// Grand Central will have £2m invested into upgrades, including revamped interiors & lighting systems
// Grand Central is the retail precinct integrated with Birmingham New Street – the busiest transport hub outside London.
Hammerson has revealed plans to invest £2 million to upgrade and increase engagement at the Grand Central shopping precinct in central Birmingham.
The inital project phase will be delivered in October, focusing on upgrades to the internal walkway of Grand Central’s New Street Mall.
This will include new seating to provide a more relaxed atmosphere and increase dwell time, alongside pilaster treatments to update store fronts and innovative light installations.
Phase two is slated for completion in spring 2020, and will involve an upgrade to the double-height atrium entrance at Grand Central.
Hammerson, which also operates the nearby Bullring shopping centre, hopes that by enhancing the visibility of Grand Central, it will further cement it as a memorable Birmingham landmark.
Grand Central is the retail precinct integrated with Birmingham New Street – the busiest transport hub outside London.
“Across our portfolio, we’re always looking at ways to improve the experience for our partners and customers, and this is a fantastic example of that,” Hammerson portfolio director Conrad Bacon said.
“Bullring and Grand Central is one of the UK’s best retail and leisure destinations, and the investment we’ve announced today will help ensure we continue to deliver for both consumers and brands for many years to come.”