Take a look at what the approved expansion will look like...
Liffey Valley Shopping Centre has been given the go-ahead for a major expansion.
South Dublin County Council approved plans that include an additional 22,000 sq m retail space, a major new civic plaza and a 2,500-seat, Olympic-sized indoor ice arena.
The latter will be capable of hosting international ice skating competitions, ice hockey matches and ice entertainment performances.
The Clondalkin retail hub will see its civic spaces transformed, but parking could become an issue if the revamp proves to be a hit with the shopping public – the council chose to remove a proposed multi-storey car park as part of the permission.
Responding to today’s announcement, Brian Moran, senior managing director of asset and development managers Hines Ireland said:
"We now have a visionary plan approved which will redefine Liffey Valley as both a shopping and retail experience and also as a leisure and recreation destination.
"Today's decision is a welcome endorsement of our aim to ensure strategic forward planning and the sustainable development of Liffey Valley into the future. For the past two years, we have been developing a new vision of Liffey Valley via a series of works in the centre itself and the new Western End extension.
"This new additional public space will provide an additional mixed leisure entertainment, commercial and retail extension creating an active public environment, which fully resonates with the local community."
US architects RTKL are behind the new design. Here's what they have planned...