Grand Central, Birmingham

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Grand Central
John Lewis Birmingham Sept 2015.jpg
Location Birmingham, England
Opening date 24 September 2015
Developer Network Rail
Management Jonathan Cheetham
Owner
Architect Haskoll
No. of stores and services 62
No. of anchor tenants 1 (John Lewis and Partners)
Total retail floor area c500,000 sq ft
No. of floors 1
Parking 450 Spaces, including 23 Disabled spaces, and 13 Parent & Child spaces
Website www.grandcentralbirmingham.com

Grand Central is a shopping centre located above New Street railway station in Birmingham, England, that opened on 24 September 2015. It is currently owned by Hammerson and CPPIB, having been acquired by Hammerson from Birmingham City Council in January 2016 for £335m.[1]

History

The original centre was built in 1971 as part of the reconstruction of Birmingham New Street station below. It was known as the Birmingham Shopping Centre before being renamed as The Pallasades.

Redevelopment

The modern architecture of the new Grand Central shopping centre at Birmingham New Street station

As part of the Birmingham New Street station Gateway Plus redevelopment, Grand Central underwent a major overhaul. The mall has been redesigned with a Texlon ETFE[2] atrium roof as centrepiece, and is home to over 60 stores across 500,000 sq ft with John Lewis as main anchor tenant. Many of the shops, restaurants and cafés are new to the city including Cath Kidston, The White Company, Kiehls, Giraffe and Tapas Revolution. It reopened in September 2015 along with the modernised Birmingham New Street station.[3]

The shopping centre has lent its name to the adjacent tram stop that opened in May 2016.[4][5]

References

  1. ^ "Subscribe to read". Financial Times. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Birmingham Grand Central Shopping Mall | Vector Foiltec". www.vector-foiltec.com. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  3. ^ Brown, Graeme (31 July 2014). "New lettings revealed for Grand Central". Birmingham Post. Retrieved 19 August 2016.
  4. ^ A bit more Metro...now serving Grand Central Midland Metro 25 May 2016
  5. ^ Midland Metro trams head to Birmingham New Street for first time Birmingham Mail 30 May 2016

External links

  • Official website

Coordinates: 52°28′39.98″N 1°53′55.86″W / 52.4777722°N 1.8988500°W / 52.4777722; -1.8988500

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