The Mailbox, Birmingham
Role: Developer/Development Manager
Partner: M7 Real Estate (previously Brockton Capital)
Uses: Retail; F&B; hotels; offices; residential; car parking
Status: Fully operating asset
Key occupiers: BBC, Harvey Nichols, Everyman Cinema, Malmaison & Q Park
In December 2019, Brockton Capital and Milligan sold the Mailbox to M7 Real Estate.
Milligan has been retained as Development Manager to oversee the transformation of one level of retail into offices. Vacant Possession was achieved within 12 months to allow for the conversion of 50,000 sq. ft to offices. The space is currently under offer to a national co-working provider.
The Mailbox is one of the largest mixed-use developments in the UK comprising hotels, offices, shops, cafes, restaurants, cinema, apartments, and car parking.
Milligan designed and implemented the transformation of the Mailbox in 2016 which saw a complete reinvention of the retail environment creating a haven for luxury shopping in Birmingham and becoming a real anchor for the whole scheme.
The redevelopment saw Harvey Nichols relocate to the centre of the Mailbox and open a remarkable new 45,000sq ft concept store, in addition to attracting a premium leisure offer including luxury operator, Everyman Cinemas, hotels and independent bars and restaurants. Centred around the iconic Urban Room, other retailers include Paul Smith, BOSS, Tommy Hilfiger, and Armani.