Plans to redevelop Dublin suburb into major mixed-use town centre unveiled

Hines, the international real estate firm, is developing a new retail destination in south Dublin billed to become “Ireland’s Future of Retail’.

The development project, Cherrywood Town Centre in Dublin, is set to deliver a 67,000 sq m next generation retail centre with thousands of build-to-rent apartments and 585,000sq ft of retail and office space.

The developers are promising the scheme will feature a set of brands and concepts never seen in South Dublin before.

The focus on place, experience and convenience will be supported by a clever pedestrianised racetrack layout designed to increase dwell times and foster social connections.

Derek Rossel, Development Director at Hines, commented: “Cherrywood Town Centre will be a complete reboot of retail in Dublin as nothing of this scale has been built for the last two decades. We are targeting an exceptional tenant mix with a strong emphasis on food & beverage and leisure, underpinned by experiences and events to ensure both strong day and night-time economies.

“Ultimately, Cherrywood Town Centre will be a place for people, and being a true mixed-use scheme on public transport, we will welcome different people, at different times of day for different reasons.”

The innovative 800-acre development will also incorporate online and offline shopping elements such as providing convenient customer vehicle drop- off and pick-up locations and Click and Collect facilities that are coordinated with back-of-house logistic areas.

Construction is expected to begin in the final quarter of this year, and the scheme is scheduled to open in 2022.

Article appeared in Fashion Network on Thu 10 October 2019