Victoria Works, Birmingham

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Victoria Works

The Victoria Works is a Grade II listed building in the Jewellery Quarter of Birmingham, England.[1] It was built in 1839–40 for Joseph Gillott, who manufactured pen nibs, and was one of the first purpose-built factories in the Jewellery Quarter. It is situated opposite the Argent Centre, another building constructed for industrial use around the same period. The factory was one of the largest of its kind, with nearly 600 workers. Steam engines of 60 horsepower powered the mass production of the nibs.

Albert, Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII, and Princess Alexandra visiting the works in 1874

Current use[edit]

English Heritage blue plaque on the Graham Street frontage

The Victoria Works was renovated in the early 1990s and houses a mixture of different companies and residents.


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Coordinates: 52°29′04″N 1°54′40″W / 52.4844°N 1.9111°W / 52.4844; -1.9111