Lisney has been appointed to secure tenants for the CHQ in Dublin’s Docklands area as a first step in a new restaurant and retail development strategy for the building.
Since acquiring CHQ last month, CHQ Dublin Ltd has outlined development plans to turn the units along George’s Dock into a culinary destination with restaurants and/or gastropubs set to line the row.
Lisney has been tasked with finding at least two complementary businesses to locate in the conservatories and vaults adjacent to Ely Bar & Brasserie in the first phase of this plan.
CHQ Dublin Ltd, which is led by Neville Isdell, former chairman and chief executive of The Coca Cola Company, is also looking at ways to integrate and promote the general Georges Dock area and the CHQ building. It has recently established a partnership with the DDDA for the upcoming Oktoberfest event and the Christmas Festival.
“We are delighted to have Lisney on board and we are really pleased that they have lined up a number of viewings already,” said Mervyn Greene of CHQ Dublin Ltd. “Our areas alongside George’s Dock will be the first to undergo development as the space is ready to go and of course this is the first concrete step that we are taking in our broader strategy to build a vibrant multi-purpose building.
“We have been overwhelmed by the interest and approaches made to us since we took control of the building and are looking forward to creating a vibrant food and beverage hotspot at CHQ which will complement this stunning building in its extremely attractive setting”
“The space is ideal for a variety of offers including traditional or ethnic restaurants; boutique bars/ café bars or venues,” said Hugh Markey, director at Lisney.
“With each of the two units offering 928 sq m, this presents a very special opportunity for operators to put their own stamp on the space. We are seeking best in class operators which will help transform CHQ into a venue that is vibrant and energetic – a world class, destination for locals and tourists alike. Think Quincy Market/Faneuil Hall in Boston by way of a roadmap.”