The Trust has renovated the ground floor of New Standard Works to create a training bakery and cafe that provides valuable work experience and training opportunities to students at Ruskin Mill Trust's Argent College. Funded by the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership it offers delicious meals, coffee, cakes and bread to the growing residential and business community within the Quarter. 

The cafe and bakery is designed to reflect not only the contemporary life in the Quarter, but also honours its history, with quotations, images, peep shows and a mini museum of Birmingham; the first stage of the heritage displays funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.  

We are enormously grateful to everyone who has supported this phase of our transformation:

  • Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership
  • Garfield Weston Foundation
  • Heritage Lottery Fund
  • Albert Hunt Trust
  • The 29th May 1961 Charity
  • Sterling Charity
  • Edward Cadbury Charitable Trust
  • Charlotte Heber-Percy Charitable Trust