Birmingham Assay Office to leave historic building

The Birmingham Assay Office will run two guided visits on its open day in June.

Move to new development in city after 134 years at Newhall St.

The Birmingham Assay Office is preparing to leave the building that has been its home for 134 years as it moves to a new location in the city’s Jewellery Quarter.

The current Birmingham Assay Office building is located on Newhall Street, but it will leave this behind in favour of a new premises less than a mile away at new development St Georges. The new location, just off Icknield Street, will offer the Birmingham Assay Office 45,000 sq ft of office and workshop space.

As well as housing its hallmarking operations, testing and gem certification labs and jewellery valuation services, the new space will also contain meeting facilities, a gift shop and a public exhibition space for its silver collection.

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St Georges is a new development for Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter and the new Birmingham Assay Office is the plot’s first signing. The 6.8 acre mixed-purpose development will bring 230,000 sq ft of office space and 400 homes to the city, plus new shops, restaurants, bars and a multi-storey car park.

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