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