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Augusta Street:

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Fleet Street:

Coffin Works Museum

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20 News Business 24 News Leisure 34 Planning 36 Classifieds

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Acapella Birmingham Ana Rocha Bar & Gallery Coffee Café Frederick Street Townhouse Jojolapa Nepalese Bar & Kitchen The Pen Museum

Great Hampton Street: The Church Inn

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The Queens Arms

Spencer Street:

Betts Metal Sales Cafe Neo Hard To Find Whisky The Jewellers Arms The Jewellery Business Centre Renatex Ltd

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St Pauls Square:

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Andersons Bar and Grill Henry's Cantonese Restaurant RBSA Gallery Sodabread Café St Pauls House and Hotel St Pauls Church The Jam House The Rectory B3

20 Betts Group and Boodles Lead Move Towards Responsibly Sourced Jewellery 22 IJL to ‘Sparkle’ in Move to Alexandra Palace

Vittoria Street:

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Vyse Street:

22 Inhorgenta Munich 2020: 23 Inhorgenta Munich 2020 24 Brand New Route for Great Birmingham 10K Includes the JQ 25 Jewellery Quarter Valentine’s Day Competition 26 Birmingham Earns Prestigious Tree Cities of the World Status

HERITAGE

32 Nathan Bros. - Marcasite Specialists at 120 Vyse Street 33 WW2: ‘From Jewellers to Toolmakers’

The Hive Heritage Hub, Café & Bakery CooksonGold Birmingham School of Jewellery

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British Allied Trades Federation Hylton Café Museum of the Jewellery Quarter JQ Railway Station Weston Beamor Warstone Lane Post Office

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Our Museums, (the Jewellery Quarter Museum, The Pen Room; The Coffin Works, J.W. Evans Silver Works, and now The Hive (in the Old Standard Works) are all ticking along nicely and of course, the cemeteries are being renovated - we mustn’t forget the Clock being refurbished as well plus, of course, many more restaurants opening up. It is exciting to see the clock being restored again - it isn't long since the last time - and towers are being fixed to the Argent Centre. We also have the Birmingham Fun Run in the late spring - hope all our 'works' will be completed in time! There are near enough 200 Grade 2 Listed buildings within the Jewellery Quarter but very few blue or even brown plaques - amazing really and we do need more green spaces - would be great to get the Crimean Gardens restored at Summerhill Crescent. I tried a few years ago but one department of the Council made it impossible at the time - at least there could be a commemorative plaque put there and some better planting? Quite recently, a man was stopped from digging up one of the cemetery's interpretation plates - what's the matter with these people? Still no real news about the AE Harris site - I feel really sad for the employees of Baker & Finnemore who may be forced to either move to Yorkshire or lose their jobs. Wouldn't it have been lovely for the A E Harris site (or the Mr Tyre site) to have become our very own JQ Park? There are many thousands of residents three schools and a University here and the only 'open' areas are a graveyard and two listed cemeteries. We have some very interesting features lined up for our Heritage pages in 2020, and it seems that every story I uncover leads to the discovery of more unrecorded firms, although they were well-known in their time but now in danger of being forgotten forever if they are not recorded soon, or of course run the risk of being recorded unprofessionally or even inaccurately by well-intentioned volunteers! Our database has many, many stories of businesses and individuals and all events over the past 30 years are recorded in the Hockley Flyer magazines, including all the many Regeneration projects, Grants, Planning/Conservation, Charters, Festivals, Setting up of Museums, galleries, etc. Marie Haddleton Editor


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JQ Townscape Heritage Project Awards Grant to Argent Centre The JQTH project is a three-year scheme funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF) – and others – to repair and restore historic buildings within the Jewellery Quarter and provide opportunities to learn about the unique heritage of the area. The first grant of the scheme has been awarded to the Grade II* listed Argent Centre. Built in 1862, the Argent Centre was originally a pen manufactory for W E Wiley. The building also housed Turkish Baths which utilised steam from the factory’s engine. Now, the building is home to a plethora of independent businesses, including the world-renowned Pen Museum. The museum, which opened in 2001, promotes and preserves the important legacy of Birmingham’s pen trade,

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which saw the city lead the world for the manufacturing of pens and pen nibs during the 1800s. Situated on the corner of Frederick Street and Legge Lane, the building is notable for its ornate architectural style, acting as a gateway to the Jewellery Quarter’s industrial middle – a

geographically defined area within which the JQTH project solely operates and aims to rejuvenate. Part of the JQTH project includes the delivery of an activity programme, which aims to engage different audiences with the heritage of the area through a range of public events,


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exhibitions, talks and tours which have taken place over the last 18 months and will continue until early 2021. Now, the JQTH is able to begin work on the physical aspect of the project and tangibly enhance the restoration of the Jewellery Quarter’s industrial middle through the award of its first grant. Cllr Phil Davis, Chair of the Jewellery Quarter Development Trust (JQDT) is excited to see the project’s first grant approved. He comments “The JQDT exists to pull investment into the Quarter and particularly into supporting the JQ’s unique character as both a great heritage location and Birmingham’s creative Quarter. It’s great to see money now flowing from the NLHF funded JQTH project into a key historic and commercial site such as the Argent Centre. This grant is one of a number of tangible benefits from the project that will become visible in the next year or so.” Work will commence on The Argent Centre in early 2020 with an anticipated completion date of autumn 2020. Works will see the reinstatement of the pyramid turrets that used to be positioned on two of the corners of the building. Other improvements include the repair of the brickwork, stonework, and windows. “Midlands Industrial Association is committed to the conservation of its buildings and the provision of quality workspace,” David Prince, Managing Agent of Midlands Industrial Association Ltd comments. “We are pleased to be able to restore the exterior of The Argent Centre in collaboration with Jewellery Quarter Townscape Heritage, National Lottery Heritage Fund and Midland Conservation Ltd and are excited to see the improvements.” For more information on the progress of the project or to enquire about the grants that are available through the scheme, visit the JQTH website:

JewelCast welcome new staff members

Rapid Growth for JewelCast

In the last five months JewelCast have welcomed five new staff members to different departments. Two new staff members have joined their CAD Department (Chloe and Cassie). Sandra has joined their close-knit waxing team, Bethany

joins Quality Control and Ben, the Production Team. Let’s see where 2020 takes the JewelCast family! Their continued growth is opening up new opportunities for all in the trade. They’re currently looking to add a mould cutter to their ever-growing team. If you would like more information on this position contact them directly. W: www.jewelcast.co.uk

