to the Mailbox presents a wonderful opportunity for BBC Birmingham
to be more visible and accessible to you.
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
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."
closer to the BBC
Shop at the Mailbox
Birmingham's public space in The Mailbox has already attracted thousands
of visitors since it opened its doors June 2003.
space has a café and a BBC shop which stocks a variety of
BBC dvds, videos, cassettes, cds and books.
the BBC in action ...
can watch your favourite local radio presenters at work with a special
viewing glass straight into BBC WM and Asian Network studios.
plasma screens showcase BBC highlights.
a peak inside the Mailbox...
360° virtual tour of the BBC public space at the mailbox with
our exclusive panoramic images.
space display area
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.
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.
very proud of our new home which represents a massive vote of confidence
in the City and the Midlands by the BBC": Andy Griffee.
public space will allow people more access to BBC Birmingham than
the BBC at the Mailbox
at the Mailbox
BBC's new interactive entrance foyer is on level 7 at the mailbox.
and shop opening Times...
9.30am - 5.30pm
Sundays - 11am - 5pm
to get there...
Mailbox is situated just minutes from New Street station. There
is plenty of on-site parking and the canal leading to Gas Street
Basin makes a pleasant route for walking. Get
more travel details.