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11 February 2023
IPUT Appoint Hassell To Lead Ground-breaking Five Year Study, ‘making Impact’, Measuring The Impact Of Placemaking In Dublin’s Wilton Park
Design: Hassell, SPRD and Gehl
Location: Wilton Park, Dublin, Ireland, Republic of Ireland
Wilton Park Dublin placemaking, Ireland
8th February 2023 | IPUT Real Estate (‘IPUT’), Ireland’s leading property company and the largest owner of offices and logistics assets in Dublin, announces the launch of ‘Making Impact’; believed to be one of the first ever studies to quantify the long-term impacts of various social, economic, environmental, and cultural investments on a longitudinal basis.
This study will become an important resource for those currently focussed on reinvigorating and reimagining cities. IPUT has appointed a multidisciplinary team of three international placemaking and design experts – Hassell, PRD and Gehl – who will collaborate to assess the impact of placemaking in IPUT’s Wilton Park development in Dublin.
Headquarters for a global tech firm, Wilton Park is a 600,000 sq. ft. landmark mixed use development, which has been designed for connectivity and collaboration. Set for completion by the end of 2023, Wilton Park incorporates 580,000 sq. ft. of offices and 20,000 sq. ft. of food & beverage space surrounding a one acre city park and a new streetscape.
The ‘Making Impact’ study will measure social value and the impact of placemaking on the local community and neighbourhood at the Wilton Park development over a period of five years.
The ambitious study is driven by IPUT’s belief in the value of placemaking, shared by Hassell and our project partners.
Camilla Siggaard Andersen, Research Lead, Hassell, said:
“Bringing together a multi-disciplinary team with a shared passion for making places that people love, we are excited to work with IPUT to capture and share insights about the holistic impact of a wide range of placemaking initiatives at Wilton Park over the next five-years.
While there is a growing body of evidence that speaks to the value of placemaking, few studies have been undertaken at this scale or with such strong roots in a living case study, which may itself be impacted by our findings over time. With that in mind, we feel that this project has the potential to set a new benchmark for placemaking quality, excellence, and accountability in the commercial real estate sector at a global scale, and the opportunity to become a source of knowledge and inspiration for developers and city architects world-wide.’’
Niall Gaffney, CEO IPUT Real Estate, said:
“Wilton Park is an opportunity to create an inclusive, vibrant, and sustainable neighbourhood that will engage with the wider community. As custodians and stewards of this historic part of Dublin city, we are passionate about understanding the impact of our investment in placemaking on Wilton Park and our neighbours. This research will value our impact with potential application for other cities and places over the long-term. We have assembled a group of market leading design and placemaking experts in Hassell, PRD and Gehl. They bring together the breadth and depth of experience required to create a leading evaluation framework for placemaking and help define the future development of our cities.”
Marie Hunt, Head of Research, IPUT Real Estate, said:
“We want the quality of the regeneration at Wilton Park to be an exemplar for successful public and private sector collaboration on a global scale. We are aiming to create a meaningful place for the community and to attract additional footfall to this part of Dublin city by showcasing the best characteristics of successful placemaking.
We have appointed a world-renowned team to lead a ground-breaking piece of research that will have global application. At the recent World Economic Forum in Davos, social value was identified as being key to unlocking successful urban transformation and collaboration between the public and private sector. Making Impact will be one of the world’s first studies to measure social impact in the built environment over a five-year period”.
IPUT Real Estate is Ireland’s leading commercial property investment company and the largest owner of offices and logistics assets in Dublin. We are a long-term investor with a 50-year track record in real estate. We own and manage a portfolio comprising over 5.3 million sq ft, with a net asset value of over €2.6 billion.
We have an international reputation for delivering the highest quality in everything we do. Our goal is to own exceptional buildings that set new standards in design and sustainability in order to attract best-in-class occupiers, drive long-term shareholder value and contribute positively to the communities in which we work. By sustainably investing in the public realm, we make a positive contribution to the social and cultural fabric of our city.
LinkedIn: IPUT Real Estate Dublin
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