Wednesday September 23, 2020

‘Pandemic does not mean the end for co-living developments’

Dublin City Council has raised ‘serious concerns’ about the shared-living model, but a leading architect says there will still be a place for such projects

Killian Woods

Business reporter

15th September, 2020
No co-living developments have been built in Ireland, but more than 3,500 units are in the pipeline for Dublin. Picture: Getty

The co-living housing model will exist in Ireland beyond the pandemic, despite criticism that the type of accommodation is unsustainable, one of the country’s leading architects has said.

Last week, Dublin City Council planners raised “serious concerns” about how a co-living facility proposed by Bartra Capital would operate in light of the pandemic. The local authority has requested the developer to review the size of the proposed 16-square-metre bedrooms in light of its...

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