New Futures for Birmingham`s Historic Buildings

Friday Photo – The Reliance Works, Pickering & Mayell

Posted July 21st, 2019 by Anne-Marie Hayes with No Comments

This week’s Friday photo is of a JQ favourite located on Caroline Street. Formally the Reliance Works of Pickering & Mayell Ltd, this property dates from 1826 and was originally constructed as a pair of houses with rear workshops. Spot the beautifully-preserved ...

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Friday Photo: Changing Face of Legge Lane

Posted March 15th, 2019 by Julie Webb with No Comments

On a stroll around the Jewellery Quarter today I noticed there is scaffolding up along some of the buildings on Legge Lane. In checking the planning portal it appears there are some planning applications received for listed building consent for conversion to ...

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Friday Photo – 3-5 Legge Lane

Posted April 29th, 2018 by Anne-Marie Hayes with No Comments

Walk up Legge Lane in the Jewellery Quarter and you’ll spot an abundance of beautiful old buildings. But, there’s a tall, ornate terracotta building that stands out from the rest. The building is an old pen-making factory designed by architect, AH Woodward. Not ...

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Friday Photo: The Big Peg

Posted October 27th, 2017 by Julie Webb with No Comments

Today’s Friday photo is of the Big Peg, in the Jewellery Quarter.  This eight storey flatted factory is a prominent feature of the jewellery quarter taking pride of place next to Chamberlain Clock and the recently developed Golden Square.  In the post ...

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Friday Photo: Sovereign Hall, Frederick Street, JQ.

Posted September 1st, 2017 by Julie Webb with 2 Comments

Today’s Friday photo is Sovereign Hall on Frederick Street in the Jewellery Quarter. With its white stucco frontage adjorned with Italianate decoratation, this building has always stood out to me as I pass by on my daily commute. My favourite feature is ...

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Friday Photo- The Old Fire Station

Posted November 11th, 2016 by Anne-Marie Hayes with No Comments

Built in 1908, this week’s Friday photo is a beautiful grade II listed red brick building that is sure to catch your eye. Located on Albion Street and literally over the road from the Pig and Tail (formerly the George and Dragon ...

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Friday Photo: The War Stone

Posted February 19th, 2016 by Julie Webb with 1 Comment

  Today’s Friday photo is The War Stone rock in Warstone Lane Cemetery in the Jewellery Quarter.  It is a glacial erratic made from the volcanic rock felstone, which was carried here from its parent rock in Wales by glacial ice and deposited ...

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Friday Photo: Victoria Works Flagstaff

Posted November 27th, 2015 by Julie Webb with 1 Comment

Today’s Friday photo is the flagstaff of Victoria Works. Victoria Works, in the Jewellery Quarter,  is a grade II former pen nib factory that was purpose built for Joseph Gillot in 1839-40. Along the outer wall of the building is a beautiful ...

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Friday Photo: Chamberlain Clock at Rush Hour

Posted November 6th, 2015 by Julie Webb with No Comments

  Today’s Friday photo is the Chamberlain Clock in the Jewellery Quarter. I captured the picture during the evening rush hour to get a touch of light trail now the darker evenings are here! The Clock, named after Joseph Chamberlain, is a cast-iron Edwardian ...

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A flavour of Italy on Constitution Hill

Posted June 14th, 2015 by Katie Hughes with 1 Comment

Ceramic tiles, terracotta detailing, floral motifs and carved cornices all contribute to the architectural vocabulary of two unique buildings on Constitution Hill which have a distinctively Italian feel against the backdrop of the historic Jewellery Quarter. Over the past couple of months I have ...

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