What Buildings Do: Phibsborough Shopping Centre with Derek Poppinga - Open House Dublin 2024

What Buildings Do: Phibsborough Shopping Centre with Derek Poppinga

15 Bachelors Walk, North City, Dublin

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In this podcast host Emmett Scanlon talks to property developer Derek Poppinga of Mm Capital. In 2015 Mm Capital purchased the Phibsborough Shopping Centre site. In 2020 Mm Capital lodged an application to amend their previously approved project for student housing, proposing instead to include co-living units on the site. The podcast covers several aspects of development in Ireland, including cost and supply, the apparent inability for experts and developers to agree on how much it costs to build housing, the social responsibility of property developers and of course, co-living. The building is open as part of Open House Dublin 2023.

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