SuperValu invested €12m in a 15,200 square foot store in Dunboyne, Co Meath. The location of the retail development is of great significance to the community, having served as the local GAA grounds for many years. The scheme is designed around a central plaza, functioning as a location for public amenity and events with the intention of becoming a community hub.
The design champions a community ethos with the inclusion of a large open outdoor space. The open plan space offers flexibility for market stalls or event structures.
Tobermore’s Fusion and Manhattan block paving perfectly complement the grey brick and granite cladding of the retail development. Grey tones of Silver, Graphite and Mid Grey were laid in alternating bands. The striking granite aggregate finish of the paving responds to the staggered elevations of the building.
Modern paving was required for community-based retail development
SuperValu invested €12m in a 15,200 square foot store in Dunboyne, Co Meath. The location of the retail development has great significance to the local community, having previously served as the local GAA grounds.
Extending its current product offering, the new scheme also aims to become a local community hub. The design champions a community ethos with the inclusion of a large open outdoor space. The open plan space offers flexibility for market stalls or event structures. The new development has incorporated four adjacent units, office accommodation and a café.
The new state-of-the-art retail hub required high quality paving that would complement the grey brick and granite cladding of the building. The main entrance and pedestrian walkways needed to fulfil the hard landscape design aspirations.
Tobermore’s Fusion and Manhattan perfectly complement the retail hub
Tobermore presented hard landscaping options to complement the new state-of-the-art retail development. Fusion and Manhattan block paving were the perfect choice to blend with the grey brick and granite cladding building.
Laid in alternating bands, the striking granite aggregate finish of the paving responds to the staggered elevations of the building. Linear paver Manhattan was used for areas of the main walkways in mixed sizes with smaller units of Fusion laid either side. The three-colour mix of grey tones in a stretcher bond laying pattern adds character and visual appeal to the central plaza.
The grey tones do not follow a particular sequence and the linear bands do not adhere to fixed widths. The intention was to achieve a certain randomness that feels natural and softens contrast. The range of unit sizes and colours of Fusion and Manhattan helped create this vision.
Tobermore’s Fusion kerb added the finishing touch to the project with its striking granite aesthetic as a border surrounding the soft landscaping in the central plaza.
"We were happy with the end result, the paving contributed to a high-quality development and lent distinct character to the open space. Tobermore offered a great range of products and colour options that allowed us to achieve our overall vision. We have had a very positive experience and would be happy to use Tobermore products on our future projects."