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Birmingham Jewellery Quarter reaches another milestone in quest for £2m investment

Several roads around Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter are set to close this weekend to make way for a major filming production.

The closures – beginning at 7am on 19 August until 6am the following day – are for the purpose of transforming the Jewellery Quarter’s streets into a “futuristic America” for the filming of sci-fi blockbuster ‘Ready Player One’.

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The film, which stars Simon Pegg, Ben Mendelsohn and Mark Rylance, is expected to be released in 2018.

A statement from the Jewellery Quarter said the production company organising the filming, Deep Blue Productions, has worked closely with traffic management to ensure that the road closures have a “minimal impact” on traffic flow within the city.

Business and residents within the area are understood to have been sent letters telling them about the disruption.

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The road closures:

From 7am on 19 August to 6am on 20 August:

Livery Street between Cox Street and Water Street

Mary Anne Street between St Paul’s Square and Livery Street

From 5pm on 19 August to 6am on 20 August:

Livery Street between Cox Street and Water Street

Mary Anne Street between St Paul’s Square and Livery Street

Henrietta Street between Livery Street and Constitution Hill

Ludgate Hill between Water Street and St Paul’s Square

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