A brilliant shopping park with many popular shops. Shops include Dorothy Perkins, BHS, Debenhams, HMV and Marks & Spencer. It also now has a Nando's and a Starbucks plus a kids indoor play area.
During the weekdays its pretty causual around here, but on weekends, and evenings towards Christmas it can get very busy around here.
Its got ample free parking and a bus stop right outside, so its easy to reach for anybody.
Had always thought it was lacking something, and it has just opened a Scallywag's play centre for kids! I think that having it there is great as shopping can be a pain for kids, but now you can make a day of it and stop off there and even go to Nandos (also new) for a bite to eat!
Shop wise it has a good variety, most of the Arcadia fashion group shops as well as HMV, whsmiths, card shops, sports, elc, mother care, boots, phone shops, coffee, bhs, m&s, next. and a few more all in one area which has a slight cover so when its raining you only get wet on the run back to the car!
While it's by no means a huge retail centre, it's convenient, with tons of free parking, and good-sized stores including Boots, M&S, Next, Oasis, HMV and Warehouse.
If you're planning on doing general high street browsing, and not looking for a huge number of stores, this is ideal - and easily covered in an hour or two.
I don't really understand the point of this shopping centre or why it's always so crowded. I suppose if you drive it's got a big free car park, but otherwise it's just a very dull U-shaped open mall dominated by a huge car park.
All of the shops are standard-issue, cookie-cutter high street chains and there's just nothing interesting about it. They have improved it to a degree recently with a lot more food outlets and a small branch of Debenhams and an extended M&S, but there's still nothing here you couldn't find practically anywhere else.
Free car parking and good security (loads of guards hanging about and it does feel safe and clean) is the only positive thing I can think to say about this place - but make sure you don't park anywhere you shouldn't because their clampers are really hot!
I just find it depressing - corporate and pointless. It doesn't even have such a great range of stores compared to a proper covered mall.
The Fort Shopping Park is a collection of about 30 or so High Street Shops.... Its around 15 minutes drive north of Birmingham City Centre. This is a good place to go if you like the big names such as Marks and Spencers, Boots, BHS, Debenhams, etc. They're mostly all here on level and within one easy walk. However, its best avoided if you like unusual, niche shops - there isn't one.
There is one particularly good point about this place, that sets it apart from its City Centre counterparts and that's the plentiful car parking (go uto the underground car park on busy days) and its absolutely free of charge to park for as long as you want.
The Fort is a retail park with a few of the most popular high street stores, but in GIANT form!
There is literally every item of clothing that a store can stock under one roof, and the range of shops is good too there is a Next, River Island, JJB Sports, and others.
My only criticism is that, being such large shops, you tend to have to do a bit of walking backwards and forwards to get to the ones you want, but i could be accused of simply being lazy here - If I didnt want to move, I guess I could always internet shop!
But The Fort is the ideal place to 'nip' to one particulalr store without having to fight your way through a city centre.
A good selection of shops such as Brantano footwear, clarks, boots, debenhams, marks and spencers, and whsmiths. There is plenty of space for parking cars but it is not easily accessible via public transport. Could be improved with a bit more variety in shops and a greater choice of food.
Nice range of shops, few fast food places. Big HMV and lots of parking near to the motorway.
The fort is a shopping centre of conveniance, for late night shoppers after work.
It has free parking and has just refurbished part of it's car park into a new food court.
It has occassional events on and has the usual high street stores.
Although it does need another chain to bring a bit more variety to the shopping it will satisfy most shoppers
Yes the Fort is a great place to shop with easy parking, but be warned
I would not recommend BHS. The staff ignore you and do not like like serving behind the till and are quite happy to see a long queue with just one person serving whilst they stand around chatting.
the fort shopping park is great!! with some of the popular shops around!! there is plenty of parking and nice choice of food to eat!! although it can get quite busy! you have to expect that with where it is situated!
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