Northside Shopping Centre
|Address||Oscar Traynor Road|
|Opening date||18 June 1970|
|Architect||Stephenson Gibney & Associates|
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. It has been expanded and refurbished and renovated a number of times and passed through the hands of the National Asset Management Agency, before being sold to Patron Capital. Patron then sold the centre for a sum of €50 million in 2019 to German company Am Alpha
The centre was originally constructed in 1970 as an open-air facility, designed by Stephenson Gibney & Associates. It, along with Stillorgan Shopping Centre, which remained open-air for decades, was one of the first modern shopping centres in Ireland. The local authority, then Dublin Corporation, arranged for a municipal swimming pool, constructed above the shopping centre proper.
In 2013 it was announced that a €5 million further refurbishment was about to commence in the centre. This followed the loss of the anchor non-food store, a Dunnes Stores branch, and saw the arrival of new shops, including Heatons (with Sportsworld), new dining facilities, and a Well Woman Centre. The refurbishment was completed in late 2016 following a 2-phase modernisation of both interior and exterior.
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