Southgate Shopping Centre




€70 million


Colpe Commercial

This 54,000 sqm mixed use development just outside Drogheda delivered commercial, retail and residential units plus significant external infrastructure upgrades.


The Southgate Shopping Centre development includes a 5,000sqm anchor store, 24 individual retail units, offices, medical centre, gym, 65 residential units and 600 underground car spaces.


The challenge for the scheme was to provide a structure which provided the maximum flexibility for the operation of the development once complete.


Furthermore, it was a requirement of the client to provide few obstructions for parking in the basement. As a result, a 7.5m x 16m column grid was adopted. To achieve this, the structural solution was a ground floor transfer structure consisting of 1300mm deep reinforced concrete beams and precast concrete floors supporting a concrete frame about the main development and a steel frame to the anchor store.

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