The Mailbox has become an altogether drier place to be after work on its new roof was completed.

With a matter of months until the refurbished shopping centre launches the final part of the sky-lit glass roof has been put in place, just days after the Post reported the return of Hugo Boss .

The roof is seen a key part of the new Mailbox, which opens in Spring 2015 , as it will protect visitors from the unpredictable British weather.

It forms part of a £50 million scheme at the Mailbox which will see the entire retail mall transformed with major changes to the retail lineup, its store frontages and office space .

The centre has also been boosted by the BBC committing hundreds more jobs there in the past year.

A space dubbed the “Urban Room” will also be created to provide visitors with a comfortable place to relax, gather and dine in a stress-free environment, all under-cover.

David Pardoe, retail manager at the Mailbox, said: “Completing the sky-lit roof is a momentous occasion, as it’s the most significant of many exciting changes in our redevelopment. In creating the new Urban Room, the enclosure will completely transform the environment within the Mailbox.

“These developments are the result of extensive customer consultation and we are excited to be able to provide our discerning visitors with the enjoyable and luxurious shopping experience they deserve.”

The refurbishment will also see Everyman Cinema open a three screen, 12,000 sq ft cinema in the spring.

Harvey Nichols, Emporio Armani, Nicky Clarke, Toni & Guy and BBC Birmingham remain open throughout the refurbishment, along with the Canalside bars, restaurants, hotels, commercial offices and car park.