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There’s never been a better time to choose the Mailbox, Birmingham’s premier lifestyle and shopping destination, following a year of continued footfall growth and a raft of new openings.

 

The Mailbox bucks retail trends with footfall growth and new openings

Footfall has continued to grow at the Mailbox, with a 10% increase across 2018.

This sustained growth comes on the back of 18 new retail and F&B openings over the last couple of years, including the launch of Home at the Mailbox – the region’s leading destination for contemporary furniture and interiors – and the arrival of a mix of high-quality, bricks-and-clicks independent retailers such as Burrows & Hare and English Brands. This summer Mailbox has welcomed Castle Fine Art’s new 6,000 sq ft flagship gallery, a 2,000 sq ft stunning Sofas & Stuff showroom, along with award-winning Pall Mall Barbers and luxury womenswear brand, James Lakeland.

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Castle Fine Art expands at the Mailbox

Castle Fine Art has now opened into a 6,000 sq ft flagship showroom space at the Mailbox. Castle Fine Art’s new gallery benefits from a prominent location at the front of the Mailbox, and is almost four times the size of its previous space. It delivers an inspirational environment that aims to change the way that visitors enjoy original and limited edition fine art.


“The clear alignment between our brand and the Mailbox has been instrumental in positioning us in front of Birmingham’s art lovers, and thanks to the arrival of interiors heavyweights including Heal’s, MADE.com and BoConcept, we now find ourselves in the hub of the leading destination for furniture and interiors in the Midlands, as well as sitting alongside leading fashion names. We’re incredibly excited to take up residence in our spectacular new flagship gallery at the Mailbox.”

— Ian Weatherby-Blythe, Managing Director of Washington Green Fine Art Group
 

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Premier retail in the heart of Birmingham

Introducing Furniture and Interiors

Home at the Mailbox has created the ultimate destination for interiors and accessories in central Birmingham, spearheaded by MADE.COM and Heal’s and featuring BoConcept, Calligaris, Design Quarter and Authentic Furniture.

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Harvey Nichols’ 45,000 sq ft flagship store at the Mailbox has continued to see strong sales growth across 2018

 
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Trading success

Ribble Cycles, the British manufacturer of high-quality bicycles, chose to open its first permanent retail store at the Mailbox in early 2017 and has seen trade exceed expectations, benefiting from a permanent footprint to complement its online success. 

 
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The Mailbox has proven to be a great success for Ribble and since opening we have seen strong sales and continued sales growth. We are optimistic about the future trade potential with all of the exciting developments occurring both within the Mailbox itself and also across Birmingham City Centre
— Andy Smallwood, CEO of Ribble Cycles

Leading lifestyle destination

 
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Food with a view

With 17 restaurants, bars and coffee shops, the Mailbox provides an enviable dining destination overlooking Birmingham’s picturesque canal network, alongside the boutique Everyman Cinema and two luxury hotels, Malmaison, and AC Hotels by Marriott. 

From the stylish Harvey Nichols Brasserie, to family favourites including Côte Brasserie and Pizza Express, and a selection of independent brands, the Mailbox offers something for every discerning diner.

 
Birmingham’s former Royal Mail sorting office is a plush, buzzy retreat for designer-label shoppers, partygoers and the hedonistic business community.
— Richard McComb, The Telegraph
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All you need to know 

  • £100 billion regional economy, the largest of any city outside London

  • Birmingham ranked as having the highest quality of life of any English city outside the capital

  • Birmingham is in the top 3 most popular places to shop in the UK

  • 1.17 million projected population in 2028. More than twice that of Manchester and Edinburgh

  • 89,000 new homes needed by 2031

  • £3 billion estimated investment in the UK’s rail infrastructure. A substantial part of this will contribute to High Speed Rail (HS2) in Greater Birmingham

  • Birmingham is the UK’s largest business, professional and financial sector outside of London, attracting global banks like HSBC

  • Birmingham is the UK’s favourite destination for young professionals leaving London

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The last 12 months was a pivotal year for the Mailbox, with the final steps of our vision coming to fruition. We have reshaped the retail mix to provide even greater choice and compelling reasons to visit, which has had a significant positive impact on both sales and footfall.
— Melanie Taylor, Head of Leasing, Milligan
 
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More to come at the Mailbox

In 2018, the Mailbox welcomed new office occupier, WSP, one of the world’s leading engineering professional services consulting firms. The letting saw WSP occupy 47,000 sq ft of newly refurbished, Grade A office space for its new West Midlands’ regional headquarters.

WSP’s arrival to Birmingham marks a continuation of large commitments to the city and the broader region by major businesses including HSBC, PwC, Deutsche Bank, Jaguar Land Rover, HS2, HMRC and Advanced. 

With Birmingham consistently being acknowledged as one of the most attractive cities in Europe for relocation and business growth, and with consistent increases in infrastructure, inward investment and visitor numbers, the Mailbox is well poised to contribute to and benefit from the exciting opportunities that this city, and the wider region, present.

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Get in touch 

To find out more, download our latest leasing brochure here

Retail

Richard Scott
+44 (0) 207 290 4578
rscott@nashbond.co.uk

Matthew Peters
+44 (0) 207 290 4564
mpeters@nashbond.co.uk

Guy Sankey
+44 (0) 121 609 8588
guy.sankey@avisonyoung.com

Richard Jones
+44 (0)121 609 8719
richard.jones@avisonyoung.com

 

Food & Beverage

Lauren Wellman
+44 (0)207 291 9602
07808 854 145
lwellman@shelleysandzer.co.uk

Tony Levine BSc (Hons) MRICS
+44 (0) 207 580 3366
078 28542573
tlevine@shelleysandzer.co.uk

 

All Other Enquiries

Susannah Moss
+44 (0) 207 297 4306
susannah@milliganretail.com 

Melanie Taylor
+44 (0) 207 297 4302
melanie@milliganretail.com

Mailbox (Birmingham) Limited
7 Commercial Street, Birmingham, B1 1RS
0121 632 1000

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