Latest phase of remodelled Selfridges nears completion

The next stage of Selfridges' £20m refurbishment of its Manchester city centre store opens later this month, a new beauty hall in the lower ground floor.

The beauty and accessories department, replacing the food hall, at Exchange Square will be accessed by a new glass atrium and was designed by retail architects HKHM. The beauty side will open on 27 September and the accessories will be trading by December.

Currently, 100 contractors are working on the site, 70% of which are local firms including structural engineers, service designers, Sheppard Robson Architects and NG Bailey, a specialist building-management company based in Salford.

  • Selfridges is also recruiting 100 staff to work in the new section. Anyone interested in applying can call 0161 8380521 or apply online at

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A whole floor of beauty that nobody wanted or asked for. All of us in the office mourned the passing of the wonderful Food Hall. Why, why, why?????

By Suzanne Vegar

Probably because it wasn’t making enough money…?

By Reality Bites

Shouldn’t have charged £5.99 for a pork pie then. Still, it does leave a huge empty hole in central Manchester’s food shopping. All we have now is lots of people with orange skin and fake eyelashes saying "Care to test Madam". Groan….

By Suzanne Vegar

And that’s just the customers.

By Raymond Collins