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Foyles to open in Grand Central Birmingham

Foyles, the independent bookshop chain, is to open a new branch at Grand Central Birmingham, the city’s new £150 million retail destination.

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Foyles to open in Grand Central Birmingham

Due to open in September 2015, the new store will be Foyles' second opening outside of London following the launch of the Foyles Bristol Cabot Circus store in March 2011.

Measuring 4,300 square feet, the store will be similar in size to Foyles’ existing branches in Westfield Stratford City, London Waterloo Station and Royal Festival Hall. The store will be under the overall management of retail operations director Siôn Hamilton.  

Sam Husain, chief executive of Foyles, said: “Grand Central Birmingham fulfils all of our criteria for a new store – a landmark retail destination with high footfall and a quality retail mix, including our neighbours John Lewis. We look forward to selling books to new customers in the West Midlands, whether they be local residents, visitors to Grand Central Birmingham or travellers passing through New Street Station.”

Keith Stone, leasing director for Grand Central Birmingham said: “We are delighted that Foyles has chosen to open its Birmingham store at Grand Central joining an exciting array of premium retailers, restaurants and cafes already signed up.  

“Foyles will be a major attraction for shoppers and commuters using the new world class station and will broaden the retail offering of Grand Central beyond fashion and accessories.”  

The opening of Foyles Grand Central Birmingham will bring the total number of Foyles bookshops back up to six, following the closure of Foyles Westfield London in January.

Sitting above the newly transformed New Street Station, Grand Central Birmingham is owned by Birmingham City Council and is due to open in September 2015. The 500,000 square foot development, which will be anchored by John Lewis, expects to welcome 50 million visitors per year.  

 

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