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Birmingham Night : The Selfridges at the Bullring

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The Selfridges store designed by Future Systems at the Bullring. Selfridges is a chain of high end department stores in the United Kingdom. It was founded by Harry Gordon Selfridge. The flagship store in London's Oxford Street is the second largest shop in the UK (after Harrods) and was opened on 15 March 1909. More recently, three other stores have been opened; in Trafford, Greater Manchester (1998), in Manchester City Centre's Exchange Square (2002) and in the Bullring, Birmingham (2003).

 

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Selfridges

 

The Bullring is a major commercial area of Birmingham, England. It has been an important feature of Birmingham since the Middle Ages, when its market was first held. It has been developed into a shopping centre twice; first in the 1960s, and then in the 2000s.

 

The site is located on the edge of the sandstone city ridge which results in the steep gradient towards Digbeth. The slope drops approximately 15 metres (49.2 ft) from New Street to St Martin's Church.

 

The current shopping centre is the busiest in the United Kingdom with 36.5 million visitors in 2004, and is also the eleventh largest. It houses one of only four Selfridges department stores and the largest Debenhams outside of London. Consequently, the centre has been a huge success, attracting custom from all over the world, including New York.

 

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bull_Ring,_Birmingham

 

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Birmingham Night : The Selfridges at the Bullring

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