WJN x YOU The Women’s Jewellery Network has launched a comprehensive survey in gender equality within the global jewellery sector. The survey was created by WJN Research and Insights Director Kathryn Bishop and covers satisfaction at work, workplace support, recruitment, career progression, organisational ethics, and sustainability, as well as personal ambitions. The survey is aimed at women, however, WJN are encouraging individuals of all genders from across the trade to complete the questionnaire. Commenting on the survey, Managing Director Victoria McKay said: “We are very conscious that there is a lack of specific and relevant data on the experience of employees within the UK jewellery trade. We want to provide the trade with an annual barometer; we’re also keen to ensure that our work in improving diversity and increasing inclusion is based on as much empirical data

as possible. At the moment, we’re forced to adapt generic national data; we’re very conscious that the jewellery trade, although a microcosm of the UK landscape, will have its own nuances. We’re also keen to hear as many experiences from outside of the UK, as our vision is very much a global one.” The survey contains around 100 questions and WJN estimate that respondents should set aside 20 minutes to complete it. The survey is available for completion via any of the WJN’s social channels or via their website: @wj_ network on Instagram and @wj_net on Twitter; search Women’s Jewellery Network on Facebook and LinkedIn.

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News Birmingham-based Betts Metals now supplies Single Mine Origin gold from the Yanofilia mine in Mali, to high street jeweller,

Betts Group and Boodles Lead Move Towards Responsibly Sourced Jewellery The Betts Group is producing gold for Boodles as part of a move to bring fully traceable gold products to the UK high-street for the very first time. Luxury jeweller, Boodles now offers consumers a range of new jewellery products made using ‘Single Mine Origin’ (SMO) gold. The traceable metal is being provided by Birmingham-based precious metal refiner and manufacturer, The Betts Group and African gold producer, Hummingbird Resources PLC. Boodles will manufacture and sell gold jewellery produced from a single, responsibly operated mining operation in West Africa, with the gold remaining fully segregated from mine to finished product. The first collaboration of its kind in the UK, the partnership extends a trading relationship between two historic family firms. The Betts Group, which has been operating since 1760, is run by the ninth generation of the Betts family. It first started refining metals for Boodles, which has been

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steered by six generations of the Wainwrights, more than a century ago. Mining partner, Hummingbird, was founded by managing director Daniel Betts, who is also part of the family that runs the The Betts Group, giving unrivalled oversight of the chain of custody of SMO Gold. Betts Group’s managing director, Charlie Betts, said: “We’re very proud to be at the forefront of creating fully traceable, responsibly-sourced gold and to be working with Boodles and Hummingbird to deliver associated products to the UK market. It’s unique for two families to have maintained such a long-lasting relationship. Most gold is complex to trace, in part because gold in jewellery is typically melted together from a variety of sources. We feel that Boodles will be the first of many jewellers to use SMO gold, as consumers become increasingly concerned about the provenance of the products they buy.” Jody Wainwright, director at Boodles, said: “We’ve worked with the Betts family for generations. SMO gold is sustainable and ethically sourced, things which are important to a family business like ours. It ensures traceability on the whole supply chain of the metal, meaning that our customers can wear jewellery with pride knowing that it comes from a responsible source. Betts control the entire process, from production at the mine, smelting and refining and then delivering into our hands. We are

proud to announce that this exciting source of gold is now being used in Boodles’ jewellery designs.” Produced from the Yanofilia gold mine in Mali, SMO certified gold can be traced to a single mine which must adhere to a number of strict CSR guidelines. The Yanofilia mine first poured gold in December 2017 and has already indicated and inferred resources of over 1.5m ounces of gold whilst continuing to explore. Hummingbird is committed to building a lasting positive legacy for the local community around Yanofilia and currently invests in community healthcare development, education, water, sanitation and environmental initiatives and a host of projects providing sustainable alternative livelihoods. Located in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter, The Betts Group provides a complete service to the manufacturing jeweller by offering refining services alongside a wide range of precious metal products and sundries. The Betts Group is also the only accredited refiner of Fair Trade and Fair Mined gold in the UK. Boodles is a British luxury jeweller and jewellery designer founded in 1798. Boodles is a family company located in Liverpool and also has stores in London, Manchester, Dublin, and Chester. Their flagship store is found on New Bond Street, London. For more information, visit: W: www.singlemineorigin.com


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IJL to ‘Sparkle’ in Move to Alexandra Palace International Jewellery London (IJL) is moving to the iconic Alexandra Palace for its 65th anniversary year in 2020 and the organisers Reed Exhibitions are unveiling how the event is set to enter a new decade. Referring to the new look and feel of IJL, Kerry Prince Reed Divisional Director said: “A feat of Victorian engineering, Alexandra Palace is a space that has recently undergone a reinvention, the Palace has been transformed, drawing it into an exciting new design space. It is therefore a perfect time to move into the new decade, celebrate IJL’s 65th birthday and support the best of fine jewellery from both home and overseas within a fresh new venue.” Along with the opportunities of creating a new show floor experience, there will be other innovations for

Inhorgenta Award 2020

Public Choice Award - Best Watch Gala evening at BMW Welt The Inhorgenta Award is firmly established as a prestigious award in the jewellery and timepiece industry. The focus of the exclusive evening gala on February 16, 2020 will be on innovative design concepts and highquality craftsmanship. The award ceremony is a season highlight, not only for the industry, but also for the prominent guests and a host of media representatives. The award is held as part of INHORGENTA MUNICH.

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both buyers and sellers driven by the core objective of delivering business opportunities for everyone, alongside some great networking. Details will be added to www.jellerylondon.com over the coming months. “As part of the new look, we are also enhancing our team to take IJL forward. With passionate, creative, and dynamic individuals set to work with our exhibitors, their experience in both the industry and the staging of events, will spearhead the sparkle that we expect the roaring 20’s to deliver maintaining IJL’s status as the world’s leading jewellery event,” added Prince. IJL showcases and celebrates the international jewellery industry as well as the best of British and this year it is expected to have more than 9000 participants over the three days of the show which will take place from 13-15 September. The event will also include the Diamond Club hosted buyer programme, bringing key international industry buyers to meet the with the best in the industry. From February 14 to 17, the Munich exhibition grounds are the international meeting place for jewellery, timepiece, and gemstone experts. A rising number of submissions and the positive response have shaped the development of the award since it premiered in 2017. “The Inhorgenta Award is regarded as true recognition, and the award ceremony is the highlight of the trade fair’s supporting program,” says Klaus Dittrich, Chairman and CEO of Messe München. In addition to the established public

Inhorgenta Munich 2020: Trendfactory Munich - A completely new Hall C2

In 2020, Trendfactory Munich will take place in the redesigned Hall C2 - with a wide range of presentations and workshops on sustainability and future retail. For instance, expert Katerina Perez will provide insight into retail strategies of the future and answer the question, “How do I sell jewellery on Instagram?” Her presentation will be made in English. Designer Guya Merkle will discuss the use of recycled gold and Andy Bardon, a photographer for National Geographic, will talk about his documentary on the mining of pearls in

voting category “Public Choice Best Piece of Jewellery,” the “Public Choice Award - Best Watch” will be presented for the first time. The public will choose the winner via online voting on the basis of a description and photos. The other categories: Fine Jewellery, Fashion Jewellery,


Jewellery shows with special looks and exquisite pieces - Jewellery shows are a permanent part of the event calendar at INhorgenta MunicH. This year, Claudia Hofmann, co-founder of the Fashion Council Germany, will be the lead stylist for the models. Breath-taking pieces of fine jewellery will be specially showcased in puristic, all-white looks.”

