Built between 1890 and 1896, St George’s Market is one of Belfast’s oldest attractions. Its restoration has had a massive and sustained positive impact on the local area.
The stunning restoration preserved its Victorian heritage, from the authentic stone bricks to its Bangor Blue roof slates and replicas of original Victorian shops. As well as restoring an important historical building, the project has also created a modern market place providing a space to trade and grow for over 170 small local businesses, and supports around 400 jobs each week.
It’s a visitor attraction, a meeting place, a thriving business and a platform for local entrepreneurs, so it’s a significant focus point in the city centre for traders, visitors and residents. Since its renovation, St George’s Market has gone from strength to strength, trebling the number of days it trades from one day a week to three. The huge variety and quality of products on offer helps to attract over 600,000 visitors each year. St George’s Market was named the UK's Best Large Indoor Market 2014 by the National Association of British Market Authorities.
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