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Swords Pavilions exterior
|Location||Swords, County Dublin, Ireland|
|Opening date||May 15, 2001|
|No. of stores and services||90+|
|No. of floors||2 shopping floors, 5 parking floors|
Swords Pavilions is a shopping centre, located in Swords, in North Dublin. The centre is North Dublin's premier shopping centre with over 90 shops, restaurants and cafes as well as the 11 screen Movies@Swords cinema. It has over 2,000 surface and multi-storey parking spaces. The centre is owned by Hammerson, Irish Life and IPUT.
Swords Pavilons has an in-house radio station known as Swords Pavilions Shopping Centre Radio. This can be heard throughout the centre.
In 1996, a planning application was sent to the Fingal County Council, for a commercial complex to be built on a 20-acre site between the Main Street and the Swords by-pass. Construction work was meant to start in the middle of 1997 with an opening in the autumn of 1998, however construction did not begin until 1999. The Pavilions was eventually opened on the 15 May 2001, by then Taoiseach Bertie Ahern.
In 2006, the Movies@Swords cinema was opened. Also in 2006, Phase 2 of the centre was opened, which consisted of or retailers such as Penneys. There are plans for a Phase 3, which would be located at the front of the centre. It would be located next to the Swords metro stop on the R132, however Phase 3 has been shelved until further notice.
In June 2018, plans for a €3.3 million development were announced which will reconfigure the first floor of Phase 2 to accommodate 3 new restaurant units where two of the units will be occupied by Five Guys and Milano. The development will also include a glass bridge that will link the first floor of the centre.
- "£100m Swords centre planned". The Irish Times. 18 September 1996.
- "Pavilions developers remain committed to phase three". Fingal Independent. 20 November 2012.
- "Burger chain Five Guys is opening a joint in Swords Pavilions' new 'restaurant quarter'". TheJournal.ie. 13 June 2018.