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
Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien’s proposals to convert office blocks to apartments have received a mixed reaction from some in the industry.
However, one developer who has already had one successful conversion plans to do more. Last November, Harcourt Developments and Tuath, a housing charity, completed the redevelopment of the Park West Plaza, an office block in Dublin, into 86 apartments.
The project included the conversion of two four-storey office blocks that had been vacant ...