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Major UK retailer Matalan set to open new CastleCourt store

CastleCourt shopping centre / Credit: Matalan
CastleCourt shopping centre / Credit: Matalan

Major UK retailer Matalan is set to open a new branch in CastleCourt in Belfast next month.

The fashion and homeware giant is set to take up the unit formerly occupied by Toys R' Us, and will create 50 new jobs at the city centre location.

Matalan has almost 230 stores across the UK, and 25 franchises overseas.

The 24,000 sq ft unit in CastleCourt will be its first city centre location on the island of Ireland, although it currently has four out-of-town units at retail parks across Northern Ireland. 

It is understood the deal to bring the retailer to Belfast city centre was signed this morning.

A Matalan spokesperson said: “This is a landmark Matalan store in an outstanding location and we’re excited by the opportunities that this new store will bring.”

Michael Wright, director of 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.”

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