Harvey Norman to become anchor tenant in Knocknacarra retail park

A computer-generated image of Phase 2 of the retail park in Knocknacarra with the Harvey Norman unit.

Galway City Tribune – Electrical and homewares giant Harvey Norman is set to become the anchor tenant in Phase 2 of the Gateway Retail Park in Knocknacarra – where construction work is expected to begin next month.

The 45,000 square foot store will create around 50 full and part-time jobs when completed.

Major fashion retailers are also being targeted as potential tenants as part of a €20 million investment by the centre’s owners to develop the 3.8-acre ‘hole in the ground’ adjacent to Dunnes Stores and will include more retail units, café, restaurant, gym, offices and a crèche.

There will also be a new pedestrian link created running through the site, connecting it to Bóthar Stiofáin. The plans also include 129 basement parking spaces, 22 surface spaces and 116 bicycle spaces. The basement carpark will be linked to the existing one.

Construction work on the two-storey block is expected to begin in June, and will take around 14 months to complete.

“We are committed to investing significantly in the Galway site with a fresh modern retail space. Our most recent store opening fit-out cost €4 million. We believe the presence of Harvey Norman in Galway will also benefit the wider retail community within the park,” the company said.
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