Designed by Cowser & Smyth in 1936, North Street Arcade was an art deco arcade, lit by skylights with shops finished with green marble and bronze trim. The arcade ran from North Street to Donegall Street. This B1 listed arcade survived serious bomb damage in 1970s and was gutted by fire in 2004. It remains on the Built Heritage At Risk register.
One of the few surviving features is above the Donegall Street entrance – of women spinning linen and chatting acting as homage to the Brookfield linen warehouse which the Arcade replaced.