The New Standard Works is an impressive and iconic four-storey grade II listed factory in Vittoria Street in Birmingham's historic Jewellery Quarter. The building is full of creativity, enterprise & heritage; its industrial past is reflected within the public area on the ground floor called The Hive, which includes an organic Café & Bakery, Heritage room, Makers' Studios and Exhibition Spaces. Also in the building is Argent College, operated by Ruskin Mill Trust.
The New Standard Works was derelict for 20 years before undergoing a massive make-over by Ruskin Mill Land Trust, which started in 2014. Work to develop new areas in the building is ongoing.
At the New Standard Works in the heart of Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter, a first floor roof has been strengthened and a beautiful new rooftop garden has emerged out of the industrial decay.Read more
The Hive Cafe and Bakery provides a warm welcome in the heart of Birmingham's famous Jewellery Quarter, with delicious pastries, cake, bread and meals. Come and visit us. Try our coffee!Read more
The Hive is on the ground floor of New Standard Works. It features a heritage room, full of exciting heritage displays and art installations, an organic cafe & bakery and a Makers' Studio from which we run a programme of craft experiences.Read more