RPS was responsible for the preparation, management and submission of the retail impact statement on behalf of IKEA to provide a new and landmark retail development in Ballymun, Dublin 9.

The assessment was based on an estimated design year of 20I0, by which time it was anticipated to be constructed have established its position within the retail hierarchy.

Our assessment involved the following:

Policy context, sequential siting, capacity, catchment of the proposed IKEA store of some 30,500 sqm gross retail floor space

Current Retailing Provision Study. The role and function of other stores selling IKEA type goods within the Greater Dublin Area

Retail Capacity: The issue is the capacity for additional floor space over and above that which is currently provided

Retail Impact: The likely retail impact of the development on the existing comparison provision. The assessment is based on a target year of 2010.