This project regenerated an area of East Belfast during troubled times with a mix of retail and leisure uses. On behalf of client Ewartco plc, John Muir designed a new 120,000 sq ft shopping mall to link the redundant Gallaher warehouses on the site. The warehouses were then converted – retaining much of the original structure – to accommodate a leisure pool with flumes, slides and chutes, together with a multiplex cinema and food court.
The warehouses and shopping mall have since been demolished to make way for retail sheds.
Photos thanks to John Muir himself.