled panto to the Blue Orange Theatre, Birmingham this Christmas. Join Aladdin on the adventure of his life as he discovers the magic of the lamp and falls in love with the beautiful Princess Jasmin. Boo and hiss the evil Abanazar, and sing, dance and laugh with Aladdin’s best friend, Wishee Washee. With all the ingredients for a perfect family show – including romance, comedy, lots of magical songs, dances, sweets, sets, glorious costumes and buckets of audience participation! Doors Open at 6:00pm. Ticket Price: £9.00 – £14.00

08, 09, &10 UP4 the DOWNSTROKE

Stellar vocal harmony is blended with excellent musicianship to make Up 4 The Downstroke the UKs premier band playing RnB faves from the likes of Beyonce, Timberlake, Rhianna and more.

19, 20, & 21 URBAN INTRO

Jam House favourite, Urban Intro make a welcome return with a new and even stronger line-up, performing hits from the likes of Rihanna, and Justin Timberlake to classics from Chaka Khan, Whitney Houston, & even CeCe Peniston.

22 & 23 DETROIT SOUL COLLECTIVE

An explosive collection of classic and contemporary dance music, with all of your Tamla Motown, Atlantic Soul and funk favourites

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The “ACOUSTICS SESSIONS” is a monthly showcase of new talent and unsigned artistes, regularly featuring touring performers as well as musicians from the local scene. The night is presented by the talented singer-songwriter, Ben Drummond. To be part of this regular feature at the Jam House, all musicians should contact the Jam House on 0121 200 3030

28 GOSPEL CENTRAL

a very special Festive Treat for this Christmas Time ... The Gospel scene in Birmingham goes from strength to strength & this event is the climax of a series of evenings celebrating the talent to be found in local Gospel music.

29 LatinMotion presents DEL CAMINO

On the last Thursday of every month, there is a distinct Latin vibe to the Jam House with the sounds of the popular Salsa nine-piece DEL CAMINO supported by Mauricio Reyes and his army of LatinMotion DJs & dancers. Salsa taster dance workshop from 9pm.

30 B’SPOKE

A popular & funky young ten piece of talented musicians perform a range of soul & R’n’B classics.

31 New Years Eve with THE SUBTERRANEANS

The SUBTERRANEANS rock the JamHouse on every visit, but for this very special night they will see 2016 away and invite you into 2017 in a way only the Subs can. With a range from U2, Queen, Kaiser Chiefs, and many more anthems to rock your socks off right into the New Year itself!

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14 &15 RED LEMONS

Born out of a long-running feature on local radio, The Wedding Crashers are a lively piano & drums duo that play an incredible range of songbook classics from boogie-woogie jazz to good time singalong favourites.

Rock ‘til you drop with this five-piece guitar band playing anthems from the U2, David Bowie & the Jam. A powerful & exciting show A band of superbly accomplished and very individual musicians come together to perform a vast range of soul & funk favourites from the likes of Aretha Franklin, The Temptations, and Stevie Wonder to Alicia Keys, Duffy, and Plan B

16 &17 SOLID SOUL

Soul Greats from this talented group of musicians always a popular choice at the Jam House - featuring classic James Brown, Motown, and even Hendrix & Kravitz

17 - 31 THE WIZARD OF OZ

When a tornado sweeps Dorothy and her dog Toto into the Land of Oz, she discovers that her Kansas farmhouse has landed right on top of The Wicked Witch of the East! Dorothy learns about the wonderful Wizard of Oz who lives in the Emerald City and sets off to find him, hoping that he can help her find a way home. Along the way, she meets a scarecrow, a tin man and a cowardly lion. Each is missing something and all believe that the Wizard has the power to help.

