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Marks and Spencer – Liffey Valley


Location Client
Dublin, Ireland Marks and Spencer

Project details

Liffey Valley Shopping Centre at Quarryvale, Dublin opened in October 1998. Situated at the intersection of the M50 motorway and the N4 Galway Road, the 180 acre development comprises a 15 screen Cineplex; a four star hotel; a leisure complex, a motor mall, a retail warehouse park; a themed public house and a crèche. It will draw from a catchment area of 1.45 million potential shoppers, approximately 40% of the population of Ireland.

The flagship of the centre is the state of the art shopping facility with an estimated 70 high quality retail outlets, including Marks and Spencer (their first out of town centre in the Republic of Ireland; C&A (their first outlet in the Republic of Ireland); and Boots.

The 12,000m² Marks and Spencer store comprises a food hall and textiles sales floor together with support accommodation. The engineering services systems comprise air conditioning to the sales floors, heating and ventilation to the ancillary accommodation, sprinklers and fire fighting installation, electrical power distribution, interior lighting, fire detection system and IT infrastructure.


  • tight delivery programme to achieve target opening date
  • snag free construction at building handover
  • energy efficient cooling and refrigeration


  • the air handling units contain an innovative heat recovery system for humidity control that uses waste heat from the units dehumidification coil to serve the units reheat load
  • the facility was completed on time to a fast track program as a design and build project, and was completed on the designated date in a snag free condition

Integrated services

architecture, environmental engineering, structural engineering, sustainability