Extension plans for Dunnes Kilnamanagh
An artist’s impression of the plans for Dunnes Stores in Kilnamanagh

Extension plans for Dunnes Kilnamanagh

ADDITIONAL information has been submitted to South Dublin County Council by Margaret Heffernan’s business Better Value Unlimited Company for a two-storey extension at Kilnamanagh Shopping Centre.

The proposed development at Dunnes Stores, lays out plans for a two-storey extension along the centre’s eastern elevation which is on the right-hand side of the building, heading towards St Kevin’s church and St Kevin’s school.

The local authority requested additional information on 10 areas including: Design Approach, Additional Uses, Pedestrian and Cyclist Facilities and Landscape Design Proposals.

The applicant was also requested to submit a revised layout showing provision of 15 Electric Vehicle car parking spaces and 20 Mobility Impaired parking spaces.

The change of use applies to the first-floor retail area, which was last used by Dunnes Stores as textile sales space, which will be extended and subdivided to provide for two new non-retail service units.

Unit One will be for use as a health centre and Unit Two will extend to

The drawings looking from St Kevin’s Church towards Dunnes Stores

790 sq m for use as a gym, while plans also include for the increased net sales area to allow for the increase in net comparison sales space at ground-floor level.

There will be a new entrance ramp and steps at the north of the extension while the southern lobby entrance into Dunnes Stores will be demolished and replaced with a new glazed lobby entrance along with a new walkway canopy generally on the north and south elevations.

There will be new ramped access next to the existing pedestrian entrance steps on Mayberry Road, along with reconfiguring the existing entrance to Treepark Road which includes a revised parking layout generally around the east side of the building to allow for an adjusted, one-way, system around the centre.

An artist’s impression of the plans for Dunnes Stores in Kilnamanagh

Car parking, because of the extension, will be reduced; four electric vehicle parking spaces; covered cycle parking; a new enclosed service yard wall and gates to existing service area will be developed on the west side of the centre. New signage (including illumination) is proposed to elevations, including two Totem signs; recladding on elevations are included in the proposals.

Additional landscaping treatment will happen, generally around the east side of the centre arising from the amendments to the car park.

Landscaping works and all  drainage works will include SUDS measures.