PMP are acting as the independent cost consultants for the Jewellery Quarter Townscape Heritage (JQTH) grants’ scheme; a project we’re especially proud to be part of as we also call the Jewellery Quarter ‘home’.

The Argent Centre was the first building to undergo repairs as part of the JQTH scheme and work is almost complete. The building, which dates from 1863, has undergone general repair works with a principal focus on the roof and brickwork; this was necessary as there was evidence of failing brickwork and stonework in parts of the building. Perhaps, the most exciting works include reinstating the pyramidal corner turrets, which were removed at some point during the building’s history. The new turrets have been based on the original design and include decorative finials. The works have been carried out by specialist contractors, Midland Conservation Ltd, and overseen by conservation architects, Oliver Architecture.

We took a few photos of the project last week. Take a look below.

Photo from summer 2020. Photo taken by Anne-Marie Hayes

New turrets! Photo taken by Anne-Marie Hayes

Spot the Finial. Photo taken by Anne-Marie Hayes

Photo taken by Anne-Marie Hayes

Drawings and copyright, Oliver Architecture

Drawings and copyright, Oliver Architecture

Photos by Anne-Marie Hayes

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