Ilac Centre's Moore Street end set for revamp

A host of new outlets coming to the shopping centre this summer...

Dublin's Ilac Centre will boast at least four new retail outlets in time for the summer, as joint owners Hammerson and Irish Life announced today that work has begun to have its Moore Mall South redeveloped.

The €1.5 million revamp to its Moore Mall South, with a coffee shop, book store and more incoming.

Agreements have been exchanged for four of the five newly-created units.

BB’s Coffee & Muffins has committed to 1,679 sq ft , serving a popular range of pastries, sandwiches and coffee.

Book retailer, The Works, will occupy 1,958 sq ft and sport supplement store, So Nutrition will occupy 560 sq ft.

Specialist catering equipment retailer, Nisbets, will complete the new leasing agreements, occupying 5,554 sq ft.

It comes as part of the owners' wider plans to improve the tenant mix in the shopping centre, which has a footfall of 17.8 million shoppers in 2016.

Simon Betty, Hammerson’s director of retail in Ireland, commented:

"Investing in the retail experience and improving the tenant mix at the Ilac Centre will be a major priority over the course of 2017, and we look forward to working with Irish Life to achieve this.

The centre is well located in the centre of Dublin, benefitting from high footfall and sales, and through this refurbishment and other asset management initiatives we will ensure that the centre continues to offer our customers the right mix of retail and food & beverage."

Deirdre Hayes, head of property asset management at Irish Life, added:

"The start of the Moore Mall South refurbishment underpins Irish Life’s commitment to retail in Dublin city centre and marks an important milestone for the Ilac Centre by enhancing the quality and mix of retail and leisure for the city’s considerable catchment area. We look forward to working with Hammerson on this and future projects."