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04 - 07 THE SNOW QUEEN

Jars of Clay Theatre Co. presents The Snow Queen. Our story starts with the tale of a wicked mirror, too horrid to behold. Shattered into countless tiny fragments, it’s villainy infects the hearts of multitudes making their love turn cold. Kay and Gerda are the very best of best friends…but when pieces of the looking glass pierce Kay his love too grows cold. Transformed by this iniquity he is soon taken by the mysterious Snow Queen to live in her frozen palace…where he sleeps at her feet. Find out in this thrilling show with rip-roaring fights, brand new songs and good vs evil. Based on the story by Hans Christian Andersen. Tickets: £11 & £9 (Concessions)

05 CAPITAL GROOVE

A fresh and alternative five-piece band, playing the best dance floor tracks & party anthems of the ‘eighties & ‘nineties! Guaranteed to keep you moving All Night!

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06 & 07 URBAN INTRO

Always a big Jam House favourite, Urban Intro make a welcome return performing hits from the likes of Rihanna, and Justin Timberlake to classics from Chaka Khan, Whitney Houston, & even CeCe Peniston.

10 WYZE GUYZ

Celebrating the days when Cool was King, Roger Bird & Steve Pinnock are the WYZE GUYZ, presenting a shaken but not stirred cocktail of swing classics and kitsch anthems from the 20th century, with few pleasant surprises thrown in!

11 GOSPEL CENTRAL

“Gospel Central is an outstanding group and one of Birmingham’s best kept secrets – full of passion and fantastic musicianship”.

12 APOLLO SOUL

An incredible live entertainment spectacle, one of the UK’s Leading live entertainment bands comes to the Jamhouse. With a strong male and female lead vocal, Apollo Soul brings a tasteful blend of Classic Soul, Pop & Rock classics. The performance is backed by a stunning light show and with special guests, Soul City, this is one night not to be missed. Soul City are a dynamic band who will be delivering an outstanding unplugged show ahead of the main event on the evening.

13 & 14 The SUBTERRANEANS

The SUBS rock the Jam House on every visit with their powerful selection of Massive Rock Anthems from the likes of U2, the Stones, Queen, and even the Kaiser Chiefs!

17 JAZZLINES presents ...BUTTERNUT

BUTTERNUT are a Neo Soul band set up by bassist Stuart Barker. In this setting he puts his jazz hat to rest and picks up electric and synth bass with friends David Grey on piano and Lucinda Fosker on vocals.

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18 The BOOGIE BAPTISTES

Boogie-woogie classics from Dino Baptiste and his fellow Jam House regulars - dance and sing along!

19 CLUB CLASSICS - LIVE!

Remember the old skool club classics of the late ‘eighties & early ‘nineties? Tunes from the likes of Ce Ce Penistone, Robin S, Beats International, Crystal Waters, and Bobby Brown: the list goes on and on. Club Classics Live! are a new band that take some of the hottest dance floor hits from the past thirty years and play them totally live! The top-flight vocal trio of Vicki-Ann Nash, Teisha George, and Natalie Collins, backed by Andre Bassing (Keys), Ian Palmer (Drums), Colin Peters (Bass) & Reuben Reynolds (Guitar) are Club Classics Live.

20 SOLID SOUL

Soul Greats from this talented group of musicians always a popular choice at the Jam House - featuring classic James Brown, Motown, and even Hendrix & Kravitz.

Other Events  DECEMBER

07 JQ FUSIONS - ROCK & ROLL BREWHOUSE & ST PAUL’S GALLERY DO 70’S ROCK MUSIC

@ 6.00pm - 8.00pm. Jewellery Quarter Fusions: Rock and Roll Brewhouse and St Pauls Gallery do 70’s rock music with a touch of Christmas. Join the JQBID as we bring together Rock and Roll Brewhouse and St Paul’s Gallery for a 70’s rock night of Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, craft beer and renowned album cover prints.Your ticket includes 3 beers or mulled cider as well as a selection of beer infused foods including beer bread, beer cheese and bicuits all made with Rock and Roll Brewhouse’s very own beer. Meet the teams from both St Paul’s Gallery and Rock and Roll Brewhouse and hear about the truly unique album cover prints in the gallery.. £7-£10.

