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Photographs of Touchwood in Solihull

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With naturally lit arcades, leafy courtyards and open spaces, Touchwood is Solihull's new shopping and entertainment destination. At 650, 000 sq. ft., it is comprised of John Lewis' only West Midlands store, 80 other shops including Gant and French Connection, over 20 restaurants and bars and a 9-screen Cineworld cinema.


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Touchwood has been designed to integrate seamlessly into the High Street, reflecting the heritage of Solihull, yet in a contemporary style. Featuring many shops new to both Solihull and the West Midlands and with the cinema, restaurants and bars open late into the evening, Touchwood offers a complete day out destination for everyone.

Photographs taken 6th September 2001



starbucks.jpg (127722 bytes) Starbucks
High Street
lewis.jpg (137662 bytes) John Lewis
Station Road


infoarea.jpg (146123 bytes) Information and Welcome Area artisan.jpg (168285 bytes) Artisan


bearfactory.jpg (143889 bytes) The Bear Factory
Mill Lane Arcade
costa.jpg (147782 bytes) The Map Room
Mill Lane Arcade


fcuk.jpg (132354 bytes) FCUK
Crescent Arcade
gap.jpg (141638 bytes) GAP and Beaverbrooks


Touchwood offers contemporary retail stores within the tradition of English arcades. These three unique arcades are designed as an extension of Solihull's existing high street, and were modelled on the famous arcades of London such as Piccadilly and Burlington Arcade.
arcade.jpg (138412 bytes) Arcade millarcade.jpg (138316 bytes) Arcade


seats.jpg (117894 bytes) Arcade poplararcade.jpg (145583 bytes) Arcade


The two storey dining terrace overlooks Homer Road Gardens and the leafy suburbs of Solihull, combining a fantastic range of quality restaurants and bars with Cineworld's 9 screen cinema and just next door to the newly renovated Solihull Central Library and Arts Complex.


upper2.jpg (129448 bytes) The Dining Terrace
On the upper level
upperlevel.jpg (113648 bytes) The Dining Terrace
On the upper level


obrians.jpg (127066 bytes) O'Briens Irish Sandwich Bar pizzahut.jpg (108456 bytes) The Dining Terrace
Pizza Hut


Touchwood is more than just shops - it also features four external landscaped gardens. Encircled by the library, public theatre and Touchwood, Library Square is a paved courtyard featuring a grove of ornamental pear trees.
library.jpg (152430 bytes) Library Square
A paved courtyard featuring a grove of ornamental pear trees.
waterwall.jpg (148513 bytes) Waterwall
Library Square


Homer Road Gardens is comprised of a network of paths leading up to a gently sloping tree lined hill, and encircling a grass amphitheatre outside the Homer Road entrance to Touchwood.


roof.jpg (128232 bytes) Dining area moathouse.jpg (133639 bytes) Homer Road Gardens viewed from the Dining Terrace and overlooking the Moat House Hotel


harborne.jpg (127660 bytes) Harborne House Entrance to Touchwood on Hight Street manorhouse.jpg (151046 bytes) The Manor House
High Street


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