selfridges building the bullring birmingham by Brianac37

The Selfridges Building, Bullring

History

Designed by Future Systems, the Selfridges Building has become one of Birmingham’s most iconic architectural structures. Situated in The Bullring shopping centre in Birmingham City Centre, the build cost around 40 million, and opened in 2003.

The store is currently undergoing redevelopment work costing 20 million to create around 70 new jobs and a target of higher sales. Every floor will be redesigned, and curved glass window displays will be added to the main entrances of The Bullring – harking back to Mr Selfridge’s original building design in Oxford Street.

Architecture

Sitting in over 110,000 m2 of retail space, the building was clad in 15,000 aluminium discs. The structure is four stories high.

Designed by Future Systems, The Selfridges Building has won several prestigious awards, including the RIBA Award for Architecture 2004.

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Fact file:

Location: Bullring, City Centre 
Built: 2003
Style: Blobitecture
Status: None 
Use: Department store

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