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Why UHY? UHY Hacker Young (Birmingham) LLP is an ambitious and growing firm of chartered accountants located on Vittoria Street in the Jewellery Quarter with offices across the UK. We offer a Professional, timely and appropriate service at competitive rates taking an avid interest in your business, as we are focused on helping you prosper.

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Property Planning General

The ‘Golden Triangle’ and the ‘Industrial Middle’ are the areas protected against inappropriate residential use. A large number of Planning Applications are not in accordance with the Planning Legislation which is there to ‘protect’ the Jewellery Quarter and the trade. Please help the Jewellery Quarter to survive by making your ‘official’ protest against such Applications.

New Applications 2016/09816/PA 27 Tenby Street City Centre Birmingham B1 3EE. Change of use and conversion of existing workshop to form 4 live/work units. 24-11-2016 2016/09807/PA 7a St Michaels Court Warstone Parade East Birmingham B18 6NR. Prior Approval for change of use from offices (Use Class B1[a] to 1 no. residential unit (Use Class C3). 21-11-2016 2016/09339/PA 156 Warstone Lane Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B18 6NT. Listed building consent for change of use, internal and external alterations and erection of three storey rear extensions to form 14 no. apartments. 07-11-2016 2016/09257/PA 70 Constitution Hill Birmingham B19 3JT. Application for a certificate of lawfulness for confirmation that planning permission 2013/00361/PA has been lawfully implemented. 07-11-2016 2016/09245/PA 156 Warstone Lane Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B18 6NT. Change of use, extensions, alterations and limited demolition and ancillary development to form 14 no. apartments. 07-11-2016 2016/09148/PA 32 Regent Place Birmingham B1 3NJ. Listed Building Consent for alterations and extensions to existing building to allow for its conversion into ground floor offices and car parking area, with four apartments and one town house above, including erection of replacement roof extension. 02-11-2016 2016/09113/PA 86 Carver Street Hockley Birmingham B1 3AL. Application to determine the details of conditions 9 (Lighting), 11 (Parking), 13 (Cycle Parking), 14 (Travel Plan), 15 (Commercial Travel Plan) and 17 (Panel Sample) attached to planning approval 2013/01280/PA. 31-10-2016 2016/09054/PA. 32 Regent Place Birmingham B1 3NJ. Non material amendment to planning application 2016/01938/PA for terrace at 3rd floor, changes to canopy, windows and cladding. 31-10-2016 2016/09045/PA Regent House 50 Frederick Street The Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B1 3HR. Conversion of upper floors from office to residential, alterations to existing elevations and rooftop extension to provide fifth floor (11 apartments in total - 5 x 2 bed and 6 x 1 bed). 31-10-2016

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Planning Applications and Decisions for the Jewellery Quarter.

New Decisions 2016/07742/PA Unit 204 The Argent Centre 60 Frederick Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B1 3HS. Change of use from gymnasium (Use Class D2) to offices (Use Class B1). Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions 2016/06951/PA 79-85 Spencer Street Hockley Birmingham B18 6DE. Change of use of part of the basement, ground, first and second floor to a self-contained live work unit. Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions 2016/08029/PA 2-10 Constitution Hill City Centre Birmingham B19 3LY. Change of use to bar (Use Class A4) at ground floor level with associated toilets, glasswash, storage and staff area at first floor level. Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions 2016/07671/PA St Georges Urban Village Land Bound by Moreton Street, Pope Street & Carver Street Birmingham. Minor Material Amendment to planning application 2015/00775/PA for amendments to ground floor plan and to revise schedule to show 304 dwellings rather than 302 as originally shown. Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions 2016/06477/PA 22-24 Vittoria Street Hockley Birmingham B1 3PE. Part demolition, alteration and conversion of existing property to provide 2 no. live/work units (sui generis) and 1 no. part single part two storey new live/work unit (sui generis) to rear. Final Decision Approve subject to Conditions 2016/06428/PA 34-35 Ludgate Hill Birmingham B3 1EH. Change of use at lower ground, ground and first floors to restaurant (Use Class A3) (second and third floors to remain as office) alterations to rear and installation of new shop front. Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions 2016/06444/PA 34 Carver Street Hockley Birmingham B1 3AL. Display of 1 externally illuminated fascia sign and 1 externally illuminated projecting sign. Final Decision Approve Temporary

