Touchwood in Solihull is an award winning, 650 000 square foot shopping destination which opened its doors in September 2001.


Seamlessly woven into Solihull’s existing town centre, Touchwood has become a blueprint for in-town development thanks to our innovative design, easy access to the M42 and our 1,700 car parking spaces.


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Touchwood’s success

Since opening in 2001, Touchwood has consistently delivered increased sales and footfall every year. Touchwood regularly outperforms national footfall and sales figures. 


Retailers such as Zara, Hollister, John Lewis and Apple have all been attracted by Touchwood’s reputation for innovation and excellence. Through listening to guests, careful research and working alongside several key organisations, our success continues.


As a testament to our success, Touchwood has won many plaudits from several leading organisations:


  • Retail Week UK Retail Destination of the Year 2002
  • BCSC Best New Shopping Centre 2002
  • Best Major New Shopping Centre 2002
  • BCSC Purple Apple Award 2003
  • AA Secured Car Park
  • Park Mark Award 2004-2014
  • Green Award: National Green Champion 2011
  • BCSC Purple Apple Merit: Integrated Marketing Campaign 2012
  • BCSC Purple Apple Merit: Best Event 2012
  • Solihull Chamber Member Employee Award - Customer Care 2013
  • BCSC Purple Apple Merit: Best Event 2014


Some interesting statistics about Touchwood:

  • Touchwood cost £110 million to build.
  • 50,000 cubic metres of earth were excavated to form the basements.
  • Over 4,000 piles support the Touchwood structure of 650 000 square feet.
  • 70,000 cubic metres of concrete were cast to create the structure.