Jewellery Quarter Visioning Studies
The Jewellery Quarter Development Trust (JQDT) secured funding from the Greater Birmingham & Solihull LEP to create community-led visioning studies for three areas of the Jewellery Quarter most in need of reconnection and regeneration. Following a call for volunteers, a mix of residents, workers, land owners, business owners and students came together to form three working groups. These groups were tasked with developing a vision for each area that would improve connectivity and stimulate investment, whilst maintaining the area’s strong heritage and improving biodiversity and public health outcomes.
What we did
Akerlof ran the programme, facilitating structured engagement through a series of workshops and feedback mechanisms to focus each group’s output to achieve project objectives. We conducted a total of 11 workshops with 38 stakeholders. Each group was diverse in ethnicity, age and gender, representing a broad scope of local views and opinions. Our approach helped the volunteers to make balanced, informed decisions, maximising the impact of their solutions and driving a holistic view that incorporated the wider vision for the Jewellery Quarter, as well as achieving policy ambitions for Birmingham and the wider region. Interactive workshops and digital tools ensured we formed cohesive teams with motivated individuals, resulting in a creative and community-driven response to unlocking the potential within the Jewellery Quarter.
- Three comprehensive visions that can be used by the JQDT and the wider community to engage and lobby local, regional and national government
- Can be used as a basis for further grant applications to develop worked-up proposals
- Full alignment with local, city-wide and regional strategic policy
- Holistic proposals, including recommendations for physical, cultural and environmental interventions
- Increased confidence
Don't just take our word for it...
Matthew Bott, Director, Jewellery Quarter Development Trust and Co-Chair, Jewellery Quarter Neighbourhood Plan
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