Giant retailer Harvey Norman is to open a substantial new store now under construction as part of the second phase of the Gateway Retail Park in Knocknacarra, Galway.

Australia’s leading retailer, specialising in computers, technology, electrical goods, furniture and bedroom fittings, is to rent the 5,574sq m (60,000sq ft) flagship store in the thriving park, which was acquired in 2016 by Sigma Retail Partners on behalf of Oaktree Capital.

The new store will form part of a 11,612sq m (125,000sq ft) extension, bringing the overall retail space to more than 30,192sq m (325,000sq ft).

The planned extension will be the first large-scale retail space to be completed outside Dublin since 2008 and the first in Galway for more than two decades. When completed, the new retail facilities will provide more than 300 permanent and part-time jobs in Galway.

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