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A new chapter for Fairhill

A new chapter for Fairhill as tenants River Island and Toytown upsize to new stores within the centre following Primark planning permission given the green light. Fairhill Shopping Centre are…
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A new chapter for Fairhill as tenants River Island and Toytown upsize to new stores within the centre following Primark planning permission given the green light.

Fairhill Shopping Centre are delighted to have secured planning permission from Mid and East Antrim Borough Council for the construction of the landmark Primark store after announcing in May 2023 the new anchor tenant’s plans to relocate to Fairhill. To facilitate Primarks relocation to Fairhill, River Island will be relocating to a prime location within the scheme unveiling a new format store totalling approx 11,000 sq ft with work already commenced.

(Pictured from left to right: Tanya McKeown (TDK), Ryan Walker (Magmel (Ballymena) Limited), Mark Thallon (TDK).

River Island will look to unveil a new concept shop fit, taking two floors of retail space within the centre. With a focus on ladies, men’s and children’s fashion, the new concept fit-out will continue to contribute to Fairhill’s strong fashion portfolio, offering shoppers a unique retail experience within Northern Ireland.

Kris Simpson from Toytown says, “We are very excited to work with Fairhill in relocating within the centre and the opportunity to provide our customers a better shopping experience in Ballymena. The new unit gives us more space to better showcase the range of toys and nursery products, along with the great value we offer in store. We feel the new management of the centre have a real passion for Ballymena and putting Fairhill back on the map and we look forward to seeing how Fairhill develops over the coming years”.

“Toytown opening a new store at Fairhill is testament to the quality of our retailer line-up and will further bolster Fairhill’s retail offering with the very best regarding toys and children’s nursery equipment. Toytown will bring fun and vibrancy to a unit which has been vacant for some time, and we are looking forward to seeing the doors open in time for Christmas” Ryan Walker.

Looking into Autumn, Fairhill Shopping Centre is proud to present an exciting range of short-term rentals this Christmas, signalling a triumphant return to total capacity since circa 2017. Experience an exhilarating new phase at Fairhill as it becomes a must-visit retail destination in the region. Fairhill is a must-visit destination with a complete tenant offering in preparation for Q4, with something for everyone under one roof.

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