Work is now underway on a new £1.6 million, 43,055 sq ft public realm space in Birmingham’s historic Jewellery Quarter, home to Fellows & Sons auctioneers.
The diggers have moved in and works are now underway on a new £1.6 million, 43,055 sq ft public realm space in Birmingham’s historic Jewellery Quarter.
The square will be located just around the corner from Fellows saleroom on the site of the former car park outside of The Big Peg office scheme. The scheme – part of Birmingham’s Big City Plan – will create a focal point for the Jewellery Quarter and provide a flexible space to host events and encourage more footfall into the area.
The space will be split into three areas – the plaza, the orchard and the promenade. The orchard will comprise a tree-lined path up to the promenade, providing access to the existing cafes and shops and the new information point.
Funded by the Jewellery Quarter BID, the information point will house a TV screen streaming updates on what’s happening in the area. The plaza will include benches, bicycle racks and incorporate a retail unit.
For more information about the Golden Square click here. (http://www.jewelleryquarter.net/visit/public-spaces/golden-square/)