Here is what Liffey Valley is set to look like after massive face-lift
Here is what one of Dublin's biggest shopping centres will look like after a massive face-lift.
Plans have been approved for a major expansion at Liffey Valley Shopping Centre, which will include another 22,000 square metres of retail space, a major new civic plaza and a 2,500 seat Olympic-sized indoor ice arena.
Plans also include a major new public space equivalent to a "typical European-scale urban plaza" and a multi-storey carpark.
The ice arena is set to have a capacity for 2.500 spectators and will be capable of hosting international ice skating competitions, ice hockey matches and ice entertainment performances.
Photographs released today show a large arena with a screen suspended over the ice. Other snaps from inside the centre show shoppers walking across a bright, spacious area with a large plaza outside.
The plaza has fountain features and trees positioned around the area, as well as seating areas for coffee shops and bistros.
Hines, as asset and development managers, welcomed South Dublin County Council’s decision to grant planning permission for the expansion of the west Dublin shopping centre.
Senior Managing Director of Hines Ireland Brian Moran said: "We are absolutely delighted that planning permission has been granted for the expansion of retail space; a major new civic plaza and a 2,500 seat Olympic-sized indoor ice arena.
"We now have a visionary plan approved which will redefine Liffey Valley as both a shopping and retail experience and also as a leisure and recreation destination."