Awaiting Decision 2016/09148/PA 32 Regent Place Birmingham B1 3NJ. Listed Building Consent for alterations and extensions to existing building to allow for its conversion into ground floor offices and car parking area, with four apartments and one town house above, including erection of replacement roof extension. 02-11-2016 2016/09054/PA 32 Regent Place Birmingham B1 3NJ. Non material amendment to planning application 2016/01938/PA for terrace at 3rd floor, changes to canopy, windows and cladding. 31-10-2016 2016/09113/PA 86 Carver Street Hockley Birmingham B1 3AL. Application to determine the details of conditions 9 (Lighting), 11 (Parking), 13 (Cycle Parking), 14 (Travel Plan), 15 (Commercial Travel Plan) and 17 (Panel Sample) attached to planning approval 2013/01280/PA. 31-10-2016 2016/08649/PA 59-61 Charlotte Street Birmingham B3 1PX. Listed Building Consent for the erection of first and second floor rear

extension. 13-10-2016 2016/08575/PA 32-35 Water Street Birmingham B3 1HL. Change Of Use to cafe (Use Class A3), bar (Use Class A4) and barbers (Use Class A1) and installation of acoustic louvres to basement entrance. 13-10-2016 2016/08562/PA 59-61 Charlotte Street Birmingham B3 1PX. Erection of first and second floor rear extension. 13-10-2016 2016/08404/PA 102-104 Lionel Street Birmingham B3 1DG. Demolition of existing building. 07-10-2016 2016/08290/PA Aqua House 20-25 Lionel Street Birmingham B3 1AQ. Alterations to front entrance including replacement of stepped entrance door with level door access and automated sliding glazed doors. 05-102016 2016/07205/PA Land fronting Pemberton Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B18 6NY. Erection of 8 no. residential dwelling houses and associated works. 24-08-2016 2016/07913/PA 41-42 Tenby Street North Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B1 3EG. Demolition of existing building and erection of a 4 no. storey building providing 14 no. apartments, on site parking and associated landscaping. 20-09-2016 2016/07066/PA Livery Street Birmingham B3 2BH. Display of LCD freestanding screen. 17-08-2016 2016/05810/PA 22 Frederick Street Hockley Birmingham B1 3HE. Listed Building Consent for restoration works around the existing property, office space to the front and flat located to the rear of the ground floor and the addition of two flats with an external staircase to first floor. 07-07-2016 2016/05747/PA 22 Frederick Street Hockley Birmingham B1 3HE. Restoration works around the existing property, office space to the front and flat located to the rear of the ground floor and the addition of two flats with an external staircase to first floor. 07-07-2016

Summary Guide to Use Classes A1 - Shops. A2 - Financial and Professional Services. A3 - Restaurants and Cafes. A4 - Drinking Establishments. A5 - Hot Food Takeaways. B1 (a) - Business. (b) - Research & development, studios, labs, high technology. (c) - Light Industry. B2 - General Industry. B3 - Storage/Distribution. C1 - Hotels C2 - Residential Institutions C2A - Secure Residential Institutions. C3 - Dwelling Houses D1 - Non-residential Institutions. D2 - Assembly/Leisure.

You must register any objections (or support) to the above Applications in writing direct to Birmingham Core Strategy, Birmingham City Council, 4th Floor, 1 Lancaster Circus, Birmingham B4 7DJ, quoting the Planning Application number. Remember, there is a restriction against inappropriate housing within the Golden Triangle and the Industrial Middle - but your objections still need to be recorded!


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