16 September 2020
The Weekly

Selfridges at Bullring shopping centre in Birmingham, UK is having 15,000 external silver-coloured disks removed from the facade. They are to be re-painted blue before being reattached. While the work is carried out the building will be temporarily covered in a pink and black wrap that will also be an art installation. Birmingham fashion designer Osman Yousefzada has come up with the 'Dogtooth Flower' design with the city's Ikon Gallery for the public art which will be wrapped around Selfridges for more than a year. The renovation work is due to begin this autumn and be completed ahead of the 2022 Commonwealth Games without any major interruption to regular trading. Shoppers and commuters are being warned that minor access restrictions and travel disruptions can be expected.