Blanchardstown SC in line for its first major facelift in 20 years

by Sylvia Pownall

The Blanchardstown Shopping Centre is in line for its first major facelift since it opened more than 20 years ago.

The retail and leisure hub is to get a €16.5m interior design makeover with management at Multi Corporation hoping to complete the revamp by the end of 2021.

Refurbishment works – the first of their kind since it opened in 1996 – will be carried out in conjunction with ongoing 5,000sq m extensions, to include a new Aldi and a flagship JD Sports.

The interior works include new tiling, ceiling and wall finishes to give the centre an entirely new look and feel, according to management, as well as upgraded toilet facilities.

Multi Corporation is a pan-European manager and redeveloper of shopping centres and other retail assets in 14 countries.

It is owned by Blackstone, which acquired the Blanchardstown Centre in 2016 from Green Property for €945 million, in one of the biggest property deals in the history of the State.

The Blanchardstown Centre is visited by more than 16.5 million shoppers every year and is one of the largest retail hubs in the country.

It totals 112,000sq m of retail complexes, with more than 180 stores, including Debenhams, Marks & Spencer, Dunnes Stores and Penneys, as well as restaurants and leisure facilities and a nine-screen cinema.

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