Foyleside Shopping Centre
Foyleside Shopping Centre is a shopping centre in Derry, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Construction started in the early 1990s and the centre opened in 1995. The shopping centre's purpose was to offer a hub for shopping in the North West of Ireland.
The shopping centre is built into the centre of the city and although it is not on the bank, it does overlook the River Foyle.
Recently it was announced that developers have approached Derry City Council with the intention of developing a new Foyleside block which would include an extra 235,000 square footage of retail space, as well as a nine screen cinema and 67,000-square-foot (6,200 m2) of office space. This has the potential to create 500 construction jobs and 300 permanent jobs if allowed to proceed. This development would cost in the region of £100 million. Further to this Minister for Regional Development, Conor Murphy has hinted that he would welcome any plans for the relocation of the current railway station to the east bank of the Peace Bridge, which officially opened on Saturday 25 June 2011 This would mean that travellers by rail coming to the city would be linked quickly with Foyleside and the surrounding area.
The following are some of the many stores in the shopping centre As of June 2014[update]: Boots, Clintons, Debenhams, H&M, Iceland, Marks & Spencer, Next, River Island, Topman, Topshop.
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