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Selfridges Store Birmingham

Key New Retail Building at The Bullring, the Midlands, UK design by Future Systems Architects

post updated 11 Jan 2021 ; page updated 26 Jul 2016 ; 16 Mar 2009

Date: 2005

Design: Future Systems Architects

Selfridges Birmingham store: Bullring shop
picture from Amanda Levete Architects

Selfridges Birmingham

Selfridges Birmingham store on right, St Martins Church on left
Selfridges Store Birmingham
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Selfridges is the anchor store at the Bullring shopping centre. The design of this major Bullring shop created much controversy, mainly because it is overpowering in scale and unusual in form.

The Bullring
The Bullring
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The Selfridges Building is a landmark building in the city centre. The building is part of the Bullring Shopping Centre and houses Selfridges Department Store.

The building was completed in 2003 at a cost of £60 million and designed by the architecture firm Future Systems. It has a steel framework with sprayed concrete facade.

Since its construction, the building has become an iconic architectural landmark and seen as a major contribution to the regeneration of Birmingham. The architecture firm Future Systems were appointed by Selfridge’s then chief executive, Vittorio Radice, to design only the third store outside London.

Although Selfridges was physically integrated with the Bullring Shopping Centre the client wanted a distinct design approach which would set the store apart from the rest of the development and become an instantly recognisable signpost for the brand. The building’s facade is curved, wrapping around the corner of Moor Street and Park Street. The facade comprises 15,000 anodised aluminium discs mounted on a blue background.

Selfridges Birmingham Awards

– RIBA Award for Architecture 2004
– Concrete Society Awards, Overall Winner 2004
– Structural Steel Awards 2004
– Royal Fine Art Commission Trust, Retail Innovation 2004
– Institution of Civil Engineers, Project Award Winner 2004
– Civic Trust Award 2004
– Retail Week Awards, Retail Destination of the Year 2004

Location: Selfridges, Birmingham, West Midlands, central England, UK

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Other examples of Birmingham Architecture + shopping centres / stores welcome

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English Architecture

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