PMP Consultants appointed as Quantity Surveyor to develop feasibility study for historic J.W. Evans Silver Factory
PMP will be working alongside Buttress Architects who have been appointed by English Heritage to develop a feasibility study for the Grade II* listed J.W. Evans Silver Factory in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter. As we’re a Jewellery Quarter based company, we are delighted to be supporting this project which will positively contribute to the JQ’s future.
Established in 1881, J. W. Evans is one of the most complete surviving historic factories in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter. Behind the frontage of four terraced houses, the workshops retain their original drop stamps and fly presses. The rooms are packed with thousands of dies for the manufacture of silverware, as well as the whole of the working equipment, stock and records of the business.
The project team also includes commercial valuers, Cushman and Wakefield, and enterprise consultant, DP Waterfall, to identify potential uses and operating models for the site.
The study will explore a number of options for J. W. Evans. These will identify potential approaches to ensure that the site operates in a manner which supports its long-term future, while conserving its historic and cultural significance.
It was fantastic to walk around site last week and get a glimpse of the building and importantly meet the team! History at your fingertips!
Anne-Marie Hayes, Office Manager/ Bid Manager said;
This project is very special and we feel extremely lucky to be part of it. For me personally, I have watched keenly from afar for a number of years looking at how the project will progress and how the vision will take shape. As a keen photographer, I was in my element walking round site – I couldn’t put my camera down. As a Jewellery Quarter company ourselves, PMP are especially proud to be playing a small part in the future of this fantastic local company
Look out for more project updates coming soon.
Images: Anne-Marie Hayes