UK fashion and homeware retailer Matalan will open a brand-new store at Belfast’s CastleCourt next month that will create more than 50 jobs.
With 227 stores across the UK in addition to 25 overseas franchise stores, Matalan is one of the UK’s largest, leading fashion and homeware retailers.
The new Belfast store is Matalan’s first city centre location in Ireland.
Matalan is now fitting-out its new 24,000 sq. ft. unit in advance of next month’s opening, which will become a new and additional focal point for CastleCourt in the run-up to Christmas and beyond.
A Spokesperson from Matalan said: “We’re really delighted to be investing in CastleCourt and in Belfast City Centre and look forward to bringing our quality clothing and homeware brand – outstanding customer service and Click and Collect service – to shoppers from across the city and further afield.
“This is a landmark Matalan store in an outstanding location and we’re excited by the opportunities that this new store will bring.”
CastleCourt is one of Belfast’s leading and most successful shopping destinations and incorporates a growing mix of standout food and retail outlets including Debenhams, Boots, Argos, Dorothy Perkins, Miss Selfridge, Burtons and Jack Jones.
Michael Wright, director, asset management at CastleCourt owner Wirefox, said:
“Matalan’s decision to open a substantial new store in CastleCourt demonstrates the centre’s appeal and investment potential.
“This is another major milestone for CastleCourt in our mission to continually innovate, expand our retail mix to meet growing customer demand and to create unrivalled customer experiences that drive investment and opportunity for the centre and for the city.
Located on Royal Avenue in the heart of Belfast with parking for more than 1,600 vehicles, CastleCourt is one of the largest shopping centres in Northern Ireland, attracting more than 12 million visitors every year.
Matalan currently has four out-of-town fashion and homeware stores in Northern Ireland.