Victoria Square, Belfast

Victoria Square shopping mall

Victoria Square is the new shopping destination in Belfast. It is an open, light-filled space and its streets, public areas and buildings express a character all of their own.

As the first development of this magnitude in Belfast, Victoria Square offers a mix like no other; integrating the best of retail with residential, restaurants, cafes, a cinema and most importantly a high quality parking facility.

The central feature of Victoria Square is the huge glass dome which dominates Belfast’s skyline, providing panoramic ouside views of the city and beyond.

From morning coffee to evenings out, a cosmopolitan lifestyle is a reality in Victoria Square. People live, work, shop, dine out and relax in one lively mix.

By integrating the highest quality parking facility with the best of retail, residential and leisure, Q-Park creates a great first impression when people arrive at Victoria Square.

Victoria Square panoramic platform

Victoria Square Centre

  • One of Europe’s largest retail and leisure complexes
  • Opened in March 2008
  • Biggest boost to Belfast’s retail market in 2 decades
  • 17.2 million footfall in first year
  • 98 stores
  • 20 bars, cafes and restaurants
  • 1,800 seat cinema
  • 106 apartments
  • 17.2% increase in retail expenditure
  • Attracted top international fashion chains
  • Flow of shoppers from Dublin and Edinburgh
  • Catchment area of 1.5 million
  • Attracting affluent customers including wealthy executives

Inside shopping mall


  • Customer Excellence Award 2008
  • British Council of Shopping Centres Gold Award 2008
  • Irish Parking Awards, Best Parking Facility 2008
  • Civic Trust Award 2009
  • Park Mark Award 2009

Facts & Figures

  • Opened in March 2008
  • Parking spaces: 902
  • Number of levels: 2
  • Number of staff present: 2
  • Investment: GBP 4 million
  • Wide and angled parking

Special features 

  • Ramp cladding in natural granite to match the centre
  • A red sheet pile wall to aid orientation
  • Concrete tree pits allowed for planting of trees

Consideration for the environment

Considerable measures were taken to ensure the parking facility is as environmentally friendly as possible:

  • Lighting on energy-saving circuits and movement sensors
  • Low energy consumption fittings
  • Solvent free coating

Safety & Security

  • Trained Parking Hosts 24/7
  • Customer service lodge centrally located and visible to all customers as they access and exit the facility
  • Special lighting to maximise safety for customers
  • Clearly visible pedestrian routes
  • AED and First Aid
  • Electronic payment options
  • Parking facility and welcome halls separated by glass
  • Speed gates at night
  • Automatic doors for pedestrians
  • CCTV camera and monitoring 24/7
  • System for gas detection
  • Fully integrated fire alarm system

Parking Host's lodge


  • Escalators and elevators to the shopping centre and directly to the Anchor tenant – House of Fraser (British department store)
  • Wide angled parking
  • Family parking spaces
  • Clear way finding for motorists and pedestrians
  • Range of products and services
  • Pay stations located close to access and exit areas

Victoria Square inside with red sheet pile

Disabled customers

Dedicated disabled parking spaces are adjacent to the Welcome Halls, and Shop Mobility Unit, where customers can borrow wheelchairs. Golf buggy's are also available to bring people back to their car when needed.

Disabled parking space