Dunnes Stores secures approval for Crumlin development

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New centre to feature 400 parking spaces and create up to 450 jobs



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22 April 2024

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Dublin City Council has approved  Dunnes Stores’ new shopping centre in Crumlin, set to create up to 450 jobs. The project, backed by Better Value UC, will feature a new Dunnes anchor unit, food market, cafe, and medical centre, with construction expected to last 18-24 months. 

According to the Irish Times, opened in 1974 with 41 retail units, the shopping centre now primarily houses the Dunnes Stores anchor store, with much of the space vacant.

A planning report drawn up by KPMG Future Analytics for Dunnes Stores said the scheme would create 150-200 jobs during the construction phase.

The consultants said the project would deliver “a multimillion euro investment in the area”.


Dunnes Stores suggested keeping 400 car parking spaces, reduced from 500, and adding 80 electric vehicle charging bays.

However, the National Transport Authority (NTA) advised the council that the proposed large car park with 286 extra spaces might not optimise land use in such a centrally located area and could promote unnecessary car usage over alternative transportation methods.

KPMG Future Analytics emphasised that retaining 400 parking spaces supports the scheme’s viability. The council approved reducing parking while adding sustainable transport options. 

Despite concerns about the roof wave design, assurances were given for an active frontage on Crumlin Road. 

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