Breath-taking pieces of fine jewellery will be specially showcased in puristic, allwhite looks at the Jewellery Show of this year’s Inhorgenta Munich.

French Polynesia. Watch Talks - Where watch experts discuss digitization and more- Inhorgenta MunicH is constantly growing, especially in the field of watches. In addition to a strong exhibitor portfolio, the fair provides a great deal of knowledge transfer through its Watch Talks. One example is the talk “(Certified) Pre-owned: A business model for manufacturers or specialist retailers?” New: Campus Talks - The Campus Talks serve as the ideal hub for young designers and goldsmiths for everything related to getting started in the profession. Michael Kiefer, from the Watch Design, Designer of the Year and Design Newcomer of the Year, Next Generation Retail. A jury of experts and opinion leaders assess the submitted items of jewellery and timepieces The award ceremony will be held in the elegant setting of the BMW Welt. 450 guests, celebrities and a host of media representatives are expected at the event. Inhorgenta Brand Ambassador André Hamann eagerly awaits the evening: “I’m delighted to be on the Inhorgenta Award jury for the first time. Since I’m a jewellery designer myself, I very much appreciate ideas and concepts being honoured in such a high-class setting.”

Hall B1 ‘Fine Jewellery’, where exclusive jewellery creations and especially valuable pieces will be on display, is completely booked out.

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New brands in all exhibition segments International, diverse, and high calibre: That’s how the exhibitor list of Inhorgenta Munich looks about a month before the start of the trade fair. From the Timepieces area and Fine Jewellery to Elegance and Lifestyle— the trade fair halls are well booked. Over 1,000 companies will be there. At Inhorgenta Munich at the Munich exhibition grounds from February 14 to 17, visitors can experience all the trends in watches, jewellery, and gemstones. The Timepiece Hall A1 is one of the growth areas at the trade fair: Among the notable newcomers are Erwin Sattler, Festina Group, Fortis, Jacques Lemans and Parmigiani. Casio, Citizen, Garmin, Junghans, Maurice Lacroix, Seiko and many other brands will also be showcasing their latest timepieces at the trade fair. Hall B1 ‘Fine Jewellery’, where exclusive jewellery creations and especially valuable pieces will be on

display, is completely booked out. It’s much the same in Hall C1 ‘Carat’, where diamonds, sapphires, emeralds, rubies, opals and spinels will sparkle wherever you look: All the booths areas booked out here as well.

Growth in exhibitors inspiration from all over the world The number of international exhibitors at Inhorgenta Munich 2020 has grown by more than seven percent. From Australia to Uzbekistan, Cyprus, and Thailand - visitors can get to know brands from all over the world. There are joint stands from Spain, Hong Kong, the UK, Mauritius, and China. Klaus Dittrich, Chairman and CEO of Messe München, sums it up: “This year, we will once again be able to showcase a broad and international range of products to our visitors. The trade fair is steadily growing and the feedback from customers is proof that Inhorgenta Munich offers exactly the right mixture of order and communication platform and glamorous events.” February 2020

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schools for goldsmithing and watchmaking in Pforzheim, and Tabea Reulecke, from the technical school for design, jewellery, and utensil, will present the institutions and answer questions about training and courses of study. Various lectures and panels will also be offered. These will include success stories from well-known designers to inspire young talent.


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Brand New Route for Great Birmingham 10K Includes the JQ Organisers of the annual Great Birmingham 10K have unveiled a best-ever route that showcases Birmingham city centre landmarks such as Grand Central, Mailbox and the historic Jewellery Quarter for the first time. From the Hippodrome theatre to St Paul’s Square and a rollcall of city centre attractions in between, the 10k, which takes place on Sunday, May 31, shines a light on the historic heart of Birmingham, its latest developments and world-famous heritage sites. The new 10k route has been unveiled just two years before Birmingham hosts the 2022 Commonwealth Games and welcomes visitors from across the world and a global TV audience of billions. Starting near the much-loved Hippodrome theatre in Southside, the opening stages of the Great Birmingham 10k will take runners through gritty and bohemian Digbeth where old industries and new bars and apartments sit alongside each other. At 3km, runners and walkers will see one of Birmingham’s oldest areas – St Martin’s Church and the Bull Ring Markets which date back to the Middle

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Ages – before the route passes the unique Grand Central at New Street station, one of the city’s more recent skyline additions. The mall’s reflective exterior will provide a brilliant photographic backdrop to the event. The cool and contemporary Mailbox building and its premium retail stores features at 4km, before participants cross bustling Broad Street – the city’s ‘Golden Mile’ – at 5km. Birmingham’s world-famous canal network is a highlight at 6km with runners passing King Edward’s Wharf and Vincent Street near Brindleyplace and Arena Birmingham. New for 2020, the 10k will take runners through one of the city’s gems – the Jewellery Quarter – home to 40% of the UK’s jewellery production and the world’s largest Assay Office. Runners will go along Frederick Street, around the iconic Chamberlain clock, down Vittoria Street and alongside beautiful St Paul’s Square and its heritage-listed Georgian buildings housing creative companies and buzzing bars. After heading along Newhall Street and Great Charles Street at 9km, the sight of the new HSBC UK and PwC offices at the Arena Central and Paradise developments will boost Brum runners looking for a personalbest time. Business Challenge teams taking part for corporate bragging rights and fastest-time trophies will enjoy passing their city centre offices as

the 10K reaches its grandstand finish at the Town Hall, Victoria Square and Colmore Row, where goodie bags and finisher medals await. The new city-centre finish-line gives participants the perfect opportunity to meet friends and family for a postrun visit to the Event Village, before heading to one of Birmingham’s many cafes, bars and restaurants or a spot of retail therapy at an independent boutique store in Great Western Arcade or Piccadilly Arcade. The Great Run Company, organisers of the annual 10k, have worked with Birmingham City Council, public transport providers and the city centre’s five Business Improvement Districts to create the new route. Steve Hewlett, Manager, Retail BID Birmingham, said: “It’s a great time for Birmingham to introduce a new 10K route through the city centre as it offers runners and visitors an opportunity to experience the city as it rapidly develops. This could easily become the biggest and best 10k in Europe!” Ian Ward, Leader of Birmingham City Council, said: “I am excited that a route for the Great Birmingham 10k has been developed to showcase the best of the city and feature one of most iconic areas, the Jewellery Quarter. It’s a route that we know participants will enjoy with a finish in the heart of the city centre.” More info and to enter visit: W: greatrun.org/great-birmingham-10k


