Blanchardstown Centre (Blue Entrance)
|Location||Blanchardstown, Dublin, Ireland|
|Opening date||16 October 1996|
|Owner||Green Property Management Ltd.|
|No. of stores and services||180|
|No. of anchor tenants||4|
|Total retail floor area||120,774 square metres (1,300,000 sq ft)|
|No. of floors||2|
Blanchardstown Centre is a large shopping centre located in Blanchardstown, Dublin, Ireland. It opened in 1996 and was extended in 2004 to create extra retail space. It lies in the administration of Fingal.
The Blanchardstown Centre contains around 180 stores. The anchor tenants in the Shopping Centre itself are Dunnes, Penney's, Marks and Spencer, H&M, Barratts, Debenhams and Zara. The Blanchardstown Centre is also home to Ireland's largest TK Maxx store, Lifestyle Sports and 53 Degrees North, all of which are located in the Fashion Park. Surrounding the Centre are three retails parks, two of which are part of the Centre, whilst the other, WestEnd Shopping Park is operated separately and features several large stores such as New Look, Heatons and Next. There are other amenities located in the Blanchardstown Centre including a 9-screen cinema operated by Odeon Cinemas, a Leisureplex entertainment centre, the Draiocht arts centre as well as Ireland's largest public library. There are plenty of restaurants and fast-food outlets available including Ginseng, Ming Court, Dante's, Kay's Kitchen, TGI Fridays, McDonald's, Burger King, Pizza Hut, Subway, Wagamama, Captain America's and, including WestEnd Shopping Park, the leisure plex and Odeon Cinema, a total of four branches of Starbucks.
The Crowne Plaza hotel along with the Falcon View apartment complex opened in 2009, and a new bus interchange was constructed by the Yellow entrance.
There are plans set to extend the centre by 27,500 sq ft (2,550 m2) with the new Yellow Mall extension. This will consist of a three story complex with a new anchor store, 17 new shops and a food court located on the second floor, as well as a two-story underground carpark. Eight new restaurants are planned for the exterior.