Forestside Shopping Centre, Belfast

Forestside Shopping Centre (better known as Forestside) is located in Newtownbreda in the southern suburbs of Belfast, Northern Ireland. The first phase of the centre, the 39,000 square feet (3,600 m2) Sainsbury’s store, opened in March 1997, with the remainder of the Centre opening soon after.

The total floor space of the centre currently stands at 350,000 square feet, the southern part of which stands on the former site of Supermac, Northern Ireland’s first supermarket.

Diamond were the original providers of the Life Safety systems at the site. The extensive project was one of a number of shopping centre installations carried out by Diamond as the Northern Ireland “out of town” shopping trend grew in the late 1990’s.

The complex fire detection and alarm system demands a specialist and competent service provider, and is currently maintained by Diamond. Diamond also maintain the security systems at the Centre, including CCTV, intruder detection and alarm, and electronic access control. Diamond provide routine and reactive maintenance to the Centre and have been involved in upgrading the security and life safety systems over recent years.

Visit our Maintenance and Monitoring page to find out more about routine servicing and how to switch providers to Diamond.

"Diamond Systems take complex issues, they explain them to me and my team in non-technical terms, but then they go away and solve them in a very technical way. Diamond were able to resolve problems that a lot of other suppliers were not able to resolve. They were the original installers of the system over 20 years ago, and have a much more in depth knowledge of how the system works, and should work."

Lee Cutler

Centre Manager

Forestside Shopping Centre, Belfast