Glasshouse College is breathing life back into a derelict building in the Jewellery Quarter. The Standard Works in Vittoria Street, built in 1879 and grade II listed, has stood empty for the last two decades.
The charity is setting up a specialist further education college, providing practical skills therapeutic education for young people aged 16-25 who have a range of emotional and learning difficulties, including Autistic Spectrum Disorders.
Birmingham Conservation Trust is assisting in this first development stage, leading on community engagement and consultation on the plans and we are delighted to be involved.
Corner of Vittoria Street and Regents Place
Alongside its work with students, the new project will bring activity into the quarter which the public can enjoy including a café with its own continental bakery, JQ-made honey and produce from its rooftop horticultural garden, a dedicated space for visitors to learn about the history of the Jewellery Quarter, traditional arts & crafts workshops, start-up jeweller spaces and a basement auditorium for lectures, events and theatre.
As part of the development we are talking to local stakeholders, businesses, schools, colleges and heritage venues in the Jewellery Quarter.
We are also asking supporters of Birmingham’s heritage to help shape the plans in two ways – a survey and at an event.
To encourage responses, there is a £25 Love2shop high street gift voucher up for grabs in our prize draw – Deadline 13 June 2014 (extended).
Just a few minutes of your time could help win grants for the Standard Works’ refurbishment including from the Lottery. Our on-line survey includes images of the building now as well as the plans for its future…oh, and only a few questions! Take part in our short survey now by copying and pasting this link into your browser: https://birminghamct.typeform.com/to/IwwPCe
or by clicking below!
Check out that wallpaper!
This event will take place on Saturday 14 June. You’ll need to book on a FREE tour, so please follow the link below to reserve your place.
Please support us as we support Glasshouse College bring this wonderful building back into use.