Bullring Location City: Birmingham, UK

The Birmingham Alliance / Sir Robert McAlpine


A major retail destination in the heart of Birmingham

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Key Info

111,400m² lettable retail floor space, 32,000m² for anchor tenant Selfridges and 23,000m² for Debenhams, a catering area and 1,000 parking spaces
11.1 hectares / 111,400m² GLA
Completed in 2003

Successful design implementation

Historically, the Bullring has been an important feature of Birmingham since the Middle Ages, when its market was first held. Located between New Street and St. Martin’s Church, and accommodating a 15m change in level, the new Bullring consists of two principal buildings, East and West Mall. With access from St. Martin's Square at upper ground level, the two malls are also connected at lower ground level beneath the square, incorporating an extensive 7,000m² SkyPlane glazed roof which spans the full width of both malls.

One of the busiest shopping centres in the UK

Within a year of opening, Bullring had become the busiest shopping centre in the UK, with 36.5 million visitors. The centre has been a huge success, winning seven major awards and attracting customers from all over the world.

Iconic store design

The development houses a 32,000m² Selfridges department store, one of only four stores that the brand operates in the UK. It also provides a 23,000m² Debenhams store, 160 retail units, as well as two levels of car parking, customer information areas and a management suite.

Working directly with Sir Robert McAlpine, Chapman Taylor was responsible for the detailed design and delivery of the £250m shopping and leisure complex, which was completed on time and within budget.

For more information please contact:

Tim Partington
Director (UK)
T: +44 (0) 161 828 6500
E: tpartington@chapmantaylor.com

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