Belfast Store Nearly Finished

August 17, 2008

Construction on the future Victoria Square (Belfast) Apple store has taken major strides since it was first identified by tipsters last November. The interior of the store is nearing completion, and behind a construction barricade the all-glass façade has been erected. The store occupies space U5, on the upper ground-floor of the complex in the Northern Ireland capital of half a million residents. The store will be the first in Northern Ireland, and will open before the holidays, 2008.

Thanks to Stuart for photos of these photos of Victoria Square construction.

The Apple store will be in space U5, on the upper level of the ground floor.

The Apple store will be in space U5, on the upper level of the ground floor.

This view of the store shows the plastic covering over the front of the store on the upper level of the ground floor

This view of the store shows the plastic covering over the front of the store on the upper level of the ground floor

Here is a peek behind the plastic covering of the all-glass storefront. Notice at the top of the photo there is a cut-out Apple logo waiting for its lighting insert.

Here is a peek behind the plastic covering of the all-glass storefront. Notice at the top of the photo there is a cut-out Apple logo waiting for its lighting insert.

A closer view of the Apple logo shape cut out of the thick glass at over the door of the store. A lighting appliance will be installed in the space.

A closer view of the Apple logo shape cut out of the thick glass at over the door of the store. A lighting appliance will be installed in the space.

Thanks to Andy for this photo of the Apple logo cut-out.

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Stuart Gibson August 18, 2008 at 0348

Thanks for posting my photos. Looks like there is still a lot of work to be done, but by all accounts that is the MO for fitting out these stores. There was a rumours on the twittervine that the opening is at the end of this month (August), but since employees are under NDA we can’t confirm.

Anyway, can’t wait, will be camping out overnight.

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Nig August 18, 2008 at 0945

Can you tell me. Will it be a spilt level store like Princesshay, Exeter?

Thanks

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dave August 23, 2008 at 1147

when where the pictures taken, and does any 1 no when it will open? thanks

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Nig August 23, 2008 at 1328

Dave the pics where taken last week. I was there today. The covers have been removed and they have covered the glass structure with black vinyl!! I would say about 2 – 3 weeks, if we’re lucky

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dave August 27, 2008 at 1407

thanks
i hope its only 2-3 weeks
been looking forward 2 a proper apple store 4 ages

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dave September 10, 2008 at 0856

any1 got any more
on the opening yet

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Liam September 11, 2008 at 0214

Was in last night.
Hoardings are off and they were finishing the floors.
I’m guessing this weekend (if there’s a miracle)
or more likely no earlier than 20th

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Liam September 17, 2008 at 0751

looks like I was right – at last!!

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