Kennedy Centre, Belfast

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Kennedy Centre, Belfast
File:Kenendy Centre Belfast logo.png
Location Belfast, Northern Ireland
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Address 564 - 568 Falls Road, Belfast, BT11 9AE
Opening date 1981 - Curleys
1991 - Kennedy Centre
Developer HJS developments
Management John Jones
Owner Hugh Kennedy and Family
Architect HPA
No. of stores and services 45
No. of anchor tenants 1
Total retail floor area 300,000sq ft
No. of floors 3
Parking 800

Kennedy Centre is a retail and leisure development in a largely built-up residential area in west Belfast. Having agreed upon a new anchor tenant, the Kennedy Centre was redeveloped again in 2008. At approximately 97,000 ft², its anchor tenant is Sainsburys supermarket, the largest supermarket in Northern Ireland, which replaced the previous anchor, Curleys Supermarket. There is also a Sainsburys petrol station located within the grounds of the complex.

Retail Stores

Within the Kennedy Centre, there is currently 45 stores.[1] Some of these stores include Iceland, Costa Coffee and 26 West Bar & Grill. Other stores include Boots UK, Peacocks, Blue Inc, O'Neills, DV8, JD Sports, Home Bargains & Poundland. Post-remodelling, the Kennedy Centre now hosts a foodcourt in the upstairs area opposite the Omniplex cinema. The foodcourt consists of Burger King, Subway, Mannys, Herrons Country Fried Chicken and Hakka Noodles. Funky Monkeys children's soft play area and cafe is also present on the first floor. The Andersonstown Jobs and Benefits office is also located within the complex.


On the first floor of the Kennedy Centre, there is a state of the art, 8 screen digital cinema operated by Omniplex.


In 2008, Sainsburys became the new anchor tenant, replacing Curleys Supermarket that had been present since 1981. This led to a remodelling of the supermarket area of the shopping centre, leading to a Sainsburys store that is approximately 97 000 sq ft, and is the largest supermarket in Northern Ireland.[2] There is also a Sainsburys petrol filling station on the site at the Kennedy Centre.


The site was formerly a Lucozade factory, which Hugh Kennedy bought, developed and opened his supermarket, Curleys, in 1981 on the site. It was later redeveloped in 1991 by Kennedy as Kennedy Centre.


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