Introduction to Jewellery Quarter
The Jewellery Quarter (JQ) is a vibrant district in Birmingham, home to young professionals and described as a ‘national treasure’ and ‘a place of unique character’ by the English Heritage. Home to over 800 businesses including design and digital agencies, museums, bars and restaurants as well as hundreds of jewellery shops from designer brands to unique handmade goods.
The whistles on the Titanic were manufactured in the JQ
The quarter has over 200 listed buildings
The original FA cup was manufactured in the JQ
Key Stats in the JQ
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In the past 5 years the JQ has seen a grown of 26% on asking prices
The population expected to grow to 1.34 million by 2020 in Birmingham
57.7% Private Rent
The private rented sector makes up 57.7% of the Jewellery Quarter market
Is Jewellery Quarter a good place to invest?
Living in a city centre has never been so appealing with tenants increasingly wanting amenities on their doorstep. As part of the second city, the Jewellery Quarter has all this to offer and more. The JQ has undergone significant improvement over the past decade with historic buildings being transferred into modern flats and commercial spaces. With a short walk to the commercial and business district, the Jewellery Quarter is one of the most popular areas in Birmingham for young professionals working in the city.
This has lead to an increase in inward investment from savvy landlords looking to capitalise on ‘generation rent‘ pushing up rental and asking prices in the residential market.
Where is the Jewellery Quarter located?
LEISURE & SHOPPING
COMMERCIAL & KEY DEVELOPMENTS
TRANSPORT AND TRAVEL
A Place of History – Deciding where to buy in Birmingham
Jewellery Quarter in high rental demand
As one of the most diverse cities in the UK, Birmingham has an outstanding cultural offering, with world-class facilities, a renowned arts programme and thriving dining scene. Home to the Symphony Hall, the Hippodrome and Birmingham REP, Birmingham also hosts the Birmingham Royal Ballet and Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, just two examples of an extensive cultural landscape that makes up the second city.
Property prices in the area have risen by 28% over the last three years, making the Jewellery Quarter a top performer for growth on this list. Average rental prices have risen to around £930pcm and property in the area includes everything from luxury converted flats to loft-style apartments and townhouses. As Birmingham’s population grows, the Jewellery Quarter will remain heavily in demand.
Key projects near the Jewellery Quarter
Birmingham Smithfield: With and investment value of over £1.5 billion, delivering 300,000sq.m of new retail and commercial space including 2,000 new homes. The new development includes new vibrant retail markets, family spaces, cultural buildings, new transport infrastructure and publics squares.
HS2: Covering the area that will house the HS2 Curzon Street station in Birmingham city centre, along with £724m million in investment into the surrounding area. The masterplan envisages the creation of 36,000 new jobs. 4,000 new homes and 600,000 square metres of commercial development. Connection Birmingham to London with a 45-minute commute, along with other key locations including Manchester and Leeds.
Paradise & Arena Central: Paradise is one of Birmingham’s most significant development in a generation, this £700 million project will introduce 1.8 million sq.ft of new, grade A office space, retail, leisure and a circa 250 bedroom hotel into the city centre attracting even more visitors and events. Arena Central, situated next door to the Paradise, the ICC and the Mailbox will expand on Birmingham’s already thriving financial and professional hub. Already home to HSBC HQ and home to an est. 3,600 staff. Both Paradise and Arena Central have created a new vibrant district for the city.