Belfast Telegraph

Dublin shopping centre planning huge extension

By John Mulligan

Dublin's Liffey Valley Shopping Centre is planning a multi-million euro extension that will include 27,000 sq ft of new restaurant and retail space.

Liffey Valley is owned by German pension group Bayerische Versorgungskammer, which acquired it last year for more than €600m (£532m).

The fresh plans for the centre come just months after An Bord Pleanala, the Republic's planning appeals board, blocked a proposed €150m (£133m) expansion at Liffey Valley which included a 2,500-seater indoor ice arena.

In its latest application, Liffey Valley has told South Dublin County Council that it wants to redevelop a one hectare site, removing an existing unit and replacing it with two restaurants and two retail units.

It also wants to extend a public plaza to include external seating for the new restaurant units. The redevelopment will result in 49 fewer car parking spaces.

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