Monday, 20 April 2009

Dunnes seeks planning permission for Crumlin SC redevelopment

Dunnes Stores has sought planning permission to redevelop the Crumlin Shopping Centre, which sits on an 8.1 acre site on the Crumlin Road in Dublin 12.

Using a company called Crumlin Investments, Dunnes last week applied to Dublin City Council for permission for a retail and mixed-use scheme. It also sought permission for the redevelopment of a half-acre site occupied by the Crumlin Leisure Centre.

The existing Crumlin Shopping Centre has a floor area of 10,000 square metres, which would be increased to 17,000 square metres under the plan proposed by Dunnes. It also involves the upgrading and resurfacing of the existing car park.

If permission is granted, a pub on the first floor of the centre, and the three shops below the pub fronting onto Crumlin Road, will be retained.

The new scheme will be made up of nine shops, and range in height between 11 metres and 15 metres.

These new shops would include two anchor units measuring 9,288 square metres and 2,316 square metres, four smaller retail units and three retained units. Both anchor units will have mezzanine level, each with staff areas and storage areas.

There will also be a 136 square metre café accessed from a new internal mall that opens onto the car park. There is provision for 490 car parking spaces. The plans also include a management suite at mezzanine level and office space on the first floor.

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