Development to consist of the phased construction of two independent extensions to the existing shopping centre (The Square) with a total gross floor area of 21,490sq.m. (including floor area of car parking of 22,861sq.m.; the total development area is 44,351sq.m.) which will consist of the following:
Plot A (North) – extension to the existing shopping centre with a total gross floor area of 15,806sq.m. and comprising an anchor retail unit (6,032sq.m.) and 8 no. retail units (ranging from 136sq.m. to 2,735sq.m. and totalling 7,456sq.m.) and associated ancillary accommodation and circulation areas over two levels accessed from a single level mall extending from the existing northern entrance (at Level 2) into the existing surface car park (removing 289 existing spaces); the northern extension ranges in height from 13.3 metres to 15.5 metres along the proposed new northern elevation;
Plot A includes a six level multi-storey car park with 832 no. car spaces (22,861sq.m.) and ancillary accommodation ranging in height from 14.8 metres to 16.6 metres to the east of the site with access/egress from/to Belgard Square East with a revised road layout and circulation; the development on Plot A involves new and upgraded hard and soft landscaping which integrates with the existing public realm in the vicinity and which facilitates future proposals for a Transport Interchange by SDCC; service yards are proposed on the western portion of the site with access from realigned access road from Belgard Square West and on the eastern portion of the site with access from the entrance road which accesses the new multi-storey car park.
Plot B (South) – Extension to the existing shopping centre at Level 3 with a total gross floor area of 5,684sq.m. and comprising a retail unit and associated ancillary accommodation; the proposed new retail unit will incorporate the existing units (U307 & U307A) totalling 415sq.m. to gain access to the existing mall at Level 3; the southern extension will result in the removal of 111 parking spaces and will have a parapet height of 12.3 metres to 13.5 metres above existing ground level at the southern elevation.
Permission is also sought for all associated site and development works associated with the above developments including revisions to public realm, revisions to roads layout and footpaths, hard and soft landscaping, ESB substation and building mounted signage; the development proposed results in a net increase in parking associated with The Square of 432 spaces.
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