Funding & Opportunities

Dlr Design Gallery Art, Craft & Design Retail Space Opportunity

Monday, July 20, 2015
Dun Laoghaire
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Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown County Council has recently completed the development of the new dlr Design Gallery at Moran Park House, in Dún Laoghaire and is seeking expressions of interest from an experienced retail operator to run this truly unique Art, Craft & Design retail space.


Moran Park House forms part of the landscaped plaza surrounding dlr LexIcon in Dún Laoghaire and with over 10,000 weekly visitors to the LexIcon and considerable footfall along ‘The Metals’, the house is in a prime location. The building has a square area of 205m² and incorporates a high-quality, ground floor retail space and second floor workshop spaces. It is situated in front of the Royal Marine Hotel overlooking Dún Laoghaire Harbour and the ever popular East Pier.

Originally constructed for the Harbour Master in 1845, Moran Park House was formerly known as "Harbour House". It was from here that Gugielmo Marconi made the first wireless transmission on 20th July 1898.

The building still retains many of its original period features. The modern refurbishment, respects the charm of the original period building, while also creating a light filled open plan retail space on the ground floor. The new glazed extension provides a contemporary entrance space with wonderful possibilities for product displays and advertisement.

If you are interested in touring the property, discussing your business proposals, or seeking more information on this retail opportunity, please emaildlrdesigngallery@dlrcoco.ie.

An Open Day will be held on the 4 August 2015 in Moran Park House, where all perspective retail operators can view the property, and meet and discuss their proposals with members of the appointing group.

Deadline for the submission of an Expression of Interest application is 12 noon on the 28 August 2015.