Birmingham City Council

City Centre Retail Strategy

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Over the last few years the nature of shopping in the City Centre has changed, influenced by a number of factors including the opening of the Bullring and Mailbox, the effects of the recession on spending and the impact of internet shopping on high street sales.


To respond to these changes, we are preparing a Retail Strategy for the City Centre to ensure its attractiveness as a top shopping destination is maintained and strengthened. The strategy will provide a clear vision and set of recommendations for action.

We asked for your comments and ideas on the future of the City Centre as a shopping destination and in developing the Retail Strategy in July and August 2013.

We are now considering the comments received and using them to assist with the preparation of the strategy. it is anticipated that a draft strategy will be consulted upon early next year.

Document Status : Draft Guidance Document in Preparation

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Last Updated : 9th January 2014