Planning Extended & Construction Underway for Dun Laoghaire Shopping Centre.

Plans for the extension of duration on the Dun Laoghaire Shopping Centre redevelopment have been approved. The €10m redevelopment received approval back in 2016 and construction has commenced on the updating of the South Dublin shopping area.

The centre originally opened back in 1976, making it one of the first shopping centres to be constructed in Ireland and it now has on average 62,000 people visiting each week. It consists of 5 retail levels with a rooftop car park and 4 storey office building overhead.

The proposed upgrade works include the reconfiguration of the interior mall and retail space to create larger new format units at key locations in an attempt to increase footfall through the centre. There will be two large anchor stores constructed with one fronting onto Marine Road and the other fronting onto George Street.

A face lift to the exterior elevations is also on the agenda, including double and triple height glazing, stone cladding, and a new entrance canopy for the shopping centre. The window display boxes that will front onto the street will entice passers-by into the newly renovated centre and will add to the modern exterior look that the developers are aiming to achieve.

The reconfiguration of the interior has commenced and, once complete, this iconic centre at the heart of Dun Laoghaire will provide more up to date and attractive amenities to the area.

CGI consultants, 3D Design Bureau, worked closely with the development team to provide both 3D planning and 3D marketing solutions. 3D Design Bureau produced architectural CGIs and verified view montages for this development.

Architectural CGI of Dun Laoghaire Shopping Centre, South Dublin.
Architectural CGI of Dun Laoghaire Shopping Centre, South Dublin.

Dun Laoghaire Shopping Centre – Full Project Details:

Project Name:  Dun Laoghaire Shopping Centre Redevelopment

Project Type: Commercial Redevelopment

Site Location: Dun Laoghaire Shopping Centre, Georges Street Upper, Dun Laoghaire A96 T2P3 , Co. Dublin.

Stage: On Site

Planning Documents: Planning documents

Planning Authority: Dun-Laoghaire Rathdown County Council

Planning Reference: D15A/0846/E

Architectural CGI of Dun Laoghaire Shopping Centre, South Dublin.
Architectural CGI of Dun Laoghaire Shopping Centre, South Dublin.

Dun Laoghaire Shopping Centre – Development Team:

Developer: Coltard Limited is based in Dublin 1.

Architect: BKD Architects is one of Ireland’s leading architectural practices and has been a key player in the provision of innovative and professional architectural design services for over fifty years.

Project Manager: Turner & Townsend is a global consultancy business serving clients in the real estate, infrastructure and natural resources sectors.

Project Manager: AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, partnering with clients to solve the world’s most complex challenges and build legacies for generations to come.

Assigned Certifier and Fitout Architect: Brock Finucane is based in Dublin 2.

Planning consultant: Tom Philips and Associates provide the professional oversight, experience and specialist technical expertise required to guide businesses, developers, public and private sector bodies through the intricacies of the planning system.

Quantity Surveyors: Build Cost have a proven track record for delivering considerable cost savings on large scale projects.

Structural Engineer: LMC Consulting Engineers have worked on many civil and structural projects in the areas of planning, services provision, road design and car parking.

Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: O’Connor Sutton Cronin is founded on a reputation for providing award winning design creativity, excellence, and cost-effective solutions without compromise.

Fire Protection Consultant: Maurice Johnson and Partners has established itself at the very forefront of fire safety engineering and access consultancy in Ireland.

Demolition Contractor: John Tinnelly & Sons Limited is a multi-disciplined specialist contractor providing demolition, asbestos removal and metal recycling services.

Enabling Contractor: Weslin Construction Limited is a Building & Civil Engineering Contractors company which operates within a broad range of sectors including Education, Residential, Civil Engineering, Commercial, Financial and Industrial.

Fitting Out Contractor: Storebest Shopfitting Company deliver turnkey and bespoke shopfitting services to a wide range of retail and commercial units in Dublin, Cork and all over Ireland

Estate Agent: Murphy Mulhall is a s a ‘mid-tier’ property consultancy firm who represent a wide range of local and global organisations.

Development Information Source: Construction Information Services provide comprehensive, reliable, timely, and verified real time business intelligence to the construction sector.

CGI Consultants3D Design Bureau – are specialists in architectural visualisation, BIM and VR – delivering quality design planning and marketing solutions. They are based in Blackrock, Dublin.

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