Sir John Rogerson Quay warehouses

Sir John Rogerson Quay warehouses

Postby massamann » Mon Aug 16, 2010 4:29 pm

Was taking a delightful stroll around town yesterday in celebration of our mediterranean weather and headed past the old BJ Marine warehouses on Sir John Rogersons Quay. Every time I walk past these two buildings I feel a sense of lost possibilities (although not quite sure what they could even be used for, given their relatively small size and lack of parking).

Anyone even know who currently owns these buildings?

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Re: Sir John Rogerson Quay warehouses

Postby massamann » Mon Aug 16, 2010 4:57 pm

Thanks WNH,

I found that thread and also some other info on the web from BJ Marine about how they had moved to Malahide, and it seemed to suggest that the area was to be taken over by the DDDA, but I couldn't find anything definite...

I would hope that had BJ Marine been "asked" to leave, that there would have been some form of plan for the buildings. But that move happened seven or eight years ago, and nothing since.

Am I yet again displaying my Celtic Tiger-era innocence?
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Re: Sir John Rogerson Quay warehouses

Postby tommyt » Mon Aug 16, 2010 5:32 pm

Whilst I don't remember the exact details I recall an early DDDA document that explictly iterated a desire to see BJ Marine remain in situ as an appropriate historic land use at the location. Without the visual interest of yachts and motorcruisers laid up on the campshire the buildings somewhat lose their raison d'etre. I presume the company came up with a relocation strategy and cashed in but at the earlier stages of the regen had wanted to stay put?

As an aside, they would regularly have the meanest, most savage German Shepherds guarding the boats who were wont to jump out and scare the bejaysus out of you when passing on a dark winter evening, nearly came off the bike on two or three occasions.
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Re: Sir John Rogerson Quay warehouses

Postby johnglas » Mon Aug 16, 2010 8:55 pm

Interesting thread, but thought I'd ask about the use of the word 'campshire'. I know what it means, but it is quite unknown here; anyone know the origin, or if it is a purely Irish usage?
The nearest I can get in the COD is 'campshot,-shedding,-sheeting' defined as a 'facing of piles & boarding to resist water action', etc. So, that's a clue, but it is 'etymologically unknown'. Any ideas?
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Re: Sir John Rogerson Quay warehouses

Postby jdivision » Mon Aug 16, 2010 9:06 pm

This was the last plan,not sure if it's still on the table:
http://www.tribune.ie/article/2009/nov/01/porterhouse-held-talks-with-ddda-over-using-wareho/?q=BJ Marine
Porterhouse held talks with DDDA over using warehouses as pubs
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The Porterhouse Group, the pub chain owned by Oliver Hughes and Liam LaHart, has held talks with the Dublin Docklands Development Authority about opening a new pub at two warehouses on Dublin's south docks.
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Re: Sir John Rogerson Quay warehouses

Postby tommyt » Mon Aug 16, 2010 10:21 pm

jdivision wrote:This was the last plan,not sure if it's still on the table:
http://www.tribune.ie/article/2009/nov/01/porterhouse-held-talks-with-ddda-over-using-wareho/?q=BJ Marine
Porterhouse held talks with DDDA over using warehouses as pubs
Neil Callanan
The Porterhouse Group, the pub chain owned by Oliver Hughes and Liam LaHart, has held talks with the Dublin Docklands Development Authority about opening a new pub at two warehouses on Dublin's south docks.



going by them earlier I thought the fire officer would have reservations with a public commercial use - unless the fire escape strategy included lifeboats on the quay wall:)
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Re: Sir John Rogerson Quay warehouses

Postby jdivision » Tue Aug 17, 2010 3:23 pm

If you reopened the original entrances to side and the main doors were like that I dont think it'd be a problem?
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