Local Information – The Kettleworks

Jewellery Quarter Local Information

Situated in the northern part of the city centre just half a mile from the development, The Jewellery Quarter is one of the most popular areas for entertainment and culture. The local area is home to many restaurants, bars and historical and cultural attractions. These include The Museum of Jewellery, The Pen Museum and The Coffin Works. Birmingham Art Museum and Gallery contains one of the country’s largest public collections of Pre-Raphaelite art. The development is within walking distance of Arena Birmingham which plays host to a multitude of different chart-topping musicians and bands, as well as comedians.

Food and Drink

The development is located within the heart of the city centre, just a short walk away from the Jewellery Quarter and benefits from a variety of popular bars, including Rose Villa Tavern, The Button Factory and the new exhibition concept Ana Rocha Bar & Gallery. Birmingham plays host to multiple Michelin star restaurants which include: Simpsons, Purnells and Turners all of which are within close proximity to the development.


Located approximately a mile away from the development is the popular Broadway Plaza leisure complex, benefiting from a multiplex Odeon Cinema, Bowlplex bowling alley and arcade, Rock Up indoor rock climbing centre and Nuffield Health Fitness & Wellbeing Gym.

The National Sea Life Centre Birmingham is located in Brindley Place, as well as Ikon Contemporary Art Gallery, The Crescent Theatre and a range of bars and restaurants. This is just under a mile away from the development and easily accessible on foot.

Shopping and Retail

Birmingham City Centre benefits from three large shopping malls. Grand Central at New Street Station includes the largest John Lewis store outside of London, as well as many other high street brands. There is a range of different culinary experiences within Grand Central, making it an ideal central meeting space. The Bullring Shopping centre has over 160 shops including Debenhams and Topshop and boasts luxury retail stores including Selfridges and Goldsmiths.

Closer to the development, the Jewellery Quarter boasts a huge selection of jewellery shops, most of which have been around for decades!

There are also a number of local convenience stores including Tesco Express Warstone Lane and Co-Op Charlotte Street. For larger superstores, visit Tesco Springhill or Morrisons Five Ways.


St Paul’s Square is a quiet leafy square in the heart of the Jewellery Quarter and is perfect for a picnic in the city centre. Birmingham is lauded as having more canals than Venice, making it a perfect walking spot to observe the history and architecture of the industrial revolution.

Edgbaston Reservoir is just over a mile by car from the development and benefits from a sailing club. For those wishing to travel just a little further, the Clent Hills and the Lickey Hills are both located on the south west side of the city.

For football fans, Birmingham has three big local teams; Birmingham City Football Club, Aston Villa and West Bromwich Albion. All three clubs are easily accessible by both car and public transport. For cricket fans, Edgbaston Cricket Ground is just under 3 miles away.


There are a number of reputable schools and universities close to the development including: University of Birmingham, Birmingham City University, Aston University, City Academy Albion Street, City Academy Newhall Street and The Old Fire Station Children’s Nursery.

For further information, please visit www.birmingham.gov.uk.