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VIDEO: Demolition works completed at Boland’s Quay

By Business & Finance
19 July 2016
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An artist’s impression of the Boland’s Quay development

The Boland’s Quay Development Group (BQDG) has today announced that demolition works at Boland’s Quay (formerly Boland’s Mill) are now 100% complete.

The demolition of the large concrete silos, which were built in the 1950s, was completed the process in less than eight months.

The demolition was complicated by the presence of existing mill buildings on site which are protected structures and will be retained and converted for commercial and residential use.

Specialist conservation contractors, Hegarty, have been appointed to carry out these works. The full development will be completed in 2018.

When complete, Boland’s Quay will provide three new landmark buildings comprising office, residential, retail and cultural space.

The development will also involve the restoration of a number of protected mill buildings and the creation of a new civic plaza looking onto the waterfront at Grand Canal Dock.

On completion, Boland’s Quay will accommodate up to 2,500 workers.

Andrew Sherry of the BQDG commented: “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.”

Michael Cleary, development director, BQDG, added: “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.”