Nike has opened the doors to its new Nike Unite concept store at Dublin’s Blanchardstown Centre.

Nike Blanchardstown store exterior

This is a first-of-its-kind store in Ireland designed to put “the community first, aiming to help local people connect with sport” featuring an in-store community wall, celebrating Dublin’s athletes and sporting achievements, as well as local landmarks and partnerships.

The 10,000 sq ft store houses Nike’s latest sports, fashion and footwear ranges and is located next door to JD Sports’ flagship and adjacent to brands such as Lifestyle Sports, Skechers and Schuh.

Sharon Walsh, leasing director at Falcon AM, asset managers for Blanchardstown Centre, said: “We’re incredibly excited that Nike has chosen Blanchardstown Centre for the opening of Ireland’s first Nike Unite store. A compelling in-store experience is increasingly important to consumers and this new concept speaks directly to that. The community focus and experiential element offer something different and will act as a real draw.

“Alongside a host of other exciting signings over the past 12 months, today’s opening attests to the resilience of Ireland’s retail market and the ‘prime’ space the centre offers. Occupancy remains high and we have seen strong footfall since the beginning of the year as customers visit the centre to enjoy our diverse mix of retail and leisure brands.”