Capita Lovejoy has unveiled designs for a new £1.5m public square in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter.

Street view of the Golden Square design, showing the water fountains and orchard.

A judging panel led by Birmingham City Council chose the designs, after the public helped choose which of six proposals should go ahead. 

The area – known as ‘Golden Square’ – is home to more than 1,500 businesses and produces more than 40 per cent of all jewellery manufactured in the UK every year. It is one of the first new projects in Birmingham City Council’s ‘Big City Plan’, which will see the centre transformed. 

Andy Williams, managing director of Capita Lovejoy’s Birmingham office, said: “We are delighted to be involved. Our success is testament to the design skills of our staff. 

“Our design proposal developed a concept whereby exposed seams orientate the Golden Square towards the district’s traditional material sources and trading partners at the four corners of the world. These highly reflective alignments shape the available space, manage the topography, and accommodate seating, lighting and fountains. The new square is subdivided into the plaza, the orchard and the promenade. 

“The proposals also take advantage of digital media technology, in providing visitor information facilities as an integral component of the scheme.”