Photo By D J Norton

The New Birmingham c. 1964

Project 34

Corporation Street
1964 Status
2014 Status
C & A

Originally known as C & A Modes Ltd., the more familiar 'C & A' store continued in business until 2007.  It had been rebuilt after wartime bombing and opened in 1955.  The building remained in 2014, but C & A were yet another name that had disappeared from the retail landscape.  The lower levels had been updated and, in June 2014, included New Look and Easy Gym about to replace the closed JJB Sports.

C&A, 24/5/1971

C & A undergoing some work in May 1971.  The store had temporarily relocated to nearby Henry's.  Photo from the Steve Gosling Archive.

Project 32, June 2014

The old C&A store in June 2014.  The barriers were for work on the Midland Metro line to Grand Central and New Street Station