The Northern Quarter, Dublin
The Northern Quarter is a prime retail-led mixed use development anchored by Arnotts Department Store in the heart of the retail core area of Dublin city centre, immediately adjacent to the famous GPO building. The 1.5 million sq ft development will provide an integrated mix of retail, residential, leisure and hotel facilities.
The site extends to 5.6 acres and links O'Connell Street to the east, Henry Street to the north, Upper Liffey Street to the west and Middle Abbey Street to the south. Contemporary in design and providing a sense of place, the transformed and pedestrianized Prince's Street leads into the newly-created Abbey Square. The current Arnotts Department Store will be demolished and replaced with a new 320,000 sq ft state-of-the-art store, trading over 6 levels. The Northern Quarter will be an open street development arranged as individual city blocks each with its own architecture and identity.
This project is exactly the kind of ambitious, visionary development the area needs, retaining the urban character of an open-street environment but overlaying it with the dynamism and diversity of a modern European capital.