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CastleCourt
Castlecourt Shopping Centre - geograph.org.uk - 1305252.jpg
Outside CastleCourt in 2009
Location Belfast, Northern Ireland
Coordinates 54°36′1″N 5°55′53″W / 54.60028°N 5.93139°W / 54.60028; -5.93139
Opening date 1990
Owner Wirefox
No. of stores and services 126
No. of anchor tenants 5
Total retail floor area 31,121 m2 (334,980 sq ft)
No. of floors 2
Parking 1600

CastleCourt is a shopping centre on Royal Avenue in Belfast, Northern Ireland. It is Northern Ireland's third largest shopping centre after Victoria Square and Foyleside in Derry. As at 2007 it had approximately 16 million visits a year., and sale densities ranked in the top 10% in the UK.

History

Castle Court, Belfast, July 2010 (09)
Inside in 2010

The centre was built by John Laing on the site of the former Grand Central Hotel. The prestigious nature of the development made it a target for the Provisional IRA: the centre was bombed five times during its construction, four times after it opened, and suffered incendiary bomb attacks. It is now the third largest shopping complex in Northern Ireland after the construction of the new Victoria Square shopping centre; which is also located in Belfast and Foyleside, Derry.

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