Stunning Modern Workspace in a Heritage Building.

Exposed brick walls painted white to create a gallery feel/ artwork from local artists to reinforce the idea that this is a creative working space.
Steel work highlighted in the feature blue colour used throughout the space.
Crittall glazing to the event space to tie in with the industrial history of the building.
Polished concrete floors.
Eames desk chairs. We have used a lot of mid century style furniture to play upon the ‘Mad Men’ office aesthetic.
Desks are client’s own.
New patent glazing above work space to allow natural light to flood in.

Situated on Albion Street in the heart of Birmingham’s beautiful Jewellery Quarter, The Joint Works has become the very latest communal workspace mixing the building’s heritage with modern work space requirements.

Substrakt commissioned 2G to create a unique & highly flexible space for their current expanding workforce and their closest partners. Our team took this brief and provided a motivational space which would not only improve the morale and productivity of the existing work force, but also attract the next generation of employees. The space has been created for work day-to-day for several businesses and be able to adapt to specific small and large scale events.

Project Type

Office & HQ

The Brief

Design and build a modern workspace in an historic Jewellery Quarter building.

Building complete.

The building is set within a conservation area, so designs are uniquely created to fit the commercial requirements, but also seamlessly create a space that blends with the building’s unique history. The building also houses Birmingham Design Store. Find out more about the joint works here.


“2G Design and Build have undertaken a sensitive and well considered refurbishment of a Grade II listed Victorian building in the Jewellery Quarter.  Part funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, the conservation standards expected of the project were high and 2G more than delivered.  Modern interventions sit well against the historic layout and original features.  It’s a great example of how a historic building can be successfully reused and is an asset to the JQ.”

Mandy hall, Townscape Heritage.