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BBC Birmingham Public Space

Wharfside Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B1 1XL
BBC Birmingham Public Space

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Moving to the Mailbox presents a wonderful opportunity for BBC Birmingham to be more visible and accessible to you.


The Mailbox
The BBC will occupy 100,00sq feet of space in the Mailbox on two floors accommodating regional TV and local radio studios, a radio drama studio, edit suites and office space for approx 750 staff. Windows into some of the studios will allow visitors to watch brodcasting in action.

Andy Griffee, BBC Controller, English Regions and Head of the new centre says: "I'm delighted that we are able to throw open the doors of our fantastic 21st century broadcasting facility in the heart of the City where we will be able to welcome in our audiences so they can see what we do first hand."

Getting closer to the BBC



BBC Shop at the Mailbox
BBC Birmingham's public space in The Mailbox has already attracted thousands of visitors since it opened its doors June 2003.

The space has a café and a BBC shop which stocks a variety of BBC dvds, videos, cassettes, cds and books.

Watch the BBC in action ...

You can watch your favourite local radio presenters at work with a special viewing glass straight into BBC WM and Asian Network studios.

Big plasma screens showcase BBC highlights.


Open space display area:
In the future the space will also be used to host a range of special events including BBC's Children In Need, Archers evenings, booksignings, Birmingham's Discovery Day, and smaller events with educational and community groups. Watch out for forthcoming events for 2004.

There are plans for a range of hands on displays and exhibits over two floors, including facilities to interact with BBC WM and the Asian Network as they broadcast live, a CBBC/Cbeebies area, a mock TV studio and much more.

"We're very proud of our new home which represents a massive vote of confidence in the City and the Midlands by the BBC": Andy Griffee.

The public space will allow people more access to BBC Birmingham than ever before.

Visit the BBC at the Mailbox

The BBC's new interactive entrance foyer is on level 7 at the mailbox.

Café and shop opening Times...

Monday - Saturday
9.30am - 5.30pm

Sundays - 11am - 5pm

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Map & Directions

Public Transport Directions

The nearest railway station to the Mailbox is Birmingham New Street.

New Street to The Mailbox (on foot):

Exit New Street Station from the Victoria Square entrance/exit. Turn left at exit and walk down Navigation Street, crossing over the pedestrian crossing at the junction with Hill Street.

Continue down Navigation Street and walk under the Suffolk Street Queensway road bridge, following the painted lines on the path which will direct you to the Mailbox. Mailbox Square is directly in front of you once you walk under the road bridge.

This walk should take approximately 5 minutes.

Snow Hill Station to The Mailbox (on foot):
Exit Snow Hill from the main entrance and turn right on to Colmore Row. Walk down Colmore Row to Victoria Square. Cross over Victoria Square and turn left down Hill Street, past Swallow Street,
until you reach Navigation Street.

Turn right into Navigation Street, continue down Navigation Street and walk under the Suffolk Street Queensway road bridge. Mailbox Square is directly in front of you once you walk under the road bridge.


This walk should take approximately 10 to 15 minutes.


Moor Street Station to the Mailbox (on foot)

Exit Moor Street Station and cross over Moor Street Queensway. Walk up Carrs Lane and turn left on to High Street. Walk down the High Street and turn right into New Street. Walk up New Street and then turn left onto Stephenson Street.


Turn left into Navigation Street, walking down Navigation Street, crossing over the pedestrian crossing at the junction with Hill Street.


Continue down Navigation Street and walk under the Suffolk Street Queensway road bridge, following the painted lines on the path which will direct you to the Mailbox.

Mailbox Square is directly in front of you once you walk under the road bridge.

This walk should take approximately 10 to 15 minutes.


Centrebus 77

An alternative to walking from Moor Street or Snow Hill train stations is to catch the Centrebus 77.

Centrebus 77 operates every 12 minutes between 7.00am and 7.00pm on Mondays to Saturdays and runs in a clockwise direction around the city centre.

The Metro tram operates between Wolverhampton St Georges and Birmingham Snow Hill. It runs every 8 minutes in the daytime and every 12 minutes after 7pm, stopping at 23 stations including West Bromwich, Wednesbury and Bilston.

For walking directions from Snow Hill to the Mailbox, see above.

Birmingham city centre is accessible by bus from most locations in the West Midlands.

Please call the Centro Hotline on 0121 200 2700 to confirm your bus stop location, journey times and fares before travelling.


Facilities

Accessibility

  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Provider Features

  • In town/city centre

Opening Times

1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018

Tel: 0121 567 6767

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