Today’s Friday photo is part of the front façade of the Birmingham School of Jewellery and Silversmithing. This 1911 extension to the original school building, with its tall gridded windows, is one of my favourite façades in the Jewellery quarter.
Amid the expanding jewellery trade in Birmingham, an existing manufactory building was purchased in 1890 and then converted into the school building by architects Martin & Chamberlain. The 1911 extension that is now the main entrance was designed by Cossins, Peacock & Bewlay, and the later 1992-1993 extension by Associated Architects.
Both the original Victorian building and the 1911 Edwardian extension are grade II listed.