Tag Archives: Laing O’Rourke

Unhappy new year

The curved building at the north end of the former Grand Canal Harbour in Dublin continues to deteriorate. Photos taken on 1 January 2012.

Missing slates

This is a protected structure (whatever that means)

Another breach in the slates

My communication to the City Council went unanswered. Laing O’Rourke, the developers, did at least reply in November 2011:

Thank you very much for your email regarding the development at Canal Harbour and indeed the restoration of the old Ryans Building or curved building towards the northern end of the site.

We too share your concern in the deterioration of the building, and instructed our site manager to review the building and propose some alternatives in securing and preserving the building until such time as construction across the site. I will continue to press them on this
matter with a view to getting a solution delivered ASAP.

If you have any specific recommendations in relation to this preservation, I would be interested to hear these.

Kind Regards […]

I don’t know anything about preserving buildings, and replied to say so, but if any concerned reader has suggestions I’ll pass them on.