Arriving September 2015
The old Pallasades shopping centre is undergoing a complete facelift and the new improved precinct will be know as Grand Central Birmingham when it opens in 2015 and will boast the biggest John Lewis outside London.
The redevelopment will enhance Birmingham's retail landscape bringing a mix of unrivalled premium fashion and quality high street brands to the heart of the city.
The centre will provide 200,000 sq ft of retail space for over 40 new premium fashion and lifestyle shops and more than 20 new concept cafes and restaurants. The centre will be anchored by the 250,000 sq ft John Lewis department store, also opening in 2015.
Situated above New Street station, Grand Central will enjoy unrivalled levels of footfall in one of the best performing trading environments available to retailers today, Network Rail's station retail results consistently outperform the high-street.
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Regenerating your city
The redevelopment of New Street station will transform the centre of Birmingham and create conditions for further investment in the surrounding area including the south side. The project will not only create a world class station, but will open up the city, stimulating regeneration and creating new jobs.
£100m of investment into regenerating your city
Up to 1000 new jobs created for the people of Birmingham
Maximising benefits for local people
Birmingham City Council is working closely with Network Rail and John Lewis to allow local people to benefit from the job opportunities created by the redevelopment.
We know how important it is to reduce the impact of our work during construction. We will keep train services running throughout the work and disruption to a minimum.
Timeline of activity
Spring 2011: Planning application submitted
Spring 2012: Work starts to construct the John Lewis department store
April 2013: First half of the new concourse opened, work starts to redevelop the existing station and develop Grand Central
February 2014: John Lewis takes ownership of new 250,000 sq ft regional flagship shop
September 2015: The project completes. The station fully opens. Grand Central and John Lewis open for business.