Part of Ireland’s largest retail development, our ambitious Blanchardstown Centre mall refurbishment programme is set to deliver eight new stores and a modern, reimagined space upon completion in 2021. Repositioning the centre as a “premier” mixed-use retail, leisure, office, and residential destination, the €9.3m upgrade will streamline the shopping experience of over 16 million customers per annum at “one of Ireland’s leading retail locations”. The scheme aims to revitalise the internal appearance and functionality of the existing mall areas, which cover some 1,100,000 sq ft of retail space with a further 200,000 sqft of leisure space occupied by cinemas, a theatre and arts centre, as well as the country’s largest public library.
A “key milestone” in cementing the centre’s reputation as Ireland’s premier shopping destination, this €9.3m revamp will facilitate the introduction of top retailers such as JD Sports and ALDI, alongside anchor tenants Dunnes Stores, M&S, Debenhams and Penny’s. Our varied works programme comprises the replacement and upgrade of the existing floor finishes at Level 1 and Level 2 of the internal mall area, and the replacement of bulkheads above the existing shopfronts within the existing mall, including the installation of revised signage. As well as replacing the internal suspended ceilings at Level 1, we are also significantly altering the circulation areas of the centre mall. This features the removal of the existing travellators, and their replacement with both escalators and lifts (x two) at Level 1 and Level 2. To enhance the experience of children, a new play area is being created in place of the ageing water feature at Level 1. The scale of the refurbishment has meant over 65 GRAHAM employees and subcontractors have been working consistently on the project throughout its duration.
“The new investment and upgrade offer exciting opportunities for retailers to thrive in one of Ireland’s leading retail locations.”