Jewellery facilities and campus

The largest jewellery school in Europe stands right at the heart of Birmingham’s famous Jewellery Quarter, where much of the jewellery made in Britain today is manufactured.

Our multi-award-winning building houses a wonderful complex of traditional style workshops, teaching and exhibition accommodation. This extraordinary listed Venetian Gothic building is a fitting home for a stunning modern art school.

The School is in a truly inspiring setting in which to learn your craft. Stroll through the light-filled, airy atrium of this fabulous modern building with floor-to-ceiling windows and you’ll see our students honing their skills with the very latest equipment.

A new postgraduate facility at 10 St Paul’s Square in the Jewellery Quarter was opened in 2019. The historic building will house the postgraduate jewellery design and research facility, with new design studios and offices for staff and doctoral researchers, as well as the School of Jewellery’s library and computer suite.


The School of Jewellery boasts:

  • Specialist library – Jewellery, Horology and Silversmithing
  • Industry-standard resources and equipment, including soldering hearths, bench-mounted powered equipment, lathes and milling machines
  • Studio workshops, including laser welders and dedicated CAD/CAM facility
  • Gemmology laboratory
  • Rooms dedicated to casting and electro-plating
  • Computer Suite
  • Exhibition hall and atrium area
  • Bookable exhibition space

Building Accessibility

Wheelchair users can access all areas via lifts. Accessible toilet facilities are also available. Car parking is available at the rear of the building.

The campus is accessible for most people; however, we recognise that individuals can experience a wide variety of difficulties. To find out more about this site’s accessibility in relation to your specific difficulties, please contact the Disability Support Team.

Visitors with hearing loss

If you are visiting the University and have hearing loss which means that you may have difficulty hearing the fire alarm in the event of an emergency evacuation, please request a Deaf Alerter pager from the main reception of the campus you are visiting. You will be able to keep this pager with you for the duration of your visit to alert you if the fire alarm goes off.