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Jewellery Quarter Valentine’s Day Competition The Jewellery Quarter Business Improvement District (JQBID) have teamed up with local businesses to offer a spectacular Valentine’s package to one lucky couple. Spoil your other half with a £50 gift voucher at Sonny’s Jewellery followed by two free drinks at The Rectory and finish off with a complimentary dinner for two at Cucina Rustica. Sonny’s Jewellery is a family owned business located on Vyse Street since 1968. They offer a full suite of services including wedding bands, chains, necklaces and more as well as in-house repairs & alterations. The winners will receive a £50 voucher to spend in store on a unique gift of their choice. Sonny, Managing Director at Sonny’s said: “Valentine’s Day is one of our favourite times of the year, we see so much love walk through our doors! We’re thrilled to be participating in the JQBID competition this Valentine’s Day. The prize really show’s off some of the best of The Jewellery Quarter’s independents and is guaranteed to give one lucky couple a day

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of romance.” A short walk from Vyse Street, situated in the picturesque environs of St Paul’s Square, The Rectory has a vibrant charm and atmosphere making it the perfect place to start your evening. Bernadette ScottRushfirth, General Manager at The Rectory commented: “We’re thrilled to take part in the Jewellery Quarter competition and hope that the lucky couple will enjoy their special day out in an area we are so proud to be a part of. We pride ourselves on our food and drink at The Rectory, plus the additional bonus of 180 Club it’s the perfect venue to spend quality time with someone special.”  After drinks the lucky couple will enjoy a dinner for two at the wellloved Cucina Rustica which prides itself on offering authentic Italian food with a modern twist in an elegant and relaxed atmosphere. Sabri, General Manager said: “Italy is known to be the land of love, making our restaurant in the heart of the Jewellery Quarter, the perfect date location! We’re delighted

for the opportunity to give one lucky couple a taste of Italian romance this Valentine’s Day and wish all entrants the best of luck in winning such a fantastic package.” Situated in one of the most historic neighbourhoods of Birmingham the Jewellery Quarter boasts over 80 bars and restaurants, more than 100 jewellers and a plethora of independent businesses of all kind. Whether you are getting crafty with a jewellery workshop, popping into a museum, or dining on exquisite food and drink, the Jewellery Quarter is the perfect place to unwind and spend time together this Valentine’s Day! To be in with a chance of winning, simply visit www.jewelleryquarter. net/valentines/ to enter. Competition closes midnight on 14th February 2020. The lucky winner will be drawn at random and contacted via email. Prizes must be redeemed before 31st March. For the full list of terms and conditions see the competition webpage. W: www.jewelleryquarter.net/valentines/ February 2020

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Kier Appointed as Interim Services Provider For Birmingham Highways Contract

Birmingham Earns Prestigious Tree Cities of the World Status The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) along with the Arbor Day Foundation has today (February 4) recognised Birmingham with Tree Cities of the World designation. The international programme celebrates cities across all continents that meet core standards for the care and planning of urban trees and forests. To achieve recognition, Birmingham met the five core standards: establish responsibility, set the rules, know what you have, allocate the resources, and celebrate achievements. The city council announced its bid for the prestigious status last July – the same month in which it was revealed that the city’s parks and open spaces had a value of £11billion. Cllr John O’Shea, Cabinet Member for Street Scene and Parks at Birmingham City Council, said: “Within Birmingham, we know our parks and open spaces are some of our greatest assets, adding value to all aspects of daily life. “Outside of Birmingham, our fantastic environment isn’t one of the things that people identify us with – by securing this status, our profile in this respect will be elevated hopefully attracting many more visitors to the city, to see what we have to offer. “The review of our tree policies in early 2018 went some way to proving how we met the five required standards, critical part of this was our partnership work with stakeholders

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including Trees for Cities, Birmingham Trees for Life and the council’s recently-formed Tree Warden Group (The Birmingham Tree People).” Cllr Waseem Zaffar, Cabinet Member for Transport and Environment, added: “Our challenge with air quality in this city is well-documented. We declared a climate change emergency in June 2019 and know that poor air quality contributes to more than 1,000 premature deaths per year in Birmingham. “There are many things that can help ensure clean air, but they are all part of a bigger picture. Our trees, along with our parks and open spaces, are the city’s natural lungs and play a major role in this effort. The formal status as a ‘Tree City’ underlines the important role they play in the public health of Birmingham.” “The decision to recognise Birmingham with ‘Tree City’ status is a great achievement, but we will not rest on our laurels, there is still much work to be done to get our Urban Forest fit to meet the challenges of future climate trends. Our Climate Change Taskforce will look at how to best capitalise on this prestigious recognition.”

Kier Highways has been appointed as the preferred bidder to manage the 15-month interim highway services contract for Birmingham Highways Ltd (BHL) from 1 April 2020 to 29 June 2021. The contract includes the city’s traffic operations, planned and reactive maintenance, inspections, and winter servicing. The contract is expected to be signed in late February. Amey Local Government Limited will be exiting the 25-year maintenance and management contract on 31 March 2020, following an agreement with Birmingham City Council and the BHL shareholders in June 2019. BHL, which is owned by Equitix and Pensions Infrastructure Platform, and the city council are in the process of procuring a 14-year full services contract which will commence on 1 July 2021 and will cover operations, maintenance, improvement, and renewal of the city’s highways network. Birmingham City Council entered into a £2.3 billion 25-year highways management and maintenance contract with Amey Birmingham Highways Ltd, now BHL, in 2010 under the Government’s private finance initiative (PFI). The contract covers more than 2,500km of road and 5,000km of footways, as well as 846 structures, three tunnels, 94,000 street lighting columns, 76,000 highway trees and the city’s traffic control system. Natasha Rouse, Chief Executive of BHL, said: “We look forward to working with Kier. The company has put together a robust offer that demonstrates its ability to provide a good quality of service and mobilise quickly and efficiently. We aim to achieve a seamless transition to our new provider while continuing to service the city’s highways network.”

