The Quayside Shopping Centre (co-ordinates 54.27230 -8.47835), the first shopping centre of its kind in Sligo Town, was built by John Sisk and Son, contractors, at a cost of €30 million on a 3.5-acre site encompassing the old Buttermarket site on Lower Quay Street and The Sligo Champion offices which were located on Wine Street.
Built on 4 levels, the Quayside Shopping Centre consists of 24 retail shopping units, 13 of which are on a plaza streetscape, with an additional seven units and a department store located in the main shopping mall area, there are two more retail shopping units on Lower Quay Street and an additional 64 residential units and 11 office units being accommodated overhead.
The scheme is Sligo Town‘s first such complex to include multi-storey car parking, providing spaces for 420 cars, effectively doubling the number of car parking spaces in the town centre.
The Quayside Shopping Centre can be access by foot from two entrances, one of which is located on Wine Street and the other on Quay Street, with vehicular access to the car park is located on Lower Quay Street.
This major development has transformed Sligo Town into a major shopping destination in the North West of Ireland.