Northside Shopping Centre

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Northside Shopping Centre
LocationCoolock, Dublin
Coordinates53°23′45″N 6°12′49″W / 53.395761°N 6.213612°W / 53.395761; -6.213612
AddressOscar Traynor Road,
Coolock
Dublin 17
Opening date18 June 1970; 48 years ago (1970-06-18)
Management
  • Alan McCabe (Centre Manager)
  • Mindaugas Pasvenskis (Security Manager)
  • Caroline Sage (Customer Service)
OwnerPatron Capital
ArchitectStephenson Gibney & Associates
Parking600+[1]
Websitenorthsideshoppingcentre.ie
2007 pre-refurbishment view of the centre
The old logo, in use from 1970–2016

Northside Shopping Centre is a shopping centre located in Coolock, a suburban area in Dublin's Northside. One of the earliest shopping centres in Ireland, it was built in 1970 and is the only one with a swimming pool which is located on the upper level. It has been expanded and refurbished and renovated a number of times and was included in some of the property assets of National Asset Management Agency, known as NAMA, who no longer own the property after it was sold to Patron Capital.

History[edit]

The centre was originally constructed in 1970 as an open-air centre, designed by Stephenson Gibney & Associates. Renovations and extension in the 1980s and 2008 have covered most of Sam Stephenson's original open-space concept.[2]

In 2013 it was announced that a €5 million refurbishment was about to commence in the centre.[3] The much needed revamp brought the centre back to life after the closure of the Dunnes Stores clothing store with new shops opening such as Heatons with Sportsworld, Costa, FujiFilm Photo Centre, Northside Opticians, Well Women Centre, 'Cafe Misto' Food Court (formally Graham O'Sullivan) and KFC. The refurbishment was completed in late 2016 following a 2-phase modernisation of both interior and exterior.[4]

Tenants[edit]

Paddy Power's bookmakers, located in the car park, was one of the venues visited in a Channel 4's Undercover Boss episode 3, season 4.[5] Also in the car park area are Liz Delaneys Pub (closed) and Cheers off-licence.

The upstairs section of the centre, is mainly populated by doctors and dentists surgeries, a Credit Union branch and hairdressers.

Two other centres, Omni Park Shopping Centre and Artane Castle Shopping Centre compete for business in the area.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Northside Shopping Centre". Savills Marketing Commercialisation and Research. 2013. Retrieved 2016-11-21.
  2. ^ "1970 – Northside Shopping Centre, Coolock, Dublin". Archiseek. 2015.
  3. ^ "€5m Investment for Northside Shopping Centre". Insider Media. 2013-05-22. Retrieved 2016-11-20.
  4. ^ "It's celebration time at Northside Shopping Centre". Dublin People (newspaper). 2016-10-16. Retrieved 2016-11-20.
  5. ^ "Series 4 - Episode 3 – William Reeve, Paddy Power". Channel 4. Retrieved 2016-11-21.

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