Commercial Property

Out of office: the pros and cons of converting to residential

Opinions differ as to the viability of repurposing office buildings for housing use, but a leading developer has already had success with such a conversion and plans to do more

Springville House, Cork: a converted office building, comprising four one-bedroom single-storey houses, 13 two-bedroom apartments and 18 one-bedroom apartments, which is managed by housing charity Tuath. Picture: Jed Niezgoda