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FEB IN PURSUET 3:00 Pm - 5:30 Pm The Blue Orange Theatre FEB SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD 7:30 Pm - 10:00 Pm The Blue Orange Theatre FEB SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD 3:30 Pm - 5:30 Pm The Blue Orange Theatre FEB SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD 7:30 Pm - 10:00 Pm The Blue Orange Theatre

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MAR CISSY STONE & HER BAND 6:00 Pm - 1:00 Am The Jam House MAR OPEN MIC NIGHT HOSTED BY LUKE WEBLEY 8:30 Pm - 11:00 Pm Actress And Bishop MAR OMAR 6:00 Pm - 1:00 Am at The Jam House MAR ASH SHEEHAN LIVE 10:00 Pm - 11:45 Pm Actress And Bishop

MAR ULRICH SCHNAUSS & MARK PETERS + SPECIAL GUEST TEETH OF THE SEA 6:00 Pm 10:00 Pm St Paul's Church JQ

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MAR UP4 THE DOWNSTROKE 6:00 Pm - 2:30 Am The Jam House MAR CHERRY SUEDE 7:30 Pm - 10:30 Pm Actress And Bishop

MAR THORSTEN QUAESCHNING & QUAESCHNING & SCHNAUSS (TANGERINE DREAM) 5:00 Pm - 10:00 Pm St Paul's Church JQ

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MAR UP4 THE DOWNSTROKE 6:00 Pm - 2:30 Am The Jam House MAR GOSPEL CENTRAL 6:00 Pm - 1:00 Am The Jam House

MAR THE ACTRESS ACOUSTIC SESSIONS WITH JOE OAKES 8:00 Pm - 11:00 Pm Actress And Bishop

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MAR SOUL SURVIVORS 6:00 Pm - 1:00 Am The Jam House MAR ROCKET 6:00 Pm - 2:30 Am at The Jam House MAR BUGEYE W/ FLAKE & MVNICH 7:00 Pm - 11:00 Pm Actress And Bishop MAR ROCKET 6:00 Pm - 2:30 Am at The Jam House MAR JAZZ FUNK BROTHER'S 9:30 Pm - 12:30 Am Acapella Birmingham

MAR THE RUTH KOKUMO SHOWCASE 7:30 Pm 10:00 Pm Actress And Bishop MAR ARGLE BARGLE 6:00 Pm - 1:00 Am The Jam House MAR LUCAS D AND THE GROOVE GHETTO 6:00 Pm - 1:00 Am The Jam House MAR KING PLEASURE AND THE BISCUIT BOYS 6:00 Pm - 1:00 Am The Jam House MAR URBAN INTRO 6:00 Pm - 2:30 Am The Jam House MAR THE AS ONE COLLECTIVE 9:30 Pm - 12:30 Am Acapella Birmingham MAR DIVAS 8:00 Pm - 10:30 Pm The Blue Orange Theatre MAR SAVED BY THE 90S BRUNCH BRM 11:00 Am 2:00 Pm The Clifden MAR URBAN INTRO 6:00 Pm - 2:30 Am The Jam House MAR BRYAN CORBETT QUARTET 6:00 Pm - 1:00 Am The Jam House MAR DEL CAMINO 6:00 Pm - 1:00 Am The Jam House MAR APOLLO SOUL 6:00 Pm - 2:30 Am The Jam House

MAR TFSP: CAFFEINE KILL + ST LUCIFER 7:30 Pm - 10:30 Pm Actress And Bishop MAR OTHER WORLDS 3:00 Pm - 5:00 Pm St Paul's Church, Birmingham MAR APOLLO SOUL 6:00 Pm - 2:30 Am The Jam House MAR HIDDEN GEMS: MILLICENT CHAPANDA 12:30 Pm - 1:30 Pm St Paul's Church JQ MAR ACOUSTIC SESSIONS 6:00 Pm - 1:00 Am The Jam House

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MAR 26, 27, 28 KINKY BOOTS 7:30 Pm - 10:30 Pm The Blue Orange Theatre MAR KINKY BOOTS 3:30 Pm - 6:30 Pm The Blue Orange Theatre MAR MURDER, MARGARET AND ME 7:30 Pm 10:30 Pm The Blue Orange Theatre

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FEB VINTAGE TEA AND TOUR 2:00 Pm - 3:15 Pm The Coffin Works

FEB THE LOST PUBS OF BIRMINGHAM. #1 THE JEWELLERY QUARTER 1:00 Pm - 2:30 Pm Jewellery Quarter

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FEB THE LOST PUBS OF BIRMINGHAM. #1 THE JEWELLERY QUARTER 2:00 Pm - 3:30 Pm Jewellery Quarter

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FEB VINTAGE TEA AND TOUR 2:00 Pm - 3:15 Pm The Coffin Works

FEB DISCOVER THE BIRMINGHAM CATACOMBS SOLD OUT 1:00 Pm - 2:00 Pm Outside The Rose Villa Tavern

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FEB VINTAGE TEA AND TOUR 2:00 Pm - 3:15 Pm The Coffin Works FEB PHOTOGRAPHING YOUR ARTWORK 11:00 Am - 5:00 Pm RBSA Gallery

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MAR VINTAGE TEA AND TOUR 2:00 Pm - 3:15 Pm The Coffin Works MAR TOURS OF WARSTONE LANE CEMETERY AND KEY HILL CEMETERY 12:00 Pm - 4:00 Pm MAR VINTAGE TEA AND TOUR 2:00 Pm - 3:15 Pm The Coffin Works MAR VINTAGE TEA AND TOUR 2:00 Pm - 3:15 Pm The Coffin Works MAR VINTAGE TEA AND TOUR 2:00 Pm - 3:15 Pm The Coffin Works

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MAR CELEBRATION TALK AND TOUR: WOMEN'S WORK IN THE JEWELLERY QUARTER SOLD OUT 1:00 Pm - 2:15 Pm Museum Of The Jewellery Quarter

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MAR BUTTONS AND BADGES OF BIRMINGHAM WALKING TOUR 2:00 Pm - 3:30 Pm Outside The Rose Villa Tavern

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FEB JERK 'N JEWELS - JAMAICAN VALENTINE EXPERIENCE 6:30 Pm - 12:00 Am The Hive At The New Standard Works

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FEB ANNUAL DRAMMERS MEETING : 7:00 Pm 10:00 Pm The Whisky Club

