21st century living above the shop

For shoppers who want an all-round retail experience, will resi-retail be ‘the perfect storm’?

23rd April, 2017
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Whitewater Shopping Centre in Newbridge, Co Kildare

An increasing appetite among international investors to invest in build-to-rent residential schemes in suburban shopping centres might help to address the shortage of residential accommodation in Dublin and some other cities.

Yet, planning authorities may need to change their development plans to allow recent purchasers of shopping centres to realise their residential potential.

Many shopping and neighbourhood centres in Dublin’s popular suburbs are either single or two storeys and could offer potential to add another...

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