In June 2015, the Jewellery Quarter Development Trust (JQDT) submitted a bid to the National Lottery Heritage Fund to improve, repair and bring buildings back into use, that are located within a defined area of the Jewellery Quarter. The bid was successful, and the project started in February 2018 and ran until February 2022. In total £1.8 million grant funding was used to support building improvement works, improving the public realm and audience engagement activities.
Additional funding for the scheme was contributed by Birmingham City Council, JQBID, Historic England and the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Enterprise Partnership.
The scheme aimed to create a high quality, attractive environment for people to live, work and visit and invest through;
- Funding repair and restoration works to the historic buildings
- Providing opportunities to learn about the unique heritage of the area
For further information on the JQ Conservation Area please see the Birmingham City Council site
For further information on the JQBID and JQDT see jewelleryquarter.net