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Touchwood turns 20 Posted On 10 September 2021

Solihull shopping centre celebrates its 20th birthday

 

The retail market is slowly returning to normal following the pandemic and Touchwood in Solihull are celebrating both their continued resilience during these trying times and its 20th birthday this September. The 20-year milestone was reached on September 5th and is being marked with a week-long Birthday celebration.

General manager Tony Elvin spoke to the Solihull Observer: “I’m immensely proud of Touchwood, it’s more than a shopping centre, it is a real community hub. Over the past two decades we have continued to grow in importance in our community and remained resilient in the face of recessions, pandemics and the migration towards online retail, testament to the fantastic support of our loyal followers. Touchwood not only provides a premium shopping experience but more importantly provides a safe and relaxing environment for guests to meet, relax and socialise.”

He added: “For the first-time last week, centre footfall was close to 2019 – pre-pandemic levels. It’s a huge milestone and all the more poignant as we see how much the high street has suffered throughout lockdown.”

As part of the birthday celebrations, shoppers can visit the dedicated Birthday unit on Mill Lane Arcade where they can take insta-worthy selfies with a giant birthday cake and stunning flower wall. Make sure you #20YearsOfTouchwood. Touchwood will then be checking their socials and picking 20 winners across each of their platforms to be gifted a £20 Touchwood voucher. You have until 17/9/21 to # your best entries.

At 1pm on Friday 10th September, Grace and Olivia, stylists from John Lewis & Partners will be hosting an exclusive style talk. Why not listen in before heading over to their unit on Mill Lane Arcade to see this season’s fashions up close and personal before deciding what needs to be added to your capsule wardrobe.

‘Let’s Get Crafty’ are also hosting children’s ‘Make & Take’ craft workshops from 11am-4pm on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th September which are free to attend and allow children to make their own cupcake fridge magnet to take home.

So, why not head down to Touchwood this weekend to update your wardrobe and feel a sense of community as we band together to celebrate the return to normality?

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