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The JQ’s ‘Industrial Middle’ needs a conservation heritage consultant to prepare HLF bid

Posted May 19th, 2014 by Suzanne Carter with No Comments

For all of you working in this field…

Expression of Interest enquiry by the JQDT

Heritage Consultants

The Jewellery Quarter Development Trust, with its partners Birmingham City Council and English Heritage, has recently been successful in being awarded a First-round pass by the Heritage Lottery Fund for the Jewellery Quarter Townscape Heritage (JQTH) scheme for an area known as the ‘industrial middle’ around Vittoria, Frederick, Albion Street in Birmingham’s historic jewellery quarter.


The JQDT will shortly be seeking the assistance of heritage consultants to help us in preparing our Second-round pass which should release £2m of HLF grant.  This appointment will be funded by the Trust, its partners and by the HLF as part of their support during the Development phase of the project.


The JQDT sees the work as being carried out over the Summer of 2014 with the final draft issued to the Trust in late Autumn for a Second-round submission late 2014.


The Consultant will work with the Trust’s established team and with their officers – to be appointed by the Trust – responsible for the JQTH and other property related initiatives being undertaken. The Activity Plan and heritage pioneer work will be carried out by the JQDT to a separate arrangements.  The day to day administration and office/administration tasks will the carried out by the JQDT’s Business Improvement District organisation.


The JQDT sees the consultant team as led by a conservation professional with experience in similar bids and with access to architectural, surveying, quantity surveying, valuation and structural engineering skills as required to undertake building condition surveys for potential grant properties, establishing the costs of the works, the value of the final development and need for grant and deciding priorities and grant intervention rates.  The JQDT will be expecting the consultancy to lead and fully co-ordinate the package of tasks necessary for the preparation of a robust Second-round application.  Going forward, good advice at this stage to the Trust on its needs to ensure good delivery of the JQTH is seen as important.


You must confirm your interest by noon 30th May 2014 with the Trust at the address below in order to receive a Role Description pack and tender enquiry.


Indicative timescale:

30th May – issue of tender and role Description pack

9th June – tender return

16th June (afternoon) interviews of shortlist


It is proposed that an appointment will be made 1st July 2014.


Councillor Phil Davis or Luke Crane at the JQDT’s BID offices:


Studio 215f

The Big Peg

120 Vyse Street


B18 6NF


0121 233 2814


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