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Industrial Property Development in Dublin 1960 - 1982

Andrew MacLaran, Cecil Beamish


Geographical investigations of land use in the city have traditionally concentrated upon the characteristics and locational requirements of space users, primarily with respect to commercial and industrial enterprises. Yet in the process of equipping physical space for particular functions the property development industry performs a key role. More recently concern has broadened to include investigations of the manner in which the development industry operates and the role of the built environment as an investment. This paper concerns itself with the restructuring of industrial space on industrial estates and multiple unit complexes in the Dublin area from 1960 to mid-1982. noting that particular areas have failed to benefit significantly from the two periods of large-scale output that took place.

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