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FEB THE WHISKY CLUB PRESENTS : THE CHEESE BOARD 6:00 Pm - 8:00 Pm The Whisky Club FEB FISH FRIDAY 12:00 Pm - 6:30 Pm Urban Emporiums - Jewellery Quarter FEB TASTING EVENT : AN EVENING WITH GLEN SCOTIA 7:00 Pm - 9:00 Pm The Whisky Club FEB A WINGED VICTORY FOR THE SULLEN *SOLD OUT* 7:00 Pm - 11:00 Pm St Paul's Church JQ

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MAR WWE ATTITUDE ERA QUIZ 7:00 Pm - 10:00 Pm Actress And Bishop MAR WEDDING FAYRE 11:00 Am - 5:00 Pm Actress And Bishop MAR WHISKY AND WORDS POETRY AND SPOKEN WORD NIGHT 7:00 Pm - 9:00 Pm The Whisky Club

MAR COCKTAIL MASTERCLASS WITH THE LAKES DISTILLERY 7:00 Pm - 9:30 Pm Saint Paul's House MAR THE WHISKY CLUB // POKER AND WHISKY NIGHT! 7:00 Pm - 10:00 Pm The Whisky Club

MAR TASTING EVENT A HISTORY OF IRISH WHISKEY - REDBREAST V JAMESON 7:00 Pm - 9:00 Pm The Whisky Club

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MAR THE WHISKY CLUB PRESENTS THE CHEESE BOARD 6:00 Pm - 8:00 Pm The Whisky Club

MAR TASTING EVENT AN EVENING WITH ABERLOUR WHISKIES 7:00 Pm - 9:00 Pm The Whisky Club

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Nathan Bros-120 Vyse Street is somewhere on the right-hand side. The address was later used for the Hockley Centre aka The Big Peg. Other photos suggest it to be near where the cars stop parking on the far side of the road. (Photo source unknown)

Nathan Bros. - Marcasite Specialists at 120 Vyse Street

Source: Jewellery Quarter Heritage 2020

The firm of Nathan Bros. was founded in 1879 by Mr. Frederick Nathan and Mr. Maurice Nathan, though it was built upon a business already in existence which had been developed by their father Mr. Benjamin Nathan, a well-known Birmingham jeweller. Mr F Nathan was one of the founders of the Birmingham Jewellers

Inside Nathan bros factory around 1934

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& Silversmiths Association. The factory was situated at 120 Vyse Street which was demolished in the 1960’s to make room for the multi-storey building The Hockley Centre (the Big Peg) which stands there today.’ The firm was relocated to 27 Ludgate Hill and in 1971 was amalgamated with Beech & Rodgers. Nathan Bros. were regarded as a pioneer manufacturer of Marcasite jewellery in this country, for although it was made previously in small quantities by one or two firms, it was not until they entered the field that any serious competition was offered to foreign manufacturers.

They began to specialize in Marcasite in 1932 and were assisted at the outset by the altered rate of exchange which followed our abandoning of the gold standard. They were further helped shortly afterwards by the tariff imposed on imported jewellery. In common with a few other firms who followed, they contributed much towards excluding the foreigner from the home market. They were always prepared to meet changing fashions - always willing to essay something fresh - and their success with Marcasite jewellery was a happy result of this policy. They carried a range of over 600 different patterns, to which they were adding continually. By 1934 they were producing some especially attractive work in complete suites, comprising brooch, earrings, necklet and ring in Marcasite and a variety of coloured stones and also in Marcasite and cultured pearl.


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The Hockley Centre under construction, it displaced many businesses at the time.

firm had located to Tenby Street. There was also an efficient repair and mounting service. “We make all J E W E L L E RY Q U A RT E R Hwe E Rsell, I TAand G E sell all we make,” was the slogan on Nathan Bros. trademark. The arrow shows where we 'think' 120 Vyse Street was before demolition.

Nathan Bros, were manufacturers of gold and diamond jewellery of every description and despite their specialization in Marcasite goods they still did a considerable trade in the lines for which they were formerly best known. The range of their jewellery productions was exceptionally wide. Onyx and Mother-o’-Pearl evening dress sets in gold had been a special feature of their productions and they were as well-known as any firm in the trade for the manufacture of gold and onyx initial rings, a line which they introduced into this country after its earlier run in America. They were, indeed, responsible for the introduction of many popular lines. Their Vyse Street factory was well equipped for the manufacture of jewellery from raw materials to the final process. According to our H&G, by 1970 the

Work start on The Hockley Centre. 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.

WW2: ‘From Jewellers to Toolmakers’

Nathan Brothers Manufacturing Jewellers 120 Vyse Street In 1933, when the Nazis came into the open and started their antiJewish brutalities, many firms could no longer deal with Germany and so Nathan Brothers were asked to produce marcasite jewellery which was then becoming very fashionable, and had up until that time only been produced in any quantity in Pforzheim. By the time WW2 arrived, the firm had established a world-wide reputation for the excellence of this speciality. With the outbreak of WW2 foreign exchange was considered essential, and so they concentrated all their efforts on export, at the same time equipping their factory and training the most expert of their craftsmen for the production of precision tools and gauges. With the advent of lease-lend, accompanied by the insistent demands for labour, their production of jewellery

had to cease. By this time, the workmen who were left to them were expert in making gauges calling for such accuracy that measurements of one-tenth of a thousandth part of an inch was the rule rather than the exception. Such was the demand for tools to produce the ever-changing parts for Aircraft, that for some years their machines were kept running night and day. Although but a tiny cog in the wheel, they feel justly proud to have been one of those many thousand firms throughout the Kingdom, whose efforts so materially assisted in producing the munitions which helped our gallant troops to bring Victory. When their special war-time products were not so vitally needed, they were able to return to the manufacture of jewellery. At first the shortage of labour and materials restricted output considerably, but they were soon able to offer their customers the goods that they so badly needed to satisfy the public demand for articles of adornment which, in spite of what they may have thought in Whitehall, will always be required. Their motto remained: “We make all we sell and sell all we make.” February 2020

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Property Planning

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 keep its character by making your ‘official’ protest against such Applications.

New Applications 2020/00548/PA 32 Hylton Street Hockley Bir mingham B18 6HN. Prior approval for change of use from light industrial use (Use Class B1{c}) to 6 self contained flats (Use Class C3). 22-012020 2020/00547/PA 53 Regent Place Birmingham B1 3NJ. Listed Building Consent for internal refurbishment, installation of replacement windows and associated repairs, roof repairs and new mechanical and electrical systems. 22-01-2020 2020/00542/PA 53 Regent Place Birmingham B1 3NJ. Installation of replacement windows and associated repairs, roof repairs and new mechanical and electrical systems. 22-01-2020 2020/00532/PA The Big Peg Communication Station Roof 120 Vyse Street Hockley Birmingham B18 6NE. Proposed removal of exisiting antenna and replace with 12 no. antenna appertures on proposed supporting poles and ancillary development. 22-01-2020 2020/00495/PA Beaufort House 94-96 Newhall Street Birmingham B3 1PB. External alterations to the external facade and installation of a roof top satellite antenna. 21-01-2020 2020/00494/PA Beaufort House 94-98 Newhall Street Birmingham B3 1PB. Change of use from residential (Use Class C3) to retail (Use Class A1) and installation of air conditioning units and condenser unit. 21-01-2020 2020/00458/PA Land at Sloane Street, Camden Street, Camden Dr ive, Camden Grove & Legge Lane Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B1 3BX. Non Material Amendment to Listed Building Consent 2017/00012/PA to allow amendments to apartment layouts and

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provide additional bedroom to unit 59. 20-01-2020 2020/00457/PA Land at Sloane Street, Camden Street, Camden Dr ive, Camden Grove and Legge Lane Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B1 3BX. Non Material Amendment for a minor amendment to application 2017/00002/ PA to allow internal alterations to apartment layouts within buildings B1, B2, B3, B4, B5 and B6 and an additional bedroom to unit 59. 20-01-2020 2020/00377/PA Harry Smith Building & Gem Building 17-19 & 20-21 Hockley Hill Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B18 5AH. Listed Building Consent for refurbishment of Harry Smith Building and refurbishment and alterations to Gem Building in association with conversion of top three floors to six apartments and retention of commercial uses. 16-012020 2020/00293/PA 10 Sloane Street Birmingham B1 3BX. Demolition of industrial warehouse and erection of 3 townhouses (Use Class C3). 14-01-2020 2020/00278/PA Spring Hill Library Spring Hill Soho Birmingham. B18 7BH. Listed Building Consent for the installation of high level wall mounted fan heaters on the ground level and first level. 14-01-2020

Awaiting Decision 2020/00178/PA Aariya Diamonds 6 Warstone Lane Birmingham B18 6JE. Listed Building Consent for installation of replacement window to front. 09-012020 2020/00154/PA Aariya Diamonds 6 Warstone Lane Birmingham B18 6JE. Installation of replacement window to front. 09-01-2020 2020/00111/PA Land rear of 33 Tenby Street Birmingham B1 3EE. Erection of three storey rear extension with undercroft parking to create 1 no. live/work unit. 08-01-2020 2020/00069/PA Unit 2, Miller Building 61A St Pauls Square Birmingham B3 1QS. Prior Approval for change of use from retail (Use Class A1) to cafe (Use Class A3) and installation of extraction flue. 02-01-2020 2019/10513/PA 60 Hampton Street Birmingham B19 3LU. Change of use to office (Use Class B1), events venue/ conference space (Use Class D2/ Sui Generis) with ancillary cafe (Use Class A3). 20-12-2019 2019/10505/PA 168 Warstone Lane Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B18 6NP. Display of 1 no. externally illuminated replacement ATM sign. 23-122019

2019/10496/PA Unit 1 3-5 Legge Lane Birmingham B1 3LD. Listed Building Consent for internal alterations associated with change of use to dental surgery (Use Class D1). 20-12-2019 2019/10459/PA Unit 1 3-5 Legge Lane Birmingham B1 3LD. Change of use to dental surgery (Use Class D1). 19-122019 2019/09845/PA 37-42 Tenby Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B1 3EF. Demolition of existing buildings and site clearance and erection of a 3-5 storey development providing replacement premises for Charles Green, ground floor commercial units (Use Classes B1, A1, A2, A3/D2) and 42 one and two bed apartments (Use Class C3) with associated works. 29-11-2019 2019/09329/PA 72-74 Camden Street Ladywood Birmingham B1 3DR. Variation of Condition 1 attached to planning approval 2019/03342/PA to allow for changes to the Camden Street and Albion Street facades. 12-11-2019 2019/08214/PA 72-74 Camden Street Ladywood Birmingham B1 3DP. Display of 5 no. non-illuminated lettering signs. 04-10-2019 2019/08214/PA 43-47 Vittoria Street & 9 Regent Place Hockley Birmingham B1 3PE. Listed Building Consent for installation of external lighting. 04-092019 2019/07542/PA 33 Pitsford Street (former Mr Tyre site) Jewellery Quarter Ladywood Birmingham B18 6LJ. Section 73 Application for minor material amendments to planning permission 2017/10934/PA to allow increase in number of apartments from 395 to 397, changes to dwelling mix, alterations to layout to meet fire access requirements, amendments to external elevations, retention of existing tunnel, removal of external escalators and pavilion and associated alterations to pedestrian access to/from entrance to Jewellery Quarter Station. 10-09-2019 2019/07441/PA 92-95 Livery Street Birmingham B3 1RJ. Listed Building Consent for internal alterations and works to external courtyard including demolition of wall, new access from courtyard to basement. 05-09-2019 2019/07058/PA San Paulo 24-25 Ludgate Hill Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B3 1DX. Alterations to front elevation including removal of part of facade and entrance, installation of new windows, double doors and wall lights. 21-082019 2019/06199/PA Land at 25 Legge Lane Jewellery Quarter City Centre Birmingham B1 3LD. Application for a nonmaterial amendment to planning approval 2015/07814/PA for various changes. 23-07-2019 2019/04823/PA 41-43 Great Hampton Street Hockley Birmingham B18 6EL.


2019/04424/PA Land at 65, 66 & 68 Caroline Street, 60 - 70 (evens) Regent Place & 18 Regent Parade Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B1 3NJ. Change of use, alterations and extensions to existing buildings to provide 37 apartments and ground floor commercial B1/ A1/A3 uses with associated works including demolition of courtyard buildings, erection of replacement 3 & 4 storey buildings, additional floors to 18 Regent Parade, 68 Caroline Street and retained courtyard building. 28-05-2019 2019/01004/PA 34-44 Northwood Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B3 1TU. Listed Building Consent for demolition of structures attached to listed building and renovation and conversion of listed building and associated workshop to residential use. 05-02-2019 2019/00964/PA 34-44 Northwood Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B3 1TU. Part demolition of existing buildings and erection of new four storey buildings, conversion and refurbishment of retained buildings to provide 49 one and two bed apartments and associated cycle parking and landscaped courtyards. 05-02-2019 2018/10135/PA 46-58 Barr Street & 27-33 Great Hampton Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B18 6AA. Partial demolition of existing buildings and erection of new four-five storey buildings to provide 129 apartments and ground floor commercial unit fronting Great Hampton Street for A1-A4, B1(a) or D2 use, external alterations to retained building at 30 -33 Great Hampton Street and associated car parking and landscaping. 14-12-2018

and conversion of 199 Newhall Street from B2 to B1 use with associated works. 13-06-2018 2018/04882/PA Land fronting Northwood Street, James Street, Graham Street, Brook Street, Newhall Street and Regent Place (premises currently occupied by AE Harris & Baker & Finnemore) Jewellery Quarter Birmingham. Partial demolition of buildings, change of use of retained buildings at 109, 123 & 128 Northwood Street from B2 to A1-A4, B1/ C3, change of use of retained building at 199 Newhall Street from B2 to B1, conversion and erection of new buildings to provide 320 one, two and three bed apartments and 8,422sqm of nonresidential floorspace for A1-A5, B1 & D2 uses with associated parking and landscaping. 13-06-2018

New Decisions 2019/10286/PA Hockley Hill Outside Number 154 Birmingham B19 3AG. Display of internally illuminated double sided digital advertising panel on bus shelter. Final Decision - Approve Temporary 2019/10236/PA 1 to 4 Hockley Hill and 53 to 61 Vyse Street Birmingham B18 5AP. Display of 1 no. internally illuminated 48 sheet LED digital hoarding. Final Decision - Refuse 2019/09925/PA 9 Regent Place Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B1 3NJ. Listed Building Consent for various internal and external alterations and repairs. Final Decision - Approve subject to Condition 2019/09710/PA 58C Albion Street Birmingham B1 3EA. Listed Building Consent for installation of two skylights and alterations to studwork partition wall. Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions

2018/08995/PA Site of Muhammed Ali Centre Icknield Street Hockley Birmingham B18 5AU. Demolition of existing building and the erection of Community Vocational College with associated residential accommodation, enterprise employment hub and workshop units. 06-11-2018

2019/09159/PA Deakin & Francis Ltd 15-17 Regent Place Birmingham B1 3NL. Listed Building Consent for general repairs to the property including the engine room, repairs to windows, walls and floors and the addition of secondary glazing. Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions

2018/05801/PA Heaton House & land adjoining Camden Street & Powell Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B1 3BZ. Demolition of existing buildings (apart from Heaton House), erection of a part 3, 4 & 5 storey building and refurbishment of Heaton House to provide 73 units, comprising 1 x 4 bed, 11 x 3 bed, 36 x 2 bed and 25 x 1 bed houses and apartments with associated parking and landscaping. 16-07-2018

2019/08504/PA Land fronting Carver Street and 120 Pope Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B1 3EG. Non Material Amendment to planning approval 201703225/PA for changing 1no. cladding panel to a window on Carver Street elevation, recessed panels within the courtyard to changed from brickwork to render, 2no. windows within courtyard to be changed to recessed rendered panels, window width increased within cour tyard, change single door to double within courtyard, 2no. new windows within the courtyard, glazing bars to rooflights removed, post box moved and access to lift moved into stair core. Final Decision - Approve

2018/04885/PA Land at 109 Northwood Street & 199 Newhall Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham. Listed Building Consent for demolition of structures attached to listed buildings and conversion of 109 Northwood Street (Harpers Hill Works) from B2 to A1-A4 or B1 uses

019/07646/PA 43-45 Constitution Hill Hockley Birmingham B19 3LE. Listed Building consent for change of use from retail (Use Class A1) to restaurant and hot food take-away (Use Classes A3/ A5) and installation of extraction flue at rear. Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions 2019/07277/PA 43-45 Constitution Hill Hockley Birmingham B19 3LE. Change of use from retail (Use Class A1) to restaurant and hot food take-away (Use Classes A3/A5) and installation of extraction flue at rear. Final Decision Approve subject to Conditions 2019/05420/PA 37-55 Camden Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B1 3BP. Demolition of existing buildings and erection of a 4-storey building comprising 48 apartments with associated car parking and landscaped deck. Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions 2019/03681/PA 55-57 Vittoria Street Birmingham B1 3NU. Conversion of existing Use Class B1(c) (light industrial) to live/work unit (use class sui generis) with associated external alterations including part demolition of rear outbuilding, erection of two storey rear extension, new entrance, blocking of existing windows and replacement external staircase Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions

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 to the above applications online at www.birmingham.gov.uk/planningonline, or writing direct to Planning and Regeneration, 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! February 2020

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JEWELLERY LASER repair. Any gold, silver jewellery repairs. Prices from £10. Same day service also available. Located in the Jewellery Business Centre at 95 Spencer Street. Call or Whatssapp on 07540 468968.

DIAMOND SET MOUNTS IN 18CT & PLATINUM

CALL US ON: +44 (0) 121 236 7051

www.dwjewellery.com

MUSEUMS

THE PEN ROOM Museum. Come, see, and learn about Birmingham’s domi-

nation of the making of Steel Pen Nibs in the 19th Century at The Argent Centre on Frederick Street, Birmingham B1 3HS. Tel: 0121 236 9834. Admission Adult: £6.00 / Gift Aid: £6.60, Concession: £4.50 / Gift Aid: £4.95* (Adults 65 and over), Students: £4.50 / Gift Aid: £4.95 Children: £2.00 (5-15) Under 5 Free. www.penmuseum.org.uk THE MUSEUM of the Jewellery Quarter is built around a perfectly preserved jewellery workshop offering a unique glimpse of working life in Birmingham’s famous Jewellery Quarter. Open Tuesday to Saturday (and bank holiday Mondays) 10.30am - 4pm. Book tours online or call 0121 348 8263 (lines open Monday - Saturday 9am 5pm). W: www.birminghammuseums.org. uk/jewellery. COFFIN WORKS. The shelves and workbenches at Newman Brothers are full of original stock and tools of the trade. With the original machinery working again, you can truly experience how this old Jewellery Quarter firm once operated on a day-to-day

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basis, producing some of the world’s finest coffin furniture. To book, email newmanbrothers@coffinworks.org, or call 0121 233 4790. W: www.coffinworks.org.


Recruitment

Recruitment 

CHARLES GREEN SINCE 1824

CNC programmer/operator Charles Green, famous for our high-quality jewellery, are looking to add to our skilled team with an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic CNC programmer and operator. Applicants should be a trained/qualified CNC operator – preferably with Jewellery experience. The role involves programming and operating our CNC milling machines and CNC turning lathe. Our milling machines have been custom built for the jewellery industry and full training will be provided. Competitive salary provided.

If you think this role is for you please send your CV and cover letter to apply@charles-green.co.uk Suitable applicants will be contacted to arrange an interview.

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