Millfield Shopping Centre Welcomes Tesco Chief Executive for Site VisitFebruary 11, 2011 ADMIN 0
Tony Keohane, Chief Executive of Tesco Ireland, was on site in Balbriggan on Friday 11th February to check progress on the new Millfield Shopping Centre and to meet local suppliers. One of the largest Tesco stores in Dublin is set to open at Millfield before Easter. Read the full article here
As Tesco Ireland source a large proportion of their fresh vegetables from the local area it was especially appropriate that Mr. Keohane was joined on site by some of the key vegetable growers from North County Dublin. One such supplier is Gabriel Hoey of Country Crest who alone provides Tesco Ireland with 25,000 tonnes of potatoes and 2,000 tonnes of onions each year. The Hoey family have been growing fresh produce in North County Dublin for over 100 years.
“I was delighted to see such great progress at our store in Millfield and to welcome suppliers including Gabriel Hoey of Country Crest. We have been part of the business community in Balbriggan for nearly 30 years and this new store gives us an opportunity to showcase local produce and bring a modern shopping facility to the people of Balbriggan” said Mr. Keohane.
Millfield is the only major shopping centre to start construction in Ireland in the last two years. Featuring c.30 stores in a total retail area over 17,000 sq.m., it will provide a much needed 450 jobs when it opens. Anchored by one of the largest Tesco stores in Dublin, the centre will feature many well known retailers including Eason, Carphone Warehouse and Gamestop, as well a strong food offering with McDonalds, O’Brien’s Sandwich Bar, and BB’s Coffee & Muffins.
“Great progress has been made by Walls Construction on site and we are looking forward to opening Millfield for Easter. Given that over recent years Balbriggan has been the fastest growing town in Ireland we believe there is a very real demand for a centre like Millfield. The mix of retailers plus the excellent facilities should greatly appeal to the growing population of young families in the area. It will also mean hassle free shopping for people from the wider catchment, as the centre has easy access for more than 950 free car spaces, plus public transport and cycle paths ” said Kevin McCormack of Parkway Properties, developers of the centre.
Millfield Centre will open in April 2011.