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It's got a lid on it: Mailbox opens after latest redevelopment phase

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Shaun Curnow
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Hot on the heels of Resorts World and the huge new John Lewis at Grand Central, luxury shopping mall The Mailbox has re-opened its doors to reveal the full results of its two-year, £50 million redevelopment.

Earlier phases of the facelift for the former Royal Mail sorting office saw the opening of the 11-screen Everyman cinema and premium department store Harvey Nichols doubling in size, as well as the introduction of drinking venues Aluna and Gas Street Social.

 

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There's been a raft of changes for this most recent stage of the makeover, the most significant of which is a glass sky-lit roof to shield shoppers from unpleasant weather. This new roof has also helped create a new 'Urban Room' – a 70m public space that'll be used to host events, exhibitions and other social activities. 

 

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The relaunch has seen the opening and revamping of several stores, too. This includes an expanded Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein boutique, men's tailor Gieves & Hawkes, designer womenswear brand LK Bennett and Daniel Footwear.

Elsewhere, you'll find two pop-up shops from mens' fashion brand East Club and designer childrens' store Cloudo Kids. The ground floor now also features the Castle Fine Art gallery.

 

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There are still a few finishing touches to be put in place, though, and 2016 will see Armani and Jeager joining the line up.

The Mailbox is hosting a special celebration weekend over the next few days, with a number events taking place from cocktail trails and dance routines, to special offers and expert talks.

Still craving more retail therapy? Take a look inside Resorts World.

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