Major plans for Liffey Valley shopping centre

By Maurice Garvey

HINES, the co-owner of Liffey Valley shopping centre has plans for a large expansion that includes a glass-roofed public plaza.

The group are seeking permission for a two-storey extension with two large anchor stores other retail units and cafes and restaurants.

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Liffey Valley Shopping Centre

Hines, which manages the centre for it’s German pension fund owner, said the plan was for new “east and west malls” leading from the entrance to the public plaza.

It said the proposed expansion was “in line with the vision for Liffey Valley to be the top retail and leisure destination in the country.”

The retail extension would span almost 47,000 sq m and the plan also includes an extra 900 car parking spaces.

In 2016, plans for an expansion of Liffey Valley was granted permission by South Dublin County Council but overturned by An Bord Pleanála.

The plans included proposals for a 2,500 seat Olympic-sized indoor ice arena.

At the time, market studies by Hines Ireland, predicted spending and population growth to outstrip supply over the next five years.

German fund Bayerische Versorgungskammer bought the Liffey Valley centre and adjacent development land in 2016 for more than €630m.

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