This new town square mixed use development is part of an urban masterplan, authored by South Dublin County Council, to create a street based town centre for Tallaght, a large suburb of Dublin that developed rapidly in the past twenty five years but which up to now has lacked any identifiable civic heart. The site is adjacent to a Luas light rail terminus, Local Authority Civic Offices and a large Shopping Centre. Tallaght Square is a 1.56 hectare / 3.85 acre site accommodating a series of six to eight storey urban blocks around a new formal civic square. The development includes 14550 sqm of retail shops, restaurants and cafes, 4589 sqm of Commercial offices, a 100 bed Hotel, a crèche and a large 2500 sqm District Medical Centre.
The Tallaght Town Centre scheme also includes 414 Private and Social / Affordable apartments. Marks and Spencer is the main anchor tenant and their presence ensures the success of the retail component. There are three basement levels of car parking serving the complex. To ensure the square is animated and secure, all the retail, residential, leisure and community buildings access directly off the back of the plaza. The medical centre, Chamber house, overlooking the square on the eastern side is designed as a civic centrepiece and connects the development to the adjacent County Hall complex. A variety of facade claddings are used throughout the scheme including brick, stone cladding, pigmented render and zinc cladding. The use of extensive glazing and stonework at ground and first floor levels unify the commercial elements of the town centre.