Video of Blanchardstown Shopping Centre, County Dublin, Republic of Ireland
Blanchardstown Centre is a large shopping centre, that is located in Blanchardstown,
Dublin, Ireland. It opened in 1996 and was extended in 2004 to create extra retail
The Blanchardstown Centre offers over 180 stores ranging from fashion to electronics,
and gifts to houseware. The anchor tenants in the Shopping Centre itself are Dunnes,
Penney's, Marks and Spencer, H&M, Barratts, Debenhams and Zara. The Blanchardstown
Centre is also home to Ireland's largest TK Maxx store, Lifestyle Sports and 53 Degrees
North, all of which are located in the Fashion Park. Surrounding the Centre are three
retails parks, two of which are part of the Centre, whilst the other, WestEnd Shopping
Park is operated separately. Westend Retail Park features several large stores such
as New Look (Which retained a Starbucks coffee shop from the previous tenant, Borders),
Halfords, Heatons and Next. There are other amenities located in the Blanchardstown
Centre including a 9 screen cinema operated by UCI, a Leisureplex entertainment centre,
the Draiocht arts centre as well as Ireland's largest public library. There are plenty
of restaurants and fast-food outlets available including Ginseng, Ming Court, Dante's,
Kay's Kitchen, TGI Fridays, McDonald's, Burger King, Pizza Hut, Subway, Wagamama,
Captain America's and, including WestEnd Shopping Park, the leisure plex and UCI
Cinema, a total of five branches of Starbucks.
Recently opened is the Crowne Plaza hotel along with the Falcon View apartment complex,
and a new bus interchange was constructed by the Yellow entrance. There are plans
set to extend the centre by 27,500 sq ft (2,550 m2) with the new Yellow Mall extension.
This will consist of a three story complex with a new anchor store, 17 new shops
and a food court located on the second floor, as well as a two-story underground
carpark. Eight new restaurants are planned for the exterior.