Situated in the middle of England, Birmingham is the second largest city in the UK and one of the bigger cities in Europe. It covers an area of over 80 square miles and has a population of over 1.1 million people.
Birmingham is known for its multi-culturalism and significant investment has enabled it to proclaim itself as a major business destination, as well as a tourist hotspot. The city is split into different quarters where independent retailers thrive alongside recognised brands. The redeveloped Bullring Centre owned by Hammerson is a popular destination, and award-winning waterside developments have given Birmingham invigorated life into the city. There are more than 600 parks and open spaces in Birmingham including one of the largest urban parks in Europe, ten local nature reserves, and 156 designated nature conservation sites within easy reach.
Birmingham exceeds all expectations when it comes to shopping, making it the perfect option when looking for a new shop to let. All major high street stores and numerous designer stores can be found in the city centre. The Bullring Centre is the UK’s largest city centre shopping mall and boasts over 500 retail units. Alongside this, the Victorian arcades and enormous mix of markets provide a destination shopping experience. The Mailbox shopping centre houses Harvey Nicholls and many designer labels.