The Trust has renovated the ground floor of New Standard Works to create a training bakery and café 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 visitors to the area as well as the growing residential and business community within the Quarter. 

Images of The Hive cafe from different angles

The café is designed to reflect not only contemporary life in the Jewellery Quarter, but also its history, with quotations, images, and a mini museum of Birmingham; the first stage of the heritage displays funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. It is fully accessible for wheelchair users.

For more details, please visit our Hive subsite, by clicking HERE.

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