In anticipation of the new Birmingham Assay Office building being ready for occupation in early 2015, the current Assay Office is now up for sale and open to offers.
Agents GVA Grimley have put together a comprehensive information pack for prospective buyers at www.gva.co.uk/assayoffice
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However it cannot begin to do justice to the importance that the building has had to the development of the Birmingham Jewellery Quarter since it was purpose built for the Assay Office in 1877.
The many extensions and rearrangements of internal walls tell the story of the changing fortunes of the business, which has now outgrown its existing home and is ready for the next chapter after 240 years of history. Contractors will be appointed for the new building later this year and development of the new site on Icknield Street is expected to start in early 2014.