Dundrum Town Centre – Phase 1

Dundrum Town Centre opened its doors in March 2005, and with a retail area of 85,000m2 (900,000 ft2) this award winning centre is Ireland’s largest enclosed retail space. The phase 1 superstructure development area of over 278,000m2 (3 Million ft2) includes 163,000m2 (1.75 Million ft2) of car parking and service yards and 140,000m2 (1.5 Million ft2) of lettable floor area. Underground car parks provide 3,500 car parking spaces over 8 levels resulting in one of the largest underground car parks in Europe.


Crossridge Investments Ltd.

Start/End Date:

1996 – 2008

Contract Value:



Structural & Civil Engineers

Key Structural Features:

  • World’s first use of bi-steel lift core
  • 120m length of suspended aquaduct which runs through the building, diverting the River Slang
  • 100,000m3 of Reinforced Concrete cast in walls and slabs
  • 5km of RC Retaining Walls, 750m of which is between 5m and 16.5m in height
  • 27,000 tonnes of Structural Steel
  • 2,500 tonnes of plate girder transfer structures, up to 17.5 tonnes in weight
  • 167,000m2 of steel composite decking
  • 54,000m2 of precast concrete flooring used in the main underground car park
  • 3,500 car parking spaces over 8 underground levels
  • 260,000 m2 of total developed area
  • ‘Techrete’ precast panel cladding system used
  • ‘Voltex’ retaining wall and underslab waterproofing system
  • 22km of underground foul and surface water drainage
  • 8km of external and internal watermains
  • 1500mm diameter overflow pipe from diverted culvert

Design Team:

Architects: BKD Architects
Project Management: Lafferty Project Management
Quantity Surveyors: Mulcahy McDonagh & Partners
Mechanical & Electrical Engineers:
McCarrick Woods

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