More outdoor seating for Jewellery Quarter venues

Additional outdoor space has been found for nine venues in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter.

Luke Crane tries out one of the new picnic tables in Golden Square
Luke Crane tries out one of the new picnic tables in Golden Square

The Jewellery Quarter Business Improvement Distirct has also adapted the Golden Square to allow for more public seating.

Up to 60 people can now safely sit in the square after 10 picnic benches were installed this month. The benches will be free to use and will be in place until the end of September.

The benches will increase the amount of outdoor seating in the Jewellery Quarter to help hospitality businesses, who either have limited or no outdoor dining space.

JQBID will also be supplying parasols and hopes to bring live music to the square over the summer months.

The Golden Square is just one of a number of locations in the Jewellery Quarter to have benefited from additional outdoor seating.

Working with Birmingham City Council, JQBID has partly closed the entrance to Livery Street from the Queensway allowing for local businesses, Arch 13 and Indian Street Brewery, to safely spill out and offer al-fresco dining.

Jewellery Quarter development trust executive director, Luke Crane, said: “The Jewellery Quarter’s hospitality offering has always been one of the best in Birmingham.

"With so many venues forced to close over the last 18 months, I’m pleased that we’ve been able to support our businesses in implementing these new measures.

“Installing benches on The Golden Square will also allow for us to make better use of our public spaces and create safe areas where friends and family can meet up and purchase food and drink from local venues.”

Venues on St Paul’s Square have also benefited from additional furniture.

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