Historic Stillorgan SC set for major makeover

Artist's impression of the new-look Stillorgan Shopping Centre

Ambitious plans to construct a canopy roof over Stillorgan Shopping Centre have been submitted to the County Council

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Almost 50 years after it first opened, Stillorgan Shopping Centre in Dublin is set for a major makeover, pending planning permission is granted by Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council. The mall’s owners Kennedy Wilson submitted an application to the planning office this week which outlined plans to close off the roof of the centre, which has always been exposed to the elements, and also to the car park, which has space for more than 500 cars.

The Irish Independent reports the application outlines plans to add a canopy and facade to the existing single-storey structure, while “retaining the local community atmosphere that differentiates it from other centres.”

Stillorgan Shopping Centre was the first centre of its kind in Ireland; it opened for business in 1966 and houses 50 shops and businesses including Dunnes and Tesco. It has had no major refurbishments over the years, however, and has faced immense competition from the nearby Dundrum Town Centre, which opened in 2005. Several applications were submitted for improvements by its previous owners Treasury Holdings, but were rejected due to concerns over traffic.

 

 

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