On Tuesday 17th October we will be unveiling our 2016 Renaissance Award to The Pig & Tail (former George & Dragon) public house.
We will present the Award to the owners and key members of the team that helped to successfully restore the building and bring it back into vibrant use.
Please find below the Planning Committee’s citation regarding the building:
The committee were highly impressed by renovation of the former George & Dragon public house (Grade II) and the commitment and vision of those involved in the restoration of the building. The building had fallen into a very poor condition and it’s demolition looked very likely. However, it was brave decision to commit to restoring this building and bringing it back into vibrant use. The committee considered the refurbishment to be very successful. The uniqueness and character of the original building has been celebrated and is integral to building as a whole. The fact that it has been retained as a public house is equally commendable and demonstrates that sometimes, the original purpose is always the best. The development has discretely incorporated apartments to the upper floors which the committee felt reflected the changing nature of the Jewellery Quarter as a a place to live, work and play. There should be more developments of this nature and quality within the Jewellery Quarter. Although small in scale, it certainly makes up for it in courage, commitment and vision for bringing this important building back into positive use.
Please note this is an invite only event