A major extension of Dublin’s Liffey Valley Shopping Centre is to get underway, with plans for a new Penneys, six new restaurants, a cinema upgrade and a new civic space.
The extension is a result of a €26 million investment from Hines Ireland, its partners HSBC Alternative Investments Limited (HAIL) and Grosvenor Britain and Ireland to make the centre one of Ireland’s best shopping and leisure destinations.
The 10,500 square metre addition, for which planning permission was granted in 2013, will see the floor area of Liffey Valley Shopping Centre increase by 16%.
The building work will also add a new Western End façade and make improvements to the existing VUE cinema.
The project is not only to bring 450 full and part time jobs to the shopping centre, but it will also create 225 construction positions, totalling 675.
Welcoming today’s announcement, Centre Director Denis O’Connell said, “It represents an exciting new phase of development for the Centre which has evolved into a major shopping destination for west Dublin and beyond. Now in our 17th year of trading, Liffey Valley boasts full occupancy with 100 tenants including anchor brands Marks & Spencer, Next, Dunnes Stores and Boots. “
Liffey Valley will partner with John Sisk & Son to roll out the project as quickly as possible to deliver the jobs and business benefits that will come from the expansion.
The expected timeframe for the completion of the works will see the cinema upgrade open in Autumn 2015, with the new Penneys due to open in late 2016.
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