Unity Works - 36 - 46 Vittoria Street - Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham - Henry Jenkins & Sons Ltd - sign
On the left of the door is this sing for Henry Jenkins & Sons Ltd. Makers of stampers, piercers, spinners and pressers. They were established in 1830.
On Vittoria Street, this is the Unity Works building.
The Unity Works is a Grade II listed building. At 36 - 46 Vittoria Street. Built in 1865 as a toolmaker works. Architect J P Osborne for the same firm Henry Jenkins and Son.
Three tall storeys red brick with effectively painted plain stone dressings.
Impressively scaled functional design with plinth and sill bands linking close
set sills with consoles. Projecting dentil eaves cornice. The south end break
contains waggon archway on ground floor with keystone whilst the north break has
3 close set round headed windows with keys and lintel impost blocks.
Despite only the letters U I Y W K showing, it is unlikely to become a Chinsese Restaurant, and more likeley be converted into flats. (letters have a habit of falling off buildings for some reason)