29 new stores to open in Kildare Village in new €50m expansion plan

The Kildare Village shopping outlet has been granted planning permission for a substantial new extension.

The expansion will see the development of 2.47 hectares into an additional 6,212 square metres of floor space to the outdoor shopping centre.

There will be 29 new stores added to the Village and the extension is expected to create hundreds of jobs in construction and retail. The village last expanded in 2015 and this extension is set to be bigger and better with plans of a €50m expansion now granted after being put forward by Value Retail last June.

To make way for the new units, three existing outlet units and one restaurant/café unit will be demolished. The expansion will directly adjoin the existing complex and will be made up of one and two-storey buildings. This will be made up of a number of restaurant/café units, several retail outlet units as well as public toilets and ATMs.


It is too early to say what brands will occupy the new units but the addition of new restaurant space will be welcomed by shoppers with only two, Dunne and Crescenzi and Le Pain Quotidien on offer at the moment.


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