Special Delivery for the Mailbox
Following a comprehensive testing and investigation process, Makers have been selected to provide their expertise and approach to the refurbishment of this iconic structure.
Makers renowned for its “car park refurbishment” capability will undertake this work over a 31-week period. The Mailbox is a destination shopping complex in the heart of the city of Birmingham but is also home to the BBC, Everyman Cinema and a host of other business aside the retail section.
“This is a complex and highly sensitive project and we are having to work around BBC recording schedules to eliminate any disruption to the long running Archers broadcasts which are recorded live at the Mailbox”
Simon Lamb, MD
Makers look to deliver special treatments that will see the works consist of repairs, coatings and replacement intumescent coatings all of which will be co-ordinated to allow the car park remain in operation and the business of broadcasting and retail to continue unhindered.
“Makers have been incredibly professional and supportive of all the issues regarding the refurbishment and look forward to a successful project”
N. Demagalski, Mailbox
The Mailbox resides in the City Centre of Birmingham and is home to its destination anchor store Harvey Nichols. Surrounded by the Cube, the Worcester and Birmingham Canal, the Mailbox also provides home to hundreds of residential properties the Malmaison Hotel and renown brand houses such as Hugo Boss and Paul Smith.
The Mailbox heritage has come from its previous activity as Birmingham’s main Royal Mail sorting office, which was built in 1970. The building was converted by the Birmingham Development Company and designed by RIBA winning Associate Architects transformed the sorting office into the complex we see today.
Unveiled in 2000, this Iconic site contains 2 hotels, 100,000 sq ft of retail space and similar restaurant and leisure occupants.
In 2004 the BBC was relocated from Pebble Mill into the Mailbox and is now home to the “Archers” and “Midlands Today”. The general public are able to watch both radio and TV Broadcasts being made.
“We are delighted to be working with Makers again and appreciate their expertise in their field, they have been fully committed to the project and are aware of the sensitivities that exist”