Liffey Valley have submitted an application for a major extension and an ice skating area. The shopping Centre in West Dublin, is seeking permission for an additional 60 shops, 1,800 parking spaces and a glazed canopy space. The application was submitted by Hines Ireland the current centre management and co-owner.

According to Hines the ice skating arena will be Olympic standard and capable of hosting live entertainment, ice hockey matches and competitions. Liffey Valley is undergoing a current extension phase that is due for completion on the west end of the shopping centre by the end of the year.

Brian Moran who is MD of Hines Ireland said “We are submitting the application now as a strategic forward planning initiative aimed at the sustainable development of Liffey Valley in line with future market needs. Customer spend and population growth will outstrip this, so we are making this application now as economic growth accelerates to avoid the kind of lack of supply we are currently seeing in office and residential markets.”

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