chq Building sold to Irish former Coke CEO, Neville Isdell
The landmark CHQ building on George's Dock in the heart of Dublin's docklands has been acquired by Neville Isdell, the former chairman and chief executive of the Coca-Cola Company. Developed by the Dublin Docklands Development Authority, the 19th century bonded warehouse was substantially refurbished and reconstructed in 2005.
"We will be evaluating and developing a number of ideas over the coming months and engaging with the relevant local and national public bodies to assist in our objective of establishing a new distinctive destination location for Dublin. Initially our focus will be to make some demonstrable improvements within the building as we work through the plan to re-create CHQ,'' he said.
The building currently has 10,219sq m (110,000sq ft) of lettable retail, restaurant and exhibition space out of an overall floor area of 13,749sq m (148,000sq ft).