First phase of redeveloped Frascati Centre opens
The first stores in the extensively redeveloped Frascati Centre in Dublin have opened their doors; Aldi, Vodafone, Five Guys and McDonalds are now open to the public, with the €100m project expected to be complete by Easter 2019.
13 November 2018
The first phase of the newly refurbished Frascati Centre in Blackrock, Co. Dublin, has been completed. Aldi, Vodafone, Five Guys and McDonalds stores are now trading in their new locations and open to the public.
The Frascati Centre, which has continued to trade during its extensive upgrade, is expected to be fully complete by Easter 2019. The refurbishment and extension work has cost over €30m and the total investment in the Frascati Centre will be in excess of €100m.
On completion, the Frascati Centre will triple its store offering with an extensive food quarter, dedicated health & beauty zone, extensive fashion and footwear stores. It will be anchored by a new Aldi store, Debenhams and M&S.
Rugby stars Rob Kearney and Garry Ringrose were on hand to officially open the brand new Aldi store, while 2FM stars Nicky Byrne and Jenny Greene provided musical entertainment for the first shoppers through the door.
“We are delighted to have completed a substantial part of this development ahead of the busy Christmas season,” said John Bruder of developers Burlington Real Estate. “In total we are investing in excess of €100m in the Frascati Centre and, so far, have secured tenants for over 80% of the scheme with a lot of very healthy tenant interest in the few remaining units.
“The changes we are making will greatly enhance the customer experience and ensure that the expectations of today’s consumers are met,” Bruder continued. “The scheme will be fully complete by Easter 2019 and will provide a full suite of retail options, a strong health and beauty range as well as a dedicated restaurant hub benefiting from spectacular views over Dublin Bay.”
Upon completion, the project will have increased the size of the Frascati Centre from 100,000 sq ft to 170,000 sq ft. Additional planning permission has been secured for three external retail units and planning is in process for 44 rooftop apartments.