Located in the heart of Tallaght in South Dublin, The Square is one of Ireland’s largest shopping centres currently spread out over 3 floors and 160 stores within.
The major project consists of the extension to the existing shopping centre comprising access mall from the northern entrance, an anchor retail unit, 8 no. retail units associated ancillary accommodation and circulation areas over two levels, 7 2-storey MSUs, six-storey car park comprising of 830 spaces and modifications to existing plaza.
Axiseng, working in conjunction with the client and architects, will lead the mechanical and electrical engineering designs for the substantial expansion after securing the planning permission from An Bord Pleanala in late 2015.
In addition, the development involves new and upgraded hard and soft landscaping which integrates with the existing public realm.
The expansion will allow the centre to compete with other similar sized retail facilities around the M50. Furthermore, the new design will modernise and enrich the contribution of the current centre and will draw new businesses and investments to the local area. The development is expected to create over 300 construction jobs as well as add over 18,500m2 of retail space that will see over 400 new jobs upon completion in 2017.