Orwell Shopping Centre

This modest neighbourhood shopping centre built in the 1970’s served a large and growing residential catchment area within Templeogue. The neighbourhood centre, which had remained as built in the 70’s, enjoyed continued and consistent patronage from those living in the vicinity. Our client purchased the centre in the mid 2000’s and after dialogue with with existing tenants and carrying out market research, engaged with DMOD to develop the brief with a view to seeking Planning Permission. The proposal included almost doubling the retail area and at the same time improving retail presence and identity of the scheme. The proposal was favourably received by South Dublin County Council – permission was granted by An Bord Pleanala in early 2010, but remains unrealised.