Mixed Use Retail and Residential Development

Client: Lidl Ireland GmbH
Services: Masterplanning, shell & core, fit out
Value: €10M
Start date: 2018
Finish date: 2019
Size: 52,750ft2 / 4,900m2
Professional Team:

M&E Consultant: NLCE
Structural Engineers: SDS
Civil Engineers: Aecom

Lidl store located in a prominent site in this sensitive location.

Lidl Castleknock, Dublin 15

MCA were appointed project architects for this mixed-use development based in the village of Castleknock. The scheme includes retail units, cafe, supermarket, medical centre and residential apartments. The development is centred around a new civic space for the local community.

The Lidl store building is a balanced contemporary composition of curtain walling, brise soleil, brick, granite stone and Alucobond modular cladding. The language of the building is intended to be civic in nature, appropriate to the new Square. Signage is limited and restrained. The shop fronts are small in scale and have integrated canopies which enhance engagement with the street. 

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In addition to creating a mixed use development which has evolved from its surrounding context, the scheme has been designed to engage with the Village. It allows for permeability and movement and gives an improved urban presence allowing connection through to the new square. It is the focal point of the scheme, enhancing the permeability of this community driven design and a welcomed contribution to the Village.

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