Trebor completes historic Birmingham Assay Office relocation

Trebor Developments is delighted to announce successful completion of Birmingham’s Assay Office, a new 60,000 sq. ft. development in the heart of Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter.

Having been based in its previous premises for 137 years, the development marks a momentous point in the Assay Office’s history and one which enables the organisation to be able to pursue new business streams in modern efficient headquarter premises.

The building comprises a home for the Assay Office’s operational divisions in a highly secure environment, including specialist laboratory space, as well as new training areas, seminar facilities and a heritage collection that will be used and enjoyed by the wider jewellery industry.

Trebor has led a multi-faceted project team since 2011 to deliver the development, which has been constructed by Galliford Try and supported with an ERDF grant.

Stella Layton CEO and Assay Master said: “I am so very proud of the team. The relocation has taken so much time and resource to plan and implement correctly, and it is testament to the spirit and resilience of the Assay Office team that not only did we achieve this significant milestone on time, we did it without once affecting the service standards and professional delivery our customers have come to rely on us for.

“There are now so many opportunities for Assay Office Birmingham and for our customers. It is a significant benefit to us to be in such a wonderful, modern and inspiring space, a building that is truly fit for purpose. Given that the Assay Office has four large divisions, with myriad complexities with regards to relocating equipment and high value goods, this really was no mean feat.

“We’re looking forward to the opportunities for new business, service development and continuous improvement that this state-of-the-art facility brings to the Assay Office Birmingham team as well as to existing and future customers too.”

Mark Wright, Partner of Trebor Developments, commented “We have been truly honoured to develop this new bespoke facility for one of Birmingham’s oldest institutions. It has been fascinating to work with an organisation with such a rich heritage, yet one very much with an eye to the future.

The whole project team has worked tirelessly to bring the project in on schedule and within budget and we are confident that Assay Office Birmingham will go from strength to strength in its new home.”