M.CO were Project Directors for the Digital Hub Development between 2000 and 2004 providing a multi-disciplinary executive team to the Board for the First Phase of development in Inner City Dublin. The major challenge was to regenerate this historic quarter with a new economic engine, digital media.

We led a team to prepare a masterplan for the 7 acres, a corporate business plan, and a planning and developer competition process, and put in place the first phase of Enterprise Space involving the refurbishment of three buildings, and the letting to 40 companies.

We devised a Learning and Training Initiative, and established an award-winning Community Public Private Partnership model of public consultation. We produced events and public realm animation, including Digiboarding and Digital Storytelling projects in the award winning “Liberties Learning Initiative”.

The first phase resulted in the successful passing of Legislation to establish the Digital Hub Development Agency and the putting in place of staff who were then responsible for the development of the project.