The Mailbox (Archive)
The first shops in this complex opened in December 2000, marking completion of the conversion of the former Royal Mail sorting office. This is an 80,000 square metre building, located between the elevated Suffolk Street Queensway and the Worcester and Birmingham canal. The mixed use development includes designer shops and two new hotels. The upper levels provide office and residential accommodation, bars and restaurants.
Tenants include: Auberge, BBC, Christian Lacroix, Crosby Homes, Fish!, Harvey Nicholls, Iceberg, Mailmaison, Premier Hotels, Railtrack, Shogan Sushi and Noodle Bar, Society Cocktail Bar, Zizzi, Emporio Armani, DKNY, and Thomas Pink.
New and improved pedestrian routes connect Birmingham Mailbox to the City Centre canals, the International Convention Centre and Brindleyplace.
There is a new public square at the entrance to The Mailbox. About the same size as Birmingham's Chamberlain Square, it is paved using natural stone, to create a welcoming environment for visitors and people living and working at The Mailbox.