To clear the way for an ambitious new development...
Large concrete silos built in the 1950s have been swept off the Dublin map today, as demolition works at Boland's Quay (formerly Boland's Mill) is completed.
The demolition was carried out by Hegarty Demolition in under eight months, complicated by the presence of protected mill buildings which will now be retained and conveted to commercial and residential use.
The Boland’s Quay Development Group (BQDG) – a collaboration of property consultants Savills Ireland and Cleary McCabe & Associates – has reported that tenders have been received from a number of Irish construction contractors and main works are due to commence in September. The full development will be finished in 2018.
Once completed, Boland’s Quay will be home to three new landmark buildings comprising approximately 36,851 sq. m (approx. 397,000 sq ft) of office, residential, retail and cultural space.
The development will also involve the restoration of those protected mill buildings and the creation of a new civic plaza looking onto the waterfront at Grand Canal Dock.
A new pedestrian bridge will link the plaza to Ringsend Road. On completion, Boland’s Quay will accommodate up to 2,500 workers.
Planning permission for the new development was submitted through Dublin City Council’s fast track SDZ planning scheme in December 2014 and permission was granted in July 2015.
Andrew Sherry of the BQDG said:
“Progress on the development of Boland’s Quay is proceeding as planned and is on track for completion in 2018. The demolition of the silos is now 100% complete which is a major milestone.”
Development director Michael Cleary commented:
“This was a complicated process due to the site’s proximity to the water and credit must go to Hegarty Demolition for their work in completing this task in a safe and timely manner.
“We are now in the process of appointing a contractor and come September, a new urban campus will rise from this iconic Dublin site.”
Here's that lengthy demolition captured in less than a minute for your viewing pleasure...