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Touchwood celebrates 20th birthday as footfall close to pre-pandemic figures

Solihull's shopping complex, Touchwood has turned 20 this month and to celebrate this milestone the team hosted a week long birthday celebration for shoppers to enjoy.

After the tumultuous effects of lockdown on the High Street, it’s fair to say that the retail sector has endured it’s share of struggles. However, Touchwood Shopping Centre has been a beacon of light during lockdown, not only setting the benchmark for Covid-safe shopping but for continuing to provide an evolving and engaging proposition for its visitors.

General Manager Tony Elvin said, “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 within 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.”

“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.”