Blanchardstown Centre is Ireland’s largest retail centre incorporating 180 stores, two retail parks and 5,500 car parking spaces. In February 2017 Bannon were appointed the new Owners, Multi to as leasing agent.
Bannon used our wealth of knowledge and experience both nationally and internationally to inform a comprehensive leasing strategy to fully capitalise on Blanchardstown Centre’s strength. Understanding the occupier mix we saw opportunity to renew and revitalise. Certain uses classes were overrepresented, others had inadequate supply. Working closely with the client we began to gradually enhance the mix. Our strategy included identification of best-in-class traders, a focus on international brands to broaden the Centre’s profile and advice in respect of the overall masterplan, future development of the centre and mall upgrade.
The centre’s asset management team Falcon AM completed a €17m refurbishment programme in 2021 leading to key new lettings including a new anchor store lettings to Flannels, the expansion of Zara to create their largest store in Ireland and a new build for Aldi. New flagship lettings have been concluded with Hollister, Mango & JD Sports. A significant number of new brand additions have been added to the existing occupier line up.