As a popular shopping centre in Northern Ireland, Buttercrane is the place to be whether you’re young or old, for local shoppers or visitors to the Newry area. Packed with the best in fashion, home wares, gifts, restaurants and coffee bars great value shopping is always in the Bag at Buttercrane.
Occupying a prominent city centre location, alongside the historic Newry Canal, Buttercrane Shopping Centre provides some 269,000 sqft of retail space which accommodates most major high street retail brands. Anchored by Marks & Spencer, Dunnes Stores and Primark, the centre consists of 60 stores in total.
Buttercrane Shopping Centre provides some 1,000 on site car park spaces for customer use, with 620 within our multi-storey park, fully serviced by 3 lifts and over 300 outside surface spaces. Ample allowance is also made within the car parks for disabled parking and parent & toddler bays throughout. The Buttercrane Shopping Centre car parks can be accessed directly from the main Dublin Road at Bridge Street and from Francis Street. Click Here
A cornerstone in Newry’s retail business provision, Buttercrane centre opened it’s doors on 10th November 1988. It was developed by a local Northern Ireland company and was built at a cost of £7.5 million. Originally the centre provided some 159,000 sqft of retail space and 37 tenants but it has been extended a number of times since then, with the first extension adding an additional 20 units and opening in November 1997.
Phase III of Buttercrane was completed in April 2001 with the opening of the centre's third anchor store - Primark. Primark expanded in 2010 from 27,000 sqft to 50,000 sqft of retail space. The purpose built unit now carries a full range of departments - Ladies Wear, Secret Possessions Lingerie Shop, Children’s wear, Mens Wear, and Household. Targeted at fashion conscious under 35's Primark offers quality merchandise at value for money prices.
With various extensions having been added over the years, 2003 saw the entire centre getting a facelift. The £2 million facelift featured a new wall, floor and ceiling finishes, installation of new energy efficient lighting and an impressive new Francis Street entrance. Buttercrane was upgraded overall to incorporate a new stylish city ambiance, yet done sympathetically. The new Francis street entrance emphasises Buttercranes links with the city centre of Newry.
Work was largely undertaken out of hours causing minimum disruption to customers and tenants alike. The main contractor was McLaughlin and Harvey with project architect WDR and RT taggart.