Hillview Retail Park opened in 2001 and comprises 90,500ft2 of retail space (1no. anchor unit of 48,500ft2 and 5no. additional units) and approximately 500 car parking spaces across a 10.5 acre site. The retail park was designed by RPP Architects for Killultagh Properties and Snoddons Ltd and permitted under planning application: Z/2001/2689/F.
Dunnes Stores anchored the retail park from 2001 until closing in 2007. The entire retail park was vacant by 2008. Asda was reported as a potential new anchor tenant in 2009 although the company confirmed in 2011 that plans for a new store would not proceed; reportedly due to issues with alcohol licensing.
Savills placed the site on the market in March 2015 with offers invited in the region of £2.25m.
Hillview Centre Belfast Ltd announced plans to re-open the retail park in June 2016.
Hillview Centre Belfast Ltd, Like Architects and TSA Planning submitted a planning application (LA04/2016/2360/F) in October 2016 proposing sub-division of existing retail unit 1 into 2no. retail units (1st floor mezzanine level at new unit 1B for storage); re-cladding of existing units 2-5; demolition and reconfiguration of the front facade of new units 1A and 1B; single storey rear extension into service yard of unit 1B; 1 no. car sales premises; 1no. drive-thru restaurant unit; 1no. drive-thru cafe unit; 1no. stand-alone cafe/ restaurant unit; reconfiguration of existing car parking areas and associated works. The application was approved in January 2018.
Lidl, Home Bargains and a an elderly day centre will occupy the retail park when it reopens in 2021.
A section of the retail park will be developed as 18no. social homes, subject to planning permission.
Tinnelly Demolition commenced site enabling works during October 2020.