Bank Building Cordon

Bank Buildings cordon area

Whilst Primark continues to work at the top floor of Bank Buildings and begin work on the facade retention scheme a walkway has been installed which will open up pedestrian access connecting Donegall Place to Royal Avenue.  This access will be via a 3 metre wide walkway. The walkway opened on Monday 3rd December and will allow access to stores on Donegall Place, Castle Place and Royal Avenue.

Currently Skechers, McDonald's, Spar and Argento which were previously closed due to the cordon are now open for business! DV8 hopes to open at the end of the week. We will keep you posted on the progress of the other remaining stores.

See below plans for walkway.


There is a programme of animation throughout the city centre to support businesses through out the Christmas shopping period. Areas around the cordon have numerous activities taking place. You can view a list of these below.

Royal Avenue

There are a number of other family events and Christmas spectactulars happening across the city centre including;

Plus lots of other events across the city which can be viewed here

Belfast Rewards App

Belfast City Council have launched the Belfast Rewards app to increase spend and footfall in the city centre.

Download the app and open daily to access prizes and rewards. You will need to find codes located in businesses around the city centre, each business will have their own unique code. Once you have collected the total number of codes for that day, you will have to answer a quiz question to be entered into the daily and weekly draw.

The winners will be selected at random and the rewards may be a voucher from various businesses or free entry into the fairground rides and snow slide, part of the festive city centre attractions.

Single-use rewards such as a free coffee will also be live, with limited availability while stocks last.

What do you need to do?

        Download Your Belfast Rewards app for free
        Open the app every day for information about daily competitions, prizes, events and offers displayed on the app.
        Follow the instructions on the app.
        A random quiz question will appear. Answer correctly to be included in the prize draw.
        Enter your contact details, so Belfast City Council can contact you if you win.

Winners will be selected at random.

You will be contacted within five working days by telephone or email if you are successfully selected to win a prize.

The app is free to download from the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store.

    Download the app from the Apple App Store
    Download the app from the Google Play Store

You must be aged 18 and over to download the app.

Terms and conditions

Please read the terms and conditions before downloading the app.

    Read terms and conditions

Festive city centre entertainment

Belfast City Council are delivering lots of special offers and entertainment to get you in the festive spirit and keep our streets buzzing with Christmas magic.

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