Boost for Boucher as leading retailer moves in

Blaine Callard, CEO, Harvey Norman Ireland, Paul Wilson, director, Savills and Colin Mathewson, senior director, CBRE
Blaine Callard, CEO, Harvey Norman Ireland, Paul Wilson, director, Savills and Colin Mathewson, senior director, CBRE

Leading furniture retailer Harvey Norman is to move into a “significant unit” in Balmoral Plaza on Belfast’s Boucher Road according to commercial property firm CBRE, which acted as the lettings agent on behalf of the landlord.

The unit will undergo a major refit, which will see the addition of three concession as well as a 140-seat premium restaurant. It is anticipated that 15 new jobs will be created as a result of the move.

The letting to Harvey Norman marks another significant boost for the area, which is the number one out-of-town retail location in Northern Ireland and has become a hub for home retail for shoppers.

“We are delighted to have secured Harvey Norman as a tenant at Balmoral Plaza on behalf of the landlord,” said senior director, CBRE Retail Colin Mathewson.

“Boucher Road’s position as a premier retail destination has been driven by its critical mass and underpinned by excellent infrastructure locally.”

Blaine Callard, CEO Harvey Norman Ireland said: “The new store will still be luxurious, stylish, and ambitious in scale. This is best foot forward for Harvey Norman in Belfast and in